Decade parties are fun, throwback celebrations
April 05, 2010
Stop and take a look around you - do you notice anything peculiar? Right now your clothing may seem stylish and your haircut may be sharp, but in 10 or 20 years from now, you could be chuckling at your current fashion choices.
That's what happens as the years pass - the trends change and new and interesting fads become in vogue. For example, who would have thought that shoulder pads would be the go-to look of the '80s?
Still, there are some eras that many of us would have loved to live in - or return to. And although we can't turn back the hands of time, we certainly can imagine we're walking around in one of our favorite years at a super-exciting decade party.
So where does a host of a decade party begin? When deciding on decade party themes, choose one that suits your personality best.
If you opt to pay homage to period when there was a rebirth in music, consider throwing a '50s rock and roll party. The '50s were a time of innocence, when guys and girls talked about "going steady" and women tied huge ribbons in their big ponytails. Still, it was rock and roll that got the masses moving, feeling good, and channeling their wild side.
Elvis Presley was no doubt the King of the era. So why not make him the central focus of your '50s bash? Place a life-sized Elvis poster out and play his songs on real vinyl records. To create a cool mood for your guests, consider renting and old jukebox and blasting his tunes from the retro machine. Your partygoers will appreciate the details.
If you're more of a relaxed and mellow type of person, consider throwing a '60s peace party.
The '60s were a time when love was on everyone's mind and the peace sign was the greeting of choice. And let's not forget about the hippies who played tambourines in the streets while wearing tie-dyed T-shirts. Consider purchasing these shirts for your guests to help them get into a groovy party mood.
Also, don't forget to decorate your '60s soiree with a special motif - the smiley face! This look will help people reminisce about the decade and allow them to take part in a far-out experience.
For people who love to dance, there is nothing better than inviting your close friends and family to a funky '70s disco party.
The 70's had it all - fantastic clothes, sexy hair styles, and most importantly, amazing music. People who loved the nightlife and loved to boogie will certainly appreciate a huge disco ball at the center of the room. Your guests will also go wild for LED sunglasses and necklaces that will glow as your pals work the dance floor.
Whatever you decide, remember to have fun. A decade party is a chance to get together with your closest friends and family and party like it's 1999 - or whatever year you decide.