Sunday, August 03, 2008

Totally Awesome 80's Party

Last Thursday was my 35th birthday and I planned an 80's themed party to celebrate. Like Happy Birthday to me, fer sure!

After spending a few hours digging through all the clothes at Goodwill, I came up with these outfits. I went for the mall chic look while my husband sported the Miami Vice look.

My daughter (on the right) thought her outfit looked weird...sadly, this is just the kind of stuff I wore in middle school. I even found Jellies (shoes) at Target on clearance for $1.99. I loved my Jellies back in the 80's, but man they sure did make our feet stink!

I even made one of these to go with her outfit...most of you who were little girls in the 80s had barettes like this.

Dan and Scott fake laughing.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Friends from high school looking totally tubular!

Like, gag me with a spoon!

The shirt still fits...sort of!

Back in the 80's I remember going to the mall and people asking us to take the Pepsi challenge to see which soda we like better: Coke or we had our own blind taste test...some people could tell right away, others thought they knew, but were way off.

We served Breakfast Club Sandwiches, cool ranch Doritos and grape and strawberry crush to wash it down. It was hard to find "80's" themed food, but as I was working on coming up with some ideas I realized that this was the time when we really started to see all the processed foods and major junk food start to show up in the stores...lots of prepackaged stuff that I don't normally buy.

Of course there were sweets too!

You can't have an 80's party without the most rad video game star! These pac-man cookies were fun to make.

Mid way through the party, my husband came out dressed as Richard Simmons...people were laughing so hard, it took about 10 minutes for everyone to regain their composure.

Here they are participating in the 80's relay where you have to run from the other side of the yard to the chair, pick up the Thigh Master and do 10 reps and run back.

It was a Thigh Master disaster and my husband stayed in character the whole time!

I turned our dining room into an 80's museum. Here are the few things left from my childhood.

On the wall was a huge 80's collage poster we had printed out. Tons of 80's memories here!

If you click on this picture, you can see it much better, or drag it to your desktop and open it. I found it by Googling 80's collage...I love Google!

In the museum was a vintage 80's apple computer that was up and running some original 80's old school games...the kids and adults liked playing them.

Like this is totally a blast from the past...back in the day, this cell phone was all the rage.

For my cake, my friend baked me a "16 Candles" cake. It was a lot of fun to stroll down memory lane, but the best part was seeing what our friends came dressed up like...totally rad dude, to the max!


Lily said...

Holy retro Batman! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. You really went all out. Can't wait to see the layouts!

staceyglenn said...

It's smileygirll from TwoPeas. I ABSOLUTELY loved your pics. What great memories it brought back! TFS!

Amanda Giraud said...

Wow, that's so cool! How in the world did you get a hold of all that stuff? I had forgotten about the barrettes! Remember the rubber bracelets too. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.

80s said...

haha, that is great. That looked like it was a killer 80's party.

The pac man cookies are the best