“They just wanna, they just wanna…Oh girls just wanna have fun”! And the girls in attendance certainly did by the looks of the candid photos pictured in this fab “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 80’s Rock and Roll Birthday Party submitted by Annaliese Johnson of Made of Sugar and Spice out of McKinney, TX, USA!
So, if you’re in the market for some fun and fab 1980’s party ideas and decor, this party spread is packed full of top-notch 80’s bliss! Check it!
The following party details are some that are sure to have you rockin’ and rollin’ with delight:
- Paint-splattered paper lanterns
- Boombox piñatas/party decorations
- Neon painted rockstar trophies
- Totally awesome 80’s dessert plates
- Neon buckets/dessert platforms
- Paint splatter dessert table backdrop
- Retro chairs lining the party tables
- DIY cardboard guitar cutouts for the girls to decorate
- A poppin’ and rockin’ themed candy/dessert bar
- Tubular guitar cups turned into flower vases
- And more!
Party Styling: Made of Sugar and Spice Parties
Lanterns, hair accessory, guitar drink bottles, rockstar trophies, cardboard guitars, dessert plates & sunglasses: Oriental Trading Company
Printables: Jen T by Design
Popcorn, Pop Rocks & Soda Pop: Mom & Popcorn Co.
Ring Pops & Rock Candy: Oh Nuts!
Cookies, piñata, footed candy dish & colorful buckets: Target
Phototgraphy: Moments by Maredith Photography
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 80’s Rock & Roll Birthday Party
This is what Annaliese shared about the party- “If the phrase Girls Just Wanna Have Fun doesn’t make you, like totally, think 80’s big hair then I don’t know what does! Our Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Rock Star Camp just so happened to coincide with one of our sweet friend’s birthdays, so we rocked on with the fun and had an exclusive after-party!
First things first, the girls dressed up and had their hair done, complete with totally 80’s colorful hair scrunchies. They looked totally rad and oh so valley girl!
Our tables were decorated with neon painted rockstar trophies, totally awesome 80’s dessert plates, tubular guitar cups turned flower vases, and a rad boom box piñata we made a little more festive to fit the theme. I also added a few coordinating printables created by my talented friend Jen T by Design. She like, totally, got my vision – I fer shure would have shared my Bonne Bell and Aqua Net with her back in the day!
We love crafts at Sugar & Spice so we used these DIY Sunnies to create some totally awesome party props.
And what 80’s girl band doesn’t have totally gnarly guitars?! The DIY cardboard cutouts from Oriental Trading were perfect for the girls to design and jam out with later in the party. We spray-painted them beforehand, and the girls bedazzled them for good measure.
Our dessert table was all things pop, rock and NEON – duh! We really wanted to run with the neon colors, and the candy bar also doubled as a party favor for the guests. Pop Rocks, Ring Pops, Rock Candy, popcorn, soda pop, popsicles, and neon poppin’ cookies were obvious choices due to their bright colors, and the fact that their names literally scream ROCK/POP (star)! To save on time, and since they like, totally matched the theme, we used pre-decorated cookies from Target.
The backdrop was a plain white twin sheet that was splatter-painted, and then good ol’ spray paint was used for the “Like Totally” so it would have a more 80’s feel to it. A few of the bright lanterns were splatter painted as well, and the others received a few neon stickers to match our printables.
After creating their crafts, the girls were ready to sing and dance. I would like to say that they, like totally, rocked out to all 80’s music, but alas, Taylor Swift won out and they did a whole lot of Shakin’ It Off! ;)
Sadly, like the 80’s themselves, the party came to an end. The birthday girl said it was the “best birthday (like) ever”, so I would say it was like, you know, a totally awesome success!”
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