How to throw a 1960s themed party

How to throw a 1960s themed party

When you're deciding on your next party theme, you really can't go wrong with a 1960s themed party. The 1960s was a diverse era full of free love, peace symbols, flower power, hippies, psychedelic influence, short skirts and timeless music. You won't run out of ideas when organising your 1960s themed party. 

The 3 steps to a successful 1960s themed party!

  • 1960s decorations
  • 1960s outfit
  • 1960s music

How do you decorate for a 1960s themed party?

To create the perfect 1960s themed party environment, decorate your space with teepees, peace symbols, love hearts, colorful flower power cut outs and psychedelic posters. Don't be afraid to put up flower pattern curtains, or have an acoustic guitar laying around for the party guests that want to relive Woodstock!

If you want the colors with your 1960s theme to really pop, we recommend turning your party into a glow party with a black light glow party kit. This will bring those psychedelic posters alive and have your guests illuminated from head to toe! You can also hang neon decorations from the walls and ceiling that will glow in vibrant colors. 

How do you decorate a 60's party

What do you wear to a 1960s party?

When deciding what to wear to a 1960s party, you have a number of different fashion pathways that you can wonder down. For the bright and colorful party goers who are wanting to know what it was like to feel like a hippie, anything with tie-dye, large flower power print, colorful peace signs or love hearts would all be acceptable attire for both men and women. For the more Woodstock vibe, earthy soft colors with patterns such as paisley and flowers would work equally for a 1960s themed party. Don't be afraid to top your outfit off with a pair of retro peace shaped glasses or a funky bandanna in your hair!   

what to wear to a 1960s party

What was the popular music in 1960s?

If you're going to put time into anything for your 1960s themed party, put time into preparing the perfect playlist of the most popular music in the 1960s. Such music included the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield and the Beach Boys. We have no doubt that between all of these rock stars, you will have more than enough tunes to get your dance floor pumping from dust until dawn! 

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