103 weeks and 1 day | A fancy dress party

I think it’s fair to say that my friends and I like a fancy dress party.

In fact, I would go as far to say that we are pretty professional at it.

If party organising/attending/revelling were an Olympic sport, we’d definitely be representing our country.

So, when a couple of our dear friends turned 40 last year it only seemed right — and proper — that we celebrate in style.

The birthday girl hosted the most incredible costume party, at her parents farm — you can read more about the farm here —  which included a sit down meal for 170 people,  followed by dancing through the night in a beautiful forest. The theme was ‘Best Of British’ and our amazing group of friends certainly pulled out all the stops, to ensure it was,  truly,  the best.

My boy went as an institution — the British national press — resplendent in a home-made shirt, covered in the most ridiculous tabloid headlines of the last few decades (Freddie Star Ate My Hamster, etc).

My best and I went as Pats and Eddie from Ab Fab.

Of course.

The Patsy Stone costume was complete with dark roots, felt-tipped onto the wig, a dab of cornflour on my nose and a fake cigarette. After all, attention to detail is key when planning a killer fancy dress outfit. Although, as I said before, our group take any kind of costume party very seriously and the level of detail was amazing!!

Throughout the course of the night, I saw the Beatles, Bertie Bassett, the Angel of The North,  Torville and Dean, Eddie The Eagle,  The Twits, Rhubarb and Custard… the list goes on.  And on.

So this week’s captured moments are just a little snippet of an incredible night. As he was ‘official’ photographer, my boy took in excess of 500 photographs. Some are keepers, some are not. But here are a few of my favourites.

Scenes from the fancy dress party

fancy dress party | Torville and Dean

fancy dress party | Angel of the north

fancy dress party | The Beatles

fancy dress party | Edina and The national press

fancy dress party | Patsy Stone

Have you ever attended a fantastic fancy dress party?  What was the theme?  My friends and I are always looking inspiration for a costume party so if you have any bright ideas, please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. Ally Messed Up Mum
    5th Mar 2015 / 4:16 pm

    Haha, these are brilliant! I agree that you could defo represent us in the Olympics. Looks like you had a fab time :)

    • 6th Mar 2015 / 1:14 pm

      Thanks so much Ally! It was an amazing party! :) The only trouble with friends who take fancy dress so seriously is the fact you’ve got to put such a lot of thought into your own costume!!

  2. 5th Mar 2015 / 8:04 pm

    What amazing costumes! It looks like a great party. We haven’t done fancy dress in ages, but I’m feeling a bit inspired now :) #MyCapturedMoment

  3. 6th Mar 2015 / 9:34 pm

    Hahaha this is so funny you look AMAZING!! I love a bit of fancy dress. How cool are Torville and Dean too, love it! Xx

    • 7th Mar 2015 / 11:56 am

      Hahaha!!! I LOVE dressing up for a festival or a party!! There’s nothing better than adopting a different persona for the night!! :)

  4. 8th Mar 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Looks like you had a fab time. I love all the costumes.

  5. 8th Mar 2015 / 10:45 pm

    These pictures are hilarious, Angle of the North is just genius! Looks like you all had a great party and now you have these amazing shots, so the memories of it will never fade. Thank you so much for linking up to #mycapturedmoment xx

    • 10th Mar 2015 / 3:42 pm

      They are aren’t they?! It was such a fun party and, as you say, with all the photos it’s something that we’ll never forget! :) x

  6. 13th Mar 2015 / 9:12 pm

    This is genius and you actually look like Patsy!! Mum and I always pretend we are Eds and Pats! Love this soooo much!! Please have a fancy dress party and invite me!! You are ledge!!! #SundayStars xxxx

    • 15th Mar 2015 / 11:26 am

      Haha! It was a GREAT party!! So nice to dress up and be someone/thing else for the night!! Yes — please come next time we host a party!! ;) X

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