No Fear decals!
Gushers and Fruit by the Foot!
Bead bracelets! (They look like they’re glowing because they’re made out of some kind of probably-faux-moonstone)
Warheads and candy necklaces!
All that remains of my ‘90s CDs. I’ve got more in my iTunes, but I’ve got a lot of work to do before I can get my awesome '90s playlist together.
Like everyone else, I didn’t get the Dido CD until 2000 when “Thank You” was sampled in Eminem’s “Stan”.
The New Radicals CD I bought for their one hit “You Get What You Give”, and aside from “Someday We’ll Know”, 11-year-old me could not get into the other songs. And they tried this gimmick where the title track, track 7 (“Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too”) is not actually on the album. The lyrics given for track 7 do not at all match the lyrics in the liner notes.
That Brian Setzer Orchestra CD– I only got that like two or three years ago when my comic book store was clearing out the CDs they used to play before they started using Pandora.
I have no memory of getting the Tori Amos CD whatsoever.
Here are the toys and such that defined the ‘90s to me. I have all sorts of ideas what to do with these…
This is going to be tricky. A lot of the food of my childhood has been discontinued or sold only in a few markets. But I’m going to do my damnedest to make this work!
- Raspberry Citrus
- Blueberry Melon Strawberry
- Pineapple Banana Cherry Coconut
- Vanilla Orange
- Black Currant Berry
- Charlie Brown Chocolate
What’d I forget?
I haven’t decided if this is going to be a dress-up party, but I plan on somehow incorporating as many of these as possible into the party. Feel free to add ones I’ve missed.
It’s not a party without music, and compiling this list has been the most fun I’ve had in a while. Check it out, and feel free to suggest the ones I’ve missed!
ALBUMS TO CONSULT
What’d I miss?
Well, why not?
But I’m guessing if you’re asking, you’re either someone who remembers the ‘90s and can’t believe the '90s were far enough back to throw a theme party around them. Or you’re someone who wasn’t around for the '90s and are unaware of their greatness.
I am a bonafide child of the '90s, born in 1987 and witness to most of the cultural touchstones of the '90s, and hell– I’m getting nostalgic. I’ll unpack that nostalgia as I go, but for now, I’m just going to focus on planning my awesome '90s party. It’s gonna be hella tight.