We’ve heard whispers in the hallway, from the stimeyed “what should I wear” to an excited “I can’t wait to show you my new dress!”
Next Friday, May 13th we will gather together in support of our School and to have a great time together. We hope you’ll have fun with the Rat Pack Retro theme we’ve planned and it would be great to see everyone get in the early 1960’s Vegas spirit. But the truth is, we just want you there with us.
Cocktail attire is always great: suits, sans tie if you prefer, never go out of style. Ladies, be the hem line short or long, we know you’ll look fabulous!
Want some on theme ideas? Check out these vintage dress pattern drawings. Notice the lines were simple and classic, easy to find in today’s modern wardrobe. Add some fun gloves or a kitten heel and you’ll be a shoe-in (haha) for one of the regulars at The Sands when Frank, Dino and Sammy ruled the stage!
We will have four types of table games at the Rudolf Steiner School Spring Gala. The most popular is sure to be Craps where as many as 14 players may participate at one time. The Craps table is always the life of the party. If you are not familiar with the rules, don’t fret! The dealers are there to teach you and ensure everyone has a great time.
Basic Rules of Craps
The players take turn rolling two dice. The player that is rolling the dice is considered the shooter. The shooter MUST bet at least the table minimum on either the pass line or the don’t pass line.
The game is played in rounds consisting of two phases: come out and point.
Come Out – to start a round, the shooter makes a “come out” roll
If the come out roll is a 2, 3, or 12, then the round ends. The rules of craps state that the shooter is said to “crap out” and players lose their pass line bets.
If the come out roll is a 7 or 11, this results in a win for pass line bets.
The shooter continues to make come out rolls until he rolls 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. This number becomes the point and in turn the point phase begins.
Point – during this phase, if the shooter rolls a point number then it’s a win for the pass line bets. If the shooter rolls a seven, it’s a loss for the pass line bets and the round is over.
Check this page weekly for updates including gaming tricks and early 1960’s style tips in preparation for the big event on May 13th when we go back to the Copa Room at the famous Sands in Las Vegas!
Who wouldn’t want to know how to dress like the Rat Pack? This original “in” crowd group of friends consisted of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop with Humphrey Bogart, as their public relations master, leading the way. The Rat Pack sang, danced, acted, and all the while, oozed style.
- Dress like a gentleman. The Hollywood glamour the Rat Pack exuded continues to inspire. Each member of this elite group had their own particular take on dressing like a gentleman. Overall the look worked both separately and together.
- Wear your trousers pencil thin like Sammy Davis Jr. This is easier to pull off if you are naturally built like this talented man. If you are not, straight-legged, well fitting slacks will do.
- Look for a sharkskin suit. These are getting harder to find in good condition. This 1960’s classic suit had a slight sheen to it that makes it instantly recognizable.
- Have your dress shirts fitted. This is a hallmark style of the Rat Pack. Wearing a baggy button down will not do. In order to pull off this look successfully you need to wear slim fitting shirts that look as though they were made for you, which, of course, they will be once you have them tailored. Choose special details on your shirts such as French cuffs, pleated fronts or personalized embroidery should be worn with the same cool sense of personal style as the members of the Rat Pack.
- Tie on a skinny tie. These ties certainly defined the era. A skinny black silk tie or a classic retro designed fabric can transport you to another era.
- Learn to fold a pocket square. A tiny bit of silky fabric tucked into the pocket of your suit jacket is a gentleman’s look. There are several ways to fold a pocket square, just be sure to have one for that extra shot of high class glamour.
- Top it all off with a hat. A classic fedora has to be worn with your head held high. If you are new to hat wearing, remember that you need to wear the hat, do not let the hat wear you. A hat is merely an accessory, do not let it overshadow your personality. Find one that fits properly and that suits your particular tastes.
- Dress the look down by wearing an undone bow tie. Take a cue from the original movie Ocean’s Eleven and slightly relax the high standards to make the look your own. A dark pair of straight leg denim jeans with a signature tuxedo shirt and shawl collar jacket will look Rat Pack with or without the undone bow tie or fedora, but don’t forget the pocket square.
Tips and tricks supplied by: http://www.mademan.com
Standard and alumni tickets are now available for purchase.
This event is expected to sell out so grab your space at the tables today!