One of my favorite things about my trip to Las Vegas was working with the Great West Region of the Arthritis Foundation for 70’s night.
As a child of the late 1980s and really the 1990s, I was clueless on what to wear to a 1970s party. I wanted something unique and outside of the box of the typical “bellbottoms and fringe shirt”. So what do you do when you are clueless? Ask social media of course! I asked my iFriends on Twitter and Facebook what I should go as. I wanted something that was popular in the 1970s that nobody would think of to wear. A touch challenge to hit, but MAN, do I have some creative, fun, and talented followers out there!! After several comments, research, and digging in my parent’s basement, this is the outfit I came up with:
Short Shorts, Miami “Mice” t-shirt (original from the 1970s), straight hair with feathers and beads attached, blue eye make-up and ROLLER SKATES!! Yes, those were MY original skates from the 1990s with Simba and Mufasa from “The Lion King” printed all over them. Mr. P suggested I wear knee high socks and aviator sunglasses to top the look. The sneakers were for pure comfort because unfortunately the skates no longer fit. I’m actually glad they didn’t because I was really tempted to wear them. However, Mr. P and my Physical Therapist told me I COULDN’T even if they did!
So part of the party was to create a skit from the 1970s and perform it in front of everyone else. Let’s just say we KICKED IT!! Emily, the organizer really out did herself. Our region got together the night before and learned a dance. Even those who were hesitant to dance, did it anyway. What great troopers!! SO PROUD we came together as a region, put our pride aside, and danced our tails off.
Here’s our dance routine (even if the picture is a bit blurry):
My Zumba moves came in handy and away we went. WAHOO! It was a mixed “tape” composed of fun 1970 music. We ended with the song “Dancing Queens”and all of us, including the guys, pulled out our princess crowns and wore them proudly!
Here’s my local office supporting the look too:
AND WE WON!!! WE WON!!! We were so HAPPY, THRILLED, AND EXCITED!! So thrilled in fact, we went to a Dueling Piano Bar to celebrate. The catch? You couldn’t change out of your outfit!!
Have you ever been hesitant to do something and realize later its actually one of your best memories? This was one of them. SUCH A BLAST! Tell me about yours, I’d love to know. :)