Vintage Valentine Night Out!

February, once again, and the Couple’s Ministry at our church hosted our annual Sweetheart’s Dinner-Dance for Valentine’s Day.  

This year we decided to do a theme decade:  The 1950’s!  The event was held at the elegant Eastlyn Golf Course’s Greenview Inn, where bobbysockers, greasers, and June Cleaver wanna-be’s converged at 6:30pm. While most of the North East was in the throes of Snowstorm Nemo – we are just south enough, in South Jersey, so as to miss the full nasty.  By the time we’d arrived, the rain from the day had stopped.  Good thing, too – more inclement weather might have wreaked havoc on my cocktail hat and mink stole!

To that end, my Valentine husband Ed, and I, arrived sporting our period attire thus:

Funny how I just happened to have the vintage apparel and accessories in my closet for such an affair.  Go figure!  I’m wearing a terrific silk blue and white floral, two piece dress with mink stole and my mom’s blue gem jewelry from the time.

I added a splash of pink with the rose on the period hat and those keen cat’s eye glasses!

Ed, in his pork-pie Stetson, vintage tie, and Harris Tweed jacket, is imagining his dream job:  a 1950’s sportswriter covering the Brooklyn Dodgers!

I made the rounds, looking for all the pinks in the room to feature for my Pink Saturday Valentine post.  First up – this stunning sheet cake!

And, these ladies had some fun putting their outfits together:  There was a Pink Lady . . .

 And, Pink Argyle . . .

Pink Scarves galore . . .

And, Adreinne was sporting this dress – with nifty side pockets – that her mom made for her.  She picked out the pattern and fabric and let mom do the sewing.  Now – there’s a ’50’s thing – mom sewing your clothes!!

Dinner was grand – however, once again I was too overwhelmed with the anticipation to “dig in” when we returned to our table from the buffet, that I forgot to photograph my heaping plate for Blogland – before I ate it!  However, I might have recompensed myself on that score with a look at our dessert – a slice of that lovely cake you saw earlier in this post – just chock full of strawberry cream filling pinks!!  Yes – it was yum!

A short devotional about lasting love and marriage was shared, highlighting some of the advice of the world’s longest married couple – boasting 85 years of wedded bliss!  They are both currently over 100 years old – and still in love.

Lots of dancing followed – and joyful fellowship with dear friends – brothers and sisters in the Lord, all!  But, the clock struck ten – Ed and I said goodnight to retire home.  As we walked to the car, a light snow was gently falling from the evening sky.   

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day!!

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, 
that whomsoever believes in Him should not perish, 
but have Eternal Life!  
John 3:16 

P.S.:  So happy to not have missed this special date night for a storm.  But, that being said – our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the North-East as they begin digging out from the blizzard that blanketed their region last night.  My son and his family in New England lost their power at 9:15pm last evening and are rather chilly this morning.  They can’t even see out their windows for the blowing wind and snow – up to 20″ as I write this. 

Sharing my Vintage Valentine Night Out with Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound!

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. What a fun event!

    Your outfit is great!

    Glad it wasn’t cancelled due to the storm.


  2. Ahhhh, such fun! I love those kind of parties. We did a “Blues” theme once at our church and dressed vintage. YOu looked great.

    So does that cake. :0)


  3. This looks like a real blast from the past ! What a cute couple you & your husband are, and you really look like someone transported you from that era . It looks like a really sweet & romantic time too, especially with the snow falling as you leave.

  4. what a beautiful post! You look so beautiful. I love the outfit gorgeous. Grace xoox

  5. Oh, your P.S. made me so grateful. My husband’s parents/brothers are in Connecticut. Haven’t heard about them yet (4:29 a.m. here; jet lag).

    Your images are smashing, dahling. What a fun night!

    Happy weekend,

  6. Looked like a fun evening Katherine and I’ll bet everyone anticipated what you and hubby would wear. Cool glasses!

  7. Oh, what a delightful event with such love and meaning behind it, Miss K. I loved Ed and your attire- stylish! Looks like everyone had fun with the theme. The cake looks good and what an inspiration the long-married couple are~ Happy Valentine’s Day..Stay warm and safe.

  8. What fun! I love 50’s-themed parties. (Well, technically I’ve never been to one… but I can imagine I would love them. 😉 )

  9. miss Kathy, i wonder what your height is…you look small next to your husband..or is Ed rather a big man?

  10. Hi Kathy…… You and your husband look wonderful in your 50’s outfits. what a lovely theme for a dance..
    God Bless
    Barb xx

  11. Your vintage outfits are perfect for the occasion!

  12. Oh, what fun! You and Ed look adorable – a bit like your parents, but still cute!!

    Sounds like it was a great time – full of good fellowship, good food, and a good reminder of the wonderful gift of love!


    (Prayers for the storm-tossed people of the East)

  13. That looks like so much fun and you guys look adorable. I love your outfit -so put together and you look beautiful! Glad you missed the brunt of the storm. xo Nancy

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