So, I look back at the 80’s and totally cringe. It definitely was not a favourable decade for a young kid to grow up. The hair (I had one side short, one side long), the fashion (neon and varnet anyone?), the slang (it’s totally tubular and ill are so reminiscent). So, it’s with no surprise that I rarely look to that time and place as a source of inspiration. While the music was cool, everything else could just stay well and good in the memory bank.
But…..I’ve had a bit of a change of heart. Who would have thought, right? But Tie Dye and rainbow effects are so, so on trend right now in the fashion world that, of course, that seeps over into parties and events. I don’t think it is necessarily the best theme for a wedding or bridal shower, but it can be so much fun for a kid’s birthday party, or summer backyard party, maybe even a bachelorette. And while the 80’s fashion of tie dye was bold colours and unflattering t-shirts, the recent resurgence shows a softer mix with touches of fun.
I think it works best when paired with a relatively neutral decor. Going all out and wild with everything tie dye would be way too overwhelming, but a consistent overall palette of a solid cream, or aqua, or violet with tie dye pops would add great dimension and interest to the theme. The tie dye trend is very playful and fun so this gives great flexibility in the design of your party. All pretence and stuffiness is gone, and you can’t help but smile and have a good time. That’s what it’s all about right?
So……are you totally digg’n it? Is this something that you would try? Have fun imagining and creating your next party.
photo source: threesquarechef (1); bakerella (2); lucky girl hair ties (3); celebrations (4,7); shop sei (6); eat.live.travel.write (8)