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Top 3 tips to throw an unforgettable '80s party

Date Created: 01/16/2012

Top 3 tips to throw an unforgettable '80s party. For most people in their late '20s and early '30s, the 1980s are still fresh in their memory and they will never pass up the chance to dress up in the garb of their childhood decade. An '80s party is a unique aesthetic to try and throw together, but there are more than enough decorative accents you can use to your advantage to make your retro bash come alive. After all, the 1980s were known for glitz, glamor, paint splatters and neon colors, so you can use these ideas to your advantage.

1. Black flat paper. One way to keep your home clean and add a dynamic accent to your party is to combine black flat paper on your walls with black light fixtures and glow in the dark markers and paint. Put out these supplies on a side table and let your guests decorate the wall coverings throughout the evening. Draw a few designs yourself to get the group started, and as the night goes on, you will have an ever-changing look of pictures and messages that will give your guests something to do and help decorate your venue in the process.

2. Party decorations. Bright and bold colors should never be in short supply at your '80s party, so be sure to incorporate plenty of mylar balloons, vibrant streamers, confetti and party centerpieces into your venue. Place a small table near your doorway and put out a few classic '80s clothing items for your friends to wear, like trendy buttons, safari cowboy hats, '80s glam metal wigs and tacky sunglasses. You should encourage your guests to dress in their best for the occasion, but these last-minute additions could help give their outfits a finishing touch.

3. The soundtrack. Enlist the services of a DJ for the evening to play all of your favorite 1980s tunes, or create a massive playlist on your iPod. Karaoke is also a wonderful addition to any decade-specific party, and it will give you and your guests a chance to see if you remember the lyrics to your favorite pop songs from the '80s.

By utilizing these '80s party supplies and giving your guests the freedom to design their perfect retro costumes, you will have more than your fair share of golden photo opportunities and you may just start an annual tradition!


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