Last Friday night I had an Abba “you can dance” party. I had SO much fun getting ready for the party. Researching the right food for a 70’s party, creating the labels and of course practicing my dance moves! We broke out the Wii “Abba you can dance” a few days before the official party.
The game was a BLAST, the kids and I really enjoyed playing! Lego Boy has been singing “Money, Money, Money” non-stop for over a week now! The Reader loved the Karaoke settings and is our official singer every time we play. The Destroying Angel isn’t very good at the game, but she sure loves trying! Clearly Baby Boy (the only one who dressed up for the party – wearing his daddies authentic 70’s newborn outfit!) loved it. Now I want to collect the rest of the UbiSoft dance games!
I had never played any of the wii dancing games before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. They had a ton of different styles. Some songs had one “dancer” that we followed with a figure on the side the “previewed” the next move so you could get more points. My favorite songs though were the ones with 4 dancers, each doing a different move. Those are really fun when you have all 4 wii-motes being used.
Our group was a ton of fun, my sister, sister in law, daughter, nieces, friends and their daughters… and Baby Boy (our token male)! It was a BLAST! We always have fun together, even just talking, but adding great food (if I do say so myself), fun music, dancing and prizes? A winning evening! (Thank you to Chelsea Peterson, my baby sister, for taking the food pictures for me!)
The food was mixture of normal parties foods and 70’s party food items! My Disco ball cake of course, and I HAD to make a bright rainbow jello mold!!! Not the tastiest item, but GORGEOUS, and the wiggle was OH so fun!
My “disco” oreo balls, and of course fondue! I went with a chocolate fondue (made from my ganache), it just seemed more party friendly than hot cheese! We had pound cake, cinnamon bears, marshmallows, orange slices (the candy kind) and Famous Amos cookies (the company started making cookies in the 70’s- seemed fitting!)
Cheese ball (Mmmmmm, roca blue is back on the shelves so go stock up for the year) and cocktail weenies wrapped in croissants! I debated putting them on sticks and sticking them into a cabbage (found a few 70’s picture that way) but in the end went with a slightly more picture friendly serving?
Watergate Salad! There was actually a fascinating story online about how when Kraft started making pistachio pudding in the 70’s they created this “salad” recipe. Soon they started getting requests for the “Watergate salad” recipe, they had no idea what people were taking about. To this day no one knows how the name came about! The funny thing is it’s right on the pistachio pudding box and I had NEVER noticed before (pistachio is my favorite pudding). And one of my FAVORITE party foods – meatballs!
I was also sent this totally adorable disco ball for the party! My kids LOVED it and are so excited that we get to keep it, I think it’s going to find a home in my girls room (when I finally get around to cleaning it out and remodeling it for the girls). I also had some 70’s inspired colored nail polish for anyone interested, my daughter was in heaven, since I don’t usually let her paint her nails! And finally prizes. Best way to “inspire” women my age to get up and dance! A colorful version of my bearded beanie, some chevron winter scarfs and the clear favorite, a few of my knit finger-stache’s!
We had a GREAT night, and I loved having an excuse to throw a party. If I had my way I’d throw parties every few months! Lucky for me it’s the holiday’s! And then birthday season starts around here! (PS I have a few fun videos, but since my computer crash I haven’t been able to find the right program to re-download so I can CREATE them… Maybe I’ll have one I can add in the next few days)
Ashlee Marie by Email