Throwing a Retro ‘80s Birthday Party

If you’re planning a birthday party, you’ll want to spice things up. You want great food, fun activities, and lots of groovy tunes to dance to. Turning your next birthday party into a theme party is one way to go, and one of the most popular themes that’s out there is all about the 1980s. Throwing a retro ‘80s party is sure to get everyone excited, and holding it at Stars and Strikes, which has one of the best arcades in Columbus, GA, will turn your party into an even bigger hit. Here are a few ideas to help you just say no to boring birthday parties.

Hold a Costume Contest

Dressing up is a requirement for a proper theme party, and few themes are more fun for costume shopping than the 1980s. Your guests will have a blast sporting their fingerless gloves, leg warmers, and rubber bracelets. Come as a mod, a punk, or one of your favorite ‘80s celebrities. Put together a collection of ‘80s-themed prizes to give to the winners for added motivation.

Play Retro Arcade Games

One thing that hasn’t gone out of style since the 1980s is arcade games. When you party at Stars and Strikes, you’ll find all kinds of fun games that were around back in the day as well. Games such as Skee-Ball and basketball are as exciting as always, and you might even get to play a legendary game like Pac-Man. It’s a kid-friendly arcade, so you can invite all the little ones too!

Bring Your Own Mixtape

What’s the ‘80s without the music? Bring back the grand tradition of the mixtape by assembling your own playlist with ‘80s superstars including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, and your favorite hair bands, such as Bon Jovi and Motley Crüe. Even better, at Stars and Strikes you can rent VIP lanes! Reserve space for your party at these private lanes with their own bar and sound system, so you can play all your favorite ‘80s hits. You can listen to whatever you want, and you won’t even have to stand there with a boom box like John Cusack—unless you really want to.

Retro Decorations

If you’re going to rent some VIP lanes, you’ll want to deck it out with all the ‘80s gear you can get your hands on. Order some ‘80s posters online of your favorite pop stars, TV shows, and movies. Visit some thrift stores for classic albums and cut up some neon poster board into triangles, circles, and squares, and slap them all over the walls until it looks like you’re partying within a Cyndi Lauper or Duran Duran video.

Eat Like You’re a Kid

The ‘80s was a gold age for fun food, so take the opportunity to return to a time when no one ever heard of things like gluten and “carbs. Stars and Strikes’ 7/10 Grille is the perfect place to reacquaint yourself with all the food you used to love. You can have pizza, pasta, and classic or gourmet burgers. Don’t panic—there are healthy and vegetarian options as well for those unwilling to just let loose.

When you’re ready to book an ‘80s-themed party with bowling, food, and arcade games in Columbus, GA, Stars and Strikes has got you covered. Call us today at (678) 965-5707.