Different ideas for 80s themed party…

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  • Nico
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    Then again you could just dress up in pink and yellow lycra and ride mountain bikes.

    bombjack
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    Offer everyone a pint of milk upon arrival, then snatch it off them just before serving.

    Alternatively play sardines by hiding in the cellar / under tables like in the nuclear fall-out public information videos.

    Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    Just make sure you get your years right. A friend of mine had his 50th 9 years back and laid on a 70’s themed party. Cue lots of flower power, chest hair wigs and big hair…..

    He turned up dressed as Adam Ant 🙂

    Premier Icon Richie_B
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    You could have a Protect & Survive party – hide under the stairs for a fortnight

    (Thinking about it its pretty much what I did for my fiftieth, although it wasn’t’t consciously as an eighties tribute)

    Then again you could just dress up in pink and yellow lycra and ride mountain bikes.

    SCHMOO!

    Also, roller disco, as Perchy mentioned. You ******* knows it, brah!

    Thanks for the suggestions – I’ll pass on most thanks!!! 🙂

    I’m going as Dan Marino (got myself a replica 80s Marino Dolphins jersey of t’eBay) – no one will know who the hell I am though!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Just make sure you get your years right. A friend of mine had his 50th 9 years back and laid on a 70’s themed party. Cue lots of flower power, chest hair wigs and big hair…..

    He turned up dressed as Adam Ant

    Formed early 1977. Who’s laughing now, you square? He was just ahead of his time 😉

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I’m going as Dan Marino (got myself a replica 80s Marino Dolphins jersey of t’eBay) – no one will know who the hell I am though!

    Will having Marino written across your shoulders not assist in that?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    He turned up dressed as Adam Ant 

    Adam in the 70s

    …..wearing white sox obviously

    edlong
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    A-Team theme:

    Firstly everyone heads off to the nearest secure mental health unit and arranges for one of the inmates to escape.

    Then half a dozen guests are locked in a shed with only a comprehensive selection of tools, welding equipment, steel plate, assorted scrap and a beefy vehicle.

    While they are tasked with building some sort of of tank, everyone else hoons round the garden flipping jeeps onto their roofs and then emerging largely unscathed but slightly dishevelled.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    …. under no circumstances are you to put big Steve into the spare bedroom.

    Then put some Rohypnol into his lager and let him sleep it off in the spare bedroom.

    Body popping in cool threads to MC Kev Fresh’s mixtape of banging electro vibes.  Wearing sweatbands and lots of white.  Around a ghetto blaster.

    Ps this thread reminds me sharply of how many **** ‘1980s’ there were!  I had a few but there’s loads I missed.  Could the Nineties or Noughties lay even one tenth of a claim to the title of ‘how many decades in your decade?’

    By comparison:

    1980s:

    Punk vs everyone vs post-punk

    Mods vs Rockers reboot

    Ska/Two Tone

    Mountain biking

    Poverty vs yuppies vs poverty vs…

    Robot dancing/bodypopping

    New Romantics

    24/7 armageddon/nuke anxiety

    Thatcher’s Mob and The Great Milk Robbery

    Goth

    ‘Electronic dance music’

    When video thought it had killed the radio star

    Terrible food all of the time

    Obsessions with electric blue,  Lurex, Spandex, Leather, Sub-Dom fashion/lifestyle themes

    Inexplicable rising cult popularity of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (see also above)

    The gastronomic explosion and shift to  balti and/or doner takeaways up and down high streets across the nation

    First mobile phones and home computers

    I could go on all day.  But when I think of the noughties it goes like this:

    Jets flown into two tower blocks by nutters.  Everyone else now becomes a nutter and confirms this by creating (anti) social media and being nutters.  (Invokes the spirit of Clarkson)…

    …Forever.

    Not only was Adam Ant around in the 70s

    Cue lots of flower power

    1960s.  Ironing.  🎉

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Maybe Wales was slow to adopt the summer of love

    I went to an 80’s party with grey hair dye, flat cap, stick, whippet and all – I was the most 80 person in the room 🙂

    Spent the whole time telling everyone to “speak up young man” and whining.

    Careful with your description or just go for it  🙂

    James

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