We brought back the magic of 1977 to celebrate my 40th Birthday this past weekend. There was lots of great food, great disco music, great fashions, and great stories shared by all.
But naturally, the best part of the whole evening was my friends and family who came to share the occasion with me. Many of them took advantage of the opportunity to pop into our makeshift “Photo Booth” for a snapshot — and even though not all of the pictures have been processed yet, I wanted to post some of my favorite “early returns.”
All the pictures are turning out beautifully, but for the sake of concision, I thought I’d pick ten of the ones that really stood out… Like the above shot of two vintage-1970s, stone-cold killers: Rick Asp and Jack Slack…
Or these crazy kids, who kept the party thumping with their moves on the dance floor…
My sister came in a fabulous fur coat (originally worn during the 1970s by our Grandma Liechty), and the dress she wore was hand-made by our mother during the same era! She wore the 1970s fashions well!
I’m not sure how true-to-the-period my little Cor’s thrift store selections were, but he still looked fabulous to me…
Our friends from H2O Kent helped to bring a really fun energy to the party. And it was just beautiful to see people from so many different social circles — neighbors, colleagues, church friends, family members — come together for a fun evening of “Saturday Night Fever” on my behalf.
My Dad probably caused the greatest surprise of the night, when he walked in with brown hair and a brown mustache (he’s usually marked by distinguished white hair and no whiskers)! It was so fun to have my parents there: especially seeing how they were the only other people who were there for the original event in February of 1977.
The real MVP of the night, though, was undoubtedly my wife, Marci. She put in a lot of work — in the midst of a very busy stretch of the semester — to make sure we planned and prepared adequately for such an event.
There are more pictures — and I will soon be adding even more — available to view and download in an on-line album I’ve set up on Flickr. Once I get the whole collection, I’ll also post some more to my social media accounts. For the time being, though, I just want to register a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made my 40th birthday such a special event. Keep the Fever burning!