Far Out, Man!!

We’ve been “Feelin’ Groovy” for 19 years! The Great Eight: Kyle and Joel, Anna and Vince, Jurga and Tim, and Phil and I have been sending happy vibes through Food, Friends and Fun, and we’ve been diggin’ every minute of it! Bingo! That’s it! We’ve got our theme…

Far Out 60’s Dinner – The Hippie Years!

As I’ve often said, once we choose the theme, the ideas, the look and the menu start flowing and then the planning fun begins! And oh what fun Phil and I have pulling it all together!Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!

First up…the invitations…and they sure were Far out! With the tie dye look, and all the fun of incense and peace signs, we knew what we wanted to do for the invites: The “commune” style of the 60s. People sitting on the ground (or floor) with all the groovy feelings around them!

With “Velvet” neon peace sign posters, we printed the menu and evening’s details on tie dye paper and tied up it with hemp cord, of course! We tossed in some groovy pillows to sit on, 60’s sunglasses for the dudes and daisy chains for the groovy ladies. All set for porch deliveries!Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!

As Phil decides his signature cocktail, which he so appropriately named “Purple Haze,” I go over the menu of what we should serve. Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!

We had so much fun changing up the names of the dishes to go with the theme! The sauce for the chicken (and swordfish) was green and herb-y, so, of course…”Mary Jane”!

Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!

Shrooms” had to be on the list, and Jurga overdid it with the amazing flavors…sausage and all!Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!

Anna served her “Psychedelic” Salad in an over the top, “outta sight” presentation!Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!

Lastly, I bet you can guess what dessert we made sure was served! The dessert that was a given at all of those parties back in the 60s! You got it! “Brownies“! And Kyle made sure she brought her “special herbed” variety…topped with homemade vanilla ice cream of course!Rosemary Brownies and Icecream

The Farinella “pad” was set with a take on tie dyed “beads” from back in the day.Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies! This time with a twist…circles die cut from fabric and hanging from the doorway and around the patio’s umbrella. Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!Remembering those straw flowers and painted rocks, I added them as the final hippie touch to the table.Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!

The doorbell rings and Phil, wearing his pony tail rock n roll wig, of course, greets all of our groovy friends! Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!They all played the part and came decked out in their beads, bell bottoms, vests and tie dye! Our Gr8 Dinner was a Far Out Hippie theme! Check out the invitations, decorations and menu. It was a groovy night for the us old hippies!From the day the theme was chosen, to the last stick of incense lit on their porches with the invitations, it was sure to be a night filled with Peace, Love and Patchouli!

Last published on October 28, 2016.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Gale | 28th Oct 16

    It is truly delightful to play along with the Gr8 theme
    Party’s through great pictures and recipes.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Debbie | 28th Oct 16

      Gale, we’re so happy you’re “playing” along with us! We have a Gr8 time every time the 8 of us are together! Thank you so much for your support!

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