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Stranger Things Season Two Party Ideas for an ’80s Inspired Halloween

Throw it back to 1984 and host a Stranger Things season two party that is ’80s inspired for Halloween. The Netflix series is slated to hit the platform on October 27th and turn your world upside down once more. Spend the weekend binging and prep for an unforgettable Halloween party with these Stranger Things season two party ideas. 



Start With A Killer ’80s Halloween Playlist

No party would be successful without music! When in doubt, play ’80s hits for the entire night or you can make your own ’80s themed playlist that has a Halloween flair. Below are a few that are currently on our ’80s Stranger Things season two party playlist. 


Thriller- Michael Jackson

Dead Man’s Party- Oingo Boingo 

Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)- David Bowie

Creatures of the Night- KISS

Shout at the Devil-Mötley Crüe

Ghostbusters- Ray Park Jr

 Somebody’s Watching Me- Rockwell

Time Warp- The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Psycho Killer- Talking Heads

Planet Claire- B-52’s

Devil Inside- INXS 

Abracadabra– Stee Miller Band

Pet Sematary- Ramones

Bark at the Moon- Ozzy Osbourne

Stranger Things – Kyle Dixon



Light Up Your Apartment Home

Hang Christmas lights and the painted alphabet wall letters around your apartment home to add some paranormal light and communicate with Will. You may not be able to actually communicate with anyone in the Upside Down, but at least your home will look like it



Add Extra Stranger Things Elements

You can get creative and create “holes in the wall” with construction paper around your home for spooky and understated decor. Hang up missing posters for Will Byers or Barb outside your door to start the theme before your guests enter the party. For super Stanger Things fans, add this awesome doormat outside your door. 


Set up a Dungeons & Dragons game on the table for decor or actually learn how to play it! One of season two’s trailers featured more arcade games like Asteroids. Incorporate this theme into your Stranger Things season two party with classic Atari games on your PS4 for guests to play.



Add ’80s Horror Movie Magic 

Stream Stanger Things on mute from your TV or ’80s classics like E.T., The Goonies, He-Man, Ghostbusters or Gremlins for extra ’80s decor nostalgia. The movie will give your guests something to watch, add to your ’80s home vibes and gives off a spooky Halloween spirit. 


Put up ’80s Halloween movie posters on the walls or use the new images for your Stanger Things season two party for extra wall decor. Throwbacks to classic ’70s and ’80s horror films are always tied to the series especially with the Stranger Things season two sneak peek posters that draw parallels to Firestarter and the original A Nightmare on Elm Street




Treats Everyone (Including Eleven) Will Enjoy

Obviously, Kellogg’s Eggos are a must-serve, being Eleven’s favorite treat. When you serve your Eggos,  reuse the box for extra decorations around your apartment home. Once this step is done, establish a make-your-own waffle bar for people to customize their Eggos with special toppings. Now everyone can chow down on Eggos just like Eleven.


Try recreating popular ’80s dishes like Sloppy Joe sliders on a serving plate. “Rotten” deviled eggs can also be easily served and are Halloween themed. Flashback to Totino’s pizza rolls with this recipe that is easy and delicious to prepare.




Mix Drinks That Fit The Theme

You can serve classic Coca-Cola, orange Tang or Tab for plain beverages. Look up these popular ’80s alcoholic beverage recipes to fit the theme or mix bourbon and waffles with a Maple 43 recipe that everyone is bound to enjoy with its subtle sweetness. 


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