Banner I ordered from http://www.windycitynovelties.com/
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!
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 cake...so 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!
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 Man...like 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.