Do you want to celebrate your birthday with style and nostalgia? Then bet on the 80’s theme party. This theme serves as inspiration to create a colorful, relaxed and capable of arousing a feeling of empathy with the guests.

The 80’s were marked by great news, related to music, politics, technology and television. It was a fun time with its own identity, in which the children liked to play with board games and Atari. Electronic music took place on the charts and everyone was in the habit of wearing brightly colored clothes.

Main table decorated with 80's theme.

Many people who are about to turn 30 or 40 years old lived their childhood or early adolescence in the 80s. They had the chance to enjoy experiences of a decade that they missed. Inspired by this nostalgic atmosphere, you can organize a theme party to celebrate your birthday.

What to serve at the 80’s party?

The 80’s party is fun, daring and super cheerful. At that time, some dishes were in fashion, as well as certain sweets.

Salty

See, below, salty items that cannot be missing from the 80’s party menu:

  • Salty cake: made with loaf of bread, mayonnaise and potato straw, this dish provides a real journey through time. The filling can include chicken pate or tuna.
  • Crazy meat snack: french bread stuffed with seasoned meat.
  • Mayonnaise boats: is one of the appetizers of the 80’s that I missed most.
  • Salad bar: a table full of cold cuts was fashionable at that time.
  • Skewers: sausage, vegetables, cheese … bet on all the variations.

Salty Cake Shaped Bread

Sweets

Check out now a selection of sweets from the 80s:

  • Colored Gelatin: the colored cubes make the candy table more beautiful and nostalgic.
  • Maria Mole: this bar candy can’t be missing on the birthday.
  • Colorful mini gum: deserve space on the main table or in the souvenir.
  • Lollipop with sour powder: for many people this treat has a childhood flavor.
  • Chocolate Umbrella: one of the most loved items by children in the 80s.

80s Cake

The black forest cake, made with chocolate, whipped cream and cherry. it’s a classic from the 80s. However, there are many other options, especially with regard to decoration. The time of exaggeration had cakes decorated with clown field, soccer fields, among other symbols.

Another tip is to decorate the cake with American paste, creating symbols of the time, such as the K7 ribbon, magic cube and skates.

Drinks

At a children’s party, the menu can include soft drinks and Ki Suco soft drinks. In the case of a celebration for adults, it is worth betting on drinks that were popular at the time, such as Cuba-libre, Bombeirinho and Hi-Fi.

80s party decor ideas

Casa e Festa selected some tips for 80’s theme party decoration. Check it out:

Very colorful environment

The atmosphere of the 80’s birthday party should be very colorful. To enhance several bright colors at the same time, bet on pendants, helium balloons, toys of the decade, among other items.

Games and toys

Those who lived their childhood in the 80’s certainly remember the first electronic games and toys that marked that time. To bring out the magic of the decade, it’s worth betting on items like the colorful spring, magic cube, Atari, Pac-Man, Genius, Fofão, Meu Primeiro Gradiente, Lego and Naval battle.

Magic cubes and Genius appear in the decoration

K-7 tape

Invest in replicas of K-7 ribbon to decorate the party with an 80’s theme. They can be present both on the main table and on the walls and tables of the guests.

Movies, series and cartoons

The flash back must be loose at the 80’s party. To do this, look for inspiration in the cinema of the time. Scenes from the films “Enjoying Life Adoidado”, “E.T”, “Clube dos Cinco”, “Back to the Future”, “Ghostbusters” and “Dirty Dancing” cannot be left out of their decoration. TV also has classic series of the decade, such as “MacGyver”, “Incredible Years”, “ALF” and “A Levada da Breca”.

If the idea is to remember the childhood of the 80’s, then nothing better than valuing the cartoons that were successful at the time. Cave of the Dragon, Thundercats and He Man are some titles that deserve to be remembered in the decoration.

Assembling a scrapbook mural is a way of incorporating films, drawings and series into the decoration. You can also bet on isolated photos or value elements that refer to a particular success of TV or cinema.

80s idols

The 80’s idols must be valued in some way in the 80’s birthday decoration. Madonna, Cindy Laupper, Menudos, Dominoes, Prince, Billy Idol are some personalities that deserve to be remembered.

Tags with Madonna's photo.

Food and sweets

Nostalgia can also happen through taste. Items such as chewing gum, chocolate rain umbrella, push pop, maria-mole ice cream, sweat fair, teta-de-nega and chocolate coins should be served to guests.

Vinyl disc

The vinyl record is also a way to rescue the atmosphere of the 80’s. You can use them to decorate the walls or even to mount a tray with floors for the main table.

Colorful sofas and cushions

Find ways to make your birthday party more comfortable and welcoming. For this, use colored sofas and pillows to make up a lounge. Certainly the guests will love it.

