Well there are some key things everyone needs
if they want to have a totally awesome 90's themed party..
You will want the 90s music flowing all night long during your 90s party, so load up on the top hits from the 90s. It s best to keep it up beat.. While you might have been a big fan of Michael Bolton, that is not really the kind of rocking music that will get a party going. That does not mean just playing the club dance music from the likes of CC & The Music Factory, Haddaway or Real McCoy. The 90s was all about R&B music (and Rap music if you are into Hip Hop), so make sure and play plenty of Bell Biv Devoe, Janet Jackson, Montell Jordan, Salt-N-Pepa, etc.. You will also want to throw in some Pop (Ace of Base, Spice Girls, N' SYNC, etc..) and Alternative (Third Eye Blind, Blues Traveler, etc..). Don't forget that Pop Metal was still going strong in the very early 90s. Songs by Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Guns N Roses are always great late night choices to get the party revved up. Check out the 90s Video Channels on this web site for music ideas .
You could also get one of the compilation albums on the leftfor a great mixture of 90s party music.
Another great way to make sure the 90s music never stops is to use a streaming music service like Rhapsody. For one low price, you get all the 90s music you want streamed over the internet. This is great for handling requests at your 90s party, as you have a music catalog of over seven million songs at your disposal.
Closing Time by Semisonic is always the perfect song to end your party with.
You will want to make people feel like they are in the 90s at your party, so you will need party decorations and props from the 90s scattered around the room. Good props include anything involving rap music such as the Disc Jockey Standee from ShindigZ shown at the right. Beavis and Butt-Head, Double Dare, Doug, and other popular 90s kids shows make for great decoration possibilities. Good party favors would be candy popular from the 90s (Bubbaloo Liquid-filled Bubble Gum , Candy Blox, Warheads,etc..). You can find these at the Old Time Candy Company. These zubaz looking candy bars from ShindigZ have a definite 90s vibe and can be personalized by you to fit your party.
You will also want to decorate the room(s) your 90s party will take place in. You can find 90s party decorations at your local party store or online at a place like <ShindigZ ( for free shipping on orders over $99 use code VSFTCJ ). Also make sure and put up plenty of 90s Posters. You can find all kinds of 90s Posters at The Great 90s Store .
Other 90s Party must haves are cardboard cutout stand ups of your favorite 90s characters. Some available include Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Fabio, Bill Clinton, Jurassic Park, and The Power Rangers.
Check out The Great 90s Store for more 90's Party Supplies...
Wearing 90s costumes is one of the most fun parts of hosting an 90s party. You will want to make sure and tell people that dressing up in 90s related garb is required for entrance!
You should send 90s costume ideas out for people with the invitation, as some might not know what they should be looking for.
One of the most common 90s costume for girls is the "Clueless" Alicia Silverstone look, which involves lots of plaid. For more details on that check out this video showing every outfit in the movie!
For guys, the rapper look or the grunge look is often seen at 90s Parties.
Girls, you can look good and represent the 90s in these TMNT or Power Ranger tank dresses!
TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sexy Costume Tank Dresses
Go to your 90s party dressed as an 90s TV or Movie Character (The Big Lebowski, Doug, Office Space Initech Employee, Tommy Boy, etc.. ). Look at The TV Store Online for 90s costumes related to TV and Movies.
80s-Tees also has a Halloween Costumes section that has a lot of 90s related material in it.
You will also want to give the guests of your 90s party something to do when they aren't dancing to the great 90s tunes. You could spice up your party with some 90s name that tune contests, where you play a snipit of an 90s song and ask your guests to guess the song title. Place some Pokemon Cards or Pogs around for endless 90s fun! A great contest to hold is a Macarena Dance Off. For a step by step walk through of the dance, check out our 90s Pop Culture section. You could also have some 90s games available for your guests to play: