Monday, March 4, 2013

Back to the 80's Birthday Party

Addie turned 11 years old last week. Sniff, sniff. We decided to have an 80's theme party. The funny thing is, when I was 11, it WAS 1985! She asked everyone to wear neon and we started off the evening at home with tacos and rice for dinner and cupcakes for dessert. I really didn't know what to do with myself this year. No baking required! She wanted cupcakes from the boutique cupcake shop in town. After dinner we took the girls to a new/old place in town called Arkadia Retrocade. For 5 bucks, you can play all the retro arcade games you want. After the girls got their fill of pac-man, centipede, and frogger, we headed home. I had 80's style candies for them to munch on while they watched a movie and we took some fun pictures with photo props I found on Etsy here. I had as much or more fun doing this as they did. I think the party turned out totally tubular dude! Here are some of the highlights.

Candy: Walmart, Party City, EZ Mart
Glasses and Gloves: Party City
Asteroid Drink Markers and Party Plates: Target
Skates: Mine, from my Mom's closet
Photo Props: Here on Etsy.  I sent them to Office Depot to print for around $5.


  1. So cute - Emily had so much fun!!! The girls are getting so big!

  2. Looks like an awesome party. You did an amazing job. Thanks for featuring our photo props.

  3. hello, photos are great. What software did you use to create the comic themed photos?

    1. I am SO behind on blogging and just saw your comment. I used an app called Halftone.