Retro, Vintage, Old School Birthday Party Ideas


02 Apr 2015

Retro Inspired Birthday Party Ideas

Ice cream parlors, rollerskates, classic cars, and a simple birthday cake – all symbols of a party. Choose a classic kids activity like bowling or circus fun as your theme.

For decor, print out old school pictures and display them as centerpieces at the tables or on the walls. Burn the edges a bit to give an even more vintage look. Include obsolete items such as a record player or even a Sony Walkman.

For party favors, use classic toys and trinkets to create an elegant and charming party. We love the classic honeybee bear bottles filled with candy necklaces and topped with colorful party hats by Jennifer Hayslip. Toys that have withstood the test of time are great – a rubiks cube for example.

There are so many creative and fantastic ideas for throwing a retro birthday party. These tips are also great for a wedding anniversary, Sweet Sixteen or other milestone birthday parties.

Retro Birthday Inspiration

Love this! The classic song list and record player are perfect!

Illustrations and Ads

Retro Party Food and Display

Retro Party Decor

Classic Party Cakes

Vintage Party Favors and Games





As a working mom of twins, I look out for activities that are easy, quick and budget friendly with a creative flare. Likes to eat the frosting first!