Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Far Out New Year's Eve PJ Party!

Happy New Year, future readers!

Yep, it's that time again! I had a super duper pajama party for this New Year's Eve. There were 16 of us kids in my house and 4 dogs at the same time!



My mom knows that I love to have parties and invite all of my friends over. But since new kids keep moving into our neighborhood, she says my parties are getting too big! She told me that if I do this again next New Year's Eve, I get to only invite 10 friends and that's all. I don't want to think about that now, because I'd hate to hurt someone's feelings and tell them they can't come to my party!

Sunny and Jennifer came over together and they were wearing the same pajamas!



It was pretty funny. And you know, I have the same pajamas! I guess those are a big seller at Conway's Department Store!

Anyway, Mom put the "blanket island" on the floor with strict instructions that except for the bathroom, we had to stay on it. So we broke out the games and played for awhile. Robyn got an Operation game like mine for Christmas, and she and Susan were playing with it.


Cheryl and I played Hangman. She even beat me once!


Melody and Shante' played Connect Four.


April and Wendy got a mini bowling set for Christmas, and they were sharing with Raychel.




Right on, Raychel! That was almost a strike!  Kim was beating Stephanie and Battleship. And Stephanie's good at that game, but I guess Kim is better!


This year, Danny had Jason to play with, and was he ever happy! Danny got a Six Million Dollar Man action guy for Christmas, and Jason got a Bigfoot action guy, and they were having a Bionic Battle!



Kim brought her records over and I got out my records and announced it was time to boogie!


All right! Since we didn't have a Christmas dance at school, this was the next best thing!






Now that things are cool with Danny and Kim, he didn't mind dancing with her.


Then my mom brought in Jiffy Pop, brownies, cookies and drinks. so we got out our sleeping bags and settled down to have our snacks.





















It was finally time for "The Twilight Zone"! This is one of the best part of New Year's Eve. One of the local TV stations runs episodes New Year's Eve night and all of New Year's Day. We watch until it's time for Dick Clark to drop the ball on "New Year's Rockin' Eve".



It's gonna be weird only have 10 friends over next New Year's Eve. But I guess my mom's right. Having a party is one thing, but a slumber party is another story. That's a lot of kids for my mom to feed and handle all by herself. Maybe we'll start a new tradition next year.  Speaking of next year, I'm making a resolution to have the grooviest year ever! I hope you'll keep reading, 'cos I'm gonna keep writing!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

11 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun, but I have to agree with your mom too, 16 kids overnight is a lot. Maybe you can put the names in to a hat and draw 10? Happy New Year!

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    1. Well, I've got a whole year to think about it!

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  2. Hi Julie... When I was a kid in the 70s I never went to a sleepover without my Charlie Brown Peanuts pillowcase which said "Happiness is being one of the gang" and I still have it today!
    Thanks for sharing your sleepover pictures!

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    1. Hey! Outta site! I love Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang.

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  3. Happy New Year Julie!
    I love your stories and am so glad you resolve to keep writing. You and your mom are a great hostesses. Everybody always seems to have such a good time at your parties. Did all of you stay awake to see the ball go down? Although Dick Clark died a few years ago, the tradtion lives on and we still watch the ball go down in Time Square in 2015. I'm glad some things never change.
    Your future friend,
    Fawn

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    1. Awww....Dick Clark died? That's really too bad! I like to watch American Bandstand and Action '75 too, and I can't imagine New Year's Eve without watching Dick Clark drop the ball. But yes, I always stay awake to watch the ball drop. My mom makes me take a nap, so I'll be able to toast the New Year with a glass of soda and all my friends!

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  4. Dick Clark left behind an entertainment legacy that has become a tradition we all continue to look forward to. That's why I like your stories so much, Julie. I can always time travel with you back to the 70s and relive things as they once were.
    Fawn

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    1. I'm glad you're digging my time capsule, Fawn. I hope you'll keep on reading it!

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  5. Looks like they had a fun time! Cute pics!

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    1. *gasp* 2015!! Wow! It's only 1975 in my time, future reader!

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