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 rum without cola - 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.
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 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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You may also like this matching scene setter decoration.
Traditional Party 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.
Now, nothing could shout out "this is an 80s party!" more than these 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. These are sold by 80s Material Girl at Amazon.co.uk. Although not available at the U.S. store, I have seen them being sold on eBay U.S.
80s Balloons on ebay - this link works in the U.S., UK, Australia and Canada.
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.
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.
Animal print was also very fashionable back in the 1980s and you can choose from a wide variety of designs. You could also mix them with other balloon designs to create a vibrant display.
There are oodles of designs available including leopard, zebra and cheetah and they come in a variety of colours.
Here are few couple more examples of what is available;
Sadly, this particular design isn't available in the UK.
Sadly, I could not find this pinata at the U.S. Amazon or on ebay.
Lanterns are a modern and quirky idea, and they're a realtively 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;
Zebra Print Paper Hanging Lanterns
I really like zebra print, and it's perfectly 80s, too. There are plenty of designs available, too. There are many decent suppliers selling them at very low prices on ebay, or you may prefer to try Amazon...
This vibrant pink lantern will be a real head-turner, and is perfect for adding the finishing touches to your 80s-themed decor. This item can also be bought in the U.S.