Valentine's Day is coming up, and it's a perfect time to celebrate your 80s lover with some fun 1980s movie-themed valentines! From Legend to Labyrinth, Pennywise of It to Lando of Star Wars, there's something for your geektastic 80s love in these cool cards by artist P.J. McQuade.
Are you playing Whamageddon this year? The idea is to go as long as possible without hearing Wham's "Last Christmas," but I honestly love the song--their version, anyway--and have zero interest in playing. I do love playing a bunch of 80s Christmas songs, though!
It's the time of year when I get so excited about different ornaments. While we have plenty of silver balls, Santas and Snowmen, I also love to make ornaments of X-Men, Hellboy, Star Wars... you get the idea. Last year our TARDIS was our favorite ornament of the year! This year I'm thinking about adding some Totally 80s ornaments along with the demogorgon one I'm planning. How about you?
Are you binging 80s horror movies this month? If so, you might be missing out on some of the best films of this decade. Check this list of 50 of the best 80s horror movies to see if you've seen them all and which ones you should add before the month is over.
Over the weekend, my family and I attended a mini con of sorts with a Stranger Things theme. My husband was Hopper, my teen was Steve Harrington and I was dead Barb, complete with a piece of rubber tackle attached with liquid latext to serve as a slug! It was fun, aside from the crowds, and all of the cool 80s decorations, food and themes had me craving an 80s theme party. A dance troupe who interpreted the show with three numbers, including "Material Girl," really got a lot of us in the 80s mood.
Spirit Halloween stories are popping up like mushrooms after a storm and I, for one, am here for it. It's my favorite time of year and I love to see the new props, gadgets, decor and of course, costumes. This year there are some really retro Stranger Things costumes that will take your 80s game up to a whole new level, especially if you don't have anything in your house from the first time the 80s were a hit!
Boy do I miss Dick Clark's countdown. I used to always watch that with my family on New Year's Eve and now it's just not the same. It's probably just nostalgia but I never really like the music, so we just stopped watching it. It was one of my favorite 80s and 90s traditions. Of course, one of the cool things about NOT living in 1987 is that we can watch a bit of it go down again on Youtube.
Everyone seems nostalgic for the days when our president didn't embarrass us over rakes, geography, using words and so forth, our kids played outside more often and Dungeons and Dragons was all the rage. We all know that the 80s were far from perfect but there's definitely a few things to miss, especially if you remember them. If you want a more 80s Thanksgiving, try:
Teasing your hair up, wearing enormous puffy sleeves or leg warmers to dinner and pronouncing the turkey "rad."
A funny video regarding moms in the 1980s versus moms today in regards to Halloween has been circulating the Internet. While some moms are saying that it's spookily accurate, others say that they think it's the opposite. The video, for example, argues that today's moms begin planning Halloween in August, crafting elaborate costumes when 1980s moms threw a sheet over their kids' heads for a quick last minute costume. The thing is, I know moms who do both now, and I knew moms who did both back in the 1980s.
Halloween is just a few weeks away, and before it gets here you're likely to have a bunch of other fun Halloween-related activities where you'll need a costume, if you're anything like my family! If that's the case, you're going to need some easy DIY costumes to have on hand for these pop-up events and one of my favorites is the 80s costume.