19 Must-Haves For An Epic Stranger Things-Themed Party
This Friday, May 27, we are *finally* reuniting with Eleven, Mike, Dustin, and the rest of the Stranger Things crew. It's been so long! To make the return to Hawkins even more exciting, celebrate your favorite Netflix series by throwing an epic Stranger Things party. Invite your friends over (costumes encouraged) and indulge in various waffle-inspired snacks. Cue ’80s synth beats.
We're pretty sure no one loves Eggos as much as Eleven. Make these cute and super easy waffle headbands while you snack on some of the real thing! (via Brit + Co)
It’s only right that you, as the host/hostess, dress up in costume for your party. Whether you dress up as Mike, Eleven or any of the other Stranger Things characters, you won’t have to spend much to look the part. Thankfully, most of the characters’ ‘80s-inspired wardrobes can be found perusing your local thrift store or vintage flea market. (via Brit + Co)
Stranger Things Cupcakes
Bring the spooky series to life with mini cupcakes topped with iconic elements. Think: mini waffles, Christmas lights, Barb’s glasses and cigarettes.
This GoodGoodPins Hawkins, Indiana Pennant ($15)
Grab this pennant to sport your Hawkins pride! It'll tide you over until you can visit all the filming locations in Atlanta, Georgia ;).
You may not have a home phone now, but no worries. As long as you include a vintage rotary phone at your party, you’re good.
This dawnebryantdesigns Hellfire Club Baseball Tee ($12+, was $15+)
Match with Mike and Dustin's new D+D party, The Hellfire Club, with this baseball tee. You’ll totally still rock it long after the party ends.
It’s understandable if you don’t want to ruin your walls by painting them. Instead, go with these vinyl letters that’ll save you the mess *and* time.
A Stranger Things party wouldn’t be complete without waffle-themed treats. Highlight Eleven’s favorite snack with this maple syrup bourbon cocktail, garnished with a mini toasted waffle. (via Food Fanatic)
Maintain those spooky vibes by having guests RSVP to these customizable party invitations inspired by the Stranger Things retro title sequence. Tell your guests to come in costumes to make the festivities more fun.
Stranger Things has some pretty cool villains (this season's Vecna looks extra scary). Hands down, one of the creepiest scenes was when the Demogorgon began to climb through Joyce's wall. Add some fear factor to your snack table with these cookie cutters.
The older we get, the more interested we are in LEGOs. This set features both the Byers' house *and* the Upside Down for a 2-in-1 building experience.
After Joyce hears Will through the wall, she attempts to break through to him with an axe. Replicate the damage done with this wall decal sticker that you can place virtually anywhere.
These cupcakes pay homage to Joyce's Christmas lights, because they're arguably one of the most memorable parts of season 1. And these cupcakes will be the most memorable part of your party! (via Brit + Co)
Welcome your party guests with a doormat that will remind them they're entering The Upside Down.
One of the songs Will Byers can be heard singing is The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” Treat guests to an authentic ‘80s experience by playing the vinyl record at your party.
Simulate the barren wasteland of the Upside Down with billowing, tattered draperies made of cheesecloth. This DIY item comes cheap, so you can decorate everything from your front porch to the living room and bathroom. (via HGTV)
What party would be complete without balloons?! Gently paint the alphabet onto your blown-up balloons (you don't want them to pop!), then glue some DIY Christmas lights onto your string. (via Brit + Co)
Channel photography enthusiast Jonathan Byers by taking photos of your party with a vintage camera. Though the one he’s shown using in the show is a Pentax MX, a Polaroid may be more convenient for snapping pics and developing them as you go.
Channel the California vibes of Jonathan, Will, and Eleven's new home with these pint glasses. Their classic design is one you’ll use long after the festivities end.
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Additional reporting by Chloe Williams.
This post has been updated.
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