(Closed) NWR: Help me plan a different kind of party!

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Love theme parties! In Nov we just had a toga party for my 27th! Fun!

So for decor, think “The Max” on Saved by the Bell haha! I would get giant peices of bright colored posterboard, and cut out giant and random shapes and hang them on the walls or from the ceilings.

Bright colored table clothes, neon colored baloons, and you can get a bunch of those metallic 80s sunglasses from the dollar store and give them for everyone to wear!

Also, in college, whenever frat parties had themed parties, they would create a giant background/ painting on a sheet and everyone would take pics in front of it, so you could do the same and have a home made photobooth!

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would try to see if I could find old cardboard cutouts (or have pictures turned into cardboard cutouts at like kinkos or something) of people whose looks were really famous in the 80’s and have them attend the party. Like Madonna and Michael Jackson. 

I saw one where a girl had a pac-man themed cake. Maybe hire an 80’s cover band.

Post # 6
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a geek but I say, ask everyone to dress up like a character from an 80’s movie like Dirty Dancing???

Post # 7
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Check out the Hostess with the Mostess blog.  Such amazing ideas!  Not sure if they’ve featured an 80’s themed party or not, but I’m sure you’ll find amazing ideas on their blog.

Post # 8
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It would be so cool if you could rent old school video games (like pac man, donkey kong, etc) – assuming hubby was into that as a kid!

Are you going to have people come dressed up as 80’s?

I don’t think you need to go crazy on the decor – as much as you do on making sure people dress the part.  Think – leg warmers, op shorts, tank tops, etc.

Is hubby into anything in particular?  It would probably be pretty cheap to find posters of he favorite things from that time period – ie: sports, movies, music – that could tie in really well with the theme and then you could just put up basic balloons, etc.

Plus – it might be fun to put up pictures of him in the 80’s … or have people send you pictures of themselves from the 80’s and have them up for display – that would be hilarious to see!

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