15 Fun Ideas for a 90s Theme Party

Last updated on May 29, 2024

Bring back the iconic ’90s vibe with these fun party ideas that will make your event unforgettable.Costumes and Outfits Channel the grunge, neon colors, and iconic pop culture of the ’90s with your outfits. Think flannel shirts, baggy jeans, crop tops, and scrunchies. Guests can also dress as their favorite ’90s TV/movie characters like the Fresh Prince, Buffy, or characters from “Clueless.”Music and Dance Create a playlist with iconic ’90s hits. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Nirvana, and TLC are must-haves. For a blast from the past, set up a karaoke machine with popular ’90s songs. Don’t forget the Macarena and the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” dance.Snacks and Drinks Serve classic ’90s snacks and drinks like Dunkaroos, Gushers, Capri Sun, and Surge soda. For a fun twist, use retro packaging or DIY your own if supplies are limited. Pizza Bagels and Pop Rocks cocktails will add an extra nostalgia punch.Decorations Use bright colors, geometric shapes, and blacklight posters to transport everyone back to the ’90s. Lava lamps, inflatable furniture, and bead curtains can complete the look.Games and Activities Set up a game area with Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, or even a PlayStation. Play some classic board games like Jenga, Twister, and Pogs. For a challenge, organize a ’90s trivia quiz with questions about movies, music, and TV shows.Party Favors Send your guests home with fun and quirky ’90s-themed party favors. Think slap bracelets, Tamagotchis, and temporary tattoos. Alternatively, make mixtape CDs with ’90s hits as a nostalgic keepsake.With these ideas, your ’90s-themed party will be all that and a bag of chips!

I’ve scoured the internet and, let’s be honest, the same 90s theme party ideas keep showing up. By now, everyone’s busted a move in flannel or neon.

But fear not, nostalgia enthusiasts! I’m here to sprinkle in some fresh, unexpected twists that’ll make your 90s bash way radder than Kelly Kapowski’s wardrobe. Ready to rock the Casbah? Let’s dive in!

**Grunge Rock Band Karaoke**

grunge rock band karaoke

Picture yourself rocking out in a flannel shirt, belting out ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ with your friends on a grunge rock band karaoke stage. Your best Kurt Cobain impression wins the night, leaving the crowd in awe.

**Glow Stick Rave Night**

glow stick rave night

Transform your party into a neon wonderland with glowing rave sticks and vibrant beats to light up the dance floor.

**90s Sitcom Costume Contest**

90s sitcom costume contest

Step back in time with a 90s sitcom costume contest where guests can channel their favorite characters from iconic TV shows for a night of nostalgic fun and laughter.

**Arcade Game Corner**

arcade game corner

Set up a space with classic arcade games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders for a nostalgic gaming experience at your 90s theme party.

**Boy Band Dance-Off**

boy band dance off

Participants form Boy Bands and compete by choreographing dance routines of famous 90s songs.

**Polaroid Photo Booth**

polaroid photo booth

Set up a corner where guests can take instant photos for an authentic 90s experience. Provide props for fun and memorable snapshots. Let guests take home printed photos as party favors. Creates a nostalgic atmosphere and adds a personal touch to the celebration.

**Beanie Babies Swap**

beanie babies swap

Guests bring Beanie Babies to exchange with others, reliving the 90s craze.

**Nickelodeon Game Show Challenges**

nickelodeon game show challenges

For the entertainment segment of your 90s theme party, set up Nickelodeon-inspired game show challenges that will transport your guests back to their favorite TV game shows from the era. Players can compete in fun and wacky challenges reminiscent of popular Nickelodeon game shows like Double Dare and Legends of the Hidden Temple. Think slime, trivia, physical challenges, and lots of laughs to keep your guests engaged and entertained throughout the event.

**Tamagotchi Pet Care Competition**

tamagotchi pet care competition

Participants compete to keep their virtual pets alive the longest by fulfilling various care tasks, evoking memories of the popular 90s Tamagotchi toys.

**DIY Slap Bracelet Station**

diy slap bracelet station

Guests can design their own slap bracelets using colorful materials and add a touch of nostalgia to their party outfits.

**Backstreet Vs. NSYNC Battle**

backstreet vs. nsync battle

Guests can channel their inner 90s pop star by taking part in a Backstreet Boys versus *NSYNC dance battle, bringing nostalgia and fun to the party.

**Spice Girls Lip Sync Battle**

spice girls lip sync battle

Participants will embody their favorite Spice Girls persona and battle it out in a lip-sync performance.

**Pokémon Trading Card Zone**

pokemon trading card zone

Set up a dedicated area for trading and admiring Pokémon cards. Create a nostalgic space for guests to reminisce about their favorite childhood cards. Allow guests to show off their collections and trade cards with others. Provide an opportunity for guests to bond over their love for Pokémon.

**Dial-Up Internet Café Experience**

dial up internet cafe experience

Step back in time and experience the nostalgic frustration of a dial-up internet café – complete with the iconic sound of connecting to the World Wide Web!

**Mix Tape Swap Party**

mix tape swap party

Guests bring mix tapes to swap with each other, sharing their favorite 90s tunes for a nostalgic musical experience.

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