Lounge with colorful pillows and sofas. (Photo: Disclosure)

Globe of colored lights

The rise of electronic music took over the 1980s, so decor should reserve spaces for colored light globes. The mirrored globe is also recommended for composing lighting.

Colorful accessories

The colorful effect, typical of the decade, may be due to the accessories. Bet on vibrantly colored cups, bowls, plates and cutlery.

Colorful accessories match the theme of the party.

Creative ideas for an 80’s style party

There are plenty of inspirations to decorate a perfect 80’s party. See some more references below:

1 – A buffet of sweets from the 80s

A buffet of '80s sweets

2 – Colorful plates were used to transform the table into a giant magic cube

Colorful plates were used to transform the table into a giant magic cube

3 – Cake with three floors inspired by the decade

Cake with three floors inspired by the decade

4 – This reference seeks inspiration in the 80’s balls

This reference seeks inspiration in the 80's balls

5 – Toys that marked the era gain space in the décor

Toys that marked the era gain space in the décor

6 – Coffee cube table to serve guests

Magic cube table to serve guests

7 – Colorful cupcakes with references from the 80s

Colorful and referenced '80s cupcakes

8 – Customize sweets with many colors

Customize candies with many colors

9 – Every detail makes all the difference, as is the case with this Genius on the table

Every detail makes all the difference, as is the case with this Genius on the table

10 – Combination of pink and gold, in the style of Cindy Lauper

Combination of pink and gold, in the style of Cindy Lauper

11 – Mini table inspired by skates, main toy of the 80s

Mini table inspired by skates, main toy of the 80s

12 – Bottle soft drinks create the feeling of nostalgia

Bottle soft drinks create the feeling of nostalgia

13 – The party entrance was decorated with balloons and with Pac-Man symbols

The party entrance was decorated with balloons and Pac-Man symbols

14 – Pinata inspired by the radio of the 80s

Pinata inspired by the 80's radio

15 – Small cake, with neon accents and mirrored globe

Small cake, with neon accents and mirrored globe

16 – Clothesline with K-7 ribbons are used to decorate the wall

Clothesline with K-7 ribbons are used to decorate the wall

17 -Use neon circle curtains

Use neon circle curtains

18 – Set up a panel with shiny strips for guests to take photos

Set up a panel with shiny strips for guests to take pictures

19 – The bottom of the main table was decorated with vinyl records

The bottom of the main table was decorated with vinyl records

20 – Decoration with balloons suspended from the ceiling

Decoration with balloons suspended from the ceiling

21 – Modern party, with low tables and cushions on the floor

Modern party, with low tables and cushions on the floor

22 – Colored springs hanging from the ceiling

Colorful springs hanging from the ceiling

23 – Games from the 80s served as support for the candy tray

Games from the 80s served as support for the candy tray

24 – Vinyl records turned into trays

Vinyl records turned into trays

25 – Colored glasses can appear in the decoration

Colored glasses can appear in the decoration

26 -Movies are sources of inspiration, as is the case of “Enjoying crazy life”

Films are sources of inspiration, as is the case with

27 – The cake is shaped like Atari, the video game of the 80s

The cake is shaped like Atari, the video game of the 80s

28 – Epic cake pops of characters

Lollipops of characters that marked epoch

29 – Colored springs, magic cubes and gum

Colored springs, magic cubes and gum

30 – Colorful lighting is all about the 80s

Colorful lighting is all about the 80s

31 – Magic cubes arranged in trays

Magic cubes arranged in trays

32 – Silhouettes of people dancing

Dancing People Silhouettes

33 – Tags and comics help compose the decor

Tags and comics help compose the decor

34 – The party calls for an explosion of colors

The party calls for an explosion of colors

35 – Jellies and colored juices on the table

Colorful jellies and juices on the table

36 – Abuse of neon colors

(Photo: Disclosure)

(Photo: Reproduction / Globo.com)

37 – Wall full of references from the 80s

Mural full of references from the 80s.

38 – Souvenir made with Oreo cookie

Oreo biscuit souvenir

39 – The bottom of the table was decorated with a magic cube and disks

The bottom of the table was decorated with a magic cube and disks

(Photo: Link 7)

40 -Glass container with colored cassette tapes (painted with spray paint)

Glass container with colored cassette tapes (painted with spray paint)

41 – 80’s candy cake

80s candy cake

42 – Thematic table inspired by films, music and TV programs

Thematic table inspired by movies, music and TV shows

43 – A creative and simple way to expose neon bracelets

A creative and simple way to display neon bracelets

44 – Try using hula hoops and colorful picture frames in the decoration

Try using hula hoops and colorful picture frames in the decor

Photo: Elo 7

45 – An interesting suggestion for Lego lovers

An interesting suggestion for Lego lovers

Did you like the 80’s party decorating tips? Do you have any other ideas? Leave a comment. Take advantage of the visit to see decorations inspired by other times, such as the 90’s.

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