Ever wondered what happened to the days of leg warmers, side ponytails, and shoulder pads? Surprise! You can bring it back again (for at least a night) with this cool theme party.
Throw a totally rad 80s bash with kitsch neon decor, awesomely bad hair, and 80s themed drinks. When it comes to the 80s, the cheesier the better - so get ready to party hardy! Now all you have to do is play Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun in the background, and everyone will feel so pretty in (neon) pink.
A totally awesome 80s theme party starts with a totally awesome invite. Invitations set the tone, expectations and mood of any party you throw, and for 80s theme parties where you expect guests to come dressed and ready to party like it's 1985 well, it's really important!
So before you get down to planning out your own tubular look for the night, be sure to find and send 80s invitations that let guests know what to expect.
We love the look and feel of this 80s party invite from FineStationery.com. The neon pops of bright colors, tubular typeset and 80s are perfect for setting the feel.
This invite convey the theme and also lets party goers know that they are expected to come dressed (and coiffed!) in their 80s finest.
80s Party Hosts - Make sure your guests are dressed the part!
For those guests who disregard your direction to dress like it's 1985, make sure you have some gear to give them when they walk through the door. No party poopers allowed at this theme party!
Hit up your local thrift store or costume place and buy a few prop items. A teased-hair wig, bright pink scrunchie or faded jean vest will do just the trick.
Word to the wise: Make sure you go all-out as well so no one feels silly in their gear!
Sweet Dreams are made of these! With walkmen in hand, jive with Duran Duran and MC Hammer while you pop the champagne at a Retro 80s Party.
One of the biggest party drinks during the 80s, these homemade wine coolers are a must for your 80s theme party! The recipe is simple and totally fresh! Read More
Colorful and fun are the keywords when preparing oh-so-80s drinks. Check out some of our other top 80s drinks to serve at your theme party. Read More
Potato skins! These mouthwatering bites were a must at any party during the 80s. Give the classic a fresh makeover with our recipe - it's totally yum! Read More
While a lot of people tend to think fondue made its name in the 70s, the cheesy appetizer really became THE trend in the 80s. We infused our favorite fondue recipe with a bit of spice - serve it at your 80s theme party for a fresh app. Read More
Remember the craze over pudding pops back in the 1980s? Well, we made these decade desserts at home and the recipe couldn't be easier. Make sure these totally tubular treats make it onto your 80s theme party menu. Read More
Music is one of the defining factors of this decade, so choose wisely when compiling a party playlist. Make sure that your songs are lively and upbeat, and most importantly, that you can dance to them! Below is a list we've put together of the iconic 80s hits. Read More
Yes, they really did say things like "bodacious" back then! Check out our 80s slang sayings that you can incorporate in your invitations and decorations, in your party menu items, or simply as a laugh while talking to your guests. Read More
In this day and age, it's hard to remember paper invitations when we're invited to so many events online. Make sure that your guests don't forget the date and time of your 80s party by using DialMyCalls.com! Simply record a reminder and the site will share it with each friend on your guest list. It's way easier than calling everyone individually! Read More