Totally 80's Theme Party!
April 14, 2011
Each of the decades from the last century was memorable. The music and fashion trends are always looked back upon with a smile. One decade in particular though, looks a little sillier in retrospect than the others. The 1980’s were a time of neon colors and giant, frizzy hairdos with out of control bangs. So why not celebrate the most bodacious time that ever was? Here’s how to throw a totally radical 80’s party.
80’s Theme Party Invitations
Some invitations are perfect for certain party themes. Nothing less could be said about the Totally Awesome 80’s invitations and the Totally 80’s personalized invitations. Both are made in the style of the times. Neon colors, boom boxes and classic video game pixel lettering make these invitations a sign of the times.
Drop in a slap bracelet for your guests to get their memory going about some of the novel items the 80’s produced.
80’s Theme Party Decorations
To help recreate the feel of the 80’s keep things looking as campy as possible. Cover your walls with Checkered Pattern Scene Setters. To add some variety and some color, line doors and trimming with Totally 80’s Party Tape.
Remember cassette tapes? Make sure no one forgets this 80’s icon by sticking up some Cassette Tape Clings.
The 80’s also featured a lot of great music which combined the guitar with keyboards and synthesizers. Pay tribute to this unique blend with Musical Cutouts.
But don’t leave the rock and pop stars out. A classic Michael Jackson Life Size Stand Up shows the King of Pop at his finest. And KISS lead singer Gene Simmons helped us ‘Rock and Roll All Night and Party Every day.’
If your 80’s bash is to help celebrate some tubular event, let everyone know with an 80’s Video Game Style Custom Banner.
Finish covering any empty space on your walls with Totally 80’s Cutouts. Done in 80’s style with time period colors and words, these cutouts are hilarious to see!
Have your guests relive some 80’s video game memories with ‘Space Invader’ style characters hanging from the ceiling on our Totally 80’s Whirls. A Totally 80’s Arcade Sign will compliment the Whirls nicely.
Have some 80’s novelty products displayed to really bring the decade back to life! The Laser Ball Lamp made everyone want to touch it and Strobe Lights were an essential party item.
80’s Theme Party Food
Not much has changed with food since the 80’s. People definitely still eat the same snacks. But sometimes, companies like to sell their products in ‘classic’ or ‘throwback’ packaging. If you can find some soda or chips which are sporting their old labels and logos, snatch them up and put them on display! People will ask how you got the old school items!
The 80’s did highlight candy though. So consider having some on hand. Bubble-gum was a staple of the decade, with people smacking away at it in school and in dance clubs.
Pop rocks and Candy Necklaces were popular too. Any jewelry you can also eat is a must for your 80’s party. Offer Neon Candy Necklaces and Neon Candy Bracelets.
Let your guests satisfy their sweet tooth while eating off of Totally 80’s plates. Use matching napkins and cups along with a Totally 80’s Table Runner for a bodacious look.
Anyone who lived through the 80’s will absolutely love your Boom Box Centerpiece. This decoration highlights the gnarly nature of the boom box during its peak.
.80’s Theme Party Accessories
Give your guests the chance to look totally awesome by having Neon Sunglasses and Totally 80’s Pins available when they arrive.
A most excellent Neon Punk Wig will also have your guests ready to do the Safety Dance.
Invite your guests to play dress up and have a contest to see who can put together the best 80’s outfit! Costumes don’t count as cheating, right?