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80s Theme Party: A must-try party theme to go back in time

Without a doubt, if you’re prepared to put in the effort with decorations, a well-thought-out theme may transform a party from humdrum to extraordinary. Coming up with the ideal party theme is no easy task, which is why we consulted professionals for help. We’ve got you covered if you’re struggling to come up with party ideas.

Even in event preparation, we can all use a little encouragement to reach our full potential. Friends, streamers and a plain white cake won’t do. Put forth your greatest effort right now. They (your guests) won’t know what hit them.

Let’s not waste time debating which theme is best instead were pulled up and neon colours were in. It’s understandable that a lot of people want to arrange a party with an ’80s theme in order to relive their glory days of partying. You will be the envy of your friends for years to come if you commit to throwing a fully bodacious 80s party.

It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come and how many incredible things we have today, but gosh… the 1980s were the heyday of technology. Put on your big hair and shoulder pads because we’re throwing a wild ’80s bash. Also, no party is complete without disco balls and black lights.

Have a look at these fantastic ideas for a bash in the ’80s. These suggestions can help you plan an unforgettable 80s bash, from creating a killer mixtape to finding the perfect dress.

Totally Awesome Dress Code

There were several shocking styles introduced in the 1980s. (Welcome, mullets, lace tops, ripped jeans, and scrunchies.) Introduce a dress code for your vintage party to bring back the fashion and get everyone in the spirit.

Have fun with the theme and encourage attendees to wear their finest 80s attire. To put it mildly, legwarmers, bright, animal patterns, and hot pink will all be in abundance. Or, organise a fiesta dedicated to the music of the 1980s with a twist by requiring guests to dress up as their favourite characters from the movies or albums of that decade. Include a detailed description of the required attire for your party on the invites.

Playtime in the Dark with a Glow

Holding a party later tonight? For some neon antics, it’s time to turn on the dark lights and break out the glow sticks. The use of glow-in-the-dark paint and other party items may turn any room into the ideal 1980s bash. Use this to set the setting for a dance party segment or theme your whole event around the idea of a radical glow-in-the-dark party.

Neon Lighting

Whether or not you break out the glow sticks, neon lighting is undoubtedly the way to go for an authentic 80s theme party.

Adorn your abode with a neon sign reading, “I love the 80s,” or a phrase from your favourite film from that decade. Incorporating neon hues into your celebration is as simple as installing strip lights or switching to colour-changing LEDs in place of your regular bulbs.

Rubik’s Cube Cake

Whether you’re holding a dinner party or keeping the snacks light, there’s one item you’ll want for sure – cake. And what better way to commemorate the 80s than with a Rubik’s Cube-inspired cake?

This Rubik’s Cube cake is easier than it sounds if you start with a store-bought cake base and follow the instructions below. The fondant is a lot of fun to work with — and if your hands wind up a little stained consider it part of your multi-hued outfit.

Music Themed Centerpieces

Table decorations are a must if you’re doing an 80s-themed party for a large gathering, such as a family reunion or wedding reception. Use the decade’s iconic musicians as inspiration for table decorations.

There are tonnes of interesting ways you can utilise music to decorate your tables and decor. Tables might be named after popular artists or albums, and album covers can serve as centrepieces. Spray paint boomboxes and use them as centrepieces, or exchange standard name cards for cassette tapes with your guests’ names inscribed on them.

Retro Photo Booth

A photo booth is always a hit with guests. Bring back fond memories of the era by decorating your 80s party in every conceivable throwback way. Use a background with a neon pattern and some gold or other brightly coloured decorations to set the mood. Prepare an abundance of photo booth props and amusing cutouts for guests to use. If you want your photos to look more vintage once they’re downloaded, suggest a photo editing app with a retro filter for your guests.

Cutouts of 80s characters

Some of the most memorable cultural products of all time were produced in the 1980s. Celebrate the glory of 80s movies by adding some life-size movie character cutouts to your party decor (and photo booth) (and photo booth).

Bring out oldies like Indiana Jones, the Terminator, and Doc Brown from “Back to the Future.” Thrill your listeners with Beetlejuice or Freddie Kruger, two of the many fantastic or horrifying movies you may include. There are also amusing selections like Mad Max, the Blues Brothers, and even Yoda himself. This is a great way to bring the magic of your favourite ’80s film into your next themed party.

Themed Party Games

A good party game is always a hit, and a decade-themed party is a fun opportunity to look back on that era while having a good time.

Make your own 80s-themed pop quiz with questions about the decade’s music, style, movies, headlines, and celebrities. Use the prime 80s reference as a clue in a few games of themed charades. Get a playlist going and play a game of “guess that song” with your guests to see who can rack up the most points. Put a fun, 1980s spin on your favourite classic for a quick and easy party game idea.

Incredibly Cool Party Favors to Match Your Theme

Don’t send your visitors away without something to remember you by. Sending guests home with a memento of their time spent at your 80s-themed party is easy when you give them something that fits the theme.

Make sure the party favours are appropriate for the age range, interests, and theme of your visitors. The treat boxes might be themed, and the visitors could take home a Rubik’s cube, cupcakes, or an airbrushed T-shirt. You might even consider sharing your awesome 1980s-themed music with them via a download link.

80s Drink Station

The 80s Drink Station is such a wonderful way to make sure that all of your party guests stay nice and hydrated during the celebration. Naturally, you’re going to want to adorn the area around your beverage station with glowing neon accessories. And what about that groovy 1980s setting? It is extremely awesome, to say the least!

What are some great additions you could make to your drink station? Tab soda, without a doubt! Or, perhaps a Tang or a Fresca might be more to your liking as a way to quench your thirst. Whatever you include, make sure you don’t miss any fun Capri Suns. We were the ones who came up with the idea for those entertaining drink pouches, which may even be used today!

Conclusion

We are huge fans of parties with an 80s theme. They are such a great way to celebrate a birthday party, anniversary, or other life occasions with the people that are most important to you in your life.

Bring your guests into the spirit of the party by providing them with the ideal playlist, appropriately themed party games, and any and all 80s party décor your heart could desire. Your party with a 1980s theme is bound to become legendary if you come up with creative twists like these.

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