Monday, August 15, 2011

My totally RAD 80s Surprise Party!!!!

Wow. I feel like I just got punked!!!!!

This past weekend my sweet husband pulled off the most perfect surprise party for my 30th birthday! An 80s Prom Party!!! dream. Seriously. 80s Prom is a party I have ALWAYS been dying to throw. And although I didn't get to have fun planning it, I certainly had fun being surprised and partying with all my pals! This party was bad to the bone...totally tubular, awesome, to the max 80s fab RAD! ;)
As you can see from the sign above (created by Amanda of Amanda's Parties TO GO...HUGE thanks by the way) the theme was Margaritaville 80s Prom. He didn't want to scare anyone off with the 80s theme so he gave people an option...come dressed as 80's or Jimmy Buffet.

Barf-me-out!! Who WOULDN'T want to dress 80s??!?!?!? Seriously. Whatever!!!!!! I am...all surprised, ready curl up into a fetal position from uncomfortable, nervous, WHAT IS GOING ON feeling I had in my stomach as I approached the party, seeing all my crazy friends in 80s attire!!!!
Luckily when I arrived I soon was told that Brian had a "station" prepared for me upstairs to get spruced in my 80s attire. Fortunately for Brian this station was easy to prepare b/c I kid you not, this lovely hot pink and black sequin HUMONGOUS puffy sleeve number was hanging in my closet for such an occasion. I found this a couple of years ago in a thrift store and NO WAY was I leaving without it!!!
I mean, look at it. Would you EVER leave this in a store all by itself? Alone. NO!

That would be a crime. This dress is the bomb diggidy.

Word up.

Look down. I knew it would happen...other girls are sooooo jealous of my to the max super radical puffy sleeves!
Slow dancin...remember the days when you could fit a person (maybe two) in between you and your dance partner...ever fearing the embarrassment of the guidance counselor who might come around the corner at any minute and put MORE distance between you. lol

Follow the rules boy!! We don't want this good time to end!


Reapplying my lipstick. Un-hot pink lips would be sooo grody!!
What are 4 blondes and a crazy brunette supposed to do with a rubix cube?! I mean hello!?!?!?!? Take 5 hours out of the party to figure it out? GAG ME WITH A SPOON!!!

In your dreams rubix cube!!

Me and my totally bodacious prom date! (party planner extraordinaire)

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this night so special and fun. Brian was quite a project manager, delegating jobs to all my friends (you know who you are) to pull this off successfully so I really appreciate everyone's help in this!

I loved every minute of it and feel so lucky to have such a great group of friends to ring in my 30s!!!


  1. I am cracking up!!! HILARIOUS party. Your husband did such a good job, it was like totally awesome. ;) And...I'm definitely jealous over your dress! Happy Birthday!

  2. 80s Parties are the best! Looks like a blast!!! Happy Birthday :)

  3. Happy Belated Birthday, Kate! Brian was so sweet to do this for you and it looks like you all had so much fun! By the way, the dress was AWESOME, Totally Awesome!

  4. This looks so fun!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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