Friday, May 4, 2012

Bringing Back the 80's

I thought we would do a little flash back in time to March in effort to get caught up on some of my blogging. 

This year for David's 40th birthday I decided to throw him a surprise party.  I'll admit putting together adult birthday parties is not necessarily my strong suit and then to throw in that it's a surprise made me a bit nervouse.  I decided not to worry about trying to keep David away from the house until everyone got there but just wanted the idea of the party to be a surprise.  Good thing this was my approach because of all days David made it home from work early (we had it on a Friday night) and ended up beating everyone to the party. 

It was quite funny when David arrived home.  I had the party decor up, was dressed in my 80's attire and had the 80's music playing in the background.  He just came in like any other day and acted like he didn't notice anything.  I finally had to ask him if he was the least bit curious why I was dressed the way I was and that's when the deer in the headlight look kicked in and he said well he noticed the music and thought my outfit was a little different but though maybe that's how pregnant women were dressing these days (yep that exactly it, that's how us prego people role LOL).  It was a bit comical as he didn't really know how to react when I told him he beat everyone there and he started wondering if he should leave and come back or what.  He then got all nervous that he didn't have an 80's outfit planned and started rummaging madly through his closet.  I started giving him suggestions I had come up with but he was set on doing a Miami Vice theme outfit.

Instead of going with the 'Over the Hills Theme' I thought it would be fun to do an 80's party and have people dress up.  I found this cute Pac-Man cake idea on Pinterest and let the rest role from there.

I tried to remember some of the different foods from the 80's so we had Pizza and Buffalo Wings for dinner and snacked on things like Cool Ranch Doritos, Fruit Roll-UPs, Skittles, Combos, Kool-Aid, Pepsi and Coke.  The guys also busted out some old hand held electronic games that David had from around that time frame and at some point David took over the music and started looking up songs on the computer that he remembered from the 80's and some short, mini sing alongs occurred.
The Birthday Boy

Here is a look at our friends in their gnarly 80's outfits :-)   

John and David in their flash back to Miami Vice

Caleb sporting his Donkey Kong shirt

We had a contest where everyone voted on the best 80's outfit and Beth won!  She got to take home some nostalgic items such as Cool Ranch Doritos, Big League Chew bubble gum and the Breakfast Club movie.

It was so fun to see everyone's different outfits from the 80's.  I think it ended up being a good time had by all and was a fun way to celebrate David's 40th birthday.

Happy 40th Birthday David!

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