Sydney Sweeney’s 80’s Prom Birthday Bash and Why You Should Throw Themed Parties

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Sydney Sweeney’s glamorous 80s-prom themed birthday party proves that you don’t need to wait for Halloween to throw an unforgettable party with an unforgettable theme!

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Halloween may just be a month away, but themed parties can be thrown any day. Casual, non-theme parties are classic and reliable, but honestly? Can be a bit basic. Take it from Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney, who threw a glamorous 80s prom-themed birthday party for her 26th birthday on September 19 titled “Syd’s Prom.” Guests sported voluminous curls, red and pink ruched and ruffled satin, glittery accessories and bold makeup. The party had an 80s-inspired colorful dance floor, disco balls, balloon arches, streamers, star confetti, and all the bright, retro extravagance of the time. All the photos taken make it look like you’re looking at an old photo album, and it is so cute!

Sydney and female guests at her 80s themed birthday party

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Clearly, Sydney is a fan of the theme parties, but some people may not care enough to follow the theme when they arrive. And that’s okay! When you throw a theme party, you can’t expect everyone to go all out or spend so much just for an outfit. But as a guest, you should still at least try to match the theme.

Personally, I love a good themed party, no matter how simple or elaborate. Give me “masquerade” or “pajama party”, and I’d be excited—and I’m not even a frequent party-goer. A theme just adds another layer of excitement to a party, gives people the chance to express their creativity, and brings everyone together in a fun, cohesive way. Need more reasons to throw a themed party? Scroll down below.



Let’s be real: one of the best things about Halloween is seeing what everyone dressed up as. This year, we predict a whole slew of Barbies and Kens and half-and-half Barbenheimer-inspired costumes. Some people spend all year building the perfect party or finding the perfect outfit, and people have only gotten more and more creative as time passes by. But who says you have to wait until Halloween to get those creative juices flowing?

From low-key Tuesday night dinner parties to birthday extravaganzas, hosting a themed party gives someone the chance to work around a solid concept instead of building something from scratch and making individual disjointed decisions. Sydney knew exactly what she wanted with her 80’s prom-themed party, and she nailed her vision down to the film cameras, her glorious shiny pink dress and bejeweled accessories, and even the wired microphones used by guests and the band. Her party looks straight out of Pretty in Pink (1986)!

Sydney's outfit

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Disco balls at Sydney Sweeney's 80s themed party


So if you want a 2014 grungy Tumblr-themed party like 2010s icon Tyler Oakley? Go for checked flannels, Converse, beanies, chokers, and striped shirts under graphic tees. Decor could include band posters or Arctic Monkeys and Halsey album covers on the walls.

@tyleroakley #stitch with @alliswannlake it was a moment 🥰 #fyp #tumblr2014 ♬ Everything Is Embarrassing – Sky Ferreira

Or maybe you want to be adventurous and host a murder-mystery night, like they did for Freddie’s birthday in the iCarly reboot (hopefully yours turns out better, though!). Create your own characters or find a mystery to solve on the internet, tell your guests what to wear, and really immerse yourselves in something fresh and new.

icarly murder mystery party


You could do Bratz or Mean Girls, red carpet or Stranger Things, folklore or Alice in Wonderland, pirates or superheroes. No matter how vague or specific you want your theme to be, the possibilities and the ways to execute them are endless.


Of course, you have to make sure people relate or at least understand your theme. A themed party is at its best when people can easily participate in terms of looks. When everyone’s all dressed up according to the theme, but with their individual signature flair, having fun and bonding, that’s when the magic happens. It’s like you’re transported into a different world or time period—and the pictures will show exactly that.

At a themed party, I love seeing what other people are wearing or what they brought that’s on theme. It’s a great conversation-starter, too! It’s so fun when people get excited talking about the decisions they made, the references they’re making, or how they put together the outfit or, if they’re the host, the party itself.

Sydney crowd 80s party


Undoubtedly, the popularity of themed parties is growing. Just look at TikTok! The last few birthday parties I was invited to were all themed, too. I was told to dress up like I was in Euphoria, my favorite Taylor Swift album, and like I was going to Harry’s House. I never had to break the bank to come up with something that fits the theme perfectly, and no one was ever strict about the dress code anyway. It was all in good fun—as any party should be!

More than the partying, I love the research, picking out the clothes, talking to other friends about outfit plans, and finally seeing everyone and everything all decked out according to theme.

Sydney Sweeney

Instagram Story/sydney_sweeney

Camila Mendes and Sydney Sweeney


When everyone’s dressed up similarly, but with their individual signature flair, having fun and bonding, that’s when the magic happens. It’s like you’re transported into a different world or time period—and the pictures will show exactly that.

So whether it’s for a Halloween bash or your own birthday, don’t feel silly about picking and sticking to a theme. It’ll make a great night even more unforgettable.

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These Stars Brought The Glitz And Glamour To Gucci’s After Party

Gucci Gang.

The celebration of the grand opening of Gucci’s Greenbelt 4 flagship store continued with an epic afterparty whose guest list had us feeling major FOMO.

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If the TikTok videos and posts on X didn’t tip you off, Italian luxury fashion house Gucci successfully celebrated the grand opening of its flagship boutique in Greenbelt 4, Makati last September 8. With a guest list as bright as the stars of the night sky, the opening (and not to mention the celeb interactions) was a moment. But the party didn’t stop there! Gucci continued its celebration well into the night with an afterparty brimming with good music, great vibes, and stellar fashion. A-list celebrities, top influencers, members of the press, and Gucci’s valued clients were in attendance, and they were decked out in the latest Gucci collections—as you’ll see below!


