“Lindy’s Nautical 40th” birthday party is just two months away and planning is well under way! Invitations have been designed and sent out. Shout out to Courtney Mansell Design (former maiden name Van Laar) for her most awesome graphic design skills. We work closely together on projects all the time, and I’m always in debt to her for the magical way she pulls concepts together.
We are going to be taking a three hour tour on the Newport Beach Harbor Tiki Boat by Fun Zone Boats. They feature charter and party boat trips in Newport Beach, California. The photos of their booze cruises look epic! Of course, I have a comprehensive list of my own ideas to make it even more memorable and fun. Battle Shots, anyone? Nautical costumes and regalia? There will be a taco bar, regular bar, DJ and a Gilligan’s Island vibe. Photo ops galore!
Next steps are my music curation for the DJ and the party mix tape. I created a Google Docs online form to help gather all the best music requests for the party ‘mix tape’. Aside from the obvious dance hits of more recent times, here are some of my classic song faves from the last four decades (in no particular order.) If you haven’t heard these before, you’re missing out. Go to your nearest online radio platform now to check them out.
- Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
- Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
- Push It – Salt n Pepa
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
- Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
- It Takes Two – Rob Base
- Raise Your Glass – P!nk
- Summer Lovin’ – Grease
- Children’s Story – Slick Rick
- Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
- Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
- Little Red Corvette – Prince
- I Want Your Sex – George Michael
- I Need You Tonight – INXS
- Beds are Burning – Midnight Oil
- Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
- Barbie Girl
- Boom I Got Your Boyfriend – MC Luscious
- You Shook Me All Night Long – AC DC
- Girls – Beastie Boys
- Pearl Jam!
- TOO MANY MORE TO LIST!
What are your all time faves to dance to? Don’t be shy – put your song request in a comment. I’ll consider it for my mix tape!