A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 302,587
Currently Running With Scissors:
565 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: 80's Surprise Birthday Party  (Read 929 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
StephanieGravatt
« on: August 25, 2010 12:21:06 PM »

My sister-in-law and I are trying to plan a 1980's birthday party for her husband. We've got our costumes pretty much completely bought, but after that we're drawing a sort of blank.

I'm in charge of making the birthday cake, and I was gonna make it Pac-Man. We were planning on having an 80's music mix playing, and 80's movies in the back room. We also have the 80's scene-it we can play.  We're having trouble trying to find foods to make. 'Cause a food wasn't really associated with a decade...at least not ones that we can readily get. No one wants to drink New Coke. LoL!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Wist: http://www.wists.com/BritneyMarie
My Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/StephanieGravatt

Personal Swap Friendly!!

Swaps!!
OWS- Round 69
nikimac
Offline Offline

Posts: 841
Joined: 15-Sep-2008

28 and life to go


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010 10:01:15 AM »

How old is he?  If he's in his late 20s or early 30s, then a throwback to his favorite kids'/junk foods would be best.  Definitely chicken nuggets, PopRocks, Otter Pops, juice boxes (or better yet Squeeze-Its if they still make them), fruit wrinkles, Combos, Fruit Roll-Ups, and Jell-O Pudding.  If you're going with grown-up food, then yuppie-ish stuff like sundried tomatoes on crustini, mini quiches, frozen yogurt, French bread pizza, wine coolers, oat bran cookies, sushi, and Shasta sodas. 
I threw an '80s prom party and we just danced to the music, played trivia games, and took photos with a 21 Jump Street-ish backdrop all night.  It was great.  Definitely make people dress up, and have some accessories ready to convert him to '80s style once he gets there.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I love planning parties - come to me if you need any ideas!
StephanieGravatt
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010 01:31:14 PM »

He's going to be 27. And I've already had my husband dress up in the costumes we're thinking about putting him in, they're about the same size. What did you make the backdrop out of?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Wist: http://www.wists.com/BritneyMarie
My Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/StephanieGravatt

Personal Swap Friendly!!

Swaps!!
OWS- Round 69
nikimac
Offline Offline

Posts: 841
Joined: 15-Sep-2008

28 and life to go


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010 02:54:11 PM »

Well I'm 27, and if I was getting the party, I'd definitely want the kids food!  I made the backdrop out of a painted drop cloth and hung it up on a wall, but my favorite thing to make for parties are mugboards - the old boardwalk-style photo ops where you stick your face through a hole in a funny picture.  There are soooo many '80s options for that one, but I think some funny ones could be ET's face as he's in the bike basket in front of the moon, a video game character like Donkey Kong, some Ghostbusters, Captain Planet, or Inspector Gadget.  I've made those from both big cardboard boxes and plywood (but you need a saw for that, versus scissors/X-acto knife for cardboard). 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I love planning parties - come to me if you need any ideas!
StephanieGravatt
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010 05:33:05 PM »

Well I'm 27, and if I was getting the party, I'd definitely want the kids food!  I made the backdrop out of a painted drop cloth and hung it up on a wall, but my favorite thing to make for parties are mugboards - the old boardwalk-style photo ops where you stick your face through a hole in a funny picture.  There are soooo many '80s options for that one, but I think some funny ones could be ET's face as he's in the bike basket in front of the moon, a video game character like Donkey Kong, some Ghostbusters, Captain Planet, or Inspector Gadget.  I've made those from both big cardboard boxes and plywood (but you need a saw for that, versus scissors/X-acto knife for cardboard). 

I love the mugboards idea!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Wist: http://www.wists.com/BritneyMarie
My Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/StephanieGravatt

Personal Swap Friendly!!

Swaps!!
OWS- Round 69
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Sew Zippers
How to Make Colonial Knots
How to Make Hot Fix Transfers
How to Make a Leather Toggle
Creating Designs with The Bernina Cutwork Accessory
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.