Me – as you’ve never seen me before!


Craig as Afro Disco Dancing Boy Hi there, hope you're all doing OK.

I just have to tell you about a party I went to last weekend, it was such a giggle. My friend Ricahrd turned 40 and to celebrate he hired a pub in south London and threw a fancy dress party with the theme of the year he was born – 1969.

Richard as Hairy Mary Quant It was so much fun – I went as a disco-dancing afro-wearing party boy (little did I know that about four other people would have the same idea!).

A guest dressed as Shaggy from Scooby Doo I was in good company though, with the other partygoers dressed as the Thunderbirds, several Mary Quants (Richard himself went as 'Hairy Mary Quant'!), Buzz Aldrin, Shaggy from Scooby Doo, two of the Three Degrees, Star Trek and the cast of Carry On Camping! The winner of the best fancy dress costume was Stuart, who went as Billy Casper from the 1969 film 'Kes'.

These photos should give you an idea of what the party was like – see if you can guess who is who! I particularly loved the Carry On Camping crew – they were a riot!

Guests dressed as the cast of Carry On Camping I was driving to Bristol the next day so it wasn't a late night for me, and I took Stuart as Billy Casper from 'Kes' the car so I didn't drink either. But drink or no drink, there was plenty of dancing, laughter, swapping of wigs and a good old 1969 sing-a-long, as Richard also plays the piano.

All in all it was a brilliant night and I really hope you like the photos. When did you last go to a fancy dress party? I'd love to hear any funny stories you have!

See you soon,
Craig. x.


  1. Jane Laverick October 30, 2009 at 12:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    I last attended a fancy dress party 23 years ago. I went as a cracker but I didn’t get pulled as I’d taken my son, who was 5, dressed as the Lone Ranger and husband dressed as Tonto.
    The psychology of adopting another persona for the night is very interesting, don’t you think? (And nothing the average shy, retiring QVC presenter would be interested in!)

  2. Pauline Wardle November 6, 2009 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    Your party looks like it was great fun. Cant remember last time I went to fancy dress party, was probably halloween disco at school. However a friend is turning 30 next week and is having a hollywood fancy dress party. My hubby and I are still trying to decide who we’re going as. I will be almost 8 months pregnant which is making things a bit more tricky. At moment I think going as Blues Brothers will be easiest, hubby tall and slimish and me short and fat. He seems to think I should go as Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc though using bump as the eye. Least said about that the better.

  3. Frankie Pankiewicz November 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, can see you had a lot of fun! Most recent fancy dress party was at my Slimming World group as we are also celebrating our 40 year anniversary and had a 1969 theme. Members really got into the spirit and dressed as flowerpower hippies and we had a dj from the local community radio playing sixties music. It was brill! Or should I say ‘far out, man!’

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