Hosting a girl’s night in is a time where you and your friends can come together to celebrate one another and have some fun. It can be a great way to de-stress from the demands of daily life and to catch up with friends. If you want to take your girl’s night up a notch and take a trip back in time to the era of big hair and leg warmers, an 80s theme party is a perfect way to do it!
However, if you’re looking to throw an epic 80s-inspired girls’ night in but don’t know where to start, we have got you covered! From decorations to music to food, we have all the tips you need to throw a party your guests will never forget. So get your neon clothes ready, and let’s get started! Keep reading for everything you need to throw an awesome ’80s theme party!
Ask everyone to wear 80’s inspired outfits.
To have an awesome 80s girls’ night, you should make sure your guests are dressed the part. An 80s theme party is a perfect opportunity to dress up in your favorite neon colors, legwarmers, and headbands! Have your guests come in colorful clothes and wild hairstyles that reflect the over-the-top fashion of the era. The 1980s was a time of over-the-top styles and bright colors, and you’ll want to lean into that to plan outfits. It’s also important to provide plenty of opportunities for photos to document your totally tubular night!
Get some awesome decorations.
Throwing an ’80s theme party is a great way to have some fun and relive some memories. To create the right atmosphere, decorate your party space with bright colors, neon lights, and tons of metallic streamers. You can also set out some old-school cassette tapes and records to get everyone in the mood. It might also be fun to display some iconic 80’s items, like neon posters and Rubik’s cubes. To compliment your decor, you could also consider hanging up some old movie posters from the 1980s. You can easily find posters online from movies like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Back to the Future,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Caddyshack.”
Rent some fun 80s games.
Arcade game rentals are a great way to add some fun and excitement to your 80’s girls’ night in. By renting some arcade games, you and your friends can enjoy all of your favorite classic games from the comfort of your own home. There are a number of different arcade machines to choose from, so you can find one that fits your needs and interests. Whether you’re looking for a retro-inspired machine with games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders or something more modern with titles like Fruit Ninja and Dance Dance Revolution, there’s sure to be an arcade game rental perfect for your party.
Indulge in classic ‘80s snacks.
The 1980s were a time of excess- from the clothes we wore to the food we ate. To throw an awesome 80’s girls’ night, you’ll want to serve up some classic ‘80s snacks to transport your guests back in time. There are numerous recipes that you might consider; however, you will also want to have some retro snacks as well. Some classic food from the 1980s includes treats such as pop rocks, pizza rolls, bugles chips, nacho cheese Doritos, Dr. Pepper, Coke, and Pringles. And for dessert, how about some classic ‘80s treats? We recommend serving up some root beer floats, Hershey bars, or Dunkaroos! A classic fare of 80s food is sure to get your guests in the mood to party like it’s 1980 something.
Play some 80s tunes.
The 80s were a time of great fashion, fun, and music. If you’re looking to set the right mood for your 80s party, make sure to play all the classic hits from the decade. From Michael Jackson to Madonna, there are plenty of songs that will get your guests in the mood for some 80s fun. There are so many different artists and types of music from the 80s that you are sure to satisfy all of your guests’ musical tastes. You can create a playlist of your own with numerous genres and artists from the 80s.
When throwing an 80s-inspired girls’ night in, it is important to focus on the fashion, music, and overall vibe of the decade. The 1980s was one of the most unique decades in modern history, and it’s fun to take a trip down memory lane with an awesome party. With some time and planning, you can put together a totally rad and retro party.