80th Birthday Decorations

80th birthday decorations should set the stage to celebrate a lifetime, so make them memorable. Express eighty in every manner possible with the lighting, the flowers, the tables, and so on.  And don't hold back when it comes to the decorating, drench the decor in the Honoree's favorite things.  We're here to show you that throwing a memorable party is fun, easy, and doable on any budget.

Planning decor for an 80th birthday gives you the opportunity to create an experience.  Embrace aged to perfection balloons, confetti, candles, banners, centerpieces, and tablescapes.  


Drench the decor with
80th birthday decorations.

Mason Jar 80th Birthday Decorations

Vintage glam.
Burlap provides a casual texture to the vintage look of this table.  Remembering times gone by is part of the fun in making 80th birthday decorations.

80th Birthday Vintage Decorations

Milestone celebration.
The cotton checked tablecloth lightens the formality and allows guests to feel right at home.  The photo centerpiece brings back happy memories.

80th Birthday Decorations Memory Table

Outdoor entertaining.
Entertaining outdoors creates a carefree atmosphere that cannot be duplicated at an indoor party.  A natural setting is ideal and creates unlimited possibilities.

80th Birthday Deorations Outdoor Table

Black and white and red all over.
Black and white are classic and timeless.  This is an easy color scheme to play up with an explosion of red flowers.

80th Birthday Decorations Table

Clearly beautiful.
This table includes clear glass plates which allow the beauty of the tablecloth to show through.  A pretty table makes you want to linger longer.

80th Birthday Decorations Tablescape

Garden party.
The hostess placed a birdhouse on the table to infuse the Honoree's personal interests.  The tablescape takes its cues from the garden to complete the look.

80th Birthday Decorations for the Garden Party

80th Birthday Centerpieces

Crown your table with perfect centerpieces for a memorable 80th birthday party.  There are no limits to the variety of items to grace the center of your table.  Keep your party theme in mind while making your selection, and be creative.  Casual or formal, seize the opportunity to add pizzazz to your 80th birthday decorations.


Gorgeous in green.
The centerpiece is the focal point of the table, so make it as gorgeous as possible.  This beautiful display of hydrangeas is the perfect accent for this elegant table setting.

80th Birthday Decorations Centerpiece

Candlelight centerpiece.
Repurpose old wine bottles into candle centerpieces.  The flickering candlelight creates a special ambiance perfect for this special occasion.  We love this bright idea.

80th Birthday Decorations Wine Bottles

Pretty in pink.
To keep the look elegant, abide by the golden rule:  less is more.  Just a carnation and baby's breath in a teacup is perfect.

80th Birthday Decorations Teacup

Photo courtesy of Vintage and Cake


Basic black.
This lantern will be a centerpiece to be remembered.  You can be nostalgic or modern, depending on what pieces you choose and how you combine them.

80th Birthday Decorations Lanterns

Photo courtesy of Party Perfect


Crystal clear.
Say Happy 80th Birthday with ice.  This ice sculpture is not only decorative, but functional as well--an exciting and enticing combination.

80th Birthday Decorations with Ice

Photo courtesy of eHow


Stark white.
Azaleas are garden dazzlers that can easily transition into a show shopping centerpiece.  The clear vase featuring favorite photographs is sheer genius.

Azalea 80th Birthday Decorations

Photo courtesy of Jacolyn Murphy


Super Dad.
The star of this 80th birthday centerpiece is Dad.  Almost anyone can create this bold and colorful table display.

Super Dad 80th Birthday Decorations

Photo courtesy of Joy's Thoughts and Things


The crowning jewel of any table is the centerpiece, so be creative. Adorned with flowers, balloons, candles, greenery, crystal or edible centerpieces, your table will be the star of your 80th birthday party ideas. Whether created by you or the professionals, take a moment to access your needs.

What is the size and shape of the table?
If your table is very narrow, a wide centerpiece would be overpowering. The centerpiece should bring eye appeal to the table, not take over. The 80th birthday decorations should allow sufficient room for the table setting and not obstruct the view of people sitting across from each other.

What is my color scheme?
Centerpieces for 80th birthday party should be noticeable and add pop to the table. Select colors that enhance your decorating scheme. Whether you choose to coordinate or contrast, seize the opportunity to tie the party decorations together with color.

What height centerpiece do I need?
A consideration in the selection of 80th birthday decorations is the ceiling height in the room. If the ceiling is high, a tall centerpiece would not get lost in the room. For lower ceilings, a shorter arrangement in individual glass bowls would work well.

How does the time of the party affect my centerpiece selection?
An evening celebration can be enhanced by candlelight. Place your centerpiece on a mirror surrounded by flickering votive candles for a room filled with ambiance. A beautiful alternative would be slender tapers or votive candles scattered throughout greenery. Candles are one of the most inexpensive decorations with shining results.

