30th Birthday Party – 80’s Theme with Costumes and Party Food Ideas



The 80’s brought so many unforgettable trends in fashion, music, and more. Some things we may miss or still hold close, others we wish we could forget. Still, being a child of the 80s – pretty much anyone celebrating a 30th birthday in the next decade (well, almost) – has its advantages and fond memories as well. Consider these ideas for throwing a fabulous 30th birthday with an 80’s party theme.

Planning a 1980’s party for a birthday or any occasion can be an exciting and fun experience. Consider these ideas for your 80’s party, including music, food and snacks, and of course, costumes from the 1980’s.

80’s Party Costumes and Clothing
No matter what your usual style preference, throw it all aside for the 1980’s. Check out these 80’s party costume ideas.

•    Slouch socks
•    MC Hammer pants
•    Bright neon colors
•    Spandex
•    Leggings with short skirts
•    Oversized sweatshirts or t-shirts
•    Jean jackets
•    Iconic costumes from movies like Top Gun, Flash Dance, etc.

80’s Party Snacks and Food Ideas
As you plan the menu for your 80’s birthday party or other special event, try to remember some of your favorite snacks and candies from your childhood. Here are a few 80’s candy and snack suggestions:

•    Cupcakes baked in ice cream cones
•    Ellios Pizzas
•    Pop Rocks
•    Whistle pops
•    Fruit Rollups
•    Anything you enjoyed eating as a child

80’s Party Music Ideas
To ensure your 1980’s birthday bash is a success, be sure you have a special 80’s music playlist on someone’s iPod. Be sure to get some of the greatest hits and one-hit-wonders alike.

•    Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer”
•    Journey – “Don’t Stop Believing”
•    Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
•    Van Halen – “Jump”
•    Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean”
•    Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
•    The Bangles – “Walk Like an Egyptian”
•    A-Ha – “Take On Me”
•    Poison – “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”
•    The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
•    Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”

There are really too many good 80’s songs to mention here in the article. If you have more to share, and especially if we didn’t list your favorite 80’s tune, please help us keep the list going in the comments below!

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One thought on “30th Birthday Party – 80’s Theme with Costumes and Party Food Ideas

  1. Really these costumes have very much demand these days.Most of the people are liking these costumes very much.Recently I purchased the “Rock God 80s” costume which was awesome!

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