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10 Stranger Things Birthday Cake Ideas: Upside Down Delights

Step into the enchanting realm of Stranger Things, the Netflix sensation that has mesmerized viewers with its enthralling 80s vibes, gripping narrative, and endearing personalities. Whether you’re an ardent admirer of the Upside Down or know someone who is, why not infuse your upcoming birthday celebration with the essence of this captivating series?

Prepare to immerse yourself in a gastronomic expedition through the mystical dimensions as we unveil ten extraordinary and delectable cake concepts that pay homage to the Upside Down, ensuring an unforgettable experience for any devoted Stranger Things fan.

Brace yourself for a culinary odyssey as we indulge in the supernatural wonders of cake artistry!

10 Stranger Things Birthday Cake Ideas

If you’re planning a Stranger Things-themed birthday party, here are 10 cake ideas that will capture the nostalgic and mysterious atmosphere of the show:

Upside Down Themed Birthday Cakes

Design a cake inspired by the Upside Down world. Use black fondant to create a dark and eerie background, and add edible vines, creepy trees, and flickering lights to replicate the Upside Down’s haunting atmosphere.

Alphabet Wall Themed Birthday Cakes

Decorate the cake with an edible replica of the iconic Stranger Things alphabet wall. Use colored icing or fondant to create the letters and hang fairy lights around the cake for an authentic touch.

Demogorgon Themed Birthday Cakes

Craft a cake in the shape of the menacing Demogorgon creature. Use fondant or modeling chocolate to sculpt the creature’s head, face, and signature petal-like mouth.

Hawkins Laboratory Themed Birthday Cakes

Create a cake inspired by the Hawkins National Laboratory. Design the cake to resemble the lab building with gray fondant walls and incorporate elements like caution signs, test tubes, and a “Hawkins Lab” sign.

Christmas Lights Themed Birthday Cakes

Decorate the cake with edible Christmas lights, just like the ones Joyce Byers used to communicate with Will in the show. Use colored fondant or piped icing to create the lights and wrap them around the cake.

Eggo Waffle Themed Birthday Cakes

Pay homage to Eleven’s favorite snack by creating a cake that looks like a giant Eggo waffle. Use square cake layers and cover them with a grid pattern of yellow icing to mimic the appearance of an Eggo waffle.

Dungeons & Dragons Themed Birthday Cakes

Design a cake inspired by the iconic role-playing game featured in the show. Decorate the cake with elements from the game, such as dice, dragons, swords, and character figurines.

Byers’ House Themed Birthday Cakes

Create a cake that resembles the Byers’ house from Stranger Things. Use fondant or edible images to replicate the house’s exterior, and include details like the famous Christmas lights on the front porch.

Eleven’s Telekinetic Themed Birthday Cakes

Design a cake that depicts Eleven using her telekinetic powers. Use fondant or modeling chocolate to create a figure of Eleven, mid-action, with objects floating around her.

Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream Themed Birthday Cakes

Create a cake inspired by the popular ice cream shop from Stranger Things, Scoops Ahoy. Decorate the cake with blue and white icing to mimic the shop’s colors and add ice cream cone and nautical-themed decorations.

How do you plan a Stranger Things party?

Planning a “Stranger Things” party could be a fun and unique event, filled with 80s nostalgia and elements from the hit show. Here are some suggestions:

  • Invitations: Send out themed invitations that include elements from the show, such as a design that mimics the look of the “Upside Down,” or phrases like “Join us in the Upside Down” or “The world is full of monsters, but on this day, let’s party!”
  • Decorations: The party space should reflect the look and feel of the show. Some suggestions could include the following:
    • Hang up Christmas lights like the ones Joyce uses to communicate with Will in the first season.
    • Set up a corner to look like Mike’s basement, with an 80s-style couch, an old TV, and a Dungeons & Dragons game spread out.
    • Create an “Upside Down” section with dark materials, fake vines, and dim lighting.
    • Use props like walkie-talkies, 80’s movie posters, vintage bikes, etc.
    • Consider a Hawkins Laboratory area with lab equipment and a warning sign.
  • Costumes: Encourage your guests to dress as their favorite characters from the show. Eleven’s pink dress and blue jacket with a box of Eggo waffles, Mike’s striped polo, or Joyce’s anxious mom attire could be fun ideas.
  • Food & Drinks: Serve snacks and drinks that reference the show:
    • “Eggo” waffles should be on the menu.
    • You can serve Coca-Cola, especially New Coke, if you can find it since it’s a part of Season 3.
    • Other 80s party snacks like popcorn, pretzels, and pizza.
    • Consider having a cake or cupcakes decorated with themes from the show, like the Demogorgon, Christmas lights, or the Stranger Things logo.
  • Music: Create a playlist that includes the show’s eerie synth soundtrack and 80s pop/rock hits featured in the series.
  • Games/Activities: Depending on your guests, you can organize some themed activities:
    • “Escape from the Upside Down”: A scavenger hunt or escape room style game.
    • “Dungeons & Dragons” game session.
    • A trivia contest about the show.
  • Party Favors: Send your guests home with a small memento of the event. This could be something simple like a keychain, a mini flashlight, or a Stranger Things-themed poster.

What is the waffle extravaganza from Stranger Things?

The waffle reference in “Stranger Things” is related to the character Eleven, often abbreviated as “El.” Early in Season 1, after El escapes from the Hawkins Laboratory, she discovers Eggo waffles in a local store and immediately likes them. Throughout the series, the characters often use Eggo waffles to coax or comfort Eleven, and she is seen eating them in multiple episodes.

This element of the story has become one of the most well-known symbols of the show and has been widely used in merchandise and promotional material. The fixation on Eggo waffles has also been used as a device to highlight Eleven’s unfamiliarity with the normal world and her simple pleasures after a life of being used as an experimental subject.


  • Ibrahim Bat

    Ibrahim Bat is a former foreign language teacher with a master's degree in teaching languages to children. He recently became a father and remains passionate about teaching and language education. During his teaching years, Ibrahim volunteered in several regions across the Middle East, the Balkans, and Southern Africa. In addition to his teaching experience, Ibrahim is the founder of, a free language learning platform aimed at children aged 3 to 5. This innovative platform has earned him significant recognition for his contributions to early childhood education. Ibrahim Bat is also an editor at and

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