Stranger Things Party Ideas and Free Printables: Stranger Things themed party ideas, including free Party Printables, and themed food ideas.
There’s a brand new season of Stranger Things, and I thought it would be fun to put together a Stranger Things theme viewing party. This is perfect to invite friends over to binge-watch season 4, or to celebrate your next birthday with a Stranger Things birthday party. I also can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than with a stranger things halloween party. Happy Halloween!
I’ve included some Stranger Things free printables available as an instant download at the end of this post. Send out some stranger things party invitations, or evites and get together for some fun. You might even want to invite party guests to dress as their favorite characters in stranger things costumes.
We set up a snack table in the living room, next to a big screen tv, perfect for enjoying while watching. The show always keeps everyone on the edge of your seat, with snacks nearby there’s no need to miss anything. This is a great way to enjoy watching the next season.
Stranger Things Party Decorations
We took our inspiration from the show for the party decor. You could always invite guests into the upside down with the classic christmas lights, a fog machine, or castle byers decor. We were on the lookout for 80’s decor at the local thrift shop to decorate our party.
The Radio Tower
There’s lots of fun details from season 3 that inspired the party table. One of my favourite parts is the mini radio tower party prop. This one was built as an DIY item. I used a mini tripod and added on a few coat hangers, some wire, and a slinky to create something that looked a little like the one that stranger things character Dusty builds so he can contact Suzie.
This is such a fun and easy backdrop for this great table of foods inspired by Stranger Things Season Three.
The other fun party decoration and food table backdrop is the Russian code. Inspired by the white board at Scoops Ahoy where Dustin, Steve, and Robin cracked the code… well mostly just Robin. 😉 I had the great idea to use an inexpensive poster board for mine, and it worked out perfectly. We love inexpensive party supplies!
80’s Inspired Decor
I used a few 80’s inspired old cassette tapes full of 80s music and video tapes I found in my basement and the local thrift store and they were the perfect additions to the table. I also included some extra batteries for Dustin, a robot inspired by the ones that El makes follow Dustin out of his room, and a my little pony for the Erica and Dustin’s big my little pony discussion in season 3. More ideas for epic stranger things party decor inspired by the 80’s include:
- cassette tapes
- video tapes
- extra batteries
- toy robot
- my little ponies
- a boom box
- a bmx bike
- board games
Stranger Things Themed Party Food Ideas
All the food for the party was inspired by season 3. I made really fun free printable Stranger Things food labels. Just subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the post, and we’ll send you access to our Free Stranger Things Printable food labels, and cupcake pics.
Some of the snacks were inspired by a character’s favorite food. We couldn’t leave out Seven’s eggo waffles. Mini waffles or regular size with maple syrup are a crowd pleaser. You could even set up an entire eggo waffle bar. For our stranger things-themed party foods we took a lot of inspiration from season 3. Steve Harrington would love the Scoops Away USS Butterscotch ice cream. And we had to include some cookies with chocolate chips inspired by Heather’s fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies. Instead of themed cake, we made simple cupcakes but decorated them with our printables that feature quotes and jokes from the show. These were so much fun for guests, and really easy to make. Another fun addition would be some chocolate pudding, from when Dusty screams out “Mike I found the chocolate pudding” in season 2. For our food table we included:
- new coke
- Heather’s “fresh out of the oven” cookies
- Does your species like M&Ms?
- Scoops Away USS Butterscotch ice cream
- Smell the nacho cheese Doritos
- Burger King burgers and fries
- Strawberry Slurpees
I loved how season 3 included “New Coke” and remember the summer it came out. It would be fun for a party, but is quite expensive. I think it’s good enough to print the label and serve up some Coke Classic.
Remember the part in the season 3 where Billy is having dinner at Heather’s parents house, and Eleven and Max show up, and Heather offers them some “freshly baked cookies”? That scene inspired the cookies.
Next is the “does your spieces like M&Ms”? These are from when Mike makes up with Eleven at the hospital while they’re in the waiting room.
We also served some “Burger King Whoppers and Fries” inspired by the meal Alexei requests when Jim, Joyce, and Murray are questioning him.
And let’s not forget the “Strawberry Slurpee” that was supposed to be Cherry.
We also included some “Smell the Nacho Cheese Doritos” inspired by Mike’s line about his burps when El is spying on the boys.
It wouldn’t be Stranger Things without some Eggos for Eleven.
And we had to include some “Scoops Ahoy U.S.S. Butterscotch” ice cream from Steve’s drugged interrogation by the Russians. With our Scoops Ahoy printable label of course.
Stranger Things Printable Cupcake Pics
Last but not least we made some really fun Season 3 inspired cupcake pics with our favourite quotes on them. Have fun with friends remembering these lines like stranger things trivia.
- Boyfriends Lie.
- I dump your ass.
- You can’t spell American without Erica.
- There’s more to life than stupid boys.
- Nancy Drew where are you?
- Planck’s Constant 6.62607004
- Once you open the curiosity door, anything is possible.
- Now can we play D & D?
- Hotter than Phoebe Cates
- Dusty Bun + Suzie Poo Forever
To make the cupcake pics, just cut out the printable with a 2 inch hole punch and glue to a toothpick. These would also be really fun to use as a banner, or tie onto favour bags.
This party was so fun to put together and really easy. All the food was store bought, and a super yummy party menu too with a great mix of sweets and savoury.
I hope this inspires you to invite some fellow Stranger Things friends over and chat about your theories and enjoying watching the new season!
With all these great Stranger Things party ideas, life is really a party!
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