How to Do 80s Party Decorations

For those who grew up in the 1980s, Madonna, Rubik's Cube and the introduction of the compact disc into the mainstream are all vivid memories. Bands with wild hair and one-off hit singles with a dance beat were common. Throwing a party with a 1980s feel can help bring back those memories -- and it isn't difficult to do. Many of the things that were popular in the 1980s are available today. Visit retro shops that specialize in the 1980s; they'll make it easier than ever to relive those magical times.

Things You'll Need

  • 1980s decorations
  • 1980s music
  • 1980s food
  • 1980s costumes

Instructions

    • 1

      Decorate the party room with a 1980s feel. Hang posters of 1980s performers on the wall. Michael Jackson, Flock of Seagulls, Madonna and simply Red are a few of the artists and bands that were popular. Don't forget some posters of 1980s hair bands, like Whitesnake, Poison and Cinderella. Hang streamers in bright 1980s neon colors like yellow, pink, teal and purple.

    • 2

      Set out plenty of snacks that were popular in the 1980s. Wine coolers and Jell-O shots were big alcohol refreshments during that time, as well as cocktails with cute names, such as Long Island iced tea, fuzzy navels and grasshoppers. Also provide Capri Sun, Sprite and Coca-Cola in a cooler. Buffalo wings, chips and cheese and microwave popcorn are good party snacks for a 1980s party fest. The food layout is an important part of the feel of your 1980s party.

    • 3

      Crank up the 1980s music, including music by the people whose posters you've hung on the wall. A big boom box (portable stereo) with a stack of 1980s CDs will keep the party alive and people dancing. Make the music part of the decor by hanging flashing lights and dedicating a portion of the room for dancing.

    • 4

      Decorate the room with board games such as Twister. This can help bring back the feel of the 1980s and also provides guests with something to have fun with. If possible, dedicate an entire section of the room to these games, with tables where guests can move from one board game to another.

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