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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2007, 04:43:01 PM »
Yes like that.

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2007, 04:55:42 PM »
One word - "Spandex"

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2007, 06:21:53 PM »
One word - "Spandex"

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2007, 08:28:30 PM »
Another word; Roller skates (not blades!).
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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2007, 04:03:27 PM »
A friend just gave me this site for something else and I think you might find some ideas here:
http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecades.html#1980s

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2007, 06:12:37 PM »
I think an 80's theme party sounds like a great idea!

...of course, i am a little biased. We had some friends over last night & the bunch of us were talking about having one just for the heck of it.  :)

big hair, legwarmers, sweater dresses (which are making a comeback), balloon skirts (also making a comeback), lace a la Madonna, ripped jeans with leggings underneath, bandanas, headbands, spandex (yes, shudder!), vests, gloves with the fingers cut out, day-glo, hyper-color, biker shorts, long belted belted t-shirts, jellies, jelly bracelets, super pointy-toed shoes, dark bras under white men's dress shirts, denim denim denim denim denim denim

...ack! when i think of some of the things we wore!
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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2007, 12:14:49 AM »
Don't forget the slap wraps!

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2007, 12:55:04 PM »
Or stirrup pants (circa 1984).
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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2007, 12:06:18 PM »
Music:

Thriller album, Micheal Jackson (who can forget Beat it!)

Purple Rain, Prince

Madonna (her early stuff)

Clothes:

The preppy look

THe punk rocker look

The Big Hair (the bigger the better)

Frosted blue eye shadow

Leggings

Neon clothes

Food:

New Coke

Pepsi Clear

Diet Pepsi

Wendy's hamburgers (where's the beef!!)

Decorations:

Old movie posters (think Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones, ET, Terms of Endearment)

Old music posters. Go online and search out old 80's music, Blondie, Pat Benitar...ect. You could also rent movies to find out what was hot in the 80's. I am thinking Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2007, 02:13:42 PM »
Also you could have Major Events:

Ronald Regan getting elected both times.

Jesse Jackson runs for President

84 L.A. Olympics

80 Winter Olympics (and the Mircle hocky team!!)

The Berlin Wall coming down

Challenger Space Shuttel expolding

You could have slogans:

Regonomics

"Read my lips: No new taxes!!" George Bush

Trickle Down Economics

ET phone home.

"Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall!" Ronald Regan

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2007, 06:50:06 PM »
Nothing says the 80s like the Go-Gos, the Bangals, and my hearthrob, Adam Ant...

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2007, 11:36:42 PM »
I graduated in '85 too! 

I think everyone has given you great ideas, so I'll add just one more.

Have everyone come dressed as their favorite 80's celebrity and then have a game guessing who is who.

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2007, 08:08:52 AM »
I forgot some others:

The Don Johnson Look: white blazer, white trousers, loafers with no socks, and a colorfful shirt (light blue or pink), shades and at least a 1-day beard growth. This is for guys of course.

The Madonna Look: black mini skirt, leggings, black lace gloves with the fingers cut off, hair in the style she wore (all teased out with a side pony tail or you can look it up), lots of jewlery and makeup, black t shirt.

Really surprised that no one has mentioned the Valley Girl Look! You could also have a Valley Girl-speak contest!

Rubics cubes

an old Macintosh computer

an old Atari (with ebay, you might just get lucky!) Or you can just get one of those Atari classics games that you plug in to your tv.

a fun thing you could also do is rent a Karioke machine and get lots of 80's music and have a singing contest
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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2007, 01:46:44 AM »
How about a cake made to look like KIT from Knight Rider? 
My guess it wouldn't be too tricky to put some red leds into the front a chocolate car shaped cake, but I'm no cake genius.

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Re: 80's party theme for DH's 40th birthday???? Ideas???
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2007, 05:55:02 AM »
How about this slogan: "Where's the Beef?"