What best suits my Honoree's personality?
There really is something for everyone. Choose the centerpiece that when you see it, you know the Honoree will love it.

One Stop Party Ideas Centerpiece Tip

Raise your centerpiece for maximum impact.  Whether using tall or short centerpieces, a lifted item commands more attention and interest.  Take a step back and look at the overall affect.  80th birthday decorations that overpower can be distracting, so keep yours above or below eye level.

80th Birthday Balloon Ideas

Birthday balloons will get your 80th birthday decorations off the ground. Balloons are an inexpensive and popular way to decorate for your party. Whether latex or mylar (foil), nothing adds a more festive impact to your event than color coordinated balloons. Placed strategically throughout the party area or grouped in impressive bouquets, Happy Birthday balloons floating in the air are delightful.


Simple with bold impact.
The color choices used in this party tablescape are unique and compelling.  The extra large balloons make an extra large statement.

80th Birthday Decorations Balloon Table

Photo courtesy of Onya Magazine


Reaching new heights.
It's not just hot air, it's for sure the Honoree is turning 80.  When guests enter the party under an archway of balloons, big things are expected on the other side.

80th Birthday Decorations Balloons

Photo courtesy of Mad Balloons


Dramatic party look.
The biggest pop comes from coordinating balloon colors to the color scheme of the party.  Consider the colors of the tableware and decorations and choose balloons that best enhance the custom look of 80th birthday decorations.

80th Birthday Decorations Balloon Art

Dancing on the ceiling.
Oh what a feeling, when there's balloons hanging from the ceiling.  Coordinate balloon colors and choice of ribbon for an interesting display.

80th Birthday Decorations Hanging Balloons

Photo courtesy of Brassy Apple


Age is just a number.
This balloon presentation makes eightieth birthday pop.  The contrast between the solid colored balloons gives eye popping results and would be a fun diy project.

80th Birthday Decorations 80

One Stop Party Ideas BalloonTip

Balloon weights are an attractive and effective way to display balloons.  Simply choose the location, tie the balloons to the weight and enjoy.  For areas that would otherwise be impossible to place a balloon bouquet, these weights are perfect.  This inexpensive party item securely holds your 80th birthday decorations in place and allows you the freedom to choose the location.

Coordinate the balloon weights to match your party theme.  The festive colors available further enhance the balloon spirit.  Or consider a silver, gold, iridescent or neutral colored weight to use again and again.  Once you have tried them, you won't be without balloon weights again.

Ideas For 80th Birthday Banners

80th birthday banners are the perfect greeting to announce this momentous celebration.  Placed in a prominent location, your guests will know that it's time to party from the moment they arrive.  Banners add a fun, festive feeling to your 80th birthday decorations.

80th Birthday Decorations Burlap Banner

Queen for a day.
Your birthday banner should reflect the formality and the theme of the party.  Make no mistake, this celebration is all about your guest of honor and your banner clearly states this.  You may also want to include the Honoree's age for this milestone birthday.  Eighty years deserves recognition and it is up to you to make your 80th birthday decorations special.

Regal 80th Birthday Decorations

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Make an unforgettable impression with a banner personalized with a picture of your special loved one.  When choosing the banner photo, you may want to use a current picture of your guest of honor.  If you are having a blast from the past party, a young picture would be appropriate.  Your photo banner will not only bring back memories, but also will create a new memory for your guests and Honoree.

80th Birthday Decorations Photo Banner

Photo courtesy of Queenie Eileenie


Crafted with love.
We love how this banner is so creative and fits the space.  Being handmade by relatives makes it even more special.

80th Birthday Decorations Banner

Photo courtesy of Present an Event

Decorative Birthday Candlelight

Celebrate your 80th birthday decorations in style with the flicker of birthday candles.  Whether on a traditional birthday cake or increasingly popular cupcakes, nothing says birthday like the glow of candles.  One of the most photographed moments of a birthday party is of the Honoree blowing out the candles.  Make wishes come true with the perfect birthday candles.


Candle celebration.
Make an impressive statement with 80 glowing candles.  Steer clear of vents as they can make the candles burn unevenly.  We love this idea but can be dangerous.  We recommend using battery operated candles.

80th Birthday Decorations Candles

Looking through the glass.
It's always a good idea to make use of what you have.  Here, favorite stemware becomes a candle holder when turned upside down.  Adding unexpected extras that reinforce the party theme or decor is a pleasant surprise.  

Stemware 80th Birthday Decorations

Birthday cake candles come in a variety of attractive colors, shapes and sizes. Some prefer the number of candles reflecting the age of the Honoree.  However for the age sensitive, there is a meaningful option.  Place three candles on the birthday cake.  One represents the "past", one represents the "present" and one represents the "future." 

