I had a very belated 30th birthday party on Saturday. I learned that everyone splits town for the months of June/July in Denmark so September it had to be. I planned this “League of Extraordinary Women” party mostly because I love dressing up and thought it was my chance to make everyone else do the same. Muhaha. The gist was this: everyone selects a woman who did something noteworthy over the age of 29 and dress up as that person. Then, you guess who that person was. Pretty much, I wanted to find out why the 30s is so awesome and you know what? In researching women, I found that so many famous/awesome women were in their 30s when they did their awesome thing. Amelia Earhart? 31 when she flew across the Atlantic. Christina, above, also loves dress up parties. Guess who she is? That’s right, Lucy Maud Montgomery, who published Anne of Green Gables when she was 34. Isn’t her dress phenomenal? She’s a dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet and has had her eye on this dress from the costume department for ages and finally had a chance to put it to use. Can you guess who I am? Christina came with a bag of wigs and this was the closest thing to my woman. It should have been a bit shorter and a lot whiter.
If you said Iris Apfel, then you got it! The details totally off in so many ways (need round glasses, not so miss-matched, etc.) but maybe you got the gist. I love Iris, the icon of fashion and style. She’s definitely become more prominent in her more advanced years after founding Old World Weavers, the textile company. For some reason I felt like posing as Iris was all about the lifted arm.
Paul made some delicious cakes including his Devil’s food and carrot cake, which I have had for breakfast every day since. My sister-in-law came as Mia Hamn and was so kind in making a traditional Danish lagkage. Thank you Ximena! We also played a game called “Name That Tune–30 years of #1 hits” where I played a few seconds from each song on this playlist (it starts with the year 1982) and then provided the guests with this sheet (with an answer key) to mark each year from 1982. You can download it for free too and adjust the dates if you want to play it for another year.
As we celebrate Labor Day here in the States and mark the unofficial end to summer here and abroad, Lars’ current playlist starts out sweet like summer and turns a little grittier as Lars transitions his way into fall. Play September’s playlist here. And check out previous months here.
I told you more post-its projects would be on their way and here they are! A couple of weeks ago we made some post-its walls for an event (more about that next week) but last week I had some great helpers come to enjoy it some more. This photo booth idea would be perfect for any party or wedding. Add this to the post-its pinata, and you’ve got one fine pixelated party!
Thank you Cecilie, Katarina, JJ, and Hilmar for being fantastic models! And a huge thank you to Amanda Thomsen for working her photography skills. And one last thank you to CaitlinWatson for creating the lovely masks!
I’m the WORST when it comes to finding new music. I basically listen to classical, oldies, whatever gets my groove on, Janet Varney’s JV Club podcasts, or whatever people give me. Basically, I rely on much cooler people to fill my ipod. Enter, Katie Farber of This, That, & The Other. In addition to contributing twice a month with a “Outfit to room” she’ll be providing a playlist on the first Monday of each month. Yay! New material for my route to work. Thanks Katie! Click here to get the first Lars’ (play)List on Spotify