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« on: March 31, 2009 04:46:50 PM »

My daughter is getting married and she wants to have an 80's shower.  Any ideas everyone comes up with would be helpful.  At first she wanted a 30's glam which I really wanted to do. But, its not my shower.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009 10:46:29 AM »

I did an early '90s prom party for a friend's 35th birthday.  It'd be a little different for a bridal shower, but I think you could make it pretty similar.  First, how old was she in the '80s?  If she was just a kid, then you should focus on the more child-like aspect of it since that's what she and her friends would connect most with.  If she was a young teen, then I'd make it more Valley teen-like.  I would have lots of music playing since that's what people love best about the '80s.  Have a Name-That-Song game with some of her favorite '80s songs, and give the winner a prize.  I'd require guests to dress up '80s which won't be too hard since practically every trend is back (yes, even acid-washed jeans and stirrup pants).  Then have a prize for the most authentically awful costume.  Serve classic '80s foods - Chicken McNuggets, Fruit Roll-Ups, Capri-Suns, personal pan pizzas, Pop Rocks, etc.  Have everyone write their best wishes for her marriage on notebook paper and track down a Trapper Keeper to use as a scrapbook.  You could even paste collages of photos from the party in it afterward.  Ooh - when you send out invitations write them in that goofy name-dropping style (where the top and bottom of every letter have a little dot) and splatter paint them with neon paint.  For the classic bridal shower part, the game where you write down everything she says that could be used as a double entendre while she's opening gifts and then read them back to her later is a must (she says that towels are "so fluffy and soft" or an iPod is "smaller than I thought it'd be").  It's not super '80s, but you might get some fun gifts that are packaged '80s or something.  On the crafty side of things, you could buy a bunch of naked Barbies from the thrift store and have people use scraps of fabric to fashion her ideal wedding dress for them.  Make sure to give the winners of each game some ridiculous '80s trendy item (a fanny pack, a bunch of jelly bracelets, a big head band, a t-shirt clip, etc.)
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