14 January 2013

Dude, 1983 was THIRTY years ago!

Saturday night, hubs & I went to Greensboro to celebrate his friend Frank's 30th,
which had an 80's theme!

I headed to Target and quickly realized that 80's fashion is what the modern middle schooler wears -
complete with acid washed skinnies, boxy cropped t-shirts, neon colored sunglasses & watches, and bright flats.
Hell,  even the graphic tee's were straight out of the 80's

I just got a men's vintage tee in a size too big, youtubed a video to help me cut off the sleeves, neck, and bottom, and tied one of the shoulders into a knot.

I totally plan to wear these faded leopard skinnies and those aqua flats again.
Already had the jewelry.

Annnnd, hubs already had that bomb ass red & white {of NC State} Adidas track suit.
{Got it in college.}

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The birthday boy loves him some Yuengling and Muppets, so Yuengling was in the keg and muppets were part of the decor.

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There were leg warmers, crimped hair, neon flip glasses, colorful heels, and 80's hairband members.

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There were awesome set ups all over the house of 80's memorabilia - Rubix cubes, slinkies, 80's board games & cards, necklaces, and candy.

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Operation. And, more muppets on the cupcakes.

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Glow necklaces and Chris Sabos.

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There was quite the spread, including some out-of-this-world Sausage-Spinach dip, {Liz, can you send me that recipe? Omygyahh, it was so good!}, mini corn dogs, Totino's Pizza Rolls, Doritos, chicken wings, 7-layer dip, meatballs, popcorn, Pringles, KFC Chicken, Ruffles & Dip, mini subs, oreos, and on and on and on. Yummation.

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80's movies were showing on rotation during the party.

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The Karate Kid even made an appearance!
{He made that design on the back himself, using Sharpies!!}

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And, of course - there was a photo booth. Whoop! Whoop!

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Happy Birthday, Frank!
I hope you had an awesome time! I know we did!

22 comments:

The Pink Growl said...

How fun!!! I love theme parties - and 80's is such an easy and fun one to dress up for.

Christa @ Significance or Nothing said...

this looks so fun!!

Alexa said...

Seriously, invite me to the next one. I LIVE for the 80s!!!! This looks like so much fun! Especially loving the board games and throwback candy. Just love love love everything about this. :)

Mills said...

KFC chicken is the shit! I should have been at this party. You nailed the 80's theme.

I kinda love the aqua flats! not gonna lie.

Next year, invite me.

put a bow on it [kaitlyn] said...

That looks like one awesome party - those seem like people I would like. If you're gonna throw a party, go all out!

Those flats complete the outfit, and yet I can totally see them being cute when not worn with a full 80s outfit, too!

Betty said...

I LOVE a good theme party...and this one looks pretty amazing! Love all the attention to detail (the 80s snacks, movies, and games?) Fun!!

Liz Goad said...

Love the blog! Thanks for the compliments and I will get your that recipe. :)

Southern Sass said...

Looks like a great party!

Helene said...

omg 80s is so back! haha looks like such a fun time!

Teresa said...

I've actually been looking at getting those pants from Target! haha

Ady Wright said...

Love the MTV shirt! and the cupcakes and the photo booth! Looks like so much fuN! xoxo Ady When in Doubt Just Add Glitter!

Jessica Manning-Garner said...

So glad that you had fun! I love a good theme party. Well, really, I love a good party.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That party looks like thebomb.com as my mom would say.

I adore everything about the 80s. You guys look fabulous.

I'd love that dip recipe if you get it!

Suze said...

that looks way fun!! That Karate Kid guy is impressive with the sharpies!

Anonymous said...

Love you blog and love your photos. So sorry I couldn't be there. Frank's Mom.

You Just Do said...

I miss Yuengling so much!! Wish they had it in the Midwest!

Annabelle said...

How awesome is that 80s party!?! So cool! I love your leopard jeans! You looked great and Anj did too! Great weekend for y'all!

Aleshea said...

Love the new banner. The party looks like so much fun. The 80's were such a rad time and produced some of the best movies and music.

acornmanphotography said...

I LOVE a good 80s party! I wish I had thought of that for my 30th. Would have been way cooler than just a bonfire haha.

And I love your husbands track suit. Fantastic!

fugeecat said...

Sounds like a fun party! In fact I think I went to parties dressed that way in the 80's.

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Kimberlee said...

Aww how fun!! Love me an 80s party :)

Liz Goad said...

Beth - would you send me the photos you took at the party? I love them! :)