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Totally '80s Party

Can you throw a great '80s party? Like, for sure! Just tap your inner Debbie Gibson and rely on this fun menu of totally '80s party foods, drinks and décor that will bring your guests right back to that most tubular of decades. (Don't forget the wine coolers!)

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Classic '80s Foods
Some really rad foods were born (or at least became trendy) in the '80s. Impress your guests by making them the stars of your menu.

The Drink of the Decade
Can you say wine cooler? This fizzy blend of wine, fruit juice and soda water was huge back in the day. Mix up a batch of DIY Wine Coolers and your partygoers will love the delicious updates made to their bottled '80s favorite.

Fun idea: Save up wine cooler-esque bottles, remove the labels and wash them in the top rack of your dishwasher. The night of your party, serve your homemade wine coolers in the prepared bottles (you'll need a funnel). Better yet, let your guests decorate their bottle with neon paint markers before you pour!

Gnarly Neon & Other '80s Décor Ideas
Naturally you'll ask that your guests attend your party decked out in '80s attire, and chances are neon tops, headbands, and shoulder pads will be in full force.

Complement your guests' attire by decorating with fabulous fluorescents. Festoon tables in fluorescent fabrics, create glow-stick bouquets and label party foods with fluorescent cardstock signs. Keep the '80s theme going with cassettes, neon friendship bracelets, and jawbreakers scattered on serving tables. Then complete the look with posters of '80s rock stars on the walls. It's 80s to the max!


Menu

Standard spinach artichoke dip gets a Mexican makeover with the addition of chopped green chiles and pepper Jack cheese.
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Serve sour cream on the side to cut the heat of chicken drummies seasoned with chili powder and cayenne pepper.
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Capture the authentic flavors of California rolls in your own kitchen with these impressive sushi appetizers!
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These little appetizers make a big hit with any crowd. They continue to be one of our most-requested recipes!
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Refrigerated pie crust and precooked bacon make quick work of mini quiches.
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Planning a barbecue? Get the grill going early, and your guests can savor these special shrimp skewers before the main course.
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Dig in to a delicious homemade dip. Make it by layering your favorite Mexican ingredients.
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Use this appetizer recipe to help use up an abundant zucchini crop. Your guests will love every zucchini and cheese bite.
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