Return to the Sixties with a Woodstock party
August 10, 2009
Woodstock was the music festival that many feel aptly embodied the spirit of the 1960s in America and is celebrating its 40th anniversary. One way to remember the music and culture of the time is to host a Woodstock party.
First of all, try to host the party outdoors in recognition of the open-air music festival. A garden or backyard is a great space to use.
Encourage guests to wear sixties hippy clothing and bring their favorite Woodstock music. If they play instruments, remind guests to play songs by artists who were at the festival.
The theme of the party should be peace, love and music and encourage guests to bring their preferred snack foods and drinks to help them relax.
To keep with the hippy vibe, you can hand each guest a flower as they enter the party and require everyone to wear them in their hair. Also burn candles or fragrant incense and provide rugs and blankets for guests to lounge.
If any friends have kids, they can deisign their own peace sign necklaces. All you need are some pieces of wool, oversized peace sign cutouts, pens and crayons.
For the truly adventurous, let guests make their own tie-dye shirts or beaded jewelry to take home.