Becky and I were both born in the early 80’s so when it comes to throwing a party, guess which theme we like to follow… yep… an #80sPizzaParty. We try to find things that remind us of our childhood and today I’m partnering with Ellio’s to bring you some cool ideas for your own Rad Pizzastalgic 80’s party!
We got our party ideas from a list of the 10 things we loved about the 80’s.
1) 80’s slang. “Party Hardy” or “To the Max”… maybe you were “Bad to the bone.” You can print all of these for your own party by clicking here.
2) Ellio’s Pizza, man!
It wouldn’t be a Pizzastalgic party without Ellio’s Pizza. It’s a fun snack or meal that you can feel good about serving your kids. Ellio’s frozen pizza is so convenient, too. I can grab enough to feed just one of the kids or all four.
Since they use only the freshest ingredients, with 100% real cheese and no artificial ingredients, it’s a no-brainer. See for yourself…
They have a six different flavors and two different styles, so we usually get cheese and pepperoni (with 6 people in our family… we can never pick just one!) We like both crust options, too: the Original Crust and the thicker Sicilian Style.
It just wouldn’t be an #80sPizzaParty without Ellio’s Pizza.
3) Bright Colors!
Put on your brightest neons and get the party started! Allie was definitely up for wearing some neon pink!
4) Oh yes… and bangles to the elbows.
Becky always wears her bracelets at every #80sPizzaParty (I think she’s secretly trying to bring that look back!) It’s not working, but don’t tell her I said so.
5) “Business in the front, party in the back”
Yep… show it off, man… just go with it. When your kids laugh, just remind them that their school allows parents to come in for lunch and you aren’t afraid to make your own #80sPizzaParty in their cafeteria.
6) Grab neon plates for dinner. I can remember every #80sPizzaParty I ever went to had the brightest plates imaginable…and so do we.
7) Bust out your athletic attire. After dinner, change into your workout clothes, put on a little “Let’s Get Physical” and show your kids what workout gear REALLY looks like…
8) Pizza, again.
How many parties did you go to that served pizza? I’d say 99%, so let’s put that on the list twice! Since Ellio’s launched Ellio’s Sicilian Style, which combines classic Ellio’s ﬂavors and 33% more cheese with a delicious, thicker crust that is crispy on the outside, and soft and airy on the inside…it’s worth a second mention. (And to find these crispy delights near you, check out the store locator on the Ellio’s website.)
The movies in the 80’s were the best! The Goonies, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, ET, Ghostbusters. Pick one and have a family movie night with the kids. Grab some Ellio’s Pizza to eat while you watch it… just like the movies, it’s meant to be shared!
I’ve got to admit that the 80’s music isn’t my favorite, but ask Becky and she’ll tell you it is on the top of her list, so I’m adding it to this list.
What about you? Share some of your “pizzastalgic” pizza party moments on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook! Tag Ellio’s and use the hashtag #80sPizzaParty. Can’t wait to check them out!
Additionally, for all of you trivia fans out there, mark your calendar for the Life of Dad/Ellio’s #80sPizzaParty Facebook LIVE trivia show hosted on National Pizza Party Day, this Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m ET/5 p.m. PT! The event will feature two Life of Dad influencer contenders going head-to-head to see who can answer the most 80’s/pizza throwback questions, and will also include audience questions with the chance to win a total of $500 in giftcard prizing and 30 Ellio’s coupons! The event will be hosted on the Life of Dad Facebook page. Hope to see you there. ☺
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dr. Oetker USA LLC. I received compensation for this post; however, all opinions stated are my own.