Ah, the ’80s. VHS movie rentals, fanny packs, shoulder pads and DJing your own mixtapes—it’s a perfect decade to pull party inspiration from. Instruct your guests to come in their flashiest outfits, ready to cut loose.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: ’90s, Retro
From Def Leppard to Michael Jackson, nothing rounds out an '80s party quite like a live band that can play all the right throwback tunes.
Loft spaces offer plenty of room to accomodate large guest lists, with soaring ceilings and plenty of windows for a dynamic party atmosphere.
One of the most “retro” appetizers is, without doubt, deviled eggs. This classic, all-American dish is simple to make and easy to enjoy. (Server tip: Keep them on ice to stay chilled.)
Slow-cooker recipes like meatballs were a huge hit—and they still are today. Serve up favorites of the past and present, like meatballs or Sloppy Joe sliders.
Ask anyone from Generation X what they think about Long Island Iced Teas. Go ahead, ask. We guarantee they’ll respond with an epic party story from their glory days—courtesy of these potent and popular drinks.