a 1980's themed scavenger hunt. Either create your own list,
or download an amazing list off the Internet! CLICK
a Scrunchee flinging contest! Set a certain distance ahead
of time, having practiced with a few throws first. Set a few
targets to hit and a few targets to land the Scrunchees in
(i.e. a pot, etc.) Assign a different point value for each
object to hit or land in. Give each party guest three flings
to see how many points they can get!
lip-sync contest with a twist...DON'T let the participants
choose the song! This is especially fun for a more outgoing
crowd. Randomly match up songs to the participants WITHOUT
telling them ahead of time which 80's song they will be singing.
They must wait until the song starts to know! The goal is
to FAKE it as best they can...even if they don't know the
song, if they have great showmanship then they can rack up
80's Movies poster images for your invitations!
to the above, use famous album covers from popular 80's music
groups (i.e. Michael Jackson's THRILLER, etc.)
your invitations go TOTALLY VALLEY! Remember that Valley Girl
was a HUGE craze in the beginning of the eighties...include
lots of TOTALLY's and GAG ME WITH A SPOON's!
a giant Rubiks Cube! Get a large, square cardboard box
from your local box store. Paint each side a different color
(red, green, orange, white, yellow and blue). Using black
electrical tape, created the grids (a basic tic tac toe using
the tape) on each of the sides. Dont forget to also
use the tape on all of the edges of the box!
you are going for a potluck, ask each guest to bring a dish
that represents something about the eighties. Items to include
might be lasagna (Garfield the Cats favorite food, Rocky
Road ice cream from the movie The Goonies, etc.) Hold a contest
for the most creative interpretation of the assignment!
up different commercial product slogans from the eighties
and see how many products your guests can match to the slogan.
These make for great party games to play! For example, do
you remember which fast food restaurant commercial had the
old lady yelling out Wheres the beef?
were VERY popular during the eighties. Play a game where your
guests are rewarded for finding as many smurfs as they can.
To set the game up, first print out several different small
images of smurfs (finding images online of different smurfs
is a quick find.) On the backs of the images, write one of
three different numbers - 1, 2 and 3. These will be the point
values for each of the smurfs if found. When the images are
prepared, hide them throughout your party area, hiding the
higher numbered point values in harder places to find. When
you are ready to play the game, have each guest begin searching
for smurfs. The winner is determined not by how many smurfs
they find but rather how many points theyve collected
(adding up the numbers on the backs of the smurfs they DID
a prize to the girl in the room with the most number of ear
piercing. In the eighties it was a trendy thing to have multiple
ear piercings in a single ear!
another contest to the guest who is wearing the most number
of bracelets - another big trend in the eighties was to wear
lots of bracelets at once!