Trippy Hippie Party – Photo Essay

It’s a trip hippie party! Owrrrr! Can you dig it?

My hubby, George, turned 60 in July. Our daughter ‘Lily’ and her husband threw him a big old honkin’ party with a hippie theme. The ‘cool’ people wore funky threads, man.

Lynn Kelley

Old farts – Young at heart!

Lynn Kelley
 Generations of hip relatives came from near and far.
Lynn Kelley


Lynn Kelley
Baby, baby!

I heard it through the grapevine.


“And the sign said ‘Long haired freaky people need not apply.'” ~ From the song Signs – Written by Les Emmerson Performed by Five Man Electrical Band

Rock on!

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Paparazzi Paul Kyle
The photographer who took all the good pics.
He said I could add special effects if I wanted!

A week before the party, Lily couldn’t stop talking about her costume, so Dane, Mr. Practical Joker, set out to copy her outfit. I had to play spy and find out what she was wearing.

 Dane and his wife checked at two Forever 21 stores, but couldn’t find the matching top. The day of the party, they stopped at Forever 21 in Bakersfield and found it. 
Yes, he got a lot of strange looks at the party!
The happenin’ place.



   The geru has arrived.
 Time to meditate.


Hangin’ Out

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The fad – John Lennon shades.


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“The New York State Freeway’s closed, man. Far out!”
~ Arlo Guthrie
Feelin’ groovy. 
Love, Peace & Rock’n’roll






Fer sure, man. 

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Right on!

“Da-na-na-na-nuh-nuh. They say it’s yer birthday!” 
Turning 60 – Piece of cake!



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Keep on trucking’!

“Carry on. Love is coming. Love is coming to us all.”
        ~ Crosby, Stills & Nash
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George has always looked like David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Far out!
“Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. 
It starts when you’re always afraid. Step out of line, 
the man come and take you away.” ~ Buffalo Springfield

Check it out! Barbara still has her original leather purse
from way back when!

Love those candy cigarettes!

“Old hippies don’t die, they just lie low until the laughter stops 
and their time comes round again.” ~ Joseph Gallivan

“Down through all of eternity the crying of humanity, tis’ then when the hurdy gurdy man comes singing songs of love.” 

~ Donovan



Flower child

Peace out!

Do you like costume parties? Do you remember the hippie era? What was your favorite song?
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15 Responses to Trippy Hippie Party – Photo Essay

  1. Photos are great! Happy birthday to George.I was a kid in the sixties, and living in a foreign country for part of it, so don't remember much music. I know my parents like the Rolling Stones.

  2. Bish Denham says:

    Far out, man! What a totally cool theme for a party.It's the dawning of the Age of Aquarius all over again. 🙂

  3. What a fun party! Love the psychedelic effects on the photos. I was too young to remember much of the sixties and my parents were "establishment" anyway 🙂 – but I love a lot of the music – your trippy pics made me think of the Grateful Dead! Happy BD!

  4. I'm feeling very groovy right now. Thanks, Lynn! Happy Birthday to George!

  5. Alex- I was a kid in the sixties, too, a bit older than you, though. The Rolling Stones are one of my favorite groups!Bish – Cool, man! I see you can dig it. Owrrrr!Jennette – I wasn't a hippie, even though sometimes I dressed like one, but that was the style in the early '70s. I love the Grateful Dead's music. You're right, some of the guys look like Jerry Garcia!Pat – Groovy, far out, and peachy keen-o! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Old Kitty says:

    Yay for lovely hippies!!! Peace not war! Love and hug trees, yes please! :-)Favourite hippy song? Erm…anything by the Beatles and the Mamas and the Papas! Take carex

  7. Gina Gao says:

    These photos are great! This looks like such a fun party!

  8. Oh you guys are so hip…LOL! What a great party that must have been! We're not party people, let alone costume party people. We are Very Boring. ;)I have to tell you though that the psychedelic renderings of the photos made me a little queasy after a while, so I guess it's good that I was born in '64 and missed the whole hippie phase. LOL!

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  10. JJ says:

    Great party. Brings back memories. Happy Birthday, George.

  11. Marcy says:

    Happy birthday to your husband 🙂 Love what you did with these pictures!

  12. "They say it's your birthday!" Happy 60th, George. Way to groove, Lynn!

  13. Nas says:

    Happy 60th Birthday to George! Sounds like you all had an awesome party. Thanks for sharing your happiness via the photos with us!

  14. DMS says:

    What an amazing birthday party. Totally groovy. Happy Birthday to George. This party looked so fun and the pictures are so awesome. I love costume parties and 60s music is fabulous! I love the Doors and Crosby, Still and Nash (Young, too). ~Jess

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