DIY: 80’s Sleepover
I may be a long way from teendom but my girlfriends are still youthful and hysterically funny. The other day, I was spending some QT (quality time) with my friends and we decided it would be radical to have an 80’s Sleepover. Although the theme will be inspired by the sleepovers of our youth, we’ll trade the pop for champagne and instead of pizza, we’ll probably eat California salad with some sort of fancy crustini. The metabolisms have slowed down considerably. But if you fall asleep early, I’m freezing your bra and don’t be surprised if I call out ‘Steamroller!’ and barrel on top of you like a human rolling pin. It’s my specialty.
Party planning for me started early – I threw at least one major sleepover a year and it was the highlight of everyone’s social calendar. The elements of a successful sleepover were: the right guests (to prevent catfights/crying), the latest movies (1 horror + 1 comedy to ease the nerves post-horror), great snacks (aka junk food) and all-night girltalk.
There are so many amazing 1980’s coming of age films, especially starring Andrew McCarthy. Be still my heart. Anything starring Molly Ringwald or directed by John Hughes will be a hit among guests. There are also easily forgotten selections such as Adventures in Babysitting, Can’t Buy Me Love, Lucas, Goonies and Say Anything (which begs the question, does John Cusack age?). It’s been such a long time since I’ve watched any of these. It makes me very nostalgic.