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80S PARTY BALLOONS and Lanterns

For this article I'm going to discuss the good old-fashioned party balloon, and show you some amazing designs that will brighten up any 80s party.

Let's face it, a party without balloons is like a warm beer - it doesn't go down very well! Balloons have been used for celebrations since the 1800s, and you still regularly see bunches of different coloured balloons tied onto a tree in the garden or onto a front door to let everyone know there's a party going on.

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Back in the 80s, bunches of multi-coloured balloons would always decorate a room at discos or birthday parties, and you could buy multi-packs which had a mixture of those long, sausage dog balloons and the more traditional shaped round and pear-shaped ones. They would come in a wide variety of clashing colours such as yellow, orange, blue and red, and you can still buy such colours today. You can also buy rocket balloons which make a loud squealing noise when you let them go - great fun for kids and adults alike!

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This vibrant, brightly-coloured 80s themed set of eight foil balloons will really enhance the look of any party, and includes roller skates, ghettoblasters, stars and Happy Birthday balloons.

Or you may prefer this alternative balloons set with shiny, silver disco balls.

This eye-catching I Loveheart the 80s balloon can be filled with helium or good old fashioned oxygen! 
52 balloons should be enough to give a colourful 80s display, with a mix of cassette and roller skate themes, and 80s messages.
Let everyone know that your party is most definitely going back to the 80s with this eye-catching display. This set includes a gold balloon letters banner, 2 star balloons and 2 disco balloons.

These classic, pear-shaped balloons will add a retro feel to any party.

These noisy rocket balloons will rekindle childhood memories for your guests and add some retro fun to your party.


If you require a strong 80s theme for your party then you'll be interested in the following items.

Choose Life and Frankie Say Relax Party Balloons


Now, nothing could shout out "this is an 80s party!" more than these "Frankie Say Relax" and "Choose Life" balloons. They feature the two most iconic slogans to come out of the great decade. These block letter slogans originally adorned T-shirts, of course, but printing them onto balloons is a clever idea. and these would look fantastic at any 80s event.

I Love the 80s Party Balloons

I Loveheart the 80s Balloons by 80s Material Girl

You can really show your appreciation for the best decade ever with these "I Love the 80s" balloons. You could mix them with the slogan balloons or other 80s-themed balloons on this page to create the ultimate eighties party atmosphere.

I Love the 80s Balloons at ebay

There are lots of top suppliers selling these balloons (in different designs) on ebay. I have linked to everything available, so you may need to scroll down the page to find the design above.

A pinata will add some extra fun. Fill with 80s sweets or retro toys. 

80s Paper Lanterns Set of 3. Colourful animal print


This set of 3 multi-coloured animal print paper lanterns is really eye-catching and will really certainly add a touch of 80s to any room.

Lanterns are a modern and quirky idea, and they're a relatively low-cost way to add an eye-catching, finishing touch to your party room.

If you really want to impress, then how about these zebra print paper lanterns featured below.

I really like zebra print, and it's perfectly 80s, too. There are many decent suppliers selling them at very low prices on ebay, or you may prefer to try Amazon...

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