Sunday, August 7, 2011

80's Themed Party

Table decorations

1980's party check list must haves
  • Headband sunglasses
  • Hot colored Velcro wallets
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Slap Bracelets
  • Jelly Bracelets
  • Rubik's cube
  • Fun Dip
  • Candy Rings
  • Pop Rocks

Some of the music used during the party

Song                                 Artist
Take on Me                     a-ha
Money for Nothing           Dire Straits
Footloose                         Kenny Loggins
Maniac                             Michael Sembello
Maneater                          Hall & Oates
Take Me Home Tonight    Eddie Money
I Ran                                A Flock of Seagulls
Material Girl                     Madonna
Manic Monday                 The Bangles
Uptown Girl                     Billy Joel
Friday I'm in Love            The Cure
Welcome to the Jungle     Poison
Don't You                       Simple Minds
Eye of the Tiger               Survivor
Mickey                           Toni Basil
How Will I Know           Whitney Houston
Conga                            Gloria Estefan
Vacation                        The Go-Gos

Splatter paint a white sheet for an inexpensive backdrop.  We originally intended on using this as the back drop for the "picture booth" but it didn't seem to have as much impact as I would have liked.

***Note the yellow piece of paper sitting on the table - on "80s" inspired scrapbook paper, I printed out fun 80s facts from 1980 - 1989.  This could even be turned into a game!

Some of the party favors - most of the candy was purchased from Oriental Trading Company

Pac-Man and the ghosts where cut out of construction paper and taped to the wall.  Glue-on googly eyes were used for the ghost eyes.
Old records were purchased from Goodwill - painted and splattered with acrylic paint.

I found family photos from the 80s and had them enlarged ( - place them on funky colored scrapbook paper for personalized wall decor.

acrylic painted tape cassettes were hung from the ceiling with fishing line at different lengths.


Rubik's Cube cupcakes

It would have been like totally awesome if we could have rented an actual "photo booth" but the price was like way out of our budget!  We purchased a "rock star" scene setter from Oriental Trading and designated a wall to be the radically cool photo area!
We ordered inflatable guitars from Oriental Trading was used to create the "Polaroid" effect

Use to put the faces of your friends and family on 80s pop culture!  Print them out and display them as wall art.
Tara as Pat Benatar

Brother-in-law as Mr. T

Me as JEM

My Husband as Pee Wee Herman


  1. SO cute!!! Thanks for leaving me a comment at Sassy Sites telling me about your 80's party! I have always wanted to throw one. I'm thinking for my hubby's 40th! :) Thanks for all the great ideas!

  2. You girls are so fun. This is almost making me consider being FUN for my upcoming (sigh) 40th bday, and having a theme!



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