Friday, January 4, 2013

Party like it's 1933 (or there abouts)








 

 


For my birthday at the end of last year, I told my friends to pretend it was any year between 1920 - 1940 and hence dress (and act) accordingly for my birthday party. We went to Centennial Park, we played croquet, had Pimms and lemonade, danced to classic tunes and ate cucumber sandwiches. Frankly, my friends did an amazing job as you can see just from digging about in their wardrobes.

I wore a beautiful 1930s Maxi Dress from Dear Golden with art deco star hair pins, blue glass filigree cocktail ring and filigree bangle from Jean Jean Vintage. And of course, if you're looking for a similar bob style for long hair, check out my tutorial here. My art deco necklace was from Lauren Rose Design - which is coincidentally where Astin got her art deco filigree onyx ring you can see her wearing. She also showed up in an authentic 1920s dress with jazz instruments printed on it, which was pretty fantastic.

I'm glad everyone was so sporting about the whole thing. Next year, heaven knows what theme I'll have. Downton Abbey Dinner, Mid-Century Mad Cocktails or perhaps a Jane Austen Ball?

Love WTP x

10 comments:

Jordan Randolph said...

This is such a cute idea! You have really good friends, and you all look like a fun group! Beautiful dress and hair pins--happy belated birthday!!

Jordan
http://jordansvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

Jen said...

You look simply dishy in that outfit (is 'dishy' a 30s word? It seems appropriate!).

Happy birthday, merry christmas and happy new year too!!

curator of cute said...

Your dress is lovely! I haven't been to a croquet party in what feels like ages! Great idea for a birthday.

Frocks and Frivolities said...

Just found you blog thanks to Dear Golden...You are too adorable! Love the hair tutorials.

Teresa said...

This looks like the perfect way to celebrate your birthday and you look gorgeous!

Christy said...

I found your blog over at Dear Golden, and I'm glad I did because you are adorable and have a beautiful sense of style. (I also love your hair tutorials! They would have been so helpful when I was feeling bummed about my long hair!)

Harlow Darling said...

You look heavenly! That dress is so gorgeous and elegant and I love those little star pins, they are so magical!

Jean Jean Vintage said...

I love your hair, the dress is divine, the hair clips (!!) . . . but most of all, YOU are just glowing. It looks like a fun bunch of people you run around with - I always enjoy reading about your outings. I can't wait to see what the coming year has in store for you - Happy Birthday!

Wild Tea Party said...

Thanks everyone :) It was a fun party, my friends are quite honestly up for anything I throw at them even though they are all so individual in their style, andwe had a marvellous time.

Anna said...

What a fun idea and happy birthday to you! You look gorgeous!!

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