1980s party theme, it’s flashy not classy

With the myriads of fancy ideas for a party concept available, perhaps a 1980s theme will rarely cross our or our host’s mind when selecting one. So when I got invited for a party last Friday in celebration for the August birthday celebrants born in the 80s I was so thrilled, more so with the Facebook event description as follows:

6 bodacious babes born in August invite you to ‘party hardy’ with them, following in the grand tradition initiated by Dame Speakeasy (2011). The Golden Decade of 1975 – 1985 brought the world many wonderous things – from Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Pacman and the rubix cube. The Cold War was on, and the Berlin Wall was up. It was the advent of MTV, and while Micheal Jackson still had his nose, Madonna … well, was she ever like a virgin? These fantabulous gals say let’s rock out and celebrate that primo golden decade that heralded their arrival to this wild, wicked world.

So, ready to get Hot-oh-rama? Grab those acid wash jeans, fluorescent gear and get ready to back-comb your locks — or slip on that white leisure suit you’ve been secretly stashing in your closet since Saturday Night Fever – or punk out like the Sex Pistols. It’s definitely on, whatever garb you grab from that golden decade.

I wasn’t really a good guest as I didn’t dress up but I made sure I keep the memories of the party alive through photos.

The event venue was a pub with vintage decorations, old photos — some are of the Beatles — and old looking paintings all over which added to the 80s kind of ambiance. And of course, what else can give the party more life than the 80s  music!

Choosing a wedding motif : the meaning of colors

So, I am now planning a wedding… but for some reason, it’s not mine but for a dear cousin. Still the thought of wedding planning is enough to make my heart do a cartwheel, yeheh! And to have something to read back when I prepare for my own wedding in the future, I’ll be blogging my first a la J-Lo/Mary Fiore of The Wedding Planner movie journey.

Perhaps the first thing that most brides-to-be would think of for the wedding is the motif. There are several reasons why we choose a certain motif –be it our favorite color, the color is not commonly used, etc — but how about we look at the meaning behind the color? Here are some favorite wedding motifs and their meaning.

Red – Red represents beauty in many languages and cultures. In China, it is associated with good luck and fortune. To the Hindu, red symbolizes joy, life, energy, and creativity.It provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety. It is the highest arc in the rainbow. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.

Blue – Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming.

Pink – Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman’s cheeks.

It’s not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite. Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.

Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color. The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology.

Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

Purple embodies the balance of red’s stimulation and blue’s calm.With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

Orange is used to symbolize happiness and love.Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.

Hard to pick one? How about a rainbow motif? That’s actually my cousin’s choice 😀

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