Circa 1980’s Cassette Tape 30th Birthday


It’s always so inspiring to see outside-the-box party themes… especially when they’re pulled off as well as this fantastic Circa 1980’s Cassette Tape surprise party that Jessica of Modern Moments Designs created for her husband’s 30th?! I love how she took a “retro” concept and give it a wonderfully modern twist!

There are so many fabulous DIY details in this party… starting with the cool cassette tape graphic that Jessica used in the invitation, then carried throughout the rest of the party on everything from the food labels and favors to the drink coasters and ice bucket (pictured above).

And wait ’til you see the little marzipan lemons & oranges that she made for the cupcakes!

Read on for LOTS more images and all the party details, as told by Jessica… and prepare to be inspired!

“For my husband’s 30th birthday, I did a Circa 1980’s Cassette Tape theme! The colors were orange, teal, and yellow. For decorations we used paper lanterns, faux tangerines, personalized paper products such as coasters, ice buckets, lucite serving trays, etc.

A display of Tootsie Pops and Blow Pops added a little humor…

For favors I gave people cookies with edible icing decals that matched the party.

The food was very “manly” and included things like chicken wings, sweet and spicy mac & cheese, Cajun fries, olives, veggies, paninis, etc.

Party drinks included a wheelbarrow of beer, wine, and a melon liquor.

DIY Details

Food, Spray Painted Yellow Tray (using this tutorial: A Carnival of Tiered Trays), French Fry holder/container, coasters, all paper products, and the Marzipan oranges and lemons on the cupcakes

Vendor Credit

Paper Lanterns: Just Artifacts

Edible Icing Decals: Hello Frosting

Stationery Details: (Invitations, Ice buckets, lucite trays, coasters, food cards, sticker/labels): Modern Moments

Coaster blanks: run, ellie. run.

Twine: Whisker Graphics

Parchment bags: In the Clear

Oreo Pops: Sweeties by Kim

iPhone4 Case: Crank Cases

Table linens: The Party Pros