Feeling Groovy – Hippies – Photo Challenge

Do you know any hippies?

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Hippies

In July 2012 our daughter Amy and her husband threw a hippie-themed party for George’s 60th birthday. These are some of the photos I took, but the best pics were taken by Paparazzi Paul, which you can see in the original post about the party.

This photo of Mike and Barbara is one of my favorites. I love their tie-dye clothes, their headbands, and Barbara’s candy cigarette. They look like real hippies, but they’re regular fun-lovin’ folks.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Hippies

Welcome, Jim and Linda! They went to an upscale thrift store the day of the party and found these cool threads.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Hippies

Paper lanterns hanging from the old plum tree added more color.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Hippies

Friends and relatives of all ages came from near and far to celebrate.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Hippies

Good times! We partied into the night.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Hippies

George’s old-time friends.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Hippies

Peace out, man!

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Hippies

For more far out hippie photos, check out the original post, Trippy Hippie Party – Photo Essay.

This post is part of The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. After seven years of photo challenges, this is the last installment. The theme is All-Time Favorites.

I hope you enjoyed my psychedelic favorites.

When George turned 40 in 1992, I threw the first hippie-themed party, and we got some great video clips of it. For more hippie fun (and ideas to throw your own hippie party), here you go:

What are your thoughts? Do these photos make you dizzy? Do you like parties with themes that make themΒ livelier? Have you ever known a real hippy? I’d love to hear from you!Β 

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15 Responses to Feeling Groovy – Hippies – Photo Challenge

  1. Yvette Carol says:

    How groovy, man! The photos are terrific. I love a good themed party!! πŸ˜€

  2. Patricia says:

    Oh my gosh – how fun!! What cool stuff people came up with. I love the thrift shop outfits.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  3. HappyFace313 says:

    πŸ™‚ Wow! Cool images! πŸ™‚

  4. Pambelina says:

    Love the pics, Lynn, and the video. So sad to see so many who have passed on…but the hippie parties were a lot of fun, indeed. Far out πŸ™‚

    • I thought the same thing, Pambelina, about those who have passed. It makes these clips even more priceless than when I first took them. You and Cindy were the life of the party!

  5. STEVE HARBOUR says:

    Damned hippies!

  6. Looks like a groovy time!

  7. Marjorie Flathers says:

    Hey, Lynn….Hope it’s not too late to leave a comment on this post! Things have been especially hectic lately, but I had to tell you I LOVED all those groovy pictures! Looks like a terrific, FUN party!! And George DOES, indeed, look like David Crosby!! Along with that, I wanted to share with you about our daughter Gail’s friend, teacher, and mentor (on the guitar,) Tony. He, too, looked just like David Crosby! Sadly, the died suddenly and unexpectedly about two years ago, and that’s when Gail stepped in as music director for the Folk Group/choir at 9:30 Mass—-something she never thought she’d be doing. Anyway, when she married Steve 19 years ago, of course Tony and his group at the time did the music. And many of her friends said (jokingly)…”Wow…that was so cool. You had David Crosby doing the music at your wedding.” We always remember that, and I thought I’d share it with you. πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Kelley says:

      Hi Marge! It’s never too late to leave comments. Thanks so much for sharing about Gail’s friend. Great story that people thought David Crosby played the music at her wedding! Yay for Gail stepping in as music director. I’m sorry to hear Tony passed unexpectedly a couple years ago. πŸ™

  8. Marjorie Flathers says:

    Thanks, Lynn. Seems like there’s a lot of David Crosby “look-alikes” around!

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