We had so much fun planning this 80’s themed 40th Birthday Party. All the bright colors and light-up decorations were so much fun to decorate the backyard.  Our clients have the most amazing back yard for a party so it was a great setting to work our magic. We created an entrance for the guests with a light-up arch that changed colors, below you can see it in a few of the colors. 51 50 49 Here is the backdrop for the dance floor.  We used bright gossamer fabric hung from the trees to add a totally rad neon color splash to the area. 45 Here’s a closer look at the fabric backdrop as well as the Gobo lighting on the dance floor. 9 Here is a view of the dance floor area at night – what a fun party atmosphere! 38 Our clients hired the Spazmatics to play at the party so we made a fun backdrop for the band.  The columns changed colors throughout the evening. 1 We used large neon lanterns throughout the patio area to add color as well as lighting in the evening. 5 Here is a different view of the same area so you can get a good look at both the lanterns as well as the tables.  We used a spandex linen with various colored bright lighting under the table which looked amazing at night. 8 13 This photo shows a closer view of the neon stools – they were perfect for this theme! 11 Here is a view of the same area as the sun sets and the lights come on – love the bright colors everywhere. 47 46 Here is a view of the stage at night. 40 We also had a lounge seating area for guests to enjoy. 7 The lounge furniture we used had a lighted center which fit in perfectly with the theme. 44   41   39 Now we will take a closer look at the decor and centerpieces.  We used lots of slinky toys, retro glasses, Rubik’s cubes, tulle, fishnet stockings and lights as well as other 80s themed decor. 6 The party hostess put these cassette centerpieces together and we added the slinky toys and Rubik’s cubes. 4 We hot glued retro style glasses together to make this centerpiece 14 Another fun idea the hostess had was to use the slap bracelets in the centerpiece – so much fun! 10 Here is our Rubik’s cube centerpiece and of course you have to add a big tulle bow since it is an 80s party! 16 We used a child sized fishnet stocking to cover the cylinder vase and then added 80s themed buttons along with a large tulle bow for this centerpiece. 15 This centerpiece consists of several slinky toys hot glued together and wrapped around a cylinder vase filled with tulle and fairy lights.  Fun! 17   And what 80s party would be complete without a DeLorean!  The hostess made her grand entrance in this totally rad ride.  We can’t think of a more perfect way to arrive! 37 Now let’s talk about the food – it was fabulous!  We hired Lüke to do the food and bars. There was one bar and several food stations set-up in the back yard. 12 We started the night with passed appetizers. Below are the Ruben Crostini and Deviled Eggs 32 31 We also had a boiled crawfish station where we rolled butcher paper out over a long table and dumped the crawfish down the center. Louisiana Crawfish Table- Hot Boiled Crawfish with all the fixings to include new potatoes, Andouille, Pineapples, Mushrooms, Artichokes 43 42 Raw Bar Station- Gulf Coast Oysters, sauces and crackers, Boiled Jumbo Shrimp, Ceviches of Tuna and Shrimp, Lobster and Shrimp Salad 36 Antipasti Station- Baby Beets with Bleu Cheese, Cannellini Bean Salad, Marinated Olives, Marinated Mozzarella, Baba Ghanoush, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Chopped Chicken Liver Mousse, Charred Broccoli Raab with Lemons, Grilled Breads 35 Frito Pie Bar- Various types of Fritos and toppings- Veggie Chili, Queen Chili, Cheeses, Cremas, Onions, Caviars 33 We did the desserts and dessert table- all 80’s themed of course! 2 The backdrop was a large Pac-Man game display and we had black lights on the table so it all glowed in the dark. 26 The Pac Man Ghosts on the table lit up and changed different colors during the party and the Rubik’s cubes on the table also were lit up throughout the evening.  What a festive table setting! 29 Brownies, Lemon Meringue Tarts, Lemon Strawberry Mousse Cups, Whoopie Pies, Creme Brulee 28 Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee 27 Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, 80’s sugar cookies, Black and Neon Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries 25 Neon striped chocolate dipped strawberries 24 Black and White Cookies using neon colored chocolate 23 80’s Themed Sugar Cookies 22 Whoopie Pies and Strawberry and Lemon Mousse Cups 21 Birthday cake made by a friend of the birthday girl 3