Coming up with a truly great party theme can be difficult, particularly when you're looking to throw a big celebration that focuses on a specific era.

A roaring 20s 'Great Gatsby' style party can be an incredibly stylish affair, but for some occasions, it can feel a little too formal, a touch too grand... This is where you need to get in your pop culture time machine and head back to the 1980s!

The decade of cheesy music, awesome movie references, and ridiculous style - the 80s is a theme that everyone can have a good time with, without taking anything too seriously.

So if you love everything from Pretty Woman to The Pet Shop Boys, we have put together a few of our favourite 80s ideas to make sure you have the time of your life...

Make your invite count...

No Delorean necessary with this time hopping invite! Our '80's Party' inspired invitations come decorated with enough throwback details to get anyone excited for your big birthday party, get-together or just-because celebration.

Take them back in time from the get-go!

In case you forgot your ultimate rockstar accessory, provide some by the entranceway to your party.

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Create A Cake To Take Centre Stage

Every party needs a cake, the difference is, yours will also be a window into the era of cassettes, Rubik's Cubes and modern excess.

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Just Glow With The Flow...

Glow sticks haven't really gone out of fashion, but if you want to create a bridge between the modern day club scene and the vibrancy of the 80s, create a glow in the dark party table to make a massive impression.

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Make A Super Easy Vinyl Record Bowl

Vinyl has made a massive resurgence in recent years, but you can tie everything back to your 80s party theme with this super cool and ridiculously easy to make DIY vinyl record bowl. Better still, create yourself a few of them and fill them with loads of decade-appropriate treats

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More cake? Who can say no!

Scatter some brightly coloured finger food around your party venue and you'll be onto a winner.

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Cover Your Party Venue With References

The 80s was really the decade of memorable iconography and undeniable pop culture references - so embrace them in a big bad way!

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Get Your Playlist Sorted

The best way to relive the decade is with a truly great 80s playlist. The foundation to a great 80s party really lies in how well you choose the music; you can find loads of playlists that are ready to go on streaming platforms like Spotify, but make sure you do some research and include a good selection of upbeat 80s classics as well as a few of those long lost gems your guests may have forgotten about.

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