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1980's party costume

Welcome back to the 80's!

Great ideas for appropriate theme parties should - like totally - begin with the look and sound of 80's pop culture.

The decade saw the rise of Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, and a host of other rock legends thanks to a certain upstart music video television station called MTV.

In fact, the TV machine proved to be a major force behind 1980's fashion trends, including black and white lace for the girls (Madonna) or pastel colored jackets, with sleeves rolled up to the elbow for the guys (Duran Duran, Miami Vice).

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Out on the West coast, meanwhile, Valley Girl speak took off in a big way...fer sher.

Remember to word your party invitations in exactly the same way, and tell everyone to come dressed as their favorite 80's star, then put on the 80's music CD and let the party begin!

Fun 80's party game & activity ideas might include a fun 80's trivia game or a "Name That Tune" contest -- or dance off to the 80's with prizes awarded for the most talented, funniest, or most unusual dance interpretation of the night.

Keep the mood going serving drinks in keeping with an 80's theme, such as "Like a Virgin Bloody Mary". Also don't forget 80's-era wine coolers, or the No. 1 80's bar scene cocktail, Sex on the Beach!

More about 80s party ideas around the Web

Around the Web, check out more great ideas for throwing a great 80's party with tips & advice on costumes, food, drink, music, games & activities.

Have fun!

80s Theme Party Guide
- Good tips on decorating, party games & activities, costumes, music, party food & drinks, from

How to Plan an 80s Night - Visitor-contributed ideas for lip-synch contests, 80's trivia games, Miami Vice themes and related tips...

80's Party Playlist - A major fan with a list of more than a hundred 80's pop hits plus personal pics from an 80's theme party.

The 80's Look - Invited and don't know what to wear? Check out this photo gallery of stars in full 80's regalia including Adam Ant, Bananarama, Simon Le Bon, Boy George, George Michael, Eurythmics and more with additional ideas for Essential 80's Albums.

The 80's Server - If you're stuck for a theme, check out this site for expert knowledge of 80's pop culture including music, movies & TV, along with an online forum for comments or suggestions.


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