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Crazy 8's party theme - ideas?


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted April 28 2008 - 11:56 PM

August 8'th I've been thinking of hosting a party. It just seems so suitable; 8/8/08. The last time I had such an opportunity was 8/8/1988, 20 years prior. The next occasion will be 8/8/2088, too late for most of us...

So I've got a theme, but no idea what to do with it... I did a Google search and the only thing I could find was wedding crap. I've already done the wedding thing...

Do you all have any ideas?

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   LewB

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Posted April 29 2008 - 12:23 AM

Don't the summer Olympics start on that day ?

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Alex-C

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Posted April 29 2008 - 02:14 AM

How about playing 808 State's United State 90 CD ?
Its a great party CD and 808 is big on the whole 808 thing.
haha.
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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted April 29 2008 - 05:22 AM

8/8/08 will be a popular day in the Chinese culture. I'm sure there's a technical term for this, but there's a sort of superstition around numbers rhyming or sounding like other words. So the Chinese word for "eight" rhymes with "fortune" so it's a popular number to bet on, plan events on, pick as lotto numbers, etc. So you could have "fortune" party, which might require a bit of explanation but might prove ripe for merriment.
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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted April 29 2008 - 06:02 AM

Drink Olde English 800? They come in 40 ounces... so, you'd have to drink two of them to make an even 80 ounces. (remember to pour a little out for your dead homies).

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted April 29 2008 - 06:19 AM

Numbers in Chinese culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm sure the Beijing olympics starting on 8/8/08 is more than a coincidence!

You can also eat at the Triple-8 Palace in Chinatown, NYC (under the rumble of the subway)...

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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted April 29 2008 - 09:30 AM

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8/8/08 will be a popular day in the Chinese culture. I'm sure there's a technical term for this, but there's a sort of superstition around numbers rhyming or sounding like other words. So the Chinese word for "eight" rhymes with "fortune" so it's a popular number to bet on, plan events on, pick as lotto numbers, etc. So you could have "fortune" party, which might require a bit of explanation but might prove ripe for merriment.

OMG! You are sooo a rock star for sharing that! That expands the options considerably.

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted April 29 2008 - 09:51 AM

Glad to have helped! I'm curious to know what you'll do. In fact, you've kind of inspired me to do one of my own.
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Alex-C

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Posted April 29 2008 - 10:34 AM

Somehow include the magic eight ball.
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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted May 01 2008 - 09:54 AM

magic 8 ball, Crazy 8s cards, 1988's dress theme, Olympics, Chinese food and some more on the chinese tradition, Planet of the 8s, 8 is enough, Old English 800...

Still looking for more.

#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted May 02 2008 - 06:30 AM

I was thinking of "Eight is Enough" also. Nothing screams party quite like a Dick Van Patten Sit-Com!!

Also, on the invite you can use lots of sentences like "Don't be l8" and "This will be Gr8", etc...

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Bob McLaughlin

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Posted May 02 2008 - 08:48 AM

Don't forget to screen Kill Bill Volume 1. The team of fighters that attacks Uma is called The Crazy 88's.
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