Monday, March 25, 2013

Good Golly Miss Mollie

My best girl Mollie is having a birfday pawty.   I lovs me a good pawty.

Her birfday is April 2nd and she is gonna be 2.
Read all about it on her bloggie ==>

Now she says it's gonna be Fancy Dress Pawty.

What is a Fancy Dress Pawty?   I's did some research on my new yaptop
and here's what I learn.

Let's just say… you've been invited to a fancy dress pawty but are unsure of what to wear. What do you do? Dust off your tuxedo? Take your cocktail dress to the dry cleaner? Unlock the safe and take out the diamonds? None of the above. When one is invited to a fancy dress pawty, one is simply being asked to come in costume.

"Fancy dress" is mainly a British term, though those in high society tend to use it as well. It dates back to the Victorian era. Prior to that, masquerade pawties were all the rage. Because party-goers were masked and costumed, and therefore anonymous, they had a tendency to act in an inappropriate manner. People were a lot bolder than when dressed in their everyday clothes. To discourage this behavior, masquerade parties fell out of fashion with the social elite. Instead, pawties where costumes were required but masks weren't became en vogue. To distinguish them from the scandalous masquerade pawties, they became knows as pawties of "fancy dress."

This is very exciting….. now I's just gotta figure out what to dress up as.


Pees.   My little buddy Finn came over last night to play with me while his Mom and Dad when out.
 Stay tuned for tomorrow's posty to hear all about it.


  1. I was preparing to get my tuxedo ready, but then Momma told me about British "fancy dress". I'm so glad you've confirmed it, because I was starting to think Momma was a little crazy. This will be FUN. I LOVES costumes!!

  2. Mollies' party sounds great. We are looking forward to it. Look forward to hearing about your play date with Finn. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Fancy party?? Does that mean I get to wear my bow tie!!

    Your pal, Pip

  4. Hmmmm I wish we had something to dress up in - actually no we don't - we would silly in dress up - our furs stick out ALL over the place - trust us - it is not a good look - Mom tried it once!

  5. Hi Ranger....thanks ever so much for stopping by to read Puddles' interview. I cannot tell you how much fun we had and (how many cheetos and beers we consumed)!!! Well I could but we'd get in troubles.

    Oh Goodies Mom just sent in my picture for Mollie's party I can hardly wait!!!
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  6. I still don't know what I should do for fancy dress. Would brushing my beard work?

  7. HOT DOG...I is gonna goes as a clown...or a stripper...can't decide! I am countin on dis bein' an inappropriate behavin' pawty cuz those are da funnest evers and you can swing from da chandeliers! I is so excited bouts Mollie's pawty, I knows it will be a blast fur sures.


  8. Ernie and I (Frankie Furter) have ALREADY made all of our arrangements fur going to the FANCY DRESS PAWTY!!!! WE can't wait. Hope nobuddy turns SQUIRRELS loose THIS time.

  9. We love a good fancy drew pawrty
    Benny & Lily

  10. Ranger, youz can come wiff'z me'z if youz like'z..Youz are'z be boyfuriend'z :) I have#z asked Humom to make'z sure'z dare'z load'z of Hot Dog'z .. Love your new buddie, he'z so cute xx0xxx Luv'z you

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. Fancy dress is the term used in Australia for a costume party. Roxy has been invited by Ernie....naturally.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. Oh my another social event to put on my calendar.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    Sweet William The Scot

  13. I'm so excited for Mollie's party, but I can't decide what to go as...

  14. We heard that she was having a pawty so we are headed over to check it out!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. Thanks Ranger for the hint - I had no clue about fancy dressing... but now I can wear a knight's armour...


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