a midsummer night’s dream costume party

I love me a good theme party. When the hosts and guests alike put time, money and effort into coming up with costumes, it makes the night that much more festive and memorable.

Last weekend I attended a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” costume party at a good friend’s house. The invite said, “No Costume, No Mask, No service,” Not word for word, but essentially.

So I did what anyone in the year 2011 would do, I googled “Midsummer Night’s Dream Party.” The results? Pics of Hugh Heffner parties, Jenny McCarthy half way to her birthday suit, “The Situation” and Matt Dillon’s brother doing the “how you like me now?” pose. Hmmm. . .not very enlightening, I thought.

So then I googled the movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Calista Flockhart. Images of horned Pucks and flowery, flowy-haired fairies populated my screen. Hmm…I don’t have long hair or horns. What the heck am I gonna wear? I thought.

I immediately thought of my neighbor, the talented and uber creative creator of Lulabellez, and asked her if she could make me some sort of head piece that would fit the theme. She kindly obliged and voila, I had a “costume.” She also let me borrow a $2.00 kids mask for Steve and wig for myself, because I really felt like I need flowing locks to fit into the theme. It was a pink wig because that’s all she had and since it was a “fantasy” themed party I figured pink would fit in perfectly.

When I called the host a few days before the party to talk logistics, he said he was in the middle of hanging a day bed on his kids’ swing set. I had no idea what he was talking about until I got there:

The party was a blast, the decor spectacular and my wig was a big hit. That is until I noticed that I forgotten one, small detail: to take the EFFING tag off! I walked around for at least an hour with the wig price tag hanging down the back of my neck.

Where were my girls when I needed them?

Here is a pic of the gorgeous host and hostess in their full-on fantasy world costumes.

The silver Lycra Gladiator costume was a hit, especially when the guests discovered that the bottom half was a skirt. And of course the hostess was a glittery vision of loveliness. They are making this an annual party so I need to get to work on my costume for next year!

5 Comments

  1. 1

    I LOVE costume parties! How FUN!! :)

  2. 2
    Cindy says:

    Oh my gosh, Sean and Kristi look amazing. The photo of you and Steve is dreamy as well. You all really know how to keep it fresh. Nicely done!

  3. 3

    I LOVE a good costume party!!!!

  4. 4
    Lori says:

    We did a Bacchanal last month. Togas not optional. It was a blast. The friend who came in the cow-print toga was a hit, as was the man in the sequined toga, as the lesser known goddess “Diva Minor.”

    Theme parties rock

  5. 5
    Mrs. Wonder says:

    Oh man, that is such a cool idea for a party! My favorite play beside Romeo and Juliet.

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