MRS. E. T. PORTER ENTERTAINS
. A thoroughly delightful party was given for Miss Erna Porter by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Porter, at their home in Bolton Street recently. Softlyshaded lamps and cheerful fires made the lounge end drawing-room look cosy and inviting. Spring flowers and bowls of violets, primroses and mignonette on small tables looked lovely against the green and gold colouring of these rooms. From a "sitting-out" alcove off the drawing-room,the guests enjoyed a splendid view of the harbour and city lights. The guests gathered round the piano for_ singing and music or danced in the ballroom downstairs, which was very festive with flowers and streamers.
Supper was set on the table in the dining-room. Here again the colour scheme wjs green and gold, and a gold-coloured linen tablecloth and a large green crystal bowl of marigolds in the centre made a pleasing picture. Mrs. and Miss Porter received the Quests in the lounge, Mrs. Porter wearing a tunic frock of silver grey silk, and figured pink and grey lame. Miss Porter wore peacock blue crepe with silver sequined shoulder straps, and a spray of carnations.
Among those present were Mrs. A. de J. Clere (who wore black velvet and taffeta),. Mrs. Tony Lowe (black lace and georgette); Misses Dot Stewart (red and white floral crepe), Joan Ryan (green and white figured crepe), Pat Ryan (black taffetas, silver corded bodice), Zena Holden (dusky pink taffeta wtih train), Joyce Clere (green taffetas), Mary White (beige chiffcr., bandeau of flowers in her hair), Myra Post (white lace, red sash), Pat Monro (biscuit-coloured georgette),'Lorna Baxter (white and pink.sprigged taffetas), Gloria Taylor (gold lame, scarlet sasht, Dot Poole (green crepe, silver girdle), June Allison (black satin and tulle), Pat Durrant (black velvet, silver cape), Peggy Snow, Dunedin (blue georgette); and Messrs. Tony Lowe, Jack Ilott, Ray Hollis, Alister Cameron (Otaki), Maicomb Bennie, Bruce Clarke, Bill Fry (Feilding), Dod Meadows, Brian Clere, Alan Simm, Bill Springhall,'Vin Fairburn, Jim Fey, Dr. W. Watt, Messrs. Lan Robertson, Walter Tuckwell, and Bill Wylie.