Catslide partiesParty 2006 Party 2007 Party 2008 Party 2009 Wedding 2010 Party 2011 Party 2012 Party 2013
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We held our first Catslide party in August 2006, we hadn't actually moved in although we had had the keys for 6 weeks. We were still in the throws of DIY and had no furniture. This gave plenty of space but things to sit on had to be improvised from two old saw horses and rough planks.
Our lack of 21 Century comforts provided an authentic ambiance for our fancy dress theme which was 'Medieval'.
In August 2007, our theme was the 50 and 60s. This was inspired by finding a contempory photo of Rosemary looking a bit sultry and leaning on her sports car.
In 2008 We decided just to party, without a theme, as we didn't want to put people off coming by having to get dressed up.
In 2009, we were back to fancy dress with the suggestion to come dressed as a character from a book or cartoon.
We did not have a summer party in 2010, as we had our wedding reception instead. Some tried to use this event to find out the theme for 2011!
The theme for the 2011 party was 'My hero'. I came as Friar Tuck who was my hero because he is fat and drinks a lot of beer. Rosemary came as Robin Hood as she believed that he bossed Friar Tuck around.