Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Into the Night"

Anyone who knows *Mr. Adventures* and I will tell that we love to entertain!  Whether it's Fall Gatherings ... Christmas parties ... or surprise birthday parties, we love having friends over to share good laughs, spirts and food!  
This past weekend was no exception, as we hosted a *cheezy* 80's "Into the Night" Prom!  We hosted about 60 of our friends and what a blast we all had!  You wouldn't have recognized our home ... out went the the birds' nests, glass cloches and slipcovered furniture, and in came glitter curtains, stars and balloon arch!

I thought I'd share a few (no, a LOT) of pictures with you all ... so, sit back and laugh with me! 

As soon as our guests arrived, they could tell by the lack of furniture that we expected to dance the night away:

I added metallic blue curtains and stars over my cream curtains, as well as fun, nighttime "scene setter" vinyl to the windows in keeping with the "Into the Night" theme.  I had the fun sign made, with "Club 313" being a nickname given to our home a few years ago by our friends:

Of course, it's not a prom without a bit of tulle, streamers and Christmas lights!

To the right, the photo shoot area awaited you! 

Of course, my hubs and I had to be one of the first to try it out!  I almost suffocated in my rockin' 80's prom dress with poofy rosette sleeves! And, my husband looked "ohsocool" in his mullet!

In this space, I also placed a cork board where folks could display their old prom photos!  We also had fun prom props on hand, which you'll see in action later in this post:

The mantel dripped of stars and, of course, a mandatory disco ball!

Over in the breakfast area, I splashed more stars around, along with 80s prom food.  And, we also added "stars" to the ceiling with a green laser star show:

Over on the dry bar, I created a dessert area, complete with moon and star cupcakes ...

and, fun 80's candy!

More mandatory munchies could be found on the kitchen island:

And, let's not forget the nominations of a Prom King and Queen!

For fun, in the bathrooms, on the back of each door, I mounted thick posterboard so that folks could "write on the wall" like they would in our bathrooms when we were crazy kids in high school!

And, of course, I had to add goodie baskets in each bathroom (one for the guys and one for the girls).  The guys basket was full of 80's items, including Sure spray deodorant, acne cream, a pick, "Polo" cologne, Rave hairspray (they liked to spray their hair, too, lol) and a few other prank items):

The true fun began when our guests arrived all decked out in crazy, 80's fashions! ... whether by car, such as this fun vintageTrans Am (that, my friend's husband actually drove to his prom "back in the day"):

Or, even in a big ol' limo ... did I mention my friends are fun and crazy ?!

And, now, I'll just let these speak for themselves:

And, LOL ... look who won "King and Queen!"

What a great night ... (my sweet friend even created an album where she gave us all "superlatives," like the one below):

I can't wait to plan our next "theme" gathering!

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!!