For some reason, '80s prom-themed parties will always be in style. We've given up trying to analyze why this is, especially among groups who were waaaaay too young to experience prom in the days of John Hughes movies, so we'll just throw on powder-blue tuxes and enjoy the ride. That '80s Prom III is everything you'd expect: an '80s cover band (Hair Raid) playing all the hits, dancing to a DJ, a full open bar from 8 to 1, cheesy souvenir photos, "spiked punch," the crowing of a prom king and queen, hors d'oeuvres and a best-dressed (for the '80s) contest. Compete in a Rubik's Cube-solving competition and snack on '80s candy. (Seriously, Fun Dip? Was that even fun the first time around?) Advance tickets are available from the Lindy Promotions Web site, www.that80sprom.com, and party-planners should take a good look at the "Buy five, get one free" option.
-- Fritz Hahn (April 2010)