Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Bitchin' 80's

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love anything 80's. It was such a great time in my life. The awkward years of braces and acne gave way to the awesome years of Bon Jovi hair and a bad attitude. Case in point:

I'm the one in the middle. I was super cool with my big hair, Gucci bag and white pumps. 

I threw an 80's party a few years ago and it was so much fun. 

I thought I'd share some tips on how to make an 80's party totally rad. 

Start with the location. A lot of people love the 80's.  You're sure to get a good crowd, so make sure you have enough space. 

If you're doing it in a function hall, decorating is easy. Think fluorescent colors for the tables. Yellow, hot pink and bright blue will work well for tablecloths . For centerpieces I used a can of Aqua Net hairspray (available at Wal-Mart) and trivia questions scattered on each table. 

Music is very important at an 80's party. You want to get a DJ who understands that you do, in fact, want to Wang Chung tonight. 

I went to an 80's party this past weekend. It was a blast!

Apparently Kelly didn't get the memo that you were supposed to dress as if it was the 80's. 

If you're attending the party as a guest, make sure you take a trip to Claire's. They have all the 80's accessories you could ever need: fingerless lace gloves, giant hoop earrings, bright colored sunglasses, leg warmers, banana clips,  etc. 

If you're like me, you're hopelessly stuck in the 80's. Here are some warning signs:

  • You need a shopping cart to carry your personal stereo with you
  • You watch NYPD Blue thinking, "Well, they're no Crockett & Tubbs, that's for sure."
  • You want to live "in the valley"
  • Your bangs are teased perfectly to 7 inches above the rest of your hair. 
  • You have multi-colored earrings that touch your shoulders
  • You're still bitter that WHAM broke up
  • You have a tendency to turn up the collar of your polo shirts
  • You never go out for a night on the town without frosted blue eye shadow
  • People are constantly gagging you with spoons
  • You still watch things on Beta tapes. 

If you're a fan of the 80's, try your hand at these trivia questions. If you know the answers, leave them in the comment section:

  1. Where did Ronald take Cindy on their last date together in the movie "Can't Buy Me Love?"
  2. In the movie "Grease 2" what does Stephanie want in a boyfriend? 
  3. What was the name of the detective agency on "Moonlighting?"
  4. Can you name the 5 original VJ's on MTV? 
  5. What was the full name of Magnum PI?
  6. In "Dirty Dancing" what was Baby's real name? 
  7. What was the name of the tv show where Tom Hanks dressed as a woman? 
  8. In "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" what is the principal's name? 
  9. In National Lampoon's "Vacation" where were the Griswold's headed on their cross-country trip?
  10. In the movie "Sixteen Candles" what was the name of the exchange student?

Thanks for hopping into my Delorean with me for this trip back in time. 


  1. Did you cruise the 80's party in a an I-ROC? Awesome hotness ladies of the 80"s.


  2. You know I love an 80's party!! Great post! Great tips!

  3. I love this and I still would be rocking the big hair if I could get away with it.
    I think I'll throw an 80s party.. just because I can.