These parties can get a bit awkward sometimes especially when you have different sides to the family... So I thought it would be fun to send an 'Instructional Dance Video' out as part of the invitation to all the guests... to invite them to practice the choreographed moves in the comfort of their own living room... hehehe.
Here is a snippet from the DVD I sent out:
I am clearly pretty comfortable with making a fool of myself.... but hey- it worked!!!
Here is THE BIG DAY. Zange's 21st birthday DANCE at my Mama's Organic Vineyard:
I have to note that I mostly thought of the actual day getting everyone together and how it would turn out- opposed to the events that occoured when everyone would receive their Instructional Dance Videos in the letterbox to practice... I thought most people would see the joy and casual energy to it- but I was completely overwhelmed with phone calls emails and text messages of hilarity...
One call was from a family friend I hadn't spoken to in years- he is in the army and had come home to visit his mum for Easter... he came home to a living room door shut with music blarring from it- he opened the door to find his mother doing The Sprinkler in front of the television.. giggling like a child that she had been caught in the act! Priceless. The caller said to me he just had to contact me to tell me how fabulous an idea it was and how much they laughed...
My great aunt who is 80 this year lives alone... I received two hilarious emails from her requesting advice on how to get up off the floor after the 10th time of falling over...!
I would have loved to have a camera in her living room watching her work out the moves in front of her television... She was AMAZING on the day!
My other aunty called me to tell me her husband and 3 children had just finished dancing in front of the television, and that they were all out to buy themselves some gold shiny leggings for the big day. She said they laughed and laughed...
My mama wet herself watching the instructional sillyness, my cousins perfected it turning up ready and ROARING to show their new moves, my Grandma had her son and grandchildren helping her in the living room learn the steps, my best friend rolled around laughing and then proceeded to film HERself doing her new moves to give me a giggle too...
So many stories... what a magical day! Week!
I know it wasn't the actual dance that made the party as special as it felt, it was just a reflection of my shining light of a little sister and what she creates in her life everyday.
It was a realy wonderful thing to do together, and look back at one day too.
I hope this post made you smile..