So you’re determined to throw an Eighties-themed party? Great idea! But to pull it off, you’ll need all the items that can help the partygoers go back in time when the world seemed painted in bright neon colors.
Here are the essentials for your party:
This is perhaps the most important feature of the party. It won’t be a party without music, and the 1980s had a lot of great music going for it. Make sure you have a DJ who knows how to mix the songs properly, and if there’s no DJ you can always find some free 80s mixes lasting for hours online. But you gotta have the music, because even with just music you can have the feel of the 80s right away.
Near the end of the night, you can then have the ballads that defined the decade. Air Supply and Whitney Houston ought to be there.
Have the walls covered with all the posters of stars during that period, and you may as well include posters of famous 80s movies too. And if you can, have a projector show a movie from that time. The best movies here include Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Gremlins, Footloose, and Return of the Jedi.
Make sure you require guests to be in their 80s getup. It has to be really bright neon or spandex, or it should be based on a famous celebrity, TV show, or movie during the 80s.
You can give these away for guests who came in costume. These party favors include tiny Rubik’s Cubes, cheap wayfarers, jelly bracelets and rings.
Food and accessories
Make sure that the plates and plastic cups are all in bright neon as well. And then get some food that best exemplifies the 80s, such as Jawbreakers, Pop Rocks and Hubba Bubba. You can include some dips too. Check out articles on 80s food items so that you have a large selection.
But perhaps the most important thing you need to bring with you is a sense of fun. It’s the 1980s, and it was a time when people were more carefree. So leave all your worries at the door, and dance to the music!