1960s theme party ideas

Hosting a Groovy 60’s Party – Step Back In Time!

I’m taking you on a groovy journey back to the swinging 60’s with some far-out party ideas that will transport you and your guests to a time of peace, love, and rock ‘n’ roll. So, dust off those tie-dye shirts and practice your best flower power pose because it’s time to get the party started!

Best 60s Party Ideas

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A 60’s party is a great party theme for a special birthday, a 60th birthday party or just for a fun night of good old fun.

60’s Party Decorations

Psychedelic Vibes: Transform your sixties party space with psychedelic colors and patterns. Think vibrant pinks, oranges, and greens. Hang some tie-dye tapestries or create DIY peace sign banners to set the mood.

Lava Lamps: No 60’s party is complete without a lava lamp or two! Place these mesmerizing lamps around your party area for an authentic touch.

Hippie Chic Seating: Create a chill-out area with bean bag chairs and colorful floor cushions. Don’t forget to add some shaggy rugs to complete the vibe.

Flower Power: Decorate with plenty of flowers, especially daisies. You can use fresh blooms as centerpieces or opt for faux flowers to create garlands and wreaths.

Vinyl Records: Scatter vinyl records on tables or hang them from the ceiling. They’ll add a vintage touch and serve as great conversation starters.

Peace Sign Wall Art: Craft or purchase oversized peace signs to hang on the walls. You can use cardboard, foam board, or even wooden peace signs painted in vibrant colors.

1960s theme party ideas

Record Wall: Create a statement piece by hanging vintage vinyl records on the wall in the shape of a peace sign or a guitar. It’s a nod to the music that defined the era.

Hippie Bus Photo Booth: Make a cardboard cutout of a VW hippie bus for a super cool photo booth. Provide funky props like round sunglasses, headbands, and peace signs for your guests to use when taking pictures.

Groovy Balloon Garland: Craft a balloon garland using balloons in 60’s-inspired colors like bright yellow, orange, and turquoise. Add some oversized flowers to complete the look.

Blacklight Party: If you want to add an extra psychedelic twist, consider using blacklights and fluorescent decorations. Neon posters, glow-in-the-dark stars, and fluorescent body paint can create an otherworldly ambiance.

Lounge Area: Set up a lounge area with bean bags, low tables, and floor cushions. Decorate this space with beaded curtains and hanging lanterns for a laid-back 60’s vibe.

Vintage Posters: Hang up vintage posters of iconic bands, movies, and cultural figures from the 60’s. It’ll spark conversation and nostalgia among your guests

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60’s Party Food

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For a 60’s themed party, go retro with these 60’s party food ideas. Take your guests back to the 1960s with these fun party food options.

Finger Sandwiches: Serve up some classic finger sandwiches with fillings like cucumber and cream cheese, egg salad, and ham and cheese. Cut them into cute shapes with flower or peace sign cookie cutters.

Deviled Eggs: These retro appetizers are always a hit. Jazz them up with a sprinkle of paprika and some fresh herbs for a groovy twist.

Fondue Fun: Fondue was all the rage in the 60’s! Set up a fondue station with cheese and chocolate options. Provide an array of dippable treats like bread, fruit, and marshmallows.

Jell-O Salad: A colorful and wiggly Jell-O salad with fruits and whipped cream is a must for your 60’s party. It’s a sweet and tangy treat that’ll bring back memories.

Mini Meatballs: Make some mini meatballs in a tangy cocktail sauce for a savory and nostalgic snack. Serve them with colorful toothpicks for easy munching.

What to Do at a 60’s Party

1960s party ideas

Dance to the Classics: The 60’s had an incredible music scene with legends like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. Create a playlist of these iconic tracks and get your guests grooving to the tunes. Teach them some famous dance moves like the Twist or the Mashed Potato.

Costume Contest: Encourage your guests to embrace their inner flower child by dressing up in 60’s attire. Think bell-bottom pants, tie-dye shirts, and headbands. Have a costume contest with prizes for the most far-out outfits.

Trivia and Games: Test your guests’ knowledge of 60’s pop culture with trivia questions about movies, music, and historical events. You can also set up classic board games like Twister and Operation for some retro fun.

Craft Corner: Set up a craft corner where guests can create their own tie-dye t-shirts, peace sign necklaces, or flower crowns. It’s a fun way to get creative and take home a groovy keepsake.

Karaoke Jam: Set up a karaoke machine and let your guests channel their inner rockstars. Singing 60’s hits will be a blast!

60s Party Ideas Final Note

It’s all about spreading love, peace, and good vibes at your 60’s party. So get ready to boogie down, embrace the flower power, and have a fab time!

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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