In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, I thought I would share a past party I hosted. I picked a fun one from nine (I can’t believe it’s been that long!) years ago. Enjoy this look back at a college kid entertaining friends on a tight budget!
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
As I have mentioned on my About Me page, I have been involved with theatre for many years (more than half of my life!). One of my favorite musicals is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. I’ve also always been a Tim Burton fan, and when I learned about his film version of the show, I was excited.
Needless to say, once the movie came out on DVD, I bought it. Not too long afterward, I learned that there was a Friday the 13th coming up. What a perfect day to have a viewing party!
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I invited a handful of friends, and strongly encouraged everyone to wear costumes. What’s a good viewing party without related costumes?
I dressed up as Mrs. Lovett, as she is one of my dream roles and makes for a fun costume. To create her look, I used a white blouse I already owned, a corset I had purchased a while before (because everyone needs a good corset!), and I grabbed two skirts from my local Goodwill – one white and one black. I finished the look off with curtains from my mother’s upstairs room (yes, really – use what you have!) and baby powder in my hair.
A couple friends dressed up in costumes as well – they were inspired by the character of Johanna.
We fried meat pies (not made out of people, in case you were worried) and served strawberry cake. I took an old tablecloth and added some hand prints and blood splatters with red tempura paint. I also cut some cardboard and created a cute little Fleet Street sign.
After dinner we all snuggled up and watched the movie – we had a blast! It was inexpensive, simple, and tons of fun!
There you have it! As you can see, I’ve always had a creative knack for a fun get-together. I really enjoyed this party, and I feel like maybe one day I should re-do it and make it really big. Perhaps for Halloween one year?