It鈥檚 always fun to see the trendiest Halloween decor popping up all over Pinterest, but sometimes you just need the Halloween equivalent of a #ThrowbackThursday 鈥 and that鈥檚 where the 鈥80s come in. After all, it was the decade that gave us glow-in-the-dark paint, Pacman ghosts and, obviously, Michael Jackson鈥檚 Thriller. Talk about a perfect party mix. You鈥檝e already got the perfectly themed 鈥80s costume, so you know that channeling your favorite decade this Halloween is a surefire way to rock that childhood nostalgia in style. So scroll down for some 鈥80s Halloween party must-haves that are totally tubular.


1. Neon Spiderwebs: The 鈥80s were definitely defined by crazy makeup and hair and all shades of neon. All you鈥檒l need to recreate those colorful vibes are spray painted skulls in fluorescent shades, a neon washi tape backdrop and bright white pumpkins. (via 100 Layer Cake-let)

Rockin' Backdrop Halloween Party Ideas

2. Rockin鈥 Backdrop: Once you鈥檝e nailed the perfect costume, you鈥檙e gonna need an epic photo background to work your moves. Get ready to flashdance your heart out in front of a black and white checkered backdrop that鈥檚 sure to show off your Lisa Frank-inspired costume. (via Dan Krauss)

Paint Splatter Halloween Party Ideas

3. Paint Splatter: Welcome your guests with colorful paint splatter wall art as they enter your home. For an extra fun effect, use glow in the dark paint and keep the party going when the lights go off. (via The Effortless Chic)

DIY Eyeball Wreath Halloween Party Ideas

4. DIY Eyeball Wreath: Give your guests a hint at what they鈥檙e in for when they get right to the front door. This googly eye wreath is versatile enough to go with even the creepiest (or chicest!) Halloween decor. (via I Love to Create)


5. DIY Neon Pumpkins: Orange and black don鈥檛 really scream 鈥80s color palette. Skip traditional Halloween colors and cover your pumpkins with white spray paint and neon polka dots. Bonus points if they glow in the dark, like this next treat. (via For the Love Of)


6. DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Cotton Candy: There are few things in this world better than cotton candy. Incandescent cotton candy? That鈥檚 tough to top. (via Delish)


7. DIY Disco Ball Costume: Set the mood for a sophisticated yet sparkly scene with this DIY disco ball. If you鈥檙e looking for a brilliant maternity costume, this could be just the one you鈥檙e looking for. (via Studio DIY)


8. DIY Pacman Coasters: If you鈥檙e throwing a dinner party or serving spooky cocktails, you鈥檒l want to make sure you have coasters on hand. Pull out the Perler beads and make a set of these colorful Pacman ghosts. They鈥檇 also be great to give away as favors when the party starts wrapping up. (via Brite + Bubbly)

DIY Glowing Spiderwebs Halloween Party Ideas

9. DIY Glowing Spiderwebs: Halloween requires cobwebs, but an 鈥80s party deserves spiderwebs that glow in the dark. They鈥檙e radiant, sticky and totally kiddo-friendly鈥 although the adults definitely won鈥檛 mind getting their hands messy too. (via Fun at Home With Kids)


10. DIY Pacman Halloween Garland: Perfect for a not-so-scary haunted house, these Pacman ghosts have just the right amount of fright to stay on theme. Hang the garlands across the hallways, mantles and windows for maximum effect. (via Minieco)


11. DIY Laser Backdrop: As much as you might like to erase the memory of the school photo, definitely embrace it this year for Halloween. Print off this free laser backdrop and let the painfully cheesy smiles begin. (via Instructables)


12. Creative Sense Co. 鈥80s Photo Booth Props ($33, set of 21): Once you鈥檝e settled on your chosen backdrop, you鈥檙e going to need a selection of props, duh! This set has a little something for everyone, including a rosy pink Care Bear, a chunky cell phone and a tube of hairspray.


13. Beistle Company聽Inflatable 80鈥檚聽Boombox Cooler ($20): Keep everyone鈥檚 favorite beverages neatly chilled in a classic 鈥80s boombox cooler. The cooler鈥檚 graphics may leave some wondering why it isn鈥檛 playing any music, so make sure you鈥檝e got your Halloween playlist loaded up ASAP.


14. Glow Bar: Time to take your accessories to the next level. Turn on the black lights and set up a glowing gear station with plenty of bright party favors for your guests to grab when the lights go down. (via Party City)

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15. Slinky Life: An enchanted entrance is a great way to set the tone for the rest of the house. Rows of slinkies make an epic (and inexpensive!) ceiling cover that does the wiggle every time someone walks past.


16. Glow Stick Chandelier: As a child of the 80s, you know that anything glowing was a huge win, and this glow stick chandelier is super easy to recreate. Skip the traditional glowing ghosts and pumpkins and use glow sticks to nostalgically combine bright colors and kitschy flashing lights. (via Grey Grey Designs)


17. DIY Throwback Cocktail: For all you Sex and the City fans, it wouldn鈥檛 be a good throwback without a classic cosmo, right? For a perfectly themed finishing touch, top off all your cocktails with mini disco balls. (via Studio DIY)


18. DIY Paper Plate Backdrop: Don鈥檛 these colorful circles remind you of a video game or a Pacman challenge? Head to the party store and stock up on piles of colorful paper plates to DIY the easiest photo backdrop ever. (via Oh Happy Day)


19. DIY Gold Splatter Balloons: Pull a Bob Ross and make lots of pretty balloons, happy, happy balloons. Splatter gold paint all over white, pink and purple balloons for a fun DIY that makes a big statement. (via Studio DIY)


20. DIY Disco Ball Jack-o-Lantern: This might be the most brilliant way to combine 鈥80s glam with Halloween decor: a disco ball jack-o-lantern. Peel up tiles to make a funny face or draw one on with washi tape or black paint. (via A Bubbly Life)


21. DIY Dollar Store Backdrop: An epic backdrop doesn鈥檛 have to cost an arm and a leg. Head to the dollar store and pick up anything that brings back that 鈥80s nostalgia: Think slinkies, retro sunglasses and anything leopard print or hot pink. (via Oh Happy Day)


22. DIY Paint Splatter Pumpkin: If you鈥檙e a Beetlejuice fan, you鈥檒l love the idea of a B+W only bash. Get the 鈥80s vibes with a gold paint splatter DIY on all your pumpkins for a chic and minimal look. (via Bash)

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