An 80’s theme wedding or 80’s wedding party theme is a great way to allow guests to break away from traditional wedding and remember the good things about the 80s decade while celebrating your good fortune! If done correctly, your event can capture the elegance of the 80’s without reveling in some of the more tacky aspects.
Mostly, the event will provide fun and levity for all involved and will remind everyone that while it was a fun decade, it is best left being a theme for a wonderful evening or event.
We all loved the eighties, didn't we? Who can forget all of the hair bands, leg warmers, jean jackets, and neon clothing and movies. If you love the eighties and enjoyed that memorable era, you can create an 80’s wedding that will be sure to bring some delight to you and your guests.
For most people current age of 38 to 50, the 80’s were the closest thing to the free spirited 50’s any of us will ever experience.
The 80's encompassed so many aspects of life and affected everything from music, politics, culture to sports and food that it was virtually impossible to ignore or not be influenced by in some way.
The music had something for just about everyone.
It ranged from Duran-Duran and Madonna to Def Leppard and AC/DC to Bryan Adams and Bruce Springstein. Tina Turner, Journey, the Rolling Stones were still going strong. Boy George, and Cindy Lauper made their big-time debuts while groups like Heart, Journey, the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith enjoyed a comeback.
The movie Flashdance made leg warmers popular and the skinny ties for guys were back in style. For more formal dress, Wall Street helped set the bar for style as power ties, starched shirts and double breasted suits for men and pantsuits for women were all the rage.
80’s theme weddings can also call on the decade of big in terms of colors. No 80’s theme wedding or reception would be replete without a hot pink or neon green undercurrent, two colors that regained popularity towards the end of the decade. The message with 80’s colors, as with most from the decade is that more, bolder and brighter always says more and says it louder.
If you do not want to style your entire wedding around an 80’s theme, keep it to just the music at the reception.
Another idea is to include a disposable wedding camera on every table so that guests can build a CD or scrapbook that commemorates the day and reminds us all of how diverse the 80’s was.
1. Play music such as B52’s, Blondie, Prince, The Police, Bon Jovi, Madonna and Michael Jackson.
2. Have guests come dressed in 80’s fashion.
3. Decorate the tables with 80’s records and pictures all of which you can find at most thrift shops.
4. Pass out 80’s party favors such as miniature bottles of hair spray or engraved headbands.
5. Have disposable cameras on everyone’s table for those candid shots.
6. Rent a “Photo booth” for additional fun picture activity.
7. Hire “80’s Celebrity Look-a-likes” to mingle with the guest.
8. Have some 80’s movies playing on television monitors throughout the party hall.
All these ideas can assist you with making a FUN, MEMORABLE 80’s wedding celebration for everyone !
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80s costume party not sure what to wear or how to put together the awesome 80s costume? The key to achieving the 80s look, regardless of the specific costume you choose, is excess. It was after all the decade of excess – the me, big and bright decade.
Moderation is for other decades. Add the extra layer of blush, blue eyeliner, go for another spray with the Aqua Net. Throw on the spiked belts, leg warmers, and pile on the bracelets.
The 80s look is about color, volume, and abundance. The Bigger and Louder the better! Whether you choose dress like style of Madonna or Prince to Punk or the Preppie look, do it with style and loudness.
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What’s a 80’s party without party favors? For an 80s party, party favors can double the energy and excitement. A great 80s party idea is to get a collection of fun 80s items and place them about on tables where they are decorations, conversation starters, and take home favors.
1. Generic wayfarers
2. Mini Rubix cubes
3. Neon Bracelets and Rings
4. Pop rocks
5. Reeces Pieces
6. Old Cassette Tapes
7. Records of 80's bands.
8. Aquanet (small cans)
9. Electric V Inflatable Guitar
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80’s invites and 80’s Evites are great ways to send out the 80’s celebration party invitations.
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The music had something for just about everyone. It ranged from Duran-Duran and Madonna to Def Leppard and AC/DC to Bryan Adams and Bruce Springstein. Tina Turner, Journey, the Rolling Stones were still going strong. Boy George, and Cindy Lauper made their big-time debuts while groups like Heart, Journey, the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith enjoyed a comeback.
The point is to make sure songs are played that everyone know.
Who's your 80's audience?
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There are many 80's games that are totally fun and interactive!
1. 80's trivia. There are several available including Trivial Pursuit 80's edition.
2. Jeopardy was a huge hit in the 80's, This is great for crowd interaction.
3. Scavenger Hunt is another great party activity. Scavenger hunts take guests into different locations, hunting for selected objects, people, or locations.
4. Rubik’s Cube contest.
5. Dance Contest.
6. Name the Show Tune. Play songs from movies and TV show and have competing teams guess what movie/show the song was from.
80's karaoke is lots of fun and gets everyone laughing.
If you have other great ideas please email me and I'll add them!
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