Can you believe that the 90s started 30 years ago? The decade where bright, glitzy, and neon colors were the norm, and the fear of Y2K was real.
Themed parties may be difficult to plan but are worth the effort. If you wish to have an awesome 90s themed party, it is essential to set up the atmosphere right from the start. For starters, you need to create your own invitations that give a massive 90s nostalgia.
Here are a few tips, ideas, and inspirations that can help you pull off the perfect throwback:
Jazz it Up
The 90s were all about funky colors, paint splatters, and glitter. So be unafraid to unleash your creative side and color your invites wild.
Start with a black background. For design elements, you could use squiggly lines, zig-zags, triangles, and circles. Place them haphazardly around your invite and color them crazy.
For fonts, you could choose anything that resembled those graffitied walls. Put them all together, and you have a classic 90s invitation card.
Go Gaga on Girl Bands
The 90s were the golden years of pop when girl bands like Spice Girls, Dixie Chicks, All Saints, T.L.C., Pussycat Dolls, and Destiny’s Child ruled the roost. So how about channeling in the girl power and weaving it in your invite?
Such an invite becomes even more appropriate for an all-girls event. It can be a throwback to your childhood sleepovers and can help you remember the good old days.
Swoon Over Boy Bands
Who can forget those dreamy-eyed boy bands that made the world go crazy just by the sound of their voice? Everyone still knows the lyrics to iconic songs like “I Want it That Way” and “Bye Bye Bye.”
Needless to say, if you want your 90s themed invitation card to spread the word, include a couple of posters of the Backstreet Boys and N.S.Y.N.C., and you are done. Nothing speaks louder than that.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Themed Invitation
The famous sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S., made its debut in the 90s, and this being the theme for your party can pay homage to this laugh-fest. All you need is a purple paper with a golden frame right in the middle.
For a digital invite, you could have the theme song playing in the background as the video plays a slideshow of the photos of all the attendees and the fun times that they have had so far. Have fun with the video and have “credits” rolling in the foreground. There are infinite ways to personalize these invites, so let your creative juices flow!
Standard Photo Booth Invite
Remember those little photo booths that captured some of our best memories? Do you have some photos that you would like to share? You can use the photo booth’s strip format as your inspiration.
You need to edit the photos for a slightly grainy appearance and insert a polaroid frame. Once they start looking like the real deal, use a photo video maker to create a magical electronic invite.
Score brownie points for adding your favorite 90s music in the background. Nothing sets the party vibe better than some throwback photos and music to go!
Life is Like a Box of Chocolate
Amongst the many memorable quotes from the classic film Forrest Gump, the quote “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get,” stands out the most.
So why not use a box of chocolates not only to make a classic 90s reference but also to give your sweet tooth a treat? Just get a print of the pop culture punchline, paste it atop a box of chocolate, and your themed invites are ready.
Mix Tapes, Cassettes, and CDs
Every decade boasts of distinct music. The 90s are no different.
From Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” to Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart” and from Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” to Los del Rio’s “Macarena” everything makes up the 90s.
Another incredibly famous things during the 90’s were mixtapes. You may not find cassettes or videotapes anymore, but you can still grab a few C.D.s. Burn your favorite playlist onto the CD and write down a personalized message to invite your near and dear ones!
Everyone who receives such a thoughtful invite will be eager for the party.
Clueless Themed Invitations
The film Clueless reached a cult status that will forever remain unparalleled. There are several Clueless slogans that you can paint, write or print against the invitation card and smother it in glitter.
If you want something simpler, get a yellow plaid background and print your message against it. You can also request the guests to dress up as Clueless characters, or any other movie character from the ’90s and jam together on the special day!
While Gameboys and Tamagotchis feature in special mentions, the 90s were ruled by Super Mario. Your favorite 8-bit character that went from castle to castle, killing Bowser and rescuing Princess Peach, continues to rule hearts even to this day.
Just the mere mention of the name ‘Mario’brings up fond memories of being hunched up in front of your T.V. for the ‘one more stage.’ The characteristic theme song of Mario can be considered as the national anthem for all video game players and enthusiasts. You can create an electronic animation invite or put on your creative cap to design a pop-up card, with the Mario Bros., there is nothing that can stop you!
A lot of people believe that the 90s was the best decade in terms of music, pop culture, and technology. Everything, including the fashion sense, tied it all together to make it the best years ever. So whether you are having a special birthday party or a retro 90s anniversary celebration, you can get started with these cool and awesome invitation cards.
There are many more ideas to create a 90’s themed party apart from the ones mentioned above. So, make unique invitations based on the idea that you like best. You can also use online invitations makers to help you with your vision.