There ain’t no party like Jayne’s 21st party ….

Last week, last week my youngest sister turned 21.
In New Zealand, nothing much happens when you turn 21. You’ve been able to buy booze and vote for three years already, and it’s three more until your parents income doesn’t mean anything on your student allowance. Yet, somehow, in New Zealand we still celebrate turning 21 with a big flashy party.

Family, friends, speeches, bubbles, an amazing mash-up of The Cure and Snoop Dogg. Jayne’s party was pretty excellent.

Mirror behind the bar

Jayne and Nicki

Bubbles!

Instax on the willow tree

Charlotte waiting to be served

DJ setting up

Jayne inspecting her photo book

Jayne and the Birthday cake

Jayne and the Birthday cake

But my favourite set of photos is from when Charlotte started her present to Jayne playing – a 7 inch vinyl of one of our go-to car sing-a-long songs.

Charlotte starts Melanie Safka playing for Jayne

Charlotte starts Melanie Safka playing for Jayne

Charlotte starts Melanie Safka playing for Jayne

Charlotte starts Melanie Safka playing for Jayne

And then I put my camera down and joined my sisters in a full-throated rendition of Brand New Key by Melanie Safka

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One comment

  1. suzy · August 30, 2012

    such beautiful pictures! as usual. 🙂

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