Who does enjoy a great party and there are always different parties approaching for various reasons. And I am sure if you are reading this you are about to plan a party and the best way to host your party to success is by bringing a page out of the old books. Give your friends and family a load of nostalgia, play some Michael Jackson, drink punch, play video games, and have a full 90’s themed blast at your party.
If you’re unsure how you can throw a super-fun and exciting 90’s themed party, well, you’re in the right place because that’s exactly what I’m here to tell you.
In this article, I will talk about how you can throw an epic 90’s themed party, what you’ll need for décor, invites, outfits, games, and everything in between. So, without wasting further time, let’s relive the golden age of pop culture, music, and parties!
Also, if you want to learn how to throw an 80s theme party, head over to this article⇒ 80s themed party.
90s Themed Party Ideas
The 90s were all about being loud and proud. Many millennials and even people born after the 2000s have experienced so much of the 90s tv shows, movies, pop culture, and music that all of it brings a feeling of childhood, home, and nostalgia.
If you’re hosting a 90s-themed party, you could use this as a baseline. The first order of business needs to be choosing the right theme idea for your party. Everything from the décor to the invites to the outfits will be based around it.
Especially if you’re thinking of throwing a costume party just for fun, going for a 90s theme would be amazing. To choose the right idea, you’ll need to know what’s the thing most people would love from the 90s.
It could be the sudden rise of Hip-hop, the legacy of the Prince of Pop, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network, or you could also base the theme around popular tv shows like F.R.I.E.N.D.S if your friends are Rachel or Joey fans. The possibilities are endless!
90s Themed Party Decorations
Usually, party decorations depend upon the theme that you’ve chosen. But when we’re talking about a 90’s themed party, some epic decoration choices must be at every party to bring out the vibe,
the color and the flare the 90s used to have.
I’ve personally hosted a bunch of 90’s themed parties, and whenever I get the chance to tell someone what to use as décor, the first thing that comes to mind are boom boxes.
They’re the gift of the 90s to us.
You can order customized painted CDs and Cassettes and hang them around the room.
You can order many different decorations that remind your guests of the 90s.
Top decoration for a 90s party
And much more to make your 90’s themed party pop and shine. Then you’ll need to get some decorations according to the idea you’ve chosen.
If you’re hosting a tv show-themed party
get some posters, art, and décor used in it; you can easily find all the tv shows and movie-themed decorations on the internet nowadays. And finally, for the drinks, you’ll want to get neon cups that will bring out the 90s vibe.
90s Themed Party Outfits
90s fashion was inspired by high school looks, pop culture, and movies quite a lot which is why any 90’s themed party would be incomplete without overly expressive dresses and outfits.
If you want to set a 90s party outfit theme, or you’re invited to a 90’s themed party, what you’re going to want to do is go for a chill yet preppy look. You can also wear overalls since the 90s were big on hip-hop and overalls fashion. There’s also the option of going for ripped jeans and jean shirts.
If you feel like it, you can also wear an outfit inspired by the movies and tv shows of the 90s. All you need to do is choose an outfit that screams the 90s!
Here are a few 90s shirts ideas:
Pulp Fiction shirt
90s Themed Party Invitations
Right off the bat, if you’re hosting a 90s themed party, there’s only one way of sending invites to your friends and family printed invitations. What kind of invitations, you may ask?
Suppose you’re hosting a generic 90s themed party with no actual theme linked to it. In that case, you want to put a bunch of colors, wacky combinations, contrasting palettes, fonts, and 90s slang words would be the best way of making people laugh and raising interest in the party.
However, if you’re going for a proper theme, you want to stay consistent with your theme and pick invitations to match.
Below are a few examples so some great 90s theme invitations:
Make sure you don’t go for an email invite since there wasn’t a great internet connection back in the 90s. It will be a fantastic party if you make sure the invitations are the best representation of the 90s and the people are excited to know what’s in store for them at the 90s themed party you’re hosting.
90s Themed Party Games and Activities
When you are hosting a 90s themed party, you have to include some cool games and activities to make sure everyone is having a fun time, and no one is getting bored at all.
Now there are a lot of options that you can go for. You can get something like a Nintendo 64 or a Sega Genesis and gather everyone around to play together, take turns, and have a good time.
But if not, there are other physical games that everyone can play at the same time and have a blast. You can choose to play truth or dare if you’re hosting colleagues you don’t know quite a lot. You can also play charades or karaoke if you want to, which are both cool options.
You can have a dance-off to the Backstreet Boys on your Boom box; that’s another epic idea for you. There are a bunch of games that you can play and activities you can perform.
Here are the top five 90s board games:
When you are playing these games, you should schedule and space them out so that the party is fun, exciting, and unique in its entirety.
90s Themed Food and Drinks
The 90s were when fast food was rising to incredible popularity to the point where all kinds of people were eating fast food burgers, pizzas, tacos, etc., at least weekly.
Hosting a 90s themed party means going for the 90s theme in every aspect of the party itself. Even the food and the drinks need to be 90s specific. Well, what can you do about that;
If you’re hosting a children’s 90s theme party, it would be better to go for a fruit punch for the drink, and McDonald’s Happy Meals would be great. But if you’re hosting only adults, beer and loads of pizza would be as the 90s as things get to be honest.
Just remember, food and drinks keep people happy at a party. So, make sure you don’t skimp out on them and get loads of both so you don’t run out mid-party.
90s Themed Party Music
When I say the 90s were the years when music was globalized, it won’t be a personal opinion; to be honest, it would be 100% a fact. Not just pop, but rock, jazz, metal, hip-hop, and other musical genres just popped.
Parties were based around music. Playlists were made, people bonded over music, and relationships were formed. Music was a kind of currency back in the 90s.
If you’re planning to host a 90s themed party, you need to have a boom box that plays cassettes or CDs of the best music from the 90s, depending upon the people’s choice attending the party.
You can play Michael Jackson if you want some pop. Backstreet Boys are also an option. If you’re a Spice Girls fan, go for that. 2-pac had some great hip hops in his legendary career. Nirvana was also at their peak, and if you’re a Brittany fan, that’s some cool music to play right there. Make sure the music is good, and you’re all set for an epic 90s themed party.
Conclusion to how to throw a 90s theme party
Hosting a 90s themed party is pure bliss. Reminiscing of the old days as well as reliving them in the little things will be amazing for not only you but all the people invited as well. If you ensure all the party elements have been taken care of, the 90s style, then I assure you, you will have a blast. People will love your hosting skills, and you’ll become the popular party host in the squad.