August 13, 2013


Ticket to ride

Every 18 months for the past 10 years, our friend’s parents have hosted a daylong tribute to the Beatles. The festivities start at 1 p.m. and last for 10 hours—the time it takes to play every single album in their catalog, in order.
When you walk in the door, you are asked to do two things: 1) sign up for your favorite song so that when it comes on, you can wear a sombrero and dance in front of everyone; and, 2) get your picture taken so that it can be miniaturized and pasted on to a poster board replica of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.
Beatles t-shirts are encouraged, “All You Need is Love” mason jars full of beer are plentiful, and the sounds of neon pink tambourines float through the summer air. The night is otherworldly, and concludes with everyone in a circle around a fire singing the last refrains of the Abbey Road medley together in unison. Even lukewarm Beatles fans born in the 80s (like me) leave the party feeling as though they were just transported back into the 60s. 
One of our themed treat contributions to the party
Our custom yellow submarine Twinkies were a huge hit
Desserts packaged up and ready to blow some minds
The song sign-up table, and the source of great amusement
Essential party accessories
Gearing up for the big fireside finale

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