Sunday, September 28, 2008

Having a Blast in the Past

Em's school turned 50 years old this year (and, believe it or not, this is a relatively NEW school in our historical town)...so the back-to-school social was a Sock Hop this year.

(Ward, June and the "Beaves"...plus a farmer's child!)

The PTO completely knocked itself out. Normally, I get annoyed with committee-stuff, but this was amazing. The whole cafeteria was decorated like a drive-in....complete with a black & white movie, hamburgers, hot dogs and an ice cream stand.


The gym was transformed into a juke-box jam. The kids loved it and all the moms who grew up with "Grease" and "Happy Days" had a good time, too.

Prizes included Slinkys, paddle-balls, and sunglasses. Em almost won the hula hoop contest!




Luke-chop at the Juke Box




Who created this fabulous bulletin board? I don't know, but I think she is a genius!


The whole evening was just peachy keen!








23 comments:

Lindsey said...

Your fall has been looking FABULOUS!

cami said...

I love that Emily did the hula hoop contest! The family photo is great. Good stuff!

Rochelleht said...

Ok, you look so fab, I can't stand it! And your bulletin board. Seriously, loving the glasses. Such fun!

Oh, and Em looks adorable!

Kara Jayne said...

I LOVE this idea for a party!! I may have to throw it for my mom's 70th birthday. You looked great and the glasses are fab. Kudos to that committee. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

calibosmom said...

What a great idea! The bulletin board is spectacular just like your fab glasses. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

Paige said...

How fun that you got to dance with your kids! You guys look great. Please tell me you embarrassed them.

Jenibelle said...

I was one of those wack-job parents who would be totally planning that event. Notice that was in the past-tense? You'll grow out of it eventually. I prefer to just pay and play now.

Love your look and the red glasses, I need some readers like that!

Christie said...

That is seriously a TON of work. Looks like everyone had fun, and I love Davy Crockett's coonskin hat.

Lauren in GA said...

Your whole family looks FABULOUS!!!! How fun!

Oh, and your cat-eye glasses are BOSS!!!

Your bulletin board looks great and somebody can really paint! The cars, the juke box and all of the decorations are so wonderful.

Bridget said...

Yes, great glasses you're sporting. What a great time. I just got called to the activities committe. Something I have never done. you can be sure I won't be pulling off anything nearly as fun as that.

Cathy said...

How fun! I wish more schools cared about such events! Loved the Cleavers & farmer child touch!

Melissa-Mc said...

That looks like a fun party. i love the picture of your family decked out in 50's attire.

Jeanelle said...

Kids are so good at hula hoops -- my niece can walk forward and backward while she's doing it. Amazing! And that was probably the nicest bulletin board I've ever seen. Do they have a bulletin board hall of fame? If not, they should and yours would totally make it in!

Marci said...

Is that a Minnie Mouse Pez on the bulletin board? Pure genius!! You and your family look great. What an amazing event. So much work went into it! I feel like I should hurry and throw a 50's party just to use all of those great ideas. Congrats to Emily on the hula hoop contest - that takes some skill!!

Robin said...

All I can think about is your nifty glasses!

What a great party. I have never seen such great decorations at a school party.

Meg said...

How fun is that?!

I love everything about the 50's!

TravelinOma said...

My mom had glasses just like that, and I had a poodle skirt. Somehow it looks more fun now than it was in real life.

Shauna said...

How awesome and fun :) Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

I cannot believe those decorations. And your glasses are the best!

lainakay said...

Wow, just wow. And I thought our PTO was busy!

Your family looks so swell or is it nifty?!

Amanda D said...

It looks like such a fun evening! And the decorations are amazing. Love the food bulletin board. And the cars on the ends of the table. Impressive!

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