Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hip hop 80's Party

This year, my Husband wanted to celebrate his birthday with an actual party. He was turning the big 3-8! Of course, this made me very happy inside and out! I had the opportunity to plan and execute this event from beginning to end. So, first thing was first.....we had to pick a theme, date and time.  After giving him a few options to choose from, he settled in on an 80's themed hip-hop party.  In other words, he wanted to go the RUN DMC route. :-) I knew this party would have to be totally customized because there really aren't many store-bought decorations for such a theme. In addition, the challenge for me would be making this party manly enough for a Man yet appealing enough for the ladies. 

So, here we go.....

The first thing I worked on was the invite.  Invitations are so important because they set the stage and provide the first peek into what the party will be like.  I wanted to make sure I captured the moment in the invite and here's what I came up with:

I wanted an original graffiti background and I never realized how difficult it would be to locate one. :-/ Finally, I was able to find one by a subway station and the pictures turned out just as I envisioned them!

As for the party, we decided on a black, gold and white color scheme.

Next, was the cake. Coming up with an idea for a cake proved to be a little challenging at first. I didn't want to do an ordinary cake so I figured a speciality cake that tied into the theme was in order.  What better than an Adidas Sneaker and a Kangol hat?!? I found this amazing baker that goes by the name of KaKe Queen ( who was able to make my ideas a reality!

Here's a picture of the dessert table.  I blew up a picture of my husband in black and white, added some blinged-out cupcake toppers, a few boom-box shaped cookies from Cookies By Design ( and chocolate truffles by Deserving Chocolates.

Next......what's a party without a photo-op station?!?!?  I brought a few props to make it fun and boy did the fake money look real! It turned out to be a great addition to the collection!

And that's all folks!!!

I want to end by saying that I had a super fun time planning and executing this event. Especially so because it was for my darling husband.  He had a blast and that made all the difference.

Here, I'll leave you with a few fun pics from the party:

Till next time friends!


  1. hi, i love your ideas for your hubby"s 80's party! I want to throw my hubby a 80's going away party because he is getting deployed to afganistan. The cake is awesome! Any other ideas or advice you may have would be great. my email is thank you so much!

  2. Thanks for your comment Curly-n-Natural! I'm glad you liked it. It's a fun theme to plan for and dress up for Feel free to use any of the ideas as inspiration for your own 80's party. I wish you and your hubby the best during his deployment. Let me know if I can be of anymore help. Take care. :-)

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  3. Hey lady I'm trying to throw my hubby an 80's party as well u gave me great ideas thnks so much. I was wondering if party city is the only place i can go too get a lot of the props.

  4. my husbands turning 40 and i luv the hiphop party thats my husband all the way and i want to know where did you the blow up boom box at

  5. Thanks for your comment Darlethia. Glad you liked the party! I actually got the boom box from Party City. Good luck and I hope you have fun planning your party!

  6. Hello where did you find the box with the chain and hat

  7. Hey im trying to do the same for my Older sister. Can you tell me where did you find the decorations and stuff. My email is