Di Browning celebrated her 60th birthday, at home on Saturday, October 19 with 60 female friends and relatives.


Guests dressed in the movie theme ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ (Mardi Gras costumes) or Priscilla – Elvis’ wife (Beehive and Boots).

One creative guest even had a shirt and hat logo made ‘Prisilla – Queen of the Drought’.

Will Alexander was the barman and Michael Gleeson served champagne on the front lawn before Di made her first of five costume appearances to dance on top of a bus decorated silver in the ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ movie theme.

Mayor Cathy Redding then officially opened the party with the cutting of a ribbon at the front gate before all the guests moved to the backyard to begin the celebrations.

Di’s sister Debbie Gleeson and friend Debbie Reid ‘volunteered’ to cater and provided delicious hot food during the ‘Shows’.

Carolyn Slattery was everywhere as Party Director and Leonie Wales was the dedicated recovery day co-ordinator.

During the night ‘Elvis’ made an appearance to sing and dance with the Priscilla wives followed by Di’s highlight performance on stage as risqué ‘Lady Marmalade’ from Moulin Rouge.

‘I Love the Nightlife’ was later played as Di made another entrance onto the dance floor in a stunning Mardi Gras style outfit which was hired from House of Priscilla in Sydney.

The cutting of the cake, organised by Diane Baker and decorated by Janice Smith, followed before everyone continued to celebrate well into the night.

“Everyone is doing it tough at the moment – so my party, if only for one night, was about putting some laughter and fun into our lives,” said Di.