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Party Decor On The Cheap

Amanda Bar
This Saturday fellow Herald blogger Bridget and I held an 80's theme party.  We didn't want to spend too much money (aside from the booze, of course), but we still wanted to make our place appropriately decked circa the 1980's.  For the price of a couple pieces of printer paper & the ink to use on it, I Google searched various movie posters from the 80's (The Breakfast Club, Labyrinth, Scarface, etc) and used the printed out images to decorate my kitchen cabinet doors.


I also searched for random magazine ads advertising ye olde computers and such (you too can own a 16k computer system for the low-low price of $899!), and taped them all over my refrigerator.  The pièce de résistance, though, had to be when I found the actual "Save The Clocktower" flyer used in the movie Back to the Future.  I printed that out, along with a "Vote for Reagan" image, and added that to the decor.  I ended up with a house pretty nicely (and cheaply!) decorated and ready for an awesome 80's party.  And trust me, I am a huge fan of theme parties - this was the cheapest party I have ever thrown.  The real cost came down to a few pieces I needed for my costume - I purchased a cute black jacket at JC Penney's for $45.57, but I plan on using it again.

All in all, it turned out to be a successfully cost-effective bash.

Posted by Amanda Conwell at 08:14 PM on September 14, 2009 in Entertainment , Home decor , Savings | Permalink | Facebook | Digg | del.icio.us | AIM


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