For my birthday this year, I decided with the help of a friend, that my party would be themed.
Yes. I said themed. I know, I know, it’s a scary idea! But it was my birthday and I wanted something different for a change. I wanted something special.
So I went with an 80’s theme. What I didn’t realize when I chose this particular theme is that there aren’t any 80’s themed decorations at the party stores! Sure, there are plates and napkins that say “totally 80’s,” but decorations? Good luck. I spent weeks scouring the internet and our local stores and all I came up with were some generic PacMan cutouts.
So I skimped on the decorations and my friend custom ordered me an 80’s themed cake. The cake would serve as my centerpiece and well, my costumed guests would distract from the fact that there were no “decorations.”
Is that not the most awesome 80’s cake you’ve ever seen?! The boombox even had a cord sticking out the back! It was radical.
My guests really did go all out dressing up to match the theme. I was surprised and relieved that I was not the only one wearing spandex and neon colors! I even recreated the bangs I wore back in the late 80’s as a teenager. I forgot how much fun it was to dress in the crazy outfits back when I was a teen. I miss pastel eye shadow and jelly bracelets!
My friends? Oh boy, did they dress up! We had a blast taking photos and posing in our best 80’s poses. Vogue, anyone?
We had SO MUCH fun! I think we spent half the night making funny faces, taking Jello shots and dancing to our awesome 80’s playlist. I may or may not have danced to Footloose. Okay, I totally did.
Also? I forgot how “hardcore” rap was in the 80’s. Here’s our “fly girl” poses. I think we totally hit the mark.
Preparing for this party was pretty simple. I moved the dining table against the wall to make our “dance floor” bigger. By “dance floor” I mean my living room and dining room. And by dancing? I mean “shaking our groove thang” – oh wait, is that from the 80’s? I don’t know…but we sure did a lot of dancing!
Okay, well, most of it was posing and goofing off, but some of it was dancing! How could we not, with all of the Madonna, Billy Idol and Bon Jovi blasting from the stereo?!
It was a fabulous night, or should I say, a totally rocking awesome radical night, dude?
* While I was compensated for this post, this party was in no way influenced!