The other day, I was helping my colleague shoot video of the renovated dining area, and while I was there I spotted a flyer for an upcoming party. One of the sororities was hosting a party based on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (since they are Delta something, it was “Delt-Air” on the poster), a ’90s-themed shindig. As someone who grew up with the show, I approved, then instantly felt sad when I realized that most of the students weren’t even born when it premiered in 1990.
I started thinking about what other awesome parties you could have based on programs from the time period, and now all I want to do is throw a Full House celebration, where everyone comes over and cleans my house (just like Danny Tanner would!) and says, “Have mercy!” and “You got it, dude!” to each other. If you wear an obnoxious outfit like Kimmy Gibler, you get extra points. Or, it could be Saved by the Bell-style, where you have to do your best “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m…so….scared!” impression while talking on a giant cell phone. I’m pretty sure Mr. Belding isn’t doing anything, so he can come and make a guest appearance.
All kidding aside, having a party tied into a television show sounds awesome. I know a lot of people do this with Mad Men, but the ’90s are just the perfect decade to embrace. The clothes were colorful, the music was all over the place (Backstreet Boys, Nirvana, 2Pac…mash them together!), and the pop culture events were the best. I think I know the theme for my next birthday party!
If you could have a party based on a television show, what would it be? What activities would you do, food would you serve, etc.?