Thursday, March 22, 2012

Like Totally 80s!

Recently I was watching YTV with Lil Boy, and was surprised to see one of the characters re-enacting a scene from the movie Flashdance. He was performing on stage and then threw himself back against a chair, reaching out to pull a rope and dumping a bucket of water on himself. I was pleasantly surprised to find an 80s movie reference on YTV. But then I had to ponder: how many 7-15 year olds are familiar with a movie about a struggling welder trying to fulfill her dream of becoming a dancer?  And would they care?

Suddenly Lil Boy piped up: "Mommy! I know that scene!"

I was intrigued: "Really? from where?"

Lil Boy: "From Shrek! Puss in Boots did it!"

And then I died a little inside.

I know, I know. He's only five. Why would he know anything about how awesome movies in the 80s were? And they were awesome! Many 80s movies were romantic, cheesy, full of dance numbers, and almost always about the underdog.
Admit it. You've always wanted to do this.
So I decided to gather a few friends and take a trip back to the 80s. Like totally!

The 80s was such a fabulous decade. Big hair, bright colours, great music, cheesy much material for a theme party. I did my best to dress the part:

Here is the invitation I created:

Psst...customizable versions of this will be available in my etsy shop, coming soon! 

I created an 80s video montage of clips from movies and music videos so we could all indulge in some nostalgia. I also made an 80s mixed CD for each guest.

Here is my "I Carried a Watermelon" fruit tray. I printed a picture of Baby from Dirty Dancing in the scene where she meets Patrick Swayze for the first time. The toothpick labels each have a quote from Dirty Dancing printed on them.

I designed some cute little cupcake toppers, chocolate bar wrappers and water bottle labels to go with the theme.

I was so happy that people really got with the theme and dressed the part.

Getting that hair teased!
Love this checkered jacket!
Remember these sweaters?
So fabulous!

Check out the denim jacket and big hoops!

Roz's 80s make up was spot on!

Antoinette brought some fabulous Pac Man cookies!

After we watched the video montage, we spent a good while just reminiscing about the 80s. Then it was time to belt out some old tunes, karaoke style!

Some of the selections included Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Toto's Africa, and Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance with Somebody. Such great songs! 

I was all for throwing down some 80s moves on the wii next, but I think everyone had embarrassed themselves enough. We ended the night by watching "Sixteen Candles."

Of course, the babies had to make an appearance!

Pretty little Averi!

It was so much fun indulging in all things 80s. And now I'm thinking I need to plan a 90s party....

Free printables coming soon! Happy Friday!


JenHaggerty said...

Love love love!!!!! My friend is having an 80s party tomorrow for her bday! I am totally dressing up!

Kristine said...

Thanks Jen!! How fun - I hope you have a great time!!

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