Wednesday, April 15, 2009

'80s, anyone?

Ava's school is holding their annual Gala in a couple of weeks, and I am hosting a table at the dinner and silent auction. I was planning to opt out of decorating in the event's theme, which is Decades (The school is celebrating their 10th anniversary). 

However, today I was hanging out with the ladies who make up 1/2 of the couples who will be joining us at our table for the Gala, and they completely flipped for the chance to theme it up. 

The decade we chose? The 80's. 

We've got several ideas going, and I have more than a few hideous dresses saved in my ebay auctions that I'll have to choose from, but I want more input! If you were dressing the part (cocktail wear) and decorating a table in an 80's theme, what would you do?

16 comments:

Kelli said...

There's always the side ponytail... and big bangs!

Maybe some leopard print on the table...

gramee said...

hideous... is all that comes to mind...lol and you already said the word!

Sparkette said...

bracelets, bracelets, bracelets! :) Sounds like a bunch of fun!

Sonya said...

I would go with BIG BIG CURLY hair. and maybe some gloves that don't have fingers, do you remember those? :)

M J said...

NEON!!!! Big obnoxious sunglasses, a million bracelets, and of course, Cyndi Lauper!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe1ap_cindy-lauper-girls-just-w-have-fun_life

Jennifer said...

BIG hair and maybe one of those bubble type dresses

Mommy Marta said...

I would totally do the whole Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

OK, this might be a stretch but here is what I would do...(not that you have a ton of time on your hands but)...I would burn a CD for each person @ the table w/ some sweet 80's tunes...have the other ladies help you pick out their favs...then, not only do you have an awesome CD to remember, but you have a name holder for their place @ the table.....OK..and for the clothing...remember those sweaters that had the huge neck that you pulled onto your shoulders...and blow out the sides of your hair with hairspray....=)

Jennifer said...

How about "placemats" made from those teen magazine posters of teen idols of the 80's? Remember Tiger Beat?

Tara said...

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Kameron said...

Ruffles galore! Think 80's prom. I'm sure I can find a few pictures of my sister at her formals that would be a good inspiration! I'll look when I get home. :o)

Stephanie said...

Surely you can find an 80s bridesmaid dress with big puffy sleeves. Make sure you have big bangs and "wings" on the side of your hair!

Anna said...

Don't forget the blue eyeliner! Maybe a slap bracelet or two...or was that more 90's? Lots of neon too!

writing4612 said...

I love the music idea that Eyeglasses and Endzones has!

For the clothing, I would do an off the shoulder fuschia colored dress, BIG hair (maybe teased to give it volume) and some brightly colored earrings(maybe circles that dangle).

For the table, I would splatter a table cloth with different neon color paint (think orange, yellow, green, purple). I also like the idea of doing discos on the table. Maybe disco cupcakes, those are SUPER neat. The kids would love those.

Misty D. said...

FLASHDANCE attire comes to mind! Love those leg warmers. BRITE Polka dots etc.... Rue 21 sells some good 80's jewelry and it's cheap... & a banana clip in the hair always goes well.

For the table you could do take a plain black table cloth and splatter neon paint!

Have fun!!

All of the stores are now selling the neon glasses with the shades as well!

avbernat said...

We did a party like this for a few friends last year.

Many of them dressed up like Madonna with the fish net gloves and stalkings, little tutus teased out hair and insane amounts of bangles. I love the idea!!!
Analiza

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