I’ve been to a marvellous party!

Back in the 1920’s or 1930’s Noel Coward composed the song, ‘I’ve been to a marvellous party’.

The song of course was originally sung in a dry laconic raconteur style with piano accompaniment.

noel coward

Well it wasn’t Wednesday last – that I attended a marvellous party – it was actually yesterday. With apologies to Mr Coward I have adapted and shortened his lyrics to record this wonderful event.

I’ve been to a marvelous party

You know for all the right reasons I’m here for the season and high as a kite
Playing at A Star with Lucy and Roy, little Esme couldn’t be more a joy

Everyone’s here and frightfully gay nobody cares what people say

Though Nelson seems really more much fun than Rome at it’s height

Before Saturday night


I went to a marvellous party

With Maggie, Jacey and Sal  
There was plenty of fresh air

and we went as we were

and we stayed as we were which was hell
Lovely Maddie started singing at midday

and she didn’t stop singing til four

We knew the excitement was bound to begin when we arrived

and we’re handed some paper and pens

Tessa coloured her picture with stickers and glitter

Madeleine’s bright colours were something to adore

I couldn’t have liked it more!


I’ve been to a marvellous party

We all played wonderful games.

Maddie appeared in a cap and a wig

and we all had to guess at her name.


Eva arrived wearing corn rows and beads,

Sophia’s three braids were long and neat

I must say the fun was intense.

We all had to do what the people we knew

might be doing 100 years hence.

We talked about growing old gracefully

and Maddies mum who’s 74 said  

if you’re supple you’ve got nothing to fear

then she swung upside down from a chandelier

and I couldn’t have liked it more..

It was the most fabulous excitement,

I’ve never seen such a carry on

obviously it couldn’t happen anywhere else but at A Star


Yes, it was a marvellous party and many thanks to Lucy and Roy for hosting such a wonderful event. We could haven’t wanted any more:

  • Great Venue
  • Balloons and decorations
  • Party games and competitions
  • Party bags
  • Dancing and singing
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • and a party tailored to our birthday girls wishes

Simpy awesome!

By the way if you want to hear a modern dance version of Noel Coward’s song – check out this version from one of my favourite bands – The Divine Comedy. I think it’s pretty cool.

Kia Ora Andy

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