Sunday, September 25, 2011

80s Themed Party - PICS

So as yall know, I planned a small 30th birthday shin dig for my hubby with a hip hop 80s theme. I only had 2 weeks and a thousand other things on my plate but I managed to come up with some cute touches for the 80s themed party. I feel like there was more I could have done but time just didn't allow but overall I was happy with the outcome! We had about 25 guests.  The menu included chicken wings, mac & cheese, yellow rice, mini egg rolls, meatballs, pulled pork, collard greens, vegetable stir fry, pasta salad, Rotel dip, & chips.  Desserts included cake, brownies, sugar cookies, and candy! Check out some of the pics from it!
 Banner I ordered from

 This is the desert table. I wrapped boxes with black wrapping paper along with black glitter ribbon  and created signs for everything using a graffiti font to tie in with the 80s theme!

Close up
I got my friend Kendra of Keshajo Bakes  to do the cake toppers. I wanted her to do the whole cake but she lives in VA and I live in PA and I didnt have time to go down just to get the I ordered a plain cake from Sam's Club (who's cakes I LOVE) and she made the edible toppers and mailed them to me. I just placed them on top...and it worked out perfectly!! :) 

So as an alternate to an entire candy buffet, I chose to do a candy plate! Its much cheaper and still showcases some of the candy that was popular in the 80s.  People still didn't even take it all.

For the food labels, I printed out pics of 80s groups/tv shows and made tents out of them.

Remember those old records I got from thrift store? Well this is what I did with them. 

This is the centerpiece I created for the table. I was looking for a real boombox but couldn't find one so I printed a boombox  I found on the internet and glued it to a small box to give it a mini boombox effect sitting on top.  Then I glued the cassette tapes I got from the thrift store on top!

Birthday Boy

Not pictured....I rented two tall cocktail tables and also had balloons hanging all around the ceiling.  I also had an 80s trivia game I created and a prize for the winner. We played 80s music of course and had School Daze playing on the tv.  If time permitted, I would have loved to get a lifesize version of Salt n Pepa or Run DMC. I also looked into renting an old school video game like Pac what you see in an arcade but they are quite pricey!  In addition, I tried to find an Atari to hook up...but no luck on that one either.  Surprisingly there aren't many blogs or sites that give good pics and examples to draw inspiration from for a 80s hip hop themed party.


  1. I think you did a great job. The party looked amazing!!!

  2. You did a wonderful job! I love the little details.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. Perfect party! That menu just made me hungry!

    Less Is More


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