Monday, June 21, 2010

Grad Night - 1984

King Putt @ Golf n' Stuff, Norwalk, CA

Our beloved Chris Nichols always has unusual birthday parties. One year he rented a club car, circa 1940, situated on a track at Union Station. We all dressed in the 1940's style and Philippe's French dipped sandwiches were served. Another year he had a party in a Victorian mansion in Glendale where we were all supposed to dress in Kentucky Derby style, late 1800's. There was a horse and buggy, steampunk ghostbusters, live music of the era and a delicious Southern buffet. The best part of these parties is checking out everyone's get-up.
Chris Nichols as King Putt

This year's theme centered on the original "Karate Kid" (1984) movie where the main character, played by Ralph Macchio takes his date, played by Elizabeth Shue to an amusement park on a date. Mr. Nichols fashioned his party into 1984 Grad Night at the original movie location, Golf n' Stuff in Norwalk. We all dressed in 80's garb, ate "pizza n' stuff," danced to 80's tunes, drove 80's cars and generally had a fantastic time.
Acid Washed Jeans Ensemble with sparklies!
Larry found his eyeglasses from the '80's

Jim remembered L.A.'s Olympic Summer of '84
Mark Rocked the Preppy Look

The Punk Look was represented

Chris Green's vintage Honda with Mondale & KROQ stickers!

I gave it my best to affect a Madonna/Material Girl look with big earrings, teased hair, lots of make-up, unstructured blazer, tight jeans, pearls, etc., but that's how I still look today...no photo!

Chris Green poses with the Trans Am!

Interior, Pizza n' Stuff. Denny's color theme!

Thanks to Chris and Charlene for throwing an OUTSTANDING party!!

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4 Comments:

At 5:05 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! what a fantastic idea for a party!

Judy
Bakersfield

 
At 6:09 PM PDT, Blogger woolanthropy said...

super fun party!
Like totally fer shure.

 
At 6:29 AM PDT, Blogger wildblue said...

class of '85 over here, represent! LOL!

 
At 7:41 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a (stunning) Honda Accord, not a Civic, but fun pics! :)

 

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