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Friday, April 5, 2013

Project Runway Hospital Edition and Party a la IHAN® Style

If you have ever been in a hospital for any length of time than you know what "hospital brain" means.  It is extremely boring here and the only fun is the fun you make or bring.  If you have been following along you know that my mother has been in the hospital since Feb. also know that there are times I'll do what ever I can to make life a little more fun or manageable.

Last evening I hosted a PARTY here in room P651 and the staff were invited to attend.   Since it was a "Party" we definitely needed some "Party" attire....right?  Right!!!  That is when I decided the theme of the party would be "Project Runway Hospital  Edition a la IHAN® Style (not to be confused with Gangnam Style) .  To get our mojo workin' I searched the room for some materials to make an appropriate party dress.

I found one of those blue disposable gowns:
And started to work......
I cut the "skirt" off of the blue dress and took a running stitch along the waistband so I would have a lovely gathered waist band.
I was meticulous in spacing the stitches so the skirt would drape elegantly over the waistline of  the finest models who would be wearing this Haute Couture Frock.

Notice this lovely skirt has some fabric draped in front that adds just that special touch of class?  Since I'm always up to date with the latest in Haute Couture I decided our party frock needed something interesting and exciting that would draw the
I looked around the room and found these lavish embellishments.  You know that fashion model would be so green with envy....poor girl....thinking she has it all....but notice she doesn't have the lavish purple embellishments?  Bummer!

 The Party Dress was coming along, but what it really needed was some enrichment, that special touch that adds pizzazz to the ensemble.

7:00pm rolled around and the RN put the Official Party Banner in place and we were ready to ROCK this House Hospital.
Oh yeah baby.....this party ensemble was complete with a turban-embellished toilet paper bow.  I was feeling way too sexy for my shoes...and was in desperate need of some real  knock your socks off shoes.....

I looked high and low but apparently I forgot to pack these sexy things.....bummer ay?
I was still able to get-down without those diamond-esque kickers... know it baby!
Mom rocked out too!  My momma isn't new to the Harlem Shake....she invented it!  She was just a shimming and shaking to some Motown music.  Here in D-Tr-oit, we know how to get-it-on-down....I grew up here so I know of what I speak.
(photo credit)
 The only person we were missing was Don Cornelius ....and he would have loved this party!

We caught the RN Floating, Gliding and Sliding...Bruno would have given her a 10 for sure!
Popping and Locking was none other than the Chief Resident....oh yeah baby....movin' and a groovin'.  
 The Doctor was not going to be out done by his Chief Resident or the RN, so he let loose with a few street moves of his own.
After composing himself, there was a photo with "The Designer."

No party is complete without Hors d'oeuvres.
The Doc provided  Hors d'oeuvres included a  Chocolate Carmel Ice Cream one can say we don't know how to Part'ay!

Disclaimer: There may have been some embellishments added to this post....not confirming nor denying....just saying there is that possibility.


  1. The smile on your Mother's precious face is priceless. Well done! What an imagination you have and so sweet the hospital staff participate! You are a wonderful daughter. God bless you and your Mother. :)

  2. What a great runway fashion show! I think you are going to get a lot of orders for your new line of hospital clothing.

    Love the big smile that your mom flashed too!

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way....and wanting to see more days of smiles and chuckles for your mom, you and your extended family.


  3. I love it!!! What a fun way to brighten both your days. You need to send this post to TIm Gunn!!
    hugs Karen

  4. Wow. You really know how to throw a party.

  5. Oh what a lovely thing to do for your Mom!

  6. The smile on your mom's face says it all, XOXO

  7. Wow what a fabulous Runway show!! You should win the prize for creativity with limited resources. I love the expression on your Mom's face. Pure delight :-) What great memories you are making, not only for you, your Mom but the hospital staff as well. Have a GREAT weekend!

  8. What a great thing to do for your mom. Such a beautiful smile on her face.

    As a nursing student, if all the blue (or sometimes yellow) gowns were that cool looking, I would wear them all the time!

  9. Positively wonderful!! Some days you just gotta do, what you gotta do. Party Hardy!! You brought a smile to my face too.

  10. Your family will be unforgettable there! Happy times like that will do your mom a world of good. Keep making memories together, Kelly, and know that we're thinking of you and remembering your mom in our prayers.

  11. Ahh I am sure your Mom needed this. Look at that wonderful smile you put on her face..Prayers being said for your Mom and the family.

  12. They always say that laughter is the best medicine and I can see your mom is getting some great medicine!

  13. I'm sure you made the hospital staff's day if not week and sure put a smile on Mom's face. We all know the healing power of laughter and I know it did you good too. Hope you feel the internet love coming your way from many people you don't even know. ((Hugs))

  14. Sending you so many positive thoughts! You are a master (mistress?)a creating a fun atmosphere for everyone. Love the party apron! Marjory (Liberata)

  15. Wow! This is awesome! I love, love, love it, Kelly. You did a great job of partaying!!!! Your mom looks great.

  16. You certainly know how to throw a party!!

  17. You are just one fun chick to be with even in the worst times you always know how to have a good rock chick...hugs Khris

  18. tooo funny Kelly....moving and a grovin....

  19. Y'all gotta take that show on the road - there are many people that would benefit from your Party/trunk show! Y'all looked like you could make fun anywhere, anytime.

  20. Looks like a great time! Quite a coincidence as my mother has been in hospital since about the same time--it's a gruelling time sitting in hospital rooms isn't it. My knitting has improved tremendously and I'm on my third pair of socks. I hope all works out for you and your mum.

  21. Hi Kelly, I wondered what you've been up to! That IV plastic tubing could make nice jewelry....! Love it - your Mom and the staff are benefiting from your creativity

  22. What a fun way to lift spirits! Great Party!

  23. You are a hoot and I'm sure the hospital staff is wondering what you are going to come up with next!

  24. What a wonderful thing to do for your mom and the staff who always can use a wonderful pick me up to their days and that they did it was even better! Hope she gets home soon!

  25. What a fun party! Glad you are keeping your mother's spirit up. Keep on Rockin'

  26. I lost oxygen to my brain on this post...Nobody and I mean NOOOOBOOODDDDYYY does a good time better than you. I swear I miss you so much.

  27. I am sure that your mom LOVED it!! Right about now I wish I was closer to mine. My Dad was in the air on a flight to me when I got word that mom had fallen on the snow back home. She had surgery this morning to fix her ankle and they say that she can go home tomorrow. Now to put aside baby projects and get together some Hope you feel better things to send to mom.

  28. What a party, you rock sista! Hugs and prayers to you both!

  29. Bet your mum had a ball!!!! (She had the ballgown, for sure!)

  30. Great Party! PARTY OVER HEREEEE!!!! Get on down and party! Your Mom is looking awesome in her party dress!! Big hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Kelly!



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