Looking for 90s theme party ideas to delight your partygoers (and yourself!)? We get it! Among many choices of themes, “90s Theme Party” may just be the most fun. 90s theme parties are charming and retro, with an unmatched feeling of nostalgia by reliving part of your past. Even if you’re too young to remember the 90s, a 90s theme party is a fun way to become part of an era you’ve only seen on TV.
However, it can be a total chore to organize a retro themed party. Luckily, Peerspace is here for you with 9 awesome 90s theme party ideas. Plus, if you want to make the hectic job of finding the best party location super easy, then book a location via Peerspace. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, including spaces that bring your theme party to life. We’ll share a few suggestions ahead along with our 90s theme party ideas!
1. Wear 90s fashion
Whether it’s a Halloween party or a Christmas bash, a dress code can help bring your 90s theme party to life. Ask your guests to dress in their best 90s-inspired fashion outfits, from jewel-toned velvet dresses to head-to-toe faded denim getups. If your guests need a few pointers, suggest iconic 90s movies to inspire their wardrobe, such as dressing like characters in movies like “Clueless” and “Empire Records”.
2. Traditional invites
Instead of inviting your guests over social media, hand out some custom-made invitation cards, like we did in the 90s. The card could go along with your theme by having colorful geometrical patterns or you can go for neon cards. The card should not only be fun to look at but also fun to read. You can add 90s slang words or popular 90s quotes and phrases into your card to make it more attractive. Smell ya later!
3. The prime location
After having a guest count and approximate budget, find a location that will suit you the best. With enough space and an easy-to-decorate area, your party can become top-notch. Peerspace offers you access to tons of 90s-worthy spaces that your guests won’t believe are real!
A few of our favorite options include:
- This Saved By the 90s retro crib in Tacoma, WA (pictured above) with space for 20 guests and room after room of 90s vibes.
- This 90s retro office space in Alhambra, CA with several offices with old-school computers and furnishings as well as a reception room.
- This 90’s living room nostalgia photographic set in Los Angeles, CA with space for 15 guests and tons of authentic 90s memorabilia.
- The Plastic Peach in Wilmington, NC a 700-square-foot apartment that’s a living tribute to the 80s and 90s.
- This 90s themed bedroom in a private guesthouse in Los Angeles, CA with space for 25 guests and plenty of 90s kitsch to enjoy.
You get the idea! So get out there and book your favorite 90s Peerspace (that’s our name, don’t wear it out!) and get ready to throw an epic throwback bash.
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4. Dressing up your location
If you’re not booking a 90s-inspired party venue, then you have to decorate your party location! Dig into your attic or basement to find items from the 90s to decorate your party. You can use old floppy disks or CDs to hang on the walls.
Do-it-yourself decorations also raise the standards of your party; you could utilize them by turning the old gadgets into something fascinating. Even if you don’t find anything in your storeroom, you can count on the search results when you search for 90s goods and decor on Amazon.
5. Posters from the past
Without the posters and props, your party will seem incomplete. Get your favorite 90s posters — whether it is of ‘Friends’ or ‘Nirvana’ — printed out, in accordance with your theme, and hang them around the place.
You may want to add many funny and cute filters in your selfies using different apps like Snapchat; however, they were non-existent in the 90s. Therefore, bring your ancestor to the party which is the props. Props come in handy with the photo booth, which brings us to our next 90s theme party idea.
6. Tribute to 90s photo booths
Create your own photo booth at your 90s party venue! Design a theme-related background and pick up a Polaroid or Fujifilm Instax camera so guests can immediately have the pictures, in the hard form, just like the 90s. If you can’t get your hands on a camera, go with a regular camera and use a tripod stand to make it look like a professional booth.
If you book a 90s inspired photoshoot location through Peerspace, you don’t have to worry about dressing up the venue. Your local host has already taken care of that aspect for you, so all you have to do is show up and have fun! Plus, many Peerspace studios already have professional gear on-site, making Peerspace your one-stop-shop for every type of 90s celebration.
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7. Taste of the 90s
This category may vary from place to place however, it’s an easy job to find trendy beverages and appetites during the 90s. Dunkaroos and Lunchables can be a great snack for 90s theme parties and are still easily available. Another small attention to detail that goes a long way is the supplies such as neon or bright colored disposable plates and glasses. They are cheap to buy and secondly, they are a great help in cheering your guests.
8. Have a sip if you love the 90s
Like any typical party, games become a staple! Since most parties enjoy having cocktails or beer, why not challenge your guests with a drinking game? Games like Mad Libs were a hit in the 90s, and these books are still easy to find on Amazon (yes, the types of books made of paper!). Another fun game would be to pick your favorite recent movies and transform them into what they would be like if they came out in the 90s.
9. Dance in the past
A week before the party, browse through playlists like “blast from the past” and “90s top hits” so that you can fill in the missing pieces and create your own pro-90s playlist. With this, you managed to create your own time machine that will take your party back to the 90s. Don’t forget to ask your guests about their favorite 90s songs. Given that this generation is really fond of earlier legends, everyone will have more than one song to suggest, so you could turn it into 90s trivia. The winner gets to be the DJ for the next hour.
90s theme party ideas: conclusion
Even though parties like these are fun, organizing them is not as easy as it seems, which is why Peerspace is here to help you by providing just the right locations for your parties. Climb over the hurdles by booking a Peerspace today and hosting a 90s themed party tomorrow!