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Franca and Dave are 60 – OAP party!

OAP party

OAP party

OAP party

OAP party

These pictures were all taken last week at Dave and I’s ’60th birthday’, i.e. combined 30th – his was at the beginning of May, mine is at the beginning of June, so we went for somewhere smack bang in the middle. As you can see, the theme was OAPs. I went quite overboard with the stage makeup – I’m really pleased with it, but pretty it was not! I wore this dress, and frumped it up with a cardigan and my friend’s slippers. She’s wearing my hat and the most amazing old lady cardie and shoes (in the first picture).

The charity shops were having a field day with us! When I got my cardigan, I was served by a little old lady who was telling me how lovely the cardie I was getting was. I didn’t have the heart to tell her it was for fancy dress and was going straight back after I’d worn it once. The same happened with those incredibly ugly shoes in the first picture. They were very comfy though I was reliably informed. Other people sourced their granny chic at vintage shops (photo 2), BHS (photo 3, middle) and their actual granny (photo 3, right).

This was our invite:

birthday invite

We also make this buspass template for people – its based on the actual Scottish bus pass for the over 65s:

bus pass

Dave and I aged our photos using the St. Andrew’s University face altering tool. Its’ pretty crude, but hey!

frankling bus pass

david bus pass

And here are some of the retro sweets we had – I love Tunnocks! The snowballs are evern better than the teacakes, and man, I love the teacakes!

retro cakes

tunnocks bonanza

french fancies

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  • Canelahada 30 May 2011, 8:06 am

    Hahahhahha. You should be in Advanced Style!!!

  • Helgavontrollop 30 May 2011, 8:11 am

    EEEK! That is FANTASTIC!!!!
    Love the idea,love the planning,the costuming,love,love love!!!

  • Alexa Wasielewski 30 May 2011, 8:23 am

    I have never heard of a theme that I feel like I NEED to copy. But this time, omg, I think I might just have to have an OAP party myself. Brilliant idea. Sheer awesomeness and grrrreat photos! xx

  • Veshoevius 30 May 2011, 9:20 am

    Haha! Brilliant! Happy Birthday both of you!

  • madam0wl a.k.a Sandra 30 May 2011, 10:48 am

    Great job!  Also that face transformer is fun, just tried out all the variations myself.  🙂

  • Vix 30 May 2011, 11:08 am

    Brilliant! You look so convincing as an old 'un! There was a gang of folk at Glastonbury last year dressed as pensioners and wheeling those tartan shopping trollies about, they cracked me up. xxx

  • Penny Dreadful 30 May 2011, 1:11 pm

    Wahahahaha! I love this Franca, what a great idea for a party. You must have had so much fun, and the costumes are brilliant xx

  • Danielle O'B 30 May 2011, 5:46 pm

    That looks like so much fun! You guys look great!

  • Stef 30 May 2011, 7:22 pm

    Tunnocks and French Fancies.. yum. Why, I have to say you OAPs know your snacks 😀
    Your make-up is fantastic and you all went all out with those outfits, awesome!

    Happy birthday to both of you!

  • lorena 30 May 2011, 7:30 pm

    This was such a cute idea – by the way happy 60, to you both – 
    I adore how you themed the outfits to: "granny chic"
    I'd adore to borrow (sounds better than copy) you idea however I am not sure if my friends would join – i just loved it.

  • Sarah Klesen 1 June 2011, 8:04 am

    Sooooooooooo cool! Hab schon die ganze Zeit drauf gewartet. Mich hätte noch interessiert wie Dav aussah.

  • oranges_and_apples 1 June 2011, 8:51 am

    Nicht so interessant, er ist erst vom Cricket nach Hause gekommen als die
    Party schon angefangen hatte. Ich schick dir ein Foto.

  • Jennifer Jarvis 2 June 2011, 8:40 am

    Hilarious!!! Such an original idea for a fancy dress party! Love the bus passes! Why are old lady shoes so comfy, but so ugly? Hope you had fun!

  • Carla @ Polkadotlighthouse 3 June 2011, 2:17 pm

    What a brilliant idea. Love it! Carla