When the exceptionally rad Amanda from Barley and Birch asked if I’d like to co-host a week-long online celebration of all things 80s, I immediately ran to dig out my Punky Brewster sweater.
Then I heard that the totally fresh Arielle from Art Camp LA was also on board, and I was all Judd-Nelson-fist-raising-in-the-final-scene-of-The-Breakfast-Club and shouting “DON’T YOU…. FORGET ABOUT ME…. DON’T DON’T DON’T. DON’T!”
Then Raising Kinley and Mom Collaborative came on board, and I was certain this was a party I did not want to miss.
If you, like us, are children of the 80s, then these free 80s-themed printables are for your trip down Memory Lane.
All posters are in A4 size. Click the link to be taken to the PDF.
CRIMPED HAIR DON’T CARE
Truth be told, I was quite a young child in the 80s.
Luckily I had older teenage cousins who introduced me to the glory of Boy George, WHAM! and hair crimpers.
If you wielded your hair crimper like a tulle-wearing maniac, then you can download the Crimped Hair Don’t Care poster here.
I BLESS THE RAINS DOWN IN AFRICA
I’m planning on making an 80s playlist but am a bit concerned that it will be mega massive.
Because how good was the music of the 80s?
I had no idea what Toto was referring to as he sung about the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro.
Why was it raining in Africa?
It was a song that raised so many questions.
If you want your copy of these iconic, if slightly random, lyrics, download the I Bless the Rains Down in Africa Poster here.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB QUOTE
Ask somebody to name their favourite 80s movie, and it’s like opening a can of worms.
How could one decade produce such cinematic goodness?
How could John Hughes capture one generation so concisely?
What IS Molly Ringwald doing now?
My aunty knitted me a Punky Brewster sweater I was that much of a hardcore fan.
I spoke about my intense love for it here.
What shows had you glued to the TV set back in the day?
If you were all about Punky Power too, you can download your poster here.
FERRIS BUELLER QUOTE
You can download your copy of this Ferris Bueller quote poster.
As it turns out, there were so many 80s-themed quotes I wanted to put into poster form.
So check back later in the week for some more free 80s themed printables. (These ones will have a bit more of an 80s pastel vibe to them.)
If you want to come kick it like it’s 1986, come join the party over on Facebook. We’ll be sharing rad 80s-inspired crafts, recipes, DIYs and playlists.
Wear your best high tops and make sure the hair is BIG.
If you do some retro- inspired crafting, be sure to tag #MakeIt80s on Instagram.