Invitations for an '80s Party

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Invitations for an '80s Party
Make invitations that bring the '80s to mind for your themed party. (Steven Errico/Photodisc/Getty Images)

If you're throwing an '80s-themed party, get your guests in the mood from the start with the right invitations. Pull themes from '80s music, pop culture and slang to interest guests in your party and get them ready to rock like it's the decade of excess.

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Music was a big part of the '80s, so let that be an inspiration for your invitation. Create a cassette tape out of black card stock, and use white card stock to make the label. Print your party details on the cassette label, using the back and front to make a creative invitation. Another idea is to use old CDs to make them look like a record album. Tape black card stock onto the CD to make a miniature record, and put the party details on the centre using a bright colour of card stock to make a smaller circle. Draw details like the rings on the record to make it look more realistic. You could even add the name of a popular artist on the tape or record.


Bright fluorescent colours were popular in the '80s, so type or write your party information on some brightly coloured, eye-catching card stock or paper. Use wording such as "Totally come to an '80s party, for sure!" to evoke the "Valley-girl" type of talking that was used in the '80s. Draw items on the invitations or find pictures online of things like mirrored sunglasses, leg warmers, jelly bracelets and parachute trousers to decorate the invitations with.

Pop Culture

Create invitations using popular icons from the '80s. Make an invitation that looks like a Rubik's cube, or attach your invitation to real, miniature Rubik's cubes. Create a yellow Pac Man invitation from card stock and write the party details on the back. Make your invitation look like a can of Tab soda, the logo from Ghostbusters or a Trivial Pursuit game piece.

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