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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The colorful effect, typical of the decade, may be due to the accessories. Bet on vibrantly colored cups, bowls, plates and cutlery.
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
2 – Colorful plates were used to transform the table into a giant magic cube
3 – Cake with three floors inspired by the decade
4 – This reference seeks inspiration in the 80’s balls
5 – Toys that marked the era gain space in the décor
6 – Coffee cube table to serve guests
7 – Colorful cupcakes with references from the 80s
8 – Customize sweets with many colors
9 – 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
11 – Mini table inspired by skates, main toy of the 80s
12 – Bottle soft drinks create the feeling of nostalgia
13 – The party entrance was decorated with balloons and with Pac-Man symbols
14 – Pinata inspired by the radio of the 80s
15 – Small cake, with neon accents and mirrored globe
16 – Clothesline with K-7 ribbons are used to decorate the wall
17 -Use neon circle curtains
18 – Set up a panel with shiny strips for guests to take photos
19 – The bottom of the main table was decorated with vinyl records
20 – Decoration with balloons suspended from the ceiling
21 – Modern party, with low tables and cushions on the floor
22 – Colored springs hanging from the ceiling
23 – Games from the 80s served as support for the candy tray
24 – Vinyl records turned into trays
25 – Colored glasses can appear in the decoration
26 -Movies are sources of inspiration, as is the case of “Enjoying crazy life”
27 – The cake is shaped like Atari, the video game of the 80s
28 – Epic cake pops of characters
29 – Colored springs, magic cubes and gum
30 – Colorful lighting is all about the 80s
31 – Magic cubes arranged in trays
32 – Silhouettes of people dancing
33 – Tags and comics help compose the decor
34 – The party calls for an explosion of colors
35 – Jellies and colored juices on the table
36 – Abuse of neon colors
37 – Wall full of references from the 80s
38 – Souvenir made with Oreo cookie
39 – The bottom of the table was decorated with a magic cube and disks
40 -Glass container with colored cassette tapes (painted with spray paint)
41 – 80’s candy cake
42 – Thematic table inspired by films, music and TV programs
43 – A creative and simple way to expose neon bracelets
44 – Try using hula hoops and colorful picture frames in the decoration
45 – 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.