Wednesday, July 4, 2012

let's do the hippie hippie shake

I'm doing a guest post over on Sarah K's blog, Ocean in my bedroom today. Head on over to check out this outfit, hippie hippie shake dress ! 

Below are some photos from my mom's surprise 57th birthday party (it's okay that I told you how old she was...she smiles about it instead) 

The theme was a 'Mad Men' party. Old type writers, crank phones, olives, maraschino cherries, pretzels, and ritz crackers were to be found at this soiree. The criteria: Dress from the 50's or 60's era, bring your dancing shoes, and always have a glass of wine in hand (accompanied by a Pop eye look alike cigarette). 

Thank you to everyone who came and made the whole event so grand.

 My mom has had some really crummy birthday's the last few years. In 2010, I was hospitalized and 6 days later I had my double lung transplant. In 2011, I was hospitalized AGAIN on her birthday and 2 days later was told I had a tumour in my head..lymphoma cancer styles). 

It had been a ROUGH two years, but we got through it, and my mom is the rock of this family. We thought we'd show her how much she means to us, and throw rocks at her...kidding, we showered her with love with 35+ people and rocked out to some 50's tunes, while jumping out of her living room yelling SURPRISE dressed in a time capsule warp. 
Happy Birthday mom! May all your birthdays be forever like 2012! 


  1. This party looks so fun! So glad you are in good health. Can't imagine what that would be like for you and your family. Happy 4th!

  2. And I thought I had had a rough two years health wise. It's awesome to hear you're doing well now, moms are usually the rock of the family, it's so wonderful to celebrate her! I love the mad men theme, it looks like a wonderful party

  3. Wow Hattie - sounds like you've really been through it - and have conquered so much. What a special birthday this was for your mom indeed. Everyone and everything looks flawless. I love the Mad Men theme so much! Wishing your mom a happy birthday and many many more years of health and happiness to the both of you:) xx Marisa

  4. Wow, you are always attending the COOLEST theme parties...I definitely need to start throwing some theme parties when I have my own place. Happy Birthday to your momma and congrats on getting through everything you've been through.

  5. Happy Birthday to your mom! What a FUN party idea. I especially love the girl who is dressed up to sell candy and cigars etc. :)


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