Having a thematic party, gives the guests and you an opportunity to party with creativity. One such theme is the 80's theme party. This one's not just a theme for those born in the 80s, but also for ardent fans of colors cassettes, and rock 'n' roll! For a night of incredible fun, revive a scene from this era with costumes and decorations.
Remove all furniture from the party area to create a dance floor. Shiny disco balls hanging low from the ceiling, cassettes, neon signs, and pop-art shapes will add to the retro look. Balloons and bunches of balloons in various colors are an important part of the decoration. Stack some films from the 80s and play them on your TV to add to the décor.
Party costumes are an important part of any party. Costumes bring the additional decorations to the party and make the theme look real. Make sure the invites give out a dress code for the party. Weird wigs, loose denims, long shirts, hair bands, polka dots and hippie clothing are some of the 80s party costume ideas. Implement a non-admittance policy for those who don't dressed properly. Better still, have a punishment for them, which can pretty much be the start of party games for you.
No party can get started without party invitations. The whole point of a party invitation is that it must arouse a curiosity amongst the attendees. The invitations must convey the message and mention the dress code. Giving a wig or a slap wristband at the entrance is a great addition for the party.
Music is an indispensable part of retro parties. Best songs of the 80s will get the crowd grooving for some of the best dance moves. You can either download these songs or buy CDs. Play it on a loud volume with good surround sound, to get the guests partying hard.
Whether it's a party for kids or adults, cake is loved by one and all. If the party is for kids you can try making some cartoons from that era on the cake and stick with chocolate flavor. If it's for adults, you can bake some alcohol based cakes, to get them in high spirits.
A show of gratitude towards your guests, for making the party fun, will give a happy ending to the event. Give out retro items as party favors. If you look through flea markets, you will find a plethora of things to convert them into party favors. Cheap retro style sunglasses, glow t-shirts, scarves, bandannas, hippie souvenirs, and other such funky stuff, would make for great party favors. You can also click polaroid photographs, put them in envelopes, sign it, and give it away as party favors!
Make sure you plan well in advance to make all these glorious 80s party ideas come true. Make the invitations RSVP, so that you know the number of people attending the party. This will help you to place the order for food in right quantities. No party is ever complete without party games, so get everyone involved in fun games, for a fun time!