The Groupies came over and we had a ball.
Mr H bought beer, no fancy boutique beer back then, it was long necks and the options were VB or Melbourne. We also had Mango Daiquiris, they were mighty fine.
I did some research and was surprised to learn that avocado only became available at the local supermarket in the early 80s. As did French Dressing!
We enjoyed tasty prawn cocktails (iceberg lettuce was the only type available back then too) chicken snitzels baked in cream (Mum tells me I should have made them from scratch as they were not available from the butcher back then, but I had to cheat), a tossed salad with even more iceberg lettuce and finished with chocolate mousse that was loaded with Cointreau.
We listened to Madonna and Cindy Lauper and some Boy George, but none of us heard it, we were all talking, eating and laughing too much.
The Groupies went to great effort to dress up and we had a variety of outfits to show off. As the hostess I was dressed as the housewife. I remember my Mum proudly wearing this dress to the local Catholic Ball, the highlight of the rural yearly calendar. I also put the Cedel hairspray to great use...remember that? Well you can still get it and it still smells the same and has super powers when you need some height in your bouffant. Just add a few hair combs.
Enjoy the puffy sleeves.
A guest was able to find a "gorgeous frock" on eBay, she matched the purple with a strong green eyeshadow.
Mr H was feeling very much the 80s TV star with this foul leather jacket.
There were long denim skirts and jackets, skinny ties, white socks with black shoes, bad brown leather jackets, taffeta and some major power suits also worn that night.
Depending on your age the 80s remind you of many things, for some it was lots of green eyeshadow, others it was samboy chips shrinkies turned into ear rings.
What was your eighties like?