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Let's be traditionally 90's from the get go. No texting invites. No Facebook invites. They have to be mailed, and they have to be awesome. Something that will take pride place on your friend's fridge. Like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles invitation.
No doubt you can still pick these up in packs from Big W, and they're a bunch I remember clearly from the 90's.
In my family, I was Raphael. I think because I wasn't a party dude, I didn't do machines (that's a fact, Jack), and I was cool, but crude "Give me a break".
I don't know if you noticed but I just recited the theme song there. I'm not crazy.
I'm pretty sure every kid I knew had themselves allocated a Ninja Turtle. Who were you?
When people walk into your party, you want for them to feel as if they've just stepped into a time warp. How about blowing up some Magic Eye images and pinning them around the room.
Set up your VCR and have only the best of 90's TV. Like Saved by the Bell, The Wonder Years, 90210, Growing Pains, and Family Matters.
You might even like to set up a special corner dedicated to your one true love, with all things Kevin Arnold.
Purchase a few slap bands, and give them to guests as they arrive.
Have a full table set up with all your favourite 90's treats. Push Pops and Wizz Fizz oughta get everyone at the right level of crazy.
If you are really terrible, you could hire someone for the night to sing the Neverending Song from 'Lambchop's Sing-Along', who isn't allowed to stop until the party does.
Set up a gaming corner with my ultimate favourite - the Sega Mega Drive. Guests can play Sonic for the entire evening if they wish.
Or, set up 2 connected Gameboy's so friends and family can verse each other in Mortal Combat.
Out in the yard, set up a designated marbles area. At the end of the night, the person with the most marbles walks away with their very own copy of the Joey Lawrence CD single "Nothing My Love Can't Fix". Woah.
And lastly, can you remember the BEST kids TV show in the 90's? I know there were a few: Roger Ramjet, Bananaman, Rugrats, Mighty Mouse, Vidiot.
But there was one every kid loved, and every kid wanted to be a part of. And that show was 'A*MAZING'.
Hide a few keys with numbers around the house before the party. Each number should have a dedicated prize for the lucky finder.
You'll want to play these songs later in the night after everyone has had a few drinks. You can do them all together and let all the memories come flooding back.
I'm sure everyone has a lot of memories from the 90's. Be it watching re-runs of Full House, saying "Not" at the end of every sentence, or that space ship that used to sit on Leach Highway, be sure to add your own memories and personal touches. It will be so much more meaningful.
There's nothing like an evening that feels like you are partying 18 years in the past. Not.