1980s Party Theme

Throwing an 80s party is fun and easy, whether you and your guests grew up in the 80s or not.

The 80s were a decade of fun and excess, from the fashion to the music, so a 1980s party theme presents more than a few options.

A 80s party is also a very fun for a child of the 80s or anyone who just loves anything 80s.

A 1980s party theme can be very versatile. You could choose one aspect of the 80s as the focus for your party theme. For example, an 80s TV, movie or music party can be as low key or as unique as you want to make it.

You could do more than just have your guests come dressed as their favorite character or musician. You could ask them to be in character throughout the party—encouraging them to test out their 80s acting abilities.

Maverick and Iceman from Top Gun could mingle with The Goonies and Madison from Splash. Alex P. Keaton and Carol Seaver could hang out with Murphy Brown and Sam Malone.

The same applies to musicians of the 80s—Madonna, Axel Rose, Michael Jackson, and Cyndi Lauper could all be a great 1980s party theme. This theme also presents the perfect opportunity for some awesome 80s karaoke.

Another idea is a child of the 80s party. Everyone could bring a favorite toy or game that was a huge hit in the 80s. Battleship, Rubik’s Cubes, Twister, video games—an original Atari would be totally rad.

In the background you could have all the great old cartoons playing; The Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, He-Man, and Inspector Gadget are some easily recognizable classics. You could even serve some favorite 80s treats and candy.

Of course, an 80s party is still a blast if you just want to have everybody come dressed in their favorite 80s outfits and play 80s music and games. As with any party theme, the 80 party invitations are a very important part of planning.

They give your guests all the vital information such as where and when the party will be, and to create the perfect 80s atmosphere, you will want to let your guest know they should dress to impress.

No 80s theme party is complete without the proper 80s decor. To create the 80s atmosphere in any room, you can use neon balloons and table settings that can be found at any party supply store.

Black and white tablecloths with neon place settings will get you off to a good start. Animal prints and geometric shapes are also very 80s-friendly. Hanging as many 80s posters of popular movies and musicians from the 80s on the walls is a great way to decorate and will trigger some great conversations.

The party favors can be neon sunglasses, miniature Rubik’s Cubes, rubber bracelets, or any favorite item from the 80s. With the right invitations and decor—and with especially fun guests—a 1980s party theme can give your guests the time of their life while they Flashdance the night away.

80s party theme, with a boom box.