80s theme party of a lifetime
A good idea is to give all winners a prize and a diploma. This will be a lasting object for the winners, and something to show and brag about to others many years ahead.
To burn all those calories why not have an aerobics class? The 80s is synonym with aerobics, fitness, workout ect. In this event, there doesn’t have to be a winner. But all who are able should participate. This event works best if you, or some your guests act as coaches have arranged this beforehand.
Create a program that last 2-3 minutes, and have the coaches show and shout the exercises. This is a great idea and will put a big smile, and sweat on your guests.
TIP: Background music: “Boys Boys Boys” with Sabrina.
Stop Dance Break Dance
In the 80s we saw some new ways to move. Let your guests compete to see who is the Master of the Universe - on the dance floor that is.
See who is the best Stop-Dance-Break-Dancer. An near impossible and hilarious contest where all participants has to do their best Break Dance moves, and stop moving when the music stops.
TIP: Give you participants white gloves and play hits like “Rock Steady Crew”.
What do you know about the 80s? Everything? Then prove it in a 80s quiz.
This decade was full of memorable quiz shows you can reproduce at great amusement.
A great idea is to let the contestants listen to a small piece of music, and then they have to guess a song, artist, theme from a TV show or a movie.
Question topics could be:
- Guess the song
- Guess an artist
- Guess the album
- Guess the year of an event
- Guess who said what (Mr. Gorbatjov it is time to tear down this wall)
- Guess the movie or TV show / sitcom
TIP: Let the contestants chose the topic, or let them chose the opposing teams topic.
TIP: Build a wheel to chose the next topic
Who of your guests is the most “80s”? This is a combination of attitude, dress, hair, language ect. in other words, who have gone full-in?
This could be decided by you, or you could leave it up to your guests to vote.
TIP: Hand out prizes for this event as late as possible, so that your guests have all day to be 80s like.
8 bit Challenge
If you have an old Nintendo NES, a Sega or another 8 bit system then challenge your guests. This could be who can finish the first level in Super Mario Brother the fastest. You can expect a lot of yelling, pushing and laughter.
TIP: Make separate leagues for women and one for men
The 80s hairstyles are so horrible that your guests with the best/worst hair should be awarded.
- Let your guests vote on best/worst hair.
- Have a female and a male category.
- Let the winners describe their hair.
TIP: Don't hold back yourself, but let your guests win. Cheat with the votes if necessary, but just don't win.
When people have made an effort and dressed up, then they should of course be awarded for this.
There are a lot of options for this:
- Hold a contest where the people can vote for the best costume.
- Find a judge panel to decide the winner.
- Hold a fashion cat walk, where you describe your guests costumes.
- Award the best female and male costumes.
- Award for the best celebrity costume.
- Award the best shoes, pants, shirts, accessories.
People LOVE to be awarded for the effort they put into their costume, and this will help to make your party unforgettable, not just for you, but for all of your guests.
TIP: The winners could also be a couple.
People loves to participate in games and competitions. They didn’t dress up just to do nothing and sit quietly. The following events to a 80s theme party is ideas you are welcome to steal, improve or alter. Your guests wants to go the 80s, so give them the 80s!
Diploma A good idea is to give all winners a prize and a diploma
80s Party games and events
Aerobics class To burn all those calories why not have an aerobics class?
80s Quiz What do you know about the 80s? Everything? Then prove it in a 80s quiz.
Stop Dance Break Dance Let your guests compete to see who is the Master of the Universe - on the dance floor that is
Costumes contest When people have made an effort and dressed up, then they should of course be awarded for this
Hair contest The 80s hairstyles are so horrible that your guests with the best/worst hair should be awarded
8 Bit challange Who can finish the first level in Super Mario Brother the fastest
80s Act Who of your guests is the most “80s”?