Throw a totally awesome 80s birthday party for that special someone
July 26, 2010
It's been about 30 years since the 1980, but when it comes down to it, was there ever a more totally awesome time period? The decade was full of bright, memorable colors, big metal hair bands and cheesy, catchy music. Of course, every era has something unique and wonderful about it, but there's no denying that people who think of those fun-filled 10 years will soon be sporting a huge grin and stifling unsuspecting laughs.
So, if you know someone special who's about to turn a year older, why not start planning the ultimate 80s birthday party? While the theme would be incredible for people who lived through the decade, the motif will also work for the younger generation as well. In fact, most little kids will probably adore the idea of putting on their parent's old sneakers, and girls will go nuts for crimping their hair for the shindig. So, what are you waiting for? Break out your slap bracelets and start planning!
To begin, you must purchase some awesome 80s decorations. Believe it or not, scouring around for these little details may be some of the most fun you've had in a while.
For example - why not find a bunch of super 80s cutouts? These can be fun, cheesy banners that you can place all around the room. Signs that have fun phrases on them, such as "rad" and "like, totally!" will work wonders. Also, don't forget to find ones that use the typical 80s bubble font.
If you really want to take your shindig a step further, consider including some life-sized cutouts that will put a huge smile on your guests' faces. Purchasing a huge poster of Michael Jackson clad in his signature black leather duds is bound to have partygoers beaming. And, it can also act as an unofficial tribute to the late King of Pop.
Next, you're going to want to buy some 80s party supplies. When looking for these, don't forget that one of the best images that pairs well with this decade is that of a stereo. This was before the age of MP3s and iTunes, and the portable music player reigned supreme. So why not uncover banners that have this eye-catching idea on them? If you really want to get people excited, try to dig out an old boombox from your attic and, if it still works, use it to blast wonderful music from the era, such as the tunes of Bobby Brown or Janet Jackson.
Also, don't forget about buying fun, eye-catching paper goods. When searching for paper plates, cups and napkins, why not go with a familiar theme, such as Pacman? The game was a phenomenon during the era, and considering its popularity has continued on throughout the years, it's bound to make people ecstatic to be at your shindig.
No matter what, remember that this is a time to sit back, relax and have a ball. The 80s were some of the best years for America, so plan accordingly and watch people go totally crazy as they celebrate until the break of dawn.