|Traditional Party Balloons|
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
|Rocket Balloons for noisy entertainment!|
|80s Slogan Balloons|
80s Balloons on ebay - this link works in the U.S., UK, Australia and Canada.
|I Loveheart the 80s Balloons (UK)|
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.
|Animal Print Balloons|
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 (U.S.)|
Sadly, this particular design isn't available in the UK.
|Neon Safari Balloons (UK)|
|Safari Animal Print Balloons (UK)|
80s Paper Lanterns
Okay, now feast your eyes on this lot...
|Totally 80's Paper Lanterns by Amscan (UK)|
If you really want to impress then how about these zebra print paper lanterns;
|Zebra Print Paper Hanging Lanterns|
Zebra Print Lanterns at Amazon UK
Zebra Print Lanterns at Amazon.com
|Pink Zebra Print Hanging Lantern (UK)|
|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 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.