The 1980s were one exciting decade, with the pop lyrics of Madonna, Prince, Duran Duran, and Michael Jackson filling our ears, while we decked ourselves out in all things “day-glo” and white-washed jeans. And oh, the shoulder pads and teased-up hairstyles! Many of us have fond memories of the 80s, and a popular party idea, whether it’s for a birthday party or simply a fun night in, is to throw an 80s party! You’ll want to of course serve Candy From the 80s, including Wonka Runts and Nerds, and have all those 80s must-haves, like hair scrunchies and Pac-Man, as part of your décor. Read on for some rad ways to ensure your 80s party is outta sight!
Authenticity is key to planning an 80s party that’s an absolute smash. Choose quintessential 80s party foods, such as Jello-O pudding pops, Classic Coke, Snapple, Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, and Boboli Pizza. Add some sweet with Candy From the 80s including Air Heads Taffy, Big League Chew, Gummi Bears, Runts, and Nerds!
If the 1960s were an awakening of self-expression, the 80s refined it. Ask your guests to wear traditional 80s fashions (as if there’s anything traditional about 80s fashion!) including neon colors and white-washed jean jackets and ripped jeans. Basically – wear colors as bright as the ones you’ll find in candy from the 80s!
No party is complete without a thumping soundtrack while your guests are noshing on candy from the 80s – particularly an 80s party! Make a mix tape (er, playlist), of these 80s artists: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Duran Duran, Prince, Queen, The Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., Bon Jovi, and R.E.M.
Hosting an 80s party is one fun undertaking, and the best part is that as a host or hostess, you can’t go overboard with two much 80s kitsch. Treat your guests to awesome candy from the 80s, and have a happenin’ time at your party!