Whether your plan is to arrange a sober and moderate party or a wild and crazy one, a theme from the 60s are a perfect option.
There are numerous occasions to arrange a party such as birthdays, anniversaries, career success, bachelor's party, etc. and party themes can make them truly memorable. The '60s' theme resembles a carefree, fun time. After all, it was a decade of cultural revolutions.
You can start applying this theme beginning with the party invitations. Use a large, rounded letters and bright psychedelic colors while making the party invitations.
You can use smiley faces, peace symbols, flower power design, tie-dye design, photo collage from the era. Include photos of Martin Luther King, Beatles, Kennedy, and Vietnam and inform your guests about the party theme through the invitation.
'60s' Party Themes
To plan a perfect '60s' theme party, just have a look into the past and use your imagination and creativity. You can create the atmosphere of that era with party decorations, costumes, foods, and games.
The costumes for the '60s' theme party can be colorful and fun. Search websites to know about the '60s' fashions. Wear a long wig and add a headband or bandana for a hippy look.
For clothing, think of Afros, braids, fuzzy vests, bold large glasses, bell-bottom flares, flowers, and sandals. You can select the stovepipe pants and thin ties, miniskirts, and Go-go boots. You can dress as a Flower Child.
A head wreath was the popular fashion accessory for women in 60s. For a '60s party, the women can wear a wreath made from flowers or other plants. Other distinctive icons and looks from the 60s include Jackie and JFK, Mods, Andy Warhol and more.
Wear colorful fashions and encourage guests to wear the '60s' gear such as ripped jeans, love beads, etc.
The party decorations should reflect the party theme. Replace standard white bulbs with tinted bulbs of red, green, blue, or yellow for visual effects. Put some lava lamps on the tables or focal points for discussion.
Decorate the entryway with flower garlands, love beads, peace signs, strings of smiley faces or yin-yang symbols. Hang a large rustic looking sign over the doorway. A beaded door curtain was a popular craft in 60s that you can use for the party decoration.
You can use colored bulbs, candles, moonbeam lamps, or lava lamps to provide the psychedelic lighting. You can go for face painting, which includes peace symbols on cheeks or simple flowers.
Rock music in the form of the Grateful Dead, the Doors or the Rolling Stones truly set a stage for a 60s theme party. Keep some space for the '60s' theme dances such as the Pony, the Jerk or the Mashed Potato.
Serve the pastry wrapped in the miniature sausages along with coke or period alcoholic beverages such as the Emma Peel. It is a combination of pineapple juice, cherry brandy, and dry sparkling wine.
You can serve the round cookies with a topping of peace sign or smiley. You can serve tasty and healthy vegetarian meals such as bean dip, pumpkin pie, and carrot cake.
For the '60s' theme party, you can choose different interesting games such as the costume contests, trivia games, dance contest and a perfect guessing game. A rousing game of twister is another interesting activity.