Last week, I posed by tri-state bucket list, and mentioned the Awesome 80s Prom! On Saturday, I put my money where my mouth is and ventured back in time, dancing the night away to Bon Jovi and Def Leppard.
To prepare for
the outing Prom, I stopped by Revival Vintage Boutique in Hoboken. The owner was super helpful and knowledgeable about 80s styles (I am not) and pulled out about 10 dresses for me to try on. It was a full on The Sweetest Thing-style fashion show! I ended up choosing this amazing mini-dress from the 1980s. I also picked up a cumberbun and pink button-down for Will. The glasses he’s wearing came from Urban Outfitters (I ordered them thinking I could actually pull them off……..). The bow-tie and pocket square were borrowed from my boss, who was more excited about the prom than I was. OH! And the pearls I’m wearing are actually my grandma’s.
Overall, this was a “go big or go home” type of shindig. If you showed up in 80s attire and had a couple drinks, you were sure to have a blast. If you didn’t, we probably annoyed you.
The “show” was interactive, meaning that a jock from the Breakfast Club brushed my cheek and a girl with headgear asked me to vote for her for Prom Queen, which I did (I think she won).
You only need to go to the 80s Prom once, but it’s a great time if you’re a fan of the music and styles of the decade.