Photo courtesy of Jenny Quicksall Photography

Purple Rain, Purple Rain
"Don't ya just love Prince?" as quoted in Pretty Woman. And we do.

This Prince Purple Rain inspired event used a Harley Davidson Motorcycle decked out in purple d├ęcor to enhance the purple glamour and lighting around it.

Photo courtesy of Barry Brecheisen

Video Killed the Radio Star
During this 80s themed fashion show, videos from the 80s played against this pixelated lighted backdrop.

Combing both light and sound, but not overtly bold, the videos only enhanced the action below, rather than distracting from it.

Photo courtesy of Tina Smothers

The Original Mix Tape
Give guess props and funky colored backdrops here to make their original mix tape inspired photos. Bold geometric patterns are reminiscent of the 80s style.

Along with a great photo booth, retro arcade games are also in style. Bring in Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac Man, and Burger Time and watch the guests line up to play.

Photo Courtesy of Kristy Still

Purple Cow
Since we love purple rain, perhaps a purple cow should accompany the 80s theme.

1 6-ounce can Frozen Grape Juice Concentrate
2 cups Country Vanilla Ice Cream
1 cup Milk
Ice Cubes


Empty the grape juice concentrate into a blender along with the ice cream and milk.
Add in a bit of ice.
Blend until smooth.