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Friday, 30 September 2016

80s Party Balloons and Hanging Lanterns

Traditional Party Balloons
Traditional Party Balloons
Further down this post I'll be showing you some fantastic, low-cost hanging lanterns will brighten-up any 80s party. But firstly, I'm going to discuss the good old-fashioned party balloon.

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!

Party balloons at Amazon.co.uk

Party balloons at Amazon.com (U.S.)

Balloons on eBay



A packet of rocket balloons
Rocket Balloons for noisy entertainment!
If you require a strong 80s theme for your party then you'll be interested in the following items.

80s Slogan Balloons - "Frankie Says Relax" and "Choose Life"
80s Slogan Balloons
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.

I Love the 80s Party Balloons
I Loveheart the 80s Balloons (UK)
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.

Animal print was also very fashionable back in the day and you can choose from a wide variety of designs.

Pink Leopard Print Balloon
Animal Print Balloons
There are oodles of designs available including leopard, zebra and cheetah and they come in a variety of colours.

Neon Animal Print Balloons at Amazon.co.uk

Neon Animal Print Balloons at Amazon.com (U.S.)

Here are few couple more examples of what is available;

Pink and Black Zebra Striped Balloons
Pink and Black Zebra Striped Balloons (U.S.)
Sadly, this particular design isn't available in the UK.

Neon Animal Print Balloons for an 80s themed party.
Neon Safari Balloons (UK)

Animal Print Balloons for an 80s Party
Safari Animal Print Balloons (UK)




80s Paper Lanterns

Okay, now feast your eyes on this lot...

Totally 80's Paper Lanterns
Totally 80's Paper Lanterns by Amscan (UK)
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. These lanterns can also be bought in the U.S.

If you really want to impress then how about these zebra print paper lanterns;

Zebra Print Paper Hanging 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...

Zebra Print Lanterns at Amazon UK

Zebra Print Lanterns at Amazon.com
Pink Zebra Print Hanging Lantern
Pink Zebra Print Hanging Lantern (UK)
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.
Black and White Zebra Print Hanging Lantern
Zebra Print Lantern
Black and white zebra print lantern

You can also buy a whole range of party items with a similar theme, including paper plates, party favour bags, hats, paper cups, tablecloths, etc.

Zebra Print Paper Plates
Zebra Print Paper Plates

Zebra Print Party Supplies at Amazon.com

Zebra Print Party Supplies at Amazon UK

You may also be interested in these blog posts;

Ideas for 80s Party Decorations

80s Party Food Ideas (UK)

You can see many more ideas for 80s party decorations for the UK at my website SimplyEighties.com.




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