Oh ya that’s right folks! This past weekend my husband and I hosted an 80’s party! I have been wanting to do it for so long, since I love all things 80’s and I finally got it done! I was so happy with the turnout and how excited people got about dressing up in all 80’s gear! Thank you friends!
I was amazed at how the fashion right now is so 80’s! I could’ve went crazy buying 80’s inspired items at mainstream stores, but I wanted to be thrifty so I refrained as much as possible…but man did I want to buy the leggings, hot pink high tops, and fingerless gloves that I found. Instead, I started my hunt for my outfit at the thrift store. I found a great hot pink sweatshirt that I knew would be perfect. It was only $1.50! I will be honest and admit that I owned white leggings and some hot pink, kitten heel, peep toe pumps…so what? whatever!….To add to my outfit I bought some pink hair extensions, slap bracelets (can you believe they sell them at Claire’s for $3.50 a piece? Weren’t they like $1 back in the day?), hot pink hoop earrings, and some neon plastic bracelets. I thought I looked pretty 80’s, but I gotta tell you that some guests really went above and beyond!
For my husband we took inspiration from Miami Vice. You can’t go wrong with a little Don Johnson right? So at the thrift store I found a white blazer. With that we added a light blue short sleeved shirt, slicked back gelled hair, and some light, tight rolled jeans and sneakers.
- 1: BBQ Meatballs (cooked in the crock pot)
- 2: Spinach Dip in a bread bowl
- 3: Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 4: Cupcakes
- 5: Popcorn puffs (like rice krispy treats with popcorn instead of rice krispys)
- 6: Peanut butter cup cookies
- Chips and Salsa
- Onion Dip and potato chips
One friend supplied the cheese and crackers and my sister in law made Jack Daniels Kielbasa. Thanks girls! When we host a party we normally ask guests to bring alcohol. Our friends are big partiers and we’d go broke keeping enough beer….so this works for us.
On top of all that I hunted down some old school 80’s candy. We had pop rocks, fun dip, candy bracelets/necklaces, candy rings, push pops and whistle pops. They were a hit! To top it all of I made all 80’s CD’s so we had the tunes to go with the outfits. It helped to get a dance party going later in the evening. I mean how could you not dance to Debbie Gibson, Poison, and New Kids on the Block??
So my first 80’s party was a success. Maybe I will keep with the theme and do decade inspired parties in the future…hmmm what should I go with next?