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AIBU? emit a small <sigh> at receiving an invitation to a fancy dress party? Or Am I Being Old?

66 replies

MamaG · 08/01/2008 12:50


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andiemustlosehalfastonemore · 08/01/2008 12:51



fedupwasherwoman · 08/01/2008 12:51

Stick a black bin bag on and go as an oil slick. How hard is that ?


Raffaella · 08/01/2008 12:54

Don't blame you. Why do some people think these are a good idea. Ok up until about the age of 9.


nobodysfool · 08/01/2008 12:56



VictorianSqualor · 08/01/2008 12:59

I love fancy dress parties, stop being boring.
It's not that hard.


Twiglett · 08/01/2008 13:00


like for you??


how very naff



MamaG · 08/01/2008 13:01

I know its not hard, I just don't wish to look a twat!

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MamaG · 08/01/2008 13:02

YES twig!


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Twiglett · 08/01/2008 13:02

just wear what you want .. and say you came as 'not a mum'


bobsmum · 08/01/2008 13:03

I went to one a few years back armed with nursing bra, a cow print cape and a formidable breast pump - I was Lactator - the mistress of mammaries. It was really funny after several buckfast....


Tinker · 08/01/2008 13:05

Went to one recently. One bloke in orange jumpsuit, long wig and a "bomb" attached to his shoes = Richard Reid. Well, I thought it was funny.


MamaG · 08/01/2008 13:08

I just think when I see adult fancy dress

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Lauriefairycake · 08/01/2008 13:11

I went to one as Marie Antoinette in my wedding dress - only had to buy a very cheap tall wig from a fancy dress shop and white my face up and colour in a big beauty spot.

Everyone thought I'd made loads of effort - gave me a chance to be the belle of the ball in my wedding gown again.

Loving Richard Reid and The Lactator though


bobsmum · 08/01/2008 13:13

To same party - dh wore DIY coveralls with Swedish flag stuck on the back - and took his drill. He was Flatpackman.


MamaG · 08/01/2008 14:33

I don't approve of adult fancy dress, I have decided!

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nobodysfool · 08/01/2008 22:53

I have been to loads of fancy dress parties and love them.The best costume i ever saw was a man in a pale grey suit,his hands, face and hair were painted pale grey and he had white splashes of paint all over him.He was Nelsons column.Fan bloody tastic!


Spidermama · 08/01/2008 22:54

I always feel this way when I get a themed invitation BUT I make the effort and am always glad I did because these things are fun and memorable.


SNOWBall4girlz · 08/01/2008 23:01

my niece went as alice in wonderland with blonde extentions to her friends mums 40th

did not go but most people dressed up and it loked like a great laugh
popped in to take a pic

think it is a nice idea but not being 18 and slim options are limited
we have a family do next week fancy dress 21st and I just cant get any enthusiasium about it is it my age ?
over 40 just


MamaG · 09/01/2008 08:47

ditto snowball

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Surfermum · 09/01/2008 08:53

I love fancy dress, it's a real ice breaker. I just spent New Year in a Cornish fishing village and everyone was in fancy dress on NYE. It was such a funny night and there were some brilliant costumes.

My fave was the shark, especially when I saw him and the guy dressed as a pimp staggering up the lane at 11 am on New Year's Day. They'd clearly been in the pub all night.


fireflytoo · 09/01/2008 08:54

I have been to a few... never feel like doing it, always a bore to plan and get ready... but i always have a great time. It really is fun if everyone else also dresses up. (I am 24 )


jumpingbeans · 09/01/2008 08:55

surfermum, were you in polperro at new year.... just the best place in world for new year's party


lottiejenkins · 09/01/2008 08:55

We had a Tarts and Vicars party for a friends 30th Birthday and it was good fun, but having said that its each to their own, and also its what you can afford to spend on a costume too.


Heifer · 09/01/2008 09:02

Hate Hate Hate them.

I want to wear my own well chosen clothes that hid the fact that I am not slim (well I say hide they are not magic clothes so maybe just not show just how unslim)..

Fancy dress makes me feel old, fat and frumpy... Halloween the only exception as even I can go dressed as a witch and look ok.


Sidge · 09/01/2008 09:08

I am crap at fancy dress.

The last one I went to I wore normal clothes with some cornflake packets stuck to me and carried a fake knife.

I was a serial killer.

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