Inside Ferne McCann’s amazing 30th birthday party in her garden with dance podium, booze and only five friends

FERNE McCann celebrated her 30th birthday in style with an incredible garden party – with a dance podium, booze and only five friends.

The former TOWIE star marked her big day with special garden festivities on Saturday.

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Ferne marked her special day with five pals to stick to coronavirus guidelines

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Ferne marked her special day with five pals to stick to coronavirus guidelinesCredit: Instagram

The reality star pulled out all the stops to make sure her guests had a great time while following the new rules allowing groups of only six to gather.

The new coronavirus regulations ban more than six people meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors.

The mum-of-one looked sensational wearing a white silk skirt and a baby pink crop top.

The star later changed into a yellow mini plunging halter neck dress showing off her incredible figure.

The reality star enjoyed a garden party complete with live music and a podium

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The reality star enjoyed a garden party complete with live music and a podiumCredit: instagram
Ferne looked sensational in a plunging yellow halter neck dress

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Ferne looked sensational in a plunging yellow halter neck dressCredit: Instagram

The TV beauty let her hair down for the evening as she danced on the podium and enjoyed music from a live band.

The First Time Mum star was joined by best pal Sam Faiers and sister Billie along with three other friends.

The group looked in good spirits as they took to social media to share videos of the boozy bash.

Alongside a video of her dancing, Ferne wrote: “Finally got to celebrate my 30th with my party of 6.”

Ferne has recently renovated her luxury Essex farmhouse

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Ferne has recently renovated her luxury Essex farmhouse Credit: Instagram

Ferne showed off her huge garden complete with swanky hot tub and gorgeous views of the Essex countryside.

The reality star moved into the beautiful Essex farmhouse at the end of last year and spent months transforming it into her forever home.

Ferne turned 30 in August but had a lowkey birthday with her family before she jetted off with a couple of friends to the South of France to celebrate her milestone.

However the mum-of-one came up with a more than suitable alternative, jetting to the South of France with a couple of pals for a 24 hour celebration.

The TV beauty jetted off to South of France to celebrate her milestone last month

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The TV beauty jetted off to South of France to celebrate her milestone last monthCredit: Instagram

Taking to her Instagram, Ferne shared a video of her birthday outfit, which consisted of a lime green satin slip dress featuring an open back and asymmetric hemline.

With her new short hair and golden glow, Ferne beamed as she twirled for the camera, showing off her gym-honed physique at the same time.

She captioned the slow motion clip: “30 never felt so good…..Woweeee just touched down in London Town after a quick pit stop in SOF.

“I had to cancel my 30th birthday party this wkend due to covid, but I can safely say I have THE best friends who have spoilt me rotten! So god dam #grateful 🖤 #makingmemories #sof #cannes.”

Ferne showed off her impressive garden complete with luxury hot tub

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Letters reveal public distaste for booze in JFK White House

BOSTON (AP) — It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler.

Presidential transitions are always at least a little tricky. Case in point: Researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum have found a cache of letters from Americans objecting to JFK’s embrace of cocktails at White House events.

The letters shed new insight into President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s handoff to Kennedy early in 1961, and the strikingly different attitudes that people held about alcohol at official functions.

“Liquor dulls the brain and loosens the tongue,” one disappointed citizen, Kenneth P. Kennedy of Sparta, Illinois — no relation to JFK — wrote to the nation’s newly minted 35th president. “Can we risk our national and international security on such potential incompetence?”

Eisenhower was no teetotaler, but historians say he presided over a largely cocktail-free White House. Enter Kennedy, who had already raised some eyebrows as the first Roman Catholic to be elected president.

JFK Library archivists say the letters of protest began arriving after newspapers reported on Kennedy’s first official event: a January 1961 reception honoring the new president’s appointees.

“For the first time, there was a bar in the State Dining Room, with waiters to stir up martinis or pour vodka, Scotch, bourbon, or champagne,” The Washington Post reported.

What followed was a sort of low-key Liquorgate. Letters — some typed, others handwritten — expressed shock and worry that the U.S. would lose its dignity and standing in the world.

“Dear Mr. President, I think many feel humiliation and disgrace over our nation today when we learn of our White House turned into shameful drunken all-night carousal and dancing,” reads one from Edith Fritz, of Idaho. “Dignity previously engendered — gone. May God have pity upon your poor soul.”

“Our nation was founded by men of Christian ideals. Let’s keep it that way,” reads another from Ruby Turner, of Dunkerton, Iowa.

At the time, scholars say, the Kennedy administration played down the public’s reaction to the change, noting it received far more letters about civil rights unrest and the Cuban missile crisis.

In a JFK Library blog post Wednesday, archivists Dana Bronson and Stacey Chandler noted that transitions from one president to another are closely watched for shifts in both style and substance.

And presidents have held wide-ranging attitudes toward alcohol. George Washington, the nation’s first, is said to have enjoyed whiskey; President Donald Trump, its 45th, doesn’t drink at all, though he has had wine served at state dinners and other functions.

Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic opponent in November, doesn’t drink, either. Like Trump, the former vice president has pointed to alcoholism in his family in explaining why he abstains.

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