|Lucy with George, both dressed in the style 'Steam Punk'.|
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As this is an ikebana blog, I keep posts of personal events to a minimum. However, I would like to share with you some photos of a recent, somewhat significant event. Lucy, pictured above, is my sister and most senior student and has recently had a milestone birthday. And, as with the previous two milestone birthdays, she celebrated it with a fancy dress party.
A great deal of preparation was required by the whole family for the party that turned out to be a resounding success. The venue was large and well appointed so that we had ample room for dancing. We Greeks love to dance and we danced our shoes off that night. The caterers did a great job and the friends and family members, who provided cakes for the dessert part of the meal, outdid themselves. But it was the effort that everybody put into their costumes that created the most fun. Here are some photos.
Lucy, mum as Judge Judy, me as Queen Nefertiti and Vicky as Maleficent.
|Sam as King Henri VIII and I|
|My granddaughter Hermione|
|My grandson Xavier, as Michael Jackson in 'Thriller"|
|Xavier with his father, Warren the zombie|
|Granddaughter, Aria as 'Pebbles'|
|My son, Dennis as 'The Green Lantern' with daughter, Hermione|
and wife, Jeannine as Carrie Bradshaw from 'Sex and the City'
|Peter as Sultan and Vicky|
|My daughter, Madeline as Uhura from 'Star Trek'|
A great number of amazing costumes were worn on the night, which I can't include here but the photo, below, is of the five of us from my ikebana class that were in attendance.
|Lucy, Bredenia, Vicky, Aurelia and I|
|This, too, is in the Steam Punk style. I apologize for the poor quality|
of the photo. It didn't occur to any of us to photograph the cake. This is
an enlargement from a larger photograph which I cropped
|Hippeastrum, Canna lily leaves and mizuhiki|
|Umbrella grass stems and strelitzias|
Bye for now,