Choosing a theme is an excellent way to add fun and excitement to any birthday party. While 70s and 80s-themed parties get a lot of play, the 90s are quickly becoming a popular theme. And since a lot of young people can remember the decade, the 90s are full of nostalgia. Check out some of our ideas to use for your next 90s themed birthday party!

Invitations


Design your invitations so that all the important information is easy to find. Then decorate the invitation with some of your favorite things from the 90s! Feature your favorite characters from Wayne’s World, Jurassic Park, Step by Step, or Home Alone. Alternatively you could choose one particular movie, band, or TV show and design your invitation based on that.

Decorations

Get rainbow Slinkys to hang from the ceiling and place on the party tables. If your event space has an area specifically for music or dancing, hang up some posters featuring big bands from the 90s such as Nirvana, The Spice Girls, Dave Mathews Band, Britney Spears, and more. Put troll dolls all around your party, too! Anything with Super Mario Brothers on it will sure to be a hit as well.

Attire

If you want to just choose a Classic 90s outfit, consider any of these popular fashion items:


  • Flannel shirts.

  • Baggy pants.

  • Spandex.

  • Overalls.

  • School girl skirts.

  • Shirts that tie to the side.


You can also choose to dress as a particular character or famous person from the 90s. Like Garth and Wayne, Kurt Cobain, OJ Simpson, Angela Chase from My So Called Life, and many more.

Food

Fill your goody bags with Airheads, Gushers, Warheads, Gobstoppers, Pop Rocks and Jawbreakers. Another great idea is to fill your goody bags with Lisa Frank stickers! Choose a cake design that everyone will recognize as Classic 90s such as Super Mario Brothers or Troll Dolls. If you are serving lunch or dinner at your party, consider serving Hamburger Helper, Shake ‘N Bake Chicken, Bagel Bites, and Doritos.

Games

Make sure your guests stay entertained all party long! Set up a game area in your event venue featuring Pogs, Twister, and Uno. You might even want to set up a video game area so that people can travel back in time as they play Super Mario Brothers, Mortal Combat, Sonic, Tetris, Twisted Metal, and other awesome 90s video games.

Music

It’s not a party without music. Load up on all kinds of 90s music from grunge to pop and everything in between. Let your guests choose some of their favorite songs from the 90s as well!

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