16.1.10







We had a bunch of "old men" partying here today. Tomorrow is her twelfth birthday, and this is how she
wanted to celebrate it with her friends. The theme was just that - old men. It was wild.

Speaking of Jockum Nordström, I´m still dreaming of the carpets he did for Märta Måås-Fjetterströms väveri.


There are so many good little vintage shops out there, Trampoline for example.




--

66 comments:

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

This is hilarious! I love the bowties and mustaches. Very nice.

o l y said...

love love the old man party theme idea !

we wish you were there in that very cozy and cute cafe with us as well

i've been waiting for your today's post for so long, thank you for making the time, dear elisabeth

i wish you all have a very nice weekend !

and and, happy happy birthday to your lovely little girl !

:)

.naa. said...

what a great party theme idea!
And lovely pink cake!!! :)
Happy birthday to your lady!

marie said...

great party! and those rugs are very beautiful!

FeeMail said...

this is so cool. love your daughter!

sew nancy said...

great theme
happy birthday to your daughter
we have doly snowflakes hanging our windows too.

Agatha said...

Wow - it looks like it was a super party, and what an original theme!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

-
Agatha x

thehouseonbloghill.blogspot.com

Hege Evensen said...

funny idea, my daughter is also becoming 12 soon:) Love your cake and decoration aswell!

pen said...

wonderful and they all look fabulous!
and the cake looks beautiful

Searched And Found said...

What a creative theme! I love it : ) The girls really pulled off the outfits too - great job!

annapernilla said...

Vilket roligt partytema:)! Bilderna är helt fantastiska, du är bäst,(eller som J skulle säga: du äger) Väldigt fin duk också.
Mmm Mattan, fin.../kram

Chapter 9 said...

What a fantastic theme :)))

Your cake looks beautiful & delicious - glad you are feeling better X

saradowle said...

What a fantastic party theme! I love how everyone joins in and dresses up so willingly!

Kayla Joy said...

oh gosh, that is the cutest thing I have seen in a very long time.

Love the mustaches and suspenders! Congrats for having such a genius daughter!

Reference Library said...

wow... thanks for the rug link

kristin said...

old men! hilarious! what an awesome theme for a party. happy birthday to your little gal :)

mama bear said...

What a great theme. It's better than a princess party that's for sure!

Hope it was happy day :)

LAURA!!! said...

oh I just love these pictures so very much. what a lovely party and lovely images!

erika said...

wow, congratultions, such a fun idea, love those pictures!!

Minna said...

Ouhh, I love the party idea. They look gorgeous !

Ciara said...

Oh this is just brilliant!

What a great idea! I can imagine the fun they had. :-D

Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Kate said...

An amazing theme! Looks like such fun.

read me... said...

Best party theme EVER!! Ooh, and I love the dotty cake plate...

la casita said...

I went to a party like that once...but I was in my twenties... it was great fun, especially because you have a good excuse to wear mustache!
Happy Birthday Tovalisa...sure you are a cool kid!

Joanna M. said...

This is a great theme party!
The photos are so nice :)

mette / ungt blod said...

that is absolutely the best party-theme ever! i think i might steal it!

Happy Birthday, Old man!

gini said...

hippy happy birthday!!!joyeux anniversaire TovaLisa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lots of love from gini famili!
your party looked great great fun!!!

fanja said...

happy birthday Tovalisa!! looks like you had fun, it's such a great theme for a girl's party x

nathalie et cetera said...

as mother, as daughter = lots of imagination! Great black and white shots!

Julia said...

Kul påhitt! Och himla fint med snöflingor och ballonger!

Emma said...

namen grattis lilla GUBBEN! :D Är det nåt hon kan fira är det att hon aldrig blir en gammal gubbe, så varför inte passa på ÄNDÅ? :D :D Gött mos. Fina gäster.

my Trampoline said...

i was never this cool at 12! also thanks for the mention elisabeth....

Melissa Blake said...

What an awesome idea!! xoxo

Daan said...

Happy Twelveth! and i love the old menParty!

à petit bruit said...

Very funny theme ! And I love the paper snowflakes…

A+M said...

That´s just queer!

julia said...

this is so cool!
she´s wearing your glasses, right?

love that!

Fine Little Day said...

A+M, queer indeed.
Julia, you´re sharp eyed ;)

isoinpapu said...

Oh so cool! This is the best EVER!

I´m turning forty in a month, i hope you dont mind if i use the same theme?

Happy happy birthday Tovalisa!
( my youngest daughter is called Ainuliisa. I guess it could be the finnish version of Tovalisa. Wonderful name.)

mieke willems said...

love the idea, they look really cool!
and wow, those carpets, never seen them, thanks for the link!!!

Anonymous said...

Pappersdekorationerna!!!! Så fina. ch gillar hela din blogg över huvud taget.

Helena said...

Fina bilder och så fin blogg! Blir glad varje gång jag tittar in och inspirerad!

http://emmasappleoftheday.blogspot.com

at swim-two-birds said...

happy birthday to Tovalisa!!
they seem to have big fun in their old men's clothes:)
thanks for the link, LOVE!

Débora said...

Happy birthday to Tovalisa!
Great party :)

Sundari said...

That's gorgeous! So cute.

Emily said...

I'm in love with this!!!

Lydia said...

That's the best ever theme for a birthday party! Looove it!

lydialene.wordpress.com

rebecca said...

oh cool! another january 17th girl like me :) looks like she had an awesome party! funny funny girl.

Krickelin-Krickelin said...

Åh, vad härliga de är, de små gubbarna.Kul tema och superfint med snöflingor, min son och jag försöker klippa lika fina.

jokemijn said...

they make tremendous old men :D I like them best that way, with a moustache and a hat :)

Leen said...

wow, what a cool party...decorations, cake, the 'girls', they all look beautiful!

soisses said...

great idea - great pictures... love it!!!

Juddie said...

I love the 'old men' theme! what a classic!

Maria said...

det ser så otroligt kul ut!! grattis åt henne i efterskott! ;)

nikole said...

Wow, so great!

lilie-melo said...

fabulous party idea, your daughter is very imaginative, like her creative mother ! happy -though belated- Bday for her !
Your links are always the best !

Bi said...

So funny "old men`s party" lucky Tovan!

ieva jansone said...

:)))) what a cool idea for such young girls ;)
well, very very belated happy-birthday-wishes to her!

Milady Productions said...

HOw fun! the cake looks beautiful!

small stump said...

this is pretty much the most amazing party ever.

isabelle said...

looks like everybody had fun ... belated happy birthday !!

limonana said...

that is one party i wish i was invited to!! your daughter is brilliant! love the photos...

Felicity Lingle said...

Gosh, that looks like so much fun!!

handmade romance said...

so fantastic!!! looks like a lot of fun. what an awesome girl your daughter is picking that theme x

Erika said...

Funny that this old man party theme (and gorgeous pictures) should make me yearn for a girl! (I have two lovely boys who some day I hope will be real old men!)

Leigh said...

oh, how fun and funny! love the imagination, humor and inventiveness in this.