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.
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
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!