All Things Theme
Totally Awesome '80s Prom
Always Working for the Weekend? Make the most of your next time off with this theme idea:
~Prom tickets could invite guests and request that they join the fun by arriving in costume. Heat up the crimping iron and rat those bangs because your Girls [and their guys will] Just Wanna Have Fun!
~Bball hoops and bleachers create that High School Gym feel, but its the gobs of neon, balloons & streamers galore - maybe even a few posters from the past - that will add the needed '80s flare. Collecting actual pictures of your guests from the era ahead of time may make for a hilarious Wall of Shame. Punch and cookies should help Rock the Casbah (but determining whether to spike the punch depends on your guest demographic.)
~No prom would be complete without the infamous photo! For our purposes, the cheesier scene the better. Polaroids also provide guests with their own vintage keepsake to enjoy Time After Time.
~Above all, however, it is the playlist that will leave your friends shrieking: You Shook Me All Night Long! Whether the jams are live or a personal mix of the era's greatest, it may be best to stick with the big hits that most guests know over nostalgic favs.
~Many appropriate extras could be included, like breakdancing competitions or yearbook signings. The evening, however, as with any good prom should culminate in the coronation of its royalty. Envision it now: Balloon drops. Slowdancing. Watching all your best pals Fight for the Right (to Party!)