Crocker Highlands Rocks the 80’s – get ready for the 2013 Benefit Auction!

Hello Crocker Families!

The 2013 Benefit Auction will be here before you know it! It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year, it’s on Saturday, March 2nd, and we want to make sure everyone starts thinking about getting sitters, possible donations, hosting sign-up parties, and – your OUTFITS.

We say this, because this year you may want to do a bit more planning than usual… The theme of this year’s auction is:

“Crocker Highlands Rocks the 80’s”

That’s right – we said “theme. “ Just to make things that much more fun and festive.

That’s right – we said the 1980’s. Whether you were in college, high school, elementary school or diapers during some portion of that decade, there really is something for everybody, here. We’ll demonstrate that in a minute, but first a couple of important FAQ’s:

Q: Do I have to come in costume?

A: Absolutely not. But we guarantee you will have far more fun if you do.

Q: Do our donations/parties have to be “80’s theme-d”?

A: No, they do not – but if you’re stuck, feel free to use the 80’s as a jumping-off point for inspiration.

Q: Is Beth Rhine coming in costume?

A: She will if we have anything to say about it…

So… have your doubts you can be inspired by the 80’s? Don’t think the 80’s mean anything to you? Can’t think of a single thing to wear? We will leave you with just a few choice reminders of what this decade was all about (below), with more to follow in the coming weeks on our auction website: auction.crockerschool.org.

Start thinking, talking, and collaborating NOW! It will come up fast, and we want this to be Crocker’s best auction ever!

Yours in Shoulder Pads,

Nicole Fee and Jennifer Black

2013 Auction Co-chairs

 

80’s ideas (in no particular order):

Music:

Michael Jackson (Billie Jean, Thriller)

Madonna

U2

Run D.M.C.

Van Halen

Public Enemy

The Police

Springsteen

New Order

Chaka Khan

Prince

N.W.A.

Talking Heads

Marvin Gaye

Luther Vandross

Whitney Houston

Rick James

Sade

Journey

The Smiths

Beastie Boys

INXS

Go-Go’s

Cyndi Lauper

De La Soul

Tears for Fears

 

Fashion:

Shoulder pads

Leg warmers

Members only jackets

Oversized tops (flash dance)

Stirrup pants

Parachute pants

Headbands

Ray Bans

Izod

Skinny ties

Rugby shirts

Preppy…

Spandex

Fingerless gloves

Ponytails for men

Mousse

Tails

Jeri curls

Feathering

 

Historical events:

Fall of communism / Berlin Wall

Reagan era

Boycott of 84 Olympics

Mt. St. Helens erupts

Titanic found

Challenger explodes

Chernobyl

Iran-Contra

Exxon Valdez

Loma Prieta earthquake

Imelda Marcos and her shoes

 

Sports

U.S. Hockey Team wins gold

49ers decade w/Joe Montana, Dwight Clark, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott

LA Lakers & Magic Johnson

Oakland A’s – Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Ricky Henderson

Stanford v. Cal – “The Play”

Kirk Gibson’s home run of Dennis Eckersley

John McEnroe

Bjorn Borg

Larry Bird

Michael Jordan

Kareen Abdul-Jabbar

Mary Lou Retton

Dorothy Hamill

Martina Navratilova

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Florence Griffith Joyner

Chris Evert

Stefi Graff

 

Movies:

Stop Making Sense

Purple Rain

Beverly Hills Cop

Trading Places

ShoNuff

Scarface

E.T.

Poltergeist – “they’re heeeere”

Risky Business

Karate Kid – “wax on, wax off”

16 Candles

The brat pack

The Terminator – “I’ll be back”

The Color Purple

Silver Streak

Back to the Future

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Flashdance

Footloose

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

 

TV:

Miami Vice

The Cosby Show

The Love Boat

The A-Team

Diff’rent Strokes

Fantasy Island

Growing Pains

Thirtysomething

Smurfs

SNL

MTV

Falcon Crest

Dallas

Square Pegs

Roseanne

 

Trends:

The “Me” generation

Rubix cube

Pet rock

Terrible geometric designs

PacMan, and other early video games

Cabbage Patch Kids

New Coke

Aerobics

 

Sayings:

Awesome

Bad

Barf me out

Fer sure

Like, totally

Gag me with a spoon

Gnarly

Grody

Hellacious

Just say No

…o-rama

Party hardy

Rad/radical

To the max

Tubular

Valley girl / “Val” for short

Wannabe

Where’s the beef?

Mikey likes it

I’ll be back (Arnold)

Whatchu talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?

I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

Pump you up!

I want my MTV

Trickle-down economics

 

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