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Awesome 80s Party Props - What to Get and How to Find Them!

80s Theme Party Supplies

Written by Deni Griffiths

Planning an awesome 80s party? Start shopping for your 80s party props, costume and entertainment early. Time is of the essence here, and ideally, give yourself around two months before your party, to start looking. It's not like you can drive down to your local shopping centre and get everything you need! Here's how I found some awesome 80s props.

I kid you not, I have found a couple of red hot opportunities for awesome 80s props recently.

First of all, a very good friend of mine who also grew up in the 80s, said she was going to ditch her 80s SP (single play - singles) and LP (long play - albums) to whoever wanted them, as her mum had had a bit of a clean up, from when she moved out over 20 years ago. You may get lucky in a similar scenario to this too.

These are great to scatter around as conversation pieces!

Secondly, I was wasting a bit of time browsing in a an opportunity shop (charity shop), and found so many awesome 80s records (as well as the sexy seventies) for only $1 each. Unless if they catch on that these things are in demand again, you may be lucky too.

Thirdly, as I am building my 80s fashion website, I asked a few work colleagues if they had any original photos of them in 80s gear. Wow! I was totally impressed to hear that they had also plenty of their clothes still from the 80s. Totally cool!

The Rubiks Cube is enjoying a come back. In Australia, this fantastic 80s prop is just under $20, however, I notice it is cheaper online. The wow factor from the people who were really there in the 80s, and those that wish they were, is absolutely priceless. They love having a good old play with it. The Rubiks Cube is a highly recommended purchase for the 80s night.

See how you go, with finding props in these areas, too.

If you were around as a teenager in the 80s, you would remember something really important. Our bedroom walls were covered in posters from our favourite 80s movie and music stars. Find 4 or 5 posters from the 80s, to kick start your awesome 80s party decor.

Some ideas maybe: The Goonies, Breakfast Club, Top Gun, The Lost Boys, ET, Gremlins, Ferris Bueler's Day Off, Poison, Van Halen, Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Samantha Fox, Michael Jackson, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, Boy George, Wham. Anyway, these should get you started in your search.

Also, think about buying a black-light, from your local hardware or lighting store. If people wear fluro or neon clothes, you'll have an awesome ambiance and effect.

I would love a disco glitter ball, but I haven't seen any good cheap ones around. Let us know through our website if you have one going cheap!

Alright, now that you have a few ideas, it's time to start treasure hunting. Have fun!


Most of you would have heard about 80s themed parties by now. They are very popular, probably due to the really cool music, and fancy dress fun you can have. Are you hosting or attending an 80s fancy dress party?

Learn about 80s fashion and get tips on what and how to wear. Check out the website!

Have an AWESOME 80s Theme Party!