I don’t know if there is another decade that could possible evoke giggles like the 80s. I can’t decide if it’s because I was 6 to 16 years old during that decade and a responsibility free life was all fun and games, or if it’s because the 80s were truly happy, carefree years for all.
So, when MT&L contacted me for an 80s themed cake for their Christmas party – I was ecstatic. Instead of a fancy-schmancy sit down meal, these folks transformed the lobby of their building into a 1985 Prom – complete with an 80s band, balloon archway, and a “punch” bar. During our consult, we each brought a list of popular 80s things – we giggled, we laughed, we almost peed our pants… and we finalized the cake design.
Crazy sayings, Rubik’s Cube, Smurfs, PacMan, MTV, ghettoblaster, Michael Jackson Thriller, Memorex mix tapes, Pop Rocks, Bottlecaps, Ring Pops, Nerds….
Here are a few of my favourite things from the 80s:
LA Gear sneakers (the white ones!), Michael Jackson, Madonna, Duran Duran, PacMan, Nintendo, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dirty Dancing, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, slouch socks, Sweet Valley High, Jem, big bangs, crimped hair, bad perms, and acid wash.
What are yours?