Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year's Eve Fun and Friends!

Happy New Year, future readers!

I hope everyone had a dynamite time ringing in the New Year! I know I sure did! I invited 5 friends over for my annual pajama party! My mom got a new movie camera from my Uncle Richard for Christmas, and said I could use it if I was VERY careful!

                                                         Isn't it groovy?

My mom and I set up the island of blankets on the floor and I got out my Honey Hill Bunch Clubhouse. Jennifer, (who brought her Lil' Kid doll over), Shante' and Wendy had a super time playing with it.

Meanwhile, Sunny brought over her Hungry Hungry Hippos game and she and April had fun playing with that.

And I was having a groovy time filming everybody!

Later after we put the toys away, we decided to have a pajama fashion show! The big red blanket was the runway, and I pretended I was a big time movie director and fashion show hostess.

"Ladies and...um,..uh ladies. Presenting the latest night time fashions from New York!"


"Here we have Miss Wendy Miller sporting a beautiful lavender evening outfit accented with hearts. She shows off her funky style with her pom pom cap, black shades, and a beautiful sparkly red Christmas boa. Fuzzy lavender slippers completes the look. Isn't she beautiful? Thank you Wendy."

"Next we have Miss Jennifer Murray in a fabulous bubble gum pink outfit, with embroidered butterflies and matching slippers.  She is ready for opening night at the movies with her gorgeous superstar sunglasses and ready to party in her New Year's Eve crown and blue Hawaiian lei. Simply divine, Jennifer!"

"Coming to the runway now, a special treat, direct from Paris, the beautiful Miss Shante' Crawford. Doesn't she look warm and cozy in that superb lime green outfit with rainbow polka-dots and green and white fuzzy slippers? And Shante's not afraid to be outta site and Dyn-o-Mite with her tie-dye hat, shiny boa, and pink and white sun shades! Show'em what you're made of, Shante'!"

"Fashion not only looks good, but is really comfortable too! Miss April Miller, with an identical look to her sister Wendy, shows us that this outfit is so comfortable you can do the splits in it! And then go right out and celebrate the New Year in style! Just wonderful, April, thank you."

"Like a ray of sunshine, Miss Sunny Albright steps onto the runway in a rainbow of beautiful colors that makes the world brighter! Her sky blue outfit with big, bold hearts just puts a smile on your face. And speaking of smiles, Sunny shows us fashion can be funny with her sideways cap, hot pink sunglasses and ducky slippers! Thanks for sharing the happy side of fashion, Sunny!"

Then my mom took the camera from me and said it was my turn! All right! She did the speech for my outfit.

"Here we have the fabulous Julie Newman decked out in full holiday regalia! Julie's really got the Christmas spirit in her Charlie Brown Christmas PJs and Santa Claus slippers! And she looks all ready to be the Toast of Time Square in her gorgeous New Year's crown! And giving a nod to the nostalgic 60s, Julie struts her stuff in these gorgeous pink and white cats' eye glasses. Isn't she wonderful? Thank you Julie! And now let's have all our models back on the runway, for a group shot!"

*giggle* Thanks Mom!

Then it was time to settle down on our sleeping bags for snacks and some T.V.!  Time for the Twilight Zone!

At 11:55, my mom passed out horns, and turned on Dick Clark so we could ring in the New Year!

I hope whatever year this is for you is your best one yet! And I hope you'll keep on reading, 'cos I got a lot more groovy stuff to share with all of you! Happy New Year, future readers!

Until next time,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. Happy New Year Julie. We rang in the New Year by watching movies and playing games.

    I loved you pajama fashion show. All of you looked amazing.


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

  2. Happy New Year Julie! Looks like you all had a fun celebration. Nice of your mom to let you try out the movie camera too!

    1. Happy New Year, Flo!

      Yeah, it was really far out! And I was so scared I was gonna drop her camera and break it! But I'm glad she trusted me to take care of it! (and it helped that she was watching me the whole time!)

  3. Hi Julie,
    Love, love, love the fashion show! You girls really know how to have fun. Glad you caught it all on film. Someday you'll be able to show that movie to your children and grandchildren.
    Your future friend,

    1. Happy New Year, Fawn!

      Oh wow! I can't picture myself old enough to have children and, man oh man, grandchildren! But it would be funny to be a grown-up and watch myself as a kid!

  4. Hi Julie,
    Those sure are cool hats! I got to go to Betta's house for a sleepover on New Year's Eve. We played with our new dolls. Little G is growing up and is almost walking. He is talking a little too. When I walked in the door, he raised his hands and shouted, "Happy!" We all knew what he meant. It was so cute!
    Forever Friends,

    1. Aww....that's so cute! So what new dolls did Betta get for Christmas? Happy New Year!