Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year's Eve Doll Party

Happy New Year, future readers!

Well, another Christmas has come and gone. I always get a little sad when Christmas is over. I think it should last more than one day. I mean, all the shopping and cooking and singing, and getting everything ready, seems like a lot of work for just one day. I mean, I know it's Jesus' birthday and all, but people get one day for birthdays, I think Jesus ought to get two. Anyway, this year, my mom reminded me that I couldn't invite all my friends over for New Year's like I usually do. This year Kyle and Bridget moved into the neighborhood, and that would make 18 of us kids all together. There was no way my mom was gonna have all those kids over here, so she said I could invite 9 and with me there would be 10 here in the house overnight and that's plenty. Even though it was a tough decision, some of my friends made it easy, 'cos they had other plans. None of the boys were coming, 'cos they had a basketball game and party at the community center to go to. So I thought this year, I'd have a doll party.

I invited Stephanie, Melody, Susan, Raychel, Robyn, Bridget, Lisa, Kim, and Cheryl over and asked them each to bring a doll with them I dressed Lucy in one of her pretty new outfits and waited for my friends to come over.

Isn't she the cutest little thing? I just love playing with her!

Susan came over first and brought her Heather Hobbie doll. She's Holly Hobbie's cousin.

Right after Susan came in, Raychel showed up with a Holly Hobbie doll! I have one of those! I wonder if Santa Claus planned that? Y'know, I mean since Susan and Raychel live in the same duplex.

Cheryl brought her Derry Daring Western doll. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, and is really pretty, just like Cheryl! She even comes with a bow and arrows! Outta site!

Kim brought her doll Ivy over (Haha, like Eevy, Ivy Over! That's a jump rope song!) She's got really groovy boots and I think she looks a little like Kim.

Lisa brought another Lucy doll with her, but this one is from the Peanuts gang. It even talks! It says "You blockhead!" and "I've been kissed by a dog!" It's pretty funny!

Wow, Robyn got a Cecile doll, just like Shante's! I just love her blue dress. Stephanie and Melody didn't get dolls for Christmas this year, so they brought their old ones. Melody brought Sweet April, and Stephanie brought Enchanting Emerald The Witch doll.

Bridget was the last one to arrive with a pretty new MaryEllen doll. She has a cute swingy ponytail and fancy Mary Jane shoes.

So we all sat down together to play. First we played house, and me and Melody had to be the babies and Cheryl was the mommy, and everyone else were sister and cousins and stuff.  Then we played dance party! It's was so much fun!

We were getting kinda loud, 'cos we were having such a good time, that my mom said it was time to settle down with some snacks. We had cookies and brownies, popcorn and soda! Yummy!

Then my mom turned on the television so we could watch a little bit of "The Twilight Zone" before Dick Clark came on to drop the ball. We watched that kid from "Lost In Space" send people into the cornfield in the episode "It's A Good Life". He was such a creepy kid!

We rang in the New Year with soda and and sang "Auld Lang Syne". I don't know what the song means, but everybody sings it for New Year's. I'm looking forward to a really super groovy year, future readers. I hope wherever you are and whenever you are, you have a Happy New Year too, and read about some more of my far out life in the 1970s.

Until next time,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. Happy New Year to you and your friends, Julie! Looks like you had a great party. It was fun seeing all of the dolls, several were ones I had when I was a kid too. Your Lucy is just adorable!

    1. Happy New Year Flo! Which dolls did you have? I really love my Lucy too! She's so cute, and I love that she looks like a real little baby.

    2. I had Derry Daring and several different Holly Hobbie dolls in different sizes.

    3. Really? Outta site! I have Holly Hobbie too. I like to play Little House on the Prairie with her.

  2. Looks like you had a lot of fun. We stayed up this year, but we just watched movies. My littlest sister fell asleep during one, but she woke up before the ball dropped.
    I love all of your dolls. Lucy looked really pretty in her outfit.

    1. Happy New Year, Melodie! Sounds like you had a good time, too.

  3. Hi Julie,
    Now that is my kind of pajama party - dolls, food and TV!
    Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year! Looks like a great party! All the dolls are really cute. Xyra said she remembers playing with Sweet April at her aunt's house. We stayed up until midnight and watched the ball drop too. It was fun; but only Kaya and I made it all the way to midnight. The other four fell asleep. Guess we were rowdy too early in the evening. :)

    1. Happy New Year, Melody! Yeah we all had a great time. That's cool Xyra played with Sweet April. And I think she's cute, just not as cute as my Lucy. My mom always makes me take a nap in the afternoon on New Year's Eve so I can really stay up late.

  5. Happy New Year! I had a Holly Hobbie do, too (still have her)...when I was a kid I wished I had another one so they could play together.

  6. Hi Julie. We are having a snow day today in the future. Is it cold for you today?

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. It's been raining like crazy here in Springfield, and it has been pretty chilly...but I'm sure not as cold as it is where it snows!

  7. Lucky ducky! Now, I stay up every year not for the new year, but for the new American Girl Doll of the Year.