Event Planning: 80s Flashback Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

Let’s have some fun today! Are you planning a wedding sometime soon or are you part of the wedding party of an upcoming wedding? If so, traditionally, it’s up the best man and the maid of honor to throw the bachelor and bachelorette party respectively. With that in mind, have you thought about throwing an 80’s theme party?

For many of us in our 30s, the 80s were our formative years. This is the decade that produced musical hits such as:

  • Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
  • Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
  • Glory of Love by Peter Cetera
  • Shout by Tears for Fears
  • Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield

An 80s theme party may include everything from dressing the part to playing games including – Name that Tune – Name that Line and much more. In fact, imagine wearing the net shirt, the Madonna gloves and even going for a little moonwalking while you are dancing.

The top 10 movies of the 80s include:

Movie trivia, music, fashion, fun and even games that were popular in the 80s are a great way to pass the time. Chances are these ideas may be more popular with the ladies than with the guys, still – consider the various things you can do with this kind of a party – I’ll work on a list of party games that would be fun to do either at a wedding shower, bachelorette party or even an 80s theme reception! The possibilities are endless.

What was your favorite party of the 80s?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.

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