A time to sparkle.
Eighty commands special attention to details.  Light up the face of your Honoree with this unique birthday cake presentation.

Photo courtesy of Cakebot


Flickering candlelight.
One of the secrets of good lighting is an unexpected vessel.  These bottles can hold a candle to any decorating idea.

80th Birthday Decorations Bottle Candle Holders

One Stop Party Ideas Candle Trivia

The history of birthday candles can be traced to an 18th century German birthday celebration for children.  There were enough candles on the torte to symbolize one for each year of life and some added candles for upcoming years.

Today, the ritual of blowing out the candles is an expected birthday party tradition.  Preceded by the singing of Happy Birthday to You, the guests take a moment to focus on the birthday Honoree as the candles burn brightly.  Once the song is completed, a private wish is made only to come true if all the candles are extinguished in a single breath.  The cake is then shared with the guests representing joy and togetherness.

Once available only to the wealthy, birthday cakes complete with the proper number of candles have become a popular tradition.  This sweet treat only gets better served with a side of ice cream.

Creative Confetti

Birthday confetti has evolved more through the years than any other party decoration. Every size, shape, color and sparkle is at your fingertips to add that wow factor to your confetti celebration. Choose from perhaps the Honoree's name, birthday cakes, balloons, stars or age specific confetti. If there is confetti available that matches the theme of your 80th birthday decorations, simply add it to the mix. For example, if there is a special hobby like fishing, include some fish shaped confetti. If your party occurs at a particular season of the year, add those leaves, snowmen or palm trees. There is no end to the fun with creative choices.


Jelly bean confetti.
We love the idea of using jelly beans as confetti.  Add a splash of color to the table with the unexpected.

80th Birthday Decorations Jelly Bean Confetti

A new twist.
When two birthday favorites collide, a new party decoration is born.  Fill balloons with confetti and inflate.

80th Birthday Decorations Confetti Balloons

Photo courtesy of Camille Styles


Birthday confetti.
Confetti adds another element to your tablescape.  Mix and match colors and designs to command the most impact.  These multi-colored sprinkles are absolutely worth the trouble.

80th Birthday Decorations With Confetti

Flower confetti.
Decorating the tables with blossoms is an attractive finishing touch.  This is particularly fitting for a spring or garden themed birthday party.

80th Birthday Decorations Flower Confetti

We found these lovely petals at Beau-Coup.

One Stop Party Ideas Confetti Tip

The best place to start the confetti is in the beginning.  Put your guests in a party mood by adding sprinkles of confetti inside the invitations.  Then, carry the festivity to the party with the extra touch of confetti sparkling on tables or added to gifts.  Confetti is one of those party details that adds so much fun.

80th Birthday Garland Ideas

Decorative garland is a seemingly small party detail, but a clever choice can be the talk of the party.  Greet your guests with garland draped doorways, tables and ceilings.  Garland works beautifully on any surface and is often times wired to hold any shape.  Don't limit yourself to one type or style of garland.  Mix colors, textures and lights together to add interest to your 80th birthday decorations.


Reflection of 80 years.
Another chance to use family photos and take guests down memory lane.  Use pictures to create a time line of the Honoree's life.

80th Birthday Decorations Photo Garland

Photo courtesy of Party Perfect Blog


Colorful crochet.
Bring the love of crochet to the garlands.  Your Honoree will surely appreciate the handiwork involved in creating 80th birthday decorations like this.

80th Birthday Decorations Crochet garlands

Photo courtesy of ing things

One Stop Party Ideas Garland Suggestions

Read All About It.
If your Honoree was in the newspaper business, consider a garland newspaper.  Those newspapers hanging from a decorative cord are sure to be a conversation piece.  This idea can be applied to any vocation.  Hang items that reflect the Honoree's occupation to a cord.  Add festive 80th birthday garlands that compliment each other.  

Everyone Loves Pictures.
Stir up some fun by hanging up some favorite pictures.  Attach copies of photos to ribbon or yarn to create a garland to be noticed.  Include pictures of as many guests as possible.  Your guests will enjoy seeing photographs of the Honoree from past to present.  For extra fun, allow each guest to choose a photo copy to take home.

Go Fish.
Let's not forget the men in our family!  For instance if your guy's favorite hobby is fishing, hang a fishing line in a prominent place.  Attach corks and fishing lures.  With all the bright colors, this idea will certainly be a good catch.

Name It.
A paper garland spelling out your Honoree's name made from cardstock is an easy solution.  Hand letter or use a stencil to make it your own.  Add some glitter for extra pop.  Then, pick colors that tie the 80th birthday decorations together. 

Shine On.
It is your time to shine!  If you don't have the time or desire to create your own, choose party garlands that glitter to add something extra to the party. 

Frosting is to the cake as a decorative garland is to the party.  So make every party detail count.
Dress up your 80th birthday decorations with color and sparkle.




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