James Reid in Gucci
James Reid at Gucci afterparty

James Reid brought denim-on-denim to a whole new level. Sporting a Gucci Men’s Fall/Winter 2023 denim jacket and washed denim jeans with the signature interlocked G’s, the singer-songwriter and producer took the stage in a surprise performance to sing his singles U and I, So Fire, Always Been You, as well as an unreleased track titled Jacuzzi.


Anne Curtis Smith at Gucci afterparty

Anne Curtis-Smith was a vision in sheer black and sparkles as she wore a Gucci Women’s Fall/Winter 2023 Look 41 sleeveless mock-neck tulle midi dress with sunburst glass bezels embroidered at the neckline and the armholes. Under it, she sported a black slip dress with a slit at the back. The icon also carried a Gucci Bamboo 1947 mini top handle bag.


Liza Soberano at Gucci afterparty
Liza in Gucci

Best believe she’s bejeweled when she walked into the room! Liza Soberano showed up in full glitz and glam as she paired her slicked-back updo with a bejeweled Gucci Women’s Fall/Winter 2023 long-sleeved top and black jeans. She topped the outfit off with a silver Gucci Horsebit Chain. 


Nadine Lustre Gucci afterparty
Nadine in Gucci

Make way for the internet’s president! Mother Nadine channeled her inner Taylor Momsen as she shone like a star in a sparkly, bejeweled Gucci Women’s Fall/Winter 2023 dress, black patterned tights, and a clear Plexiglass Jackie 1961 bag with a piston closure and removable shoulder strap. 

Needless to say, the night was all glitz, all glamour, all Gucci. Signature Gucci emblems, patterns, and pieces were styled to perfection by all of the attendees, which also included Tim Yap, Laureen Uy, Camille Co Koro, Patricia Prieto, Issa Pressman, Gabs Gibbs, and Karraminah del Rosario. And to top it all off, the evening was soundtracked by DJ Nix Damn P. Manifesting those invites for the next afterparty.

Liza, Anne, James at Gucci afterparty
Laureen, Patricia, and Camille at Gucci afterparty

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ICYMI, Here’s What Went Down at the Levi’s 501 Day Shindig

A little party never killed nobody. ?

Having a bad case of FOMO? Don’t fret! We’ve got the latest buzz on what happened at this year’s Levi’s 501 Day

It was on the 20th of May in 1873 when the world’s first blue jean, the Levi’s 501, received its official patent. Fast forward to just a few days before its 149th anniversary, May 18, 2022 to be exact, we celebrated 501 Day with a bang—a special event not only to raise our glasses to the jean that’s been with us for decades now, but to also formally launch the cover partnership between NYLON Manila, Levi’s, and Issa Pressman.

As the event was about to begin, Yellow Brick Media PR Director Franco Saycon welcomed and thanked everyone for joining Levi’s in this momentous occasion. It’s not everyday, especially this time around, that we all get to be in each other’s company to celebrate a crowd-favorite denim jean that is simply iconic.

Franco was also joined by Kat Costas, SEA E-Commerce Marketing Lead for Levi’s, and eventually the star of the night, Issa Pressman, who both gave their warmest welcome to those of us in attendance. With the opportunity and honor that Issa was given, which was to be the Filipino visionary to work on the Levi’s Traveling 501, she also shared how she was able to give a glimpse of the beauty and heart of the Philippines to her fellow visionaries around Southeast Asia by incorporating a charming sunset in her painting, as well as the word “Pinay” around it.

“To be able to represent the Philippines through my art with all of my heart—[it was] amazing.”

Issa Pressman on her feelings towards being the Filipino visionary for the Levi’s Traveling 501

NYLON Manila Editor-in-Chief Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena was then called to join them to finally unveil the much-awaited NYLON Manila Headline cover featuring none other than, as Angelo said, “Miss Issa Pressman, our Kween of all trades.” Upon the unfolding of the cover, Issa got to proudly show off the 501 jean she worked on, as well as her other works of art that were included in our money shot.

Unparalleled creativity all around

Throughout the event, DJs Marga on the Mic and Euric Lumanog got everyone dancing on our feet like there was no tomorrow. Issa even graced us with an impromptu performance of her song “Monkey Business” at one point! Truly an artist in her own space.

Guests were also welcome to get photos taken by MEETKESO at the designated 501 Photo Wall by the entrance. We became our own work of art as the event’s team of artists from Wee Will Doodle completed the entire look of every single photo by adding incredibly creative and colorful illustrations around it, making each snapshot a one of a kind.

Situated on the other side of the room was the Levi’s Tailor Shop where all of us were encouraged to go wild and crazy by customizing our own sets of 501 tote bags, jackets, pants, and shirts with the help of their funky patches and pins of different designs. Our visions were then brought to life thanks to the remarkable team behind the shop. Issa even hopped on the DIY train by helping a lucky guest customize their own pair of 501 jeans! Now isn’t that a perfect way to end the night, or what?

Celebrate the Levi’s 501 jean with us by visiting their website, and even score a pair of the iconic pants for yourself.

Photography KIERAN PUNAY of STUDIO100