Thursday, January 14, 2010

1860's New Year's Party!

Dear friends,

I thought I would share all the fun that our civil war reenacting group had at a party, my sister and her friend planned for christmas, but we postponed it to the 2nd of January. So it turned into a new years get togeather. Everyone sang like the below picture and the next picture, a few of us actually had room to dance in out living room as well! All these pictures were taken by my good friend Lindsey Weberg! Please do not take these pictures without my permission. thanks!
Oh and one guess what we all decided to do for the activities for our party! We all car pooled over to the indoor ice skating rink to skate in period attire!! It was so much fun and we did get a lot of stares, but lots of interest in if we were going to do a show on the ice in the next few hours!!? We politely said no, but we told them about our civil war reenacting group and how we were ringing in the new year with a fun activity. We also got the age old question, " are you amish?!!" We all always laugh at this question, but when we say no people I think feel a little less weirded out, like are actually normal people just in over 100 year old inspired clothing. :)

After ice skating all 60 of us went back to the house, the Stricker house to eat, chat, dance, sing, and do a white elephant gift exchange. This was during the white elephant gift exchange. It was lots of fun and lots of laughts! You can see how many people we had to cram in our house from the bird's eye views! Our kitchen was where all the food was and our kitchen is normally crowded with just the four in our family being in there at once. This kitchen has never been this crowded in the 10 years we have lived here! lol We will definately cram over 60 people in our kitchen again I think! we have about 60 people come to the party. WOW! it was fun though. After the ice skating was over we had everyone come back to our house for refreshments, a white elephant gift exchange, dancing, and singing christmas carols. Oh and of course lots of talking! :) This was a family event, so we had all ages, from 3 years old- parents. It was great to have all the different ages all togeather to celebrate.
And here are some more skating pictures. Mostly the teens and kids skated, while the parents watched. I think they thought that was a little safer. :)

My friend Caleigh and I.

Jennifer, Bethany, Caleigh, we call them the triplets now! :)

We even started doing conga lines! lol I don't know who started it, but we were told to stop after a while, as we had a big crash. No one was hurt, but it started to get dangerous. lol
Our group is the Army of Chivalrous Christian soldiers and the site is in my favorite links in the right side bar. Go and check it out! Everyone who came did not dress up, as we said it was optional, usually everyone at events does dress in sometype of period clothing. It was a blast, we had the old and the new all togeather.

God bless and have a great week!

In Christ,


Melanie said...

Oh what fun!! I'm so glad it worked out!!
What a full house! :-D

Ashley Nicole said...

What fun! And you sure did have a full house!

Gabrielle Renee said...

Oh my! You look as though you had a blast! I LOVED the ice skating story. ;) So fun! :D


SinginginHisName said...

thanks for commenting gals! yes it was a full house and great fun! :)

the W. family said...

What a fun time!!

Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness! That's such a fun idea!!! That's looks like a blast! :)

SinginginHisName said...

thanks Rebecca and Alyssa! It was so much fun, leave it to my sister to come up with a party where we ice skate! I think she came up with the best idea! she is quite the party planner! She will be doing a post a believe sometime about the party too!

Hannah said...

AHHH!!!!!!! thats party was a BLAST!! thank you soo much Becca and Beth for hosting it!! :D haha!! that white elephant gift exchange was soo funny!! We should totally make that a tradition! :D love you!!

SinginginHisName said...

yes it was SO MUCH FUN!!! I hope we can do it again sometime!

Anna Naomi said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Any excuse to dress up is great. :)

SinginginHisName said...

Yes I agree Anna! any excuse is great for getting in period attire! :)

Ana Smith said...

Looks like loads of fun! I love Christmas parties!