Throwing the Coolest 80s Retro Themed House Party: A Blast from the Past

Throwing the Coolest 80s Retro Themed House Party: A Blast from the Past


Are you ready to step into a time machine and transport yourself and your guests back to the vibrant and funky era of the 80s? Host an unforgettable 80s Retro Themed House Party and relive the glory days of big hair, neon colors, and iconic music. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know to throw the coolest 80s retro party right in the comfort of your own home. And the best part? Our collection of LED glasses will add an extra touch of magic to the nostalgic atmosphere. Let's dive in!

Setting the Scene:

  1. Décor:

    • Transform your party space into a neon wonderland. Hang bright streamers, inflatable boomboxes, and posters of 80s icons.
    • Incorporate neon colors like pink, green, and blue in your tablecloths, balloons, and party supplies.
    • Set up a dedicated area for a DIY photo booth with props like oversized sunglasses, wigs, and retro accessories.
  2. Music:

    • Create a playlist filled with iconic 80s hits from artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and Queen.
    • Consider hiring a DJ who specializes in 80s music or assign a friend as the designated DJ for the night.
  3. Dress Code:

    • Encourage your guests to dress up in their best 80s attire. Think leg warmers, shoulder pads, acid-washed jeans, and oversized sweatshirts.
    • Don't forget to mention that our LED glasses collection is the perfect accessory to complete their retro look. The vibrant LED lights will add an extra level of fun and nostalgia to their outfits.

Activities and Entertainment:

  1. Dance-Off:

    • Organize an 80s dance-off competition and have guests show off their best moves to classic 80s hits.
    • Award prizes for the best dancers, most creative costumes, and most authentic 80s look.
  2. Movie Night:

    • Set up a cozy movie area and screen popular 80s films like "Back to the Future," "The Breakfast Club," or "Footloose."
    • Provide popcorn and retro movie snacks to enhance the movie-watching experience.
  3. Games:

    • Incorporate classic 80s party games like Twister, Simon Says, or a Rubik's Cube challenge.
    • Consider renting arcade-style games or retro video game consoles for a nostalgic gaming experience.

Food and Drinks:

  1. 80s-inspired Menu:

    • Serve popular dishes from the 80s like sliders, deviled eggs, cheese fondue, Jell-O molds, and cocktail weenies.
    • Offer a variety of colorful mocktails and signature 80s-inspired cocktails like the "Cosmopolitan" or the "Screaming Orgasm."
  2. Dessert Table:

    • Create a dessert table with treats that will transport your guests back to their childhood. Include favorites like Pop Rocks, Ring Pops, and Hostess cupcakes.

Party Planning Tips:

  1. Invitations:

    • Send out retro-themed invitations that mimic old cassette tapes or iconic 80s movie posters.
    • Include a fun note about our LED glasses collection, highlighting how they can add an extra element of fun and style to their 80s outfits.
  2. Safety Precautions:

    • Remind guests to drink responsibly and offer alternative transportation options if needed.
    • Ensure that your party space is well-lit, especially if guests will be wearing our LED glasses to avoid any accidents or mishaps.
  3. Capture the Memories:

    • Set up a designated photo booth area with props and a polaroid camera to capture instant retro-style photos.
    • Encourage guests to share their photos on social media using a party-specific hashtag.


Get ready to transport your guests to a time when big hair and neon ruled the world. By following these tips and incorporating our LED glasses collection into your 80s retro themed house party, you're guaranteed to throw an unforgettable event. From the vibrant décor to the iconic music and delicious 80s-inspired food, every detail will contribute to an immersive experience that will leave your guests reminiscing about the good old days. So, put on your dancing shoes, embrace the nostalgia, and let the 80s spirit take over your house party. It's time to party like it's 1989!

Remember, at Not That High, we offer a wide range of LED glasses that will elevate your 80s retro look and add a touch of magic to your party. Visit our website to explore our collection and choose the perfect LED glasses for your event.

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