My Mum celebrated her 50th Birthday on Saturday night with a fun filled 80’s themed bash. It took her a decent amount of time to decide on a theme for the party and after much deliberation she decided to go with the era of spandex and Wham!
I love themed parties. Creating a costume for a party fills me with so much joy. The 80’s was a foreign theme for me though. Being a 90’s baby I didn’t really know what to dress up as, until my sister Sophie and I had a joint epiphany. The Breakfast club.
For those of you that have been living under a rock, The Breakfast club is an 80’s ‘Coming of Age’ movie which aided in cementing the likes of Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson as Teen Icons. I have loved the movie forever. It is one of my favourites, so dressing up as one of the characters was pretty exciting.
My sister naturally wanted to dress up as Allison or “The Basket Case”, she was the natural choice, her hair is dark and we kept joking that she wouldn’t have to dress too far out of her regular wardrobe. This left me as the character Claire, “the Princess”, which we joked wasn’t too hard for me to achieve either. We then slotted our boyfriends into the roles of our characters love interests. Sophie’s boyfriend Rhys was Andrew or “the Jock” and my boyfriend Tristan donned the infamous costume of John Bender “the Criminal” (not going to lie, was pretty exciting for me, I blame Judd Nelson in this film for my excessive attraction to hobo-ish looking men)
We naturally had to recreate the “effortlessly cool, leaning against the lockers’ picture on my Dads fence.
We were missing the fifth member of the group- ‘the Brain’ Brian, until I asked my Cousin, Ashley to join us a few days before. So, we obviously had to recreate the photo again at the party.
To create my Molly look I curled my hair and pinned it up underneath to create a bob. I even drew on freckles!
The birthday girl was completely decked out in her 80’s best.
We danced all night to some sweet 80’s tunes.
Did you go to a themed party this weekend? What did you dress up as?