The wife of a close friend decided to have a surprise 40th and make it a 80’s theme! So much fun! Your possibilities are endless with this one, neon layers slouchy socks, head bands hair bows. I am a true fan of the 80’s mostly because it was a time of my youth and I loved the music. So what did I wear? Exactly what I wore in the 80’s! Grampa’s bowler hat, braided my hair down side curly hair on the other, door knocker earrings and a big shirt. Have you guessed it? BOY GEORGE! I loved him in school and I resurrected the outfit. The only thing I had to get was pom poms and thread them on a string as a necklace. I did find a bubble wand that looked like a microphone at the dollar store and with a little spray paint, it was a hit!
Prior to the event I posted some fun ideas for the rest of the group if they were stuck on their outfits, what would you pick? Who would you be?
The 80s were awesome, we saw things like the Miami Vice, A-Team, Greatest American Hero, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, John Hughes Movies: The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, St Elmo’s Fire. Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Loverboy, Van Halen, Azia, Yes, The Kinks were popular.
So here is some ideas for you:
Leotards with tights
Long Hair on guys and girls
Cut up that old sweatshirt or TShirt
Scrunched down big socks
Want a Movie or Music Icon?
Madonna – Old wedding dress or fluffly white skirt and a bustier with a crop jacket either denim or leather, lots of bracelts and big hoop earrings and don’t forget about a hair bow
Cyndi Lauper, make it loud and proud and put that fluffy skirt on, bracelets, cut tshirt and hair chalk , you can use sidewalk chalk and paint your hair with it if its a little damp.
Fast Times: board shorts, tshirt, van sneakers – Whoa dude! How about a waitress uniform?
Miami Vice: blazer, linen pants and tshirt don’t forget your wayfarers, and pastels.. Men rock your PINK!
DEVO: red hats with cover alls
GoGos: Towel on your hair, white face mask and body towel.
Hair Band: leather jacket and jeans spike it up, biker boots find a messy long hair wig and don’t forget your bandana
Most importantly: Happy Birthday Mike, you have a special place in my heart and I am glad to call you friend!