Sunday, July 7, 2013

Party Like it's 1999.

Last weekend was a real hoot! Or shall I say, it was a real Hootie and the Blowfish! My BFF turned 34, so we partied like it was 1994. Our guests went all OUT for the '90s-themed bash we threw in honor of her big day! I was super impressed, as the '90s, I came to find out during my own search for the perfect ensemble, are a bit hard to nail down. It's a decade that was kind of all over the place when it came to fashion fads. I decided to give a nod to a few different '90s-inspired fashion choices; neon, flannel, Doc Martens, Swatch watches, choker necklaces, to name a few. But snap-crotch bodysuits and scrunchies would have been great, too. Here's just a smattering of pics from our totally awesome photo booth; the BEST party accessory there is. And not only was our DIY photo booth the big hit of the party (besides the birthday girl, of course) it was super easy and very inexpensive to make. My dear BFF already had the white butcher paper. Using three long sheets taped together with duct tape, we splashed neon paint that I found at Joann's for $1.99 per 8oz tube (I found an even better deal at Michael's, a 6 pack of neon paint for only $5.99) in a Pollock-esque pattern, with the finishing touch being brightly colored Post-it-like letters that we adhered using double sided tape. Then just position your camera on a tripod and get yourself a nifty remote (like THIS ONE I bought on eBay). You can also make your photo booth super professional-looking with THESE photography lights that my BFF has, which helped a lot once the sun went down. Of course, you'll need lots of fun props. We printed out some quintessentially '90s television stars, and carefully cultivated other '90s-themed items, like giant cell phones and a life-size Beavis and Butthead cardboard cut-out. Assemble all the aforementioned items, and voila! You've got yourself a totally tubular photo booth! I've decided that from here on out, every party we throw MUST HAVE a photo booth. It truly is something to behold. ENJOY!
I'm pretty much obsessed with the blow-up Zima bottle I found HERE.

I love this! Ace Venture: Pet Detective. Ha!

The Birthday Girl. 

Me!!! And John Stamos.


Another obsession: Clear envelopes. 

Party favors!!! '90s Divas coloring book, found HERE.

Saved by the Bell inspired dessert table!

You can't have a '90s party without Zima...that's like Beavis without Butthead, or Saved by the Bell without Zack Morris. Wrong all around!

Ellen's Easy Zima Recipe

Any of the following: Sprite/7up/Sierra Mist
Don't forget to ADD ICE!

CHEERS! xoxo


  1. I'm thinking about a 90s themed party for my 18th next year...I absolutely love the pictures from your friends party! Definitely gave me lots of ideas! just wondering, did you do the invites yourself? they are perfect!

    1. Hi there! Just saw this! :) I'm a bad blogger. Yes, I did all the invites myself. Just put them together in Microsoft Word and printed them at home. Super easy and inexpensive! I already had the clear envelopes leftover from our wedding. Thanks for the comment!

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  3. I am obsessed with your inflatable Zima bottle... The website you linked doesn't appear to have it anymore. Any way you are willing to part with yours??? Sell it to me!!! :) Dawn

    1. Hi Dawn! It looks like they do indeed still sell it!! The link I posted may have changed since I added it. But I found it here:


  4. I was also looking for that awesome inflatable bottle. I used the new link you posted and still come up with nothing. :( Any chance you can still locate it, since I've noticed you only recently found the new link. Any help is appreciated! Thank you so much!

  5. Same! I want it too. send the link:-)

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