Monday, September 09, 2013

Yadhtrib Aknow!

 No, it's not Japanese, it's "Wonka Birthday" spelled backwards! 
This past weekend it just so happened that on the evening of my birthday our town's gorgeous 1925 historic Saeger Theatre was showing one of my all time favorite films on the big screen....
"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"!

And since we can't just go to a movie, especially one of this importance, without dressing up or doing something to get in the spirit we came up with a few last minute ideas.  
First,  I made envelopes to hold our "golden tickets" in that looked like life sized Wonka Bars.  On the back of the golden tickets were our real tickets double-side taped down.
Secondly,  we needed some top hats! We have a set of top hats we wear on New Year's Eve every year (hence the silver sparkly tinsel bands). So I simply added a printout of another smaller Wonka Bar to wonka them up a bit.
 Lastly, I am sorry to say I do not have a purple velvet coat and floweredy vest like Mr. Wonka... but I do have a black velvet jacket and grey and white polka dotted knee socks!
I love Gene Wilder so much in this role!  It is so cute how his wild hair flips around.  And I love soooo many of his signature lines he uses!

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams."
"So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that.  Reverse it."
"I'm sorry, but all questions must be submitted in writing."

I also love all the Veruca Salt scenes and her song! I know she is a brat but it is so funny!

This is my favorite part when she goes all bipolar and is a raging lunatic one moment shaking her head but then slowly comprises herself back to a smiling evil child!

Snozzberries?  Who ever heard of a snozzberry?

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