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We have a yearly Homestead Festival with a different theme each year. This year the theme is "Back to the 80s". I need float ideas. I am the Marketing Director at a Retirement Community called Liberty Village. Any fun ideas? I am stumped. Thanks.

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Lori Frick

By Lori Frick from Princeton, IL

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July 31, 20090 found this helpful

Rhino Records for 80's music complilations

Pick a theme for hair/clothes . . . .the band Culture Club? Such a distinct and SO VERY 80's look! Or Adam Ant's look. Both are very rag-tag and could be put together with thrift store finds (or your closet!)

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August 1, 20090 found this helpful

At the very least, shoulder pads, floral clothing and big hair!

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August 1, 20090 found this helpful

Lori-
How about starting at your public library to see what publications they have about what your town or city was like in the 1800s.If you have a local newspaper, they might let you look at old editions. From the advertising, you could make a simple cardboard backdrop with "storefronts" and ads, Some of the ads and prices from those days are funny.

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You could also have some of the participants holding cardboard signs saying things like, "Give women the vote now!," or other issues of the day. Arianna

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