Throw a shagadelic '60s party and have a blast
April 19, 2010
Who doesn't love the '60s? The decade was a time for everyone to get into a groovy mood, let their hair down and have a ball. Love-ins and the peace sign were as popular as ever, while people were constantly donning tie-dyed shirts and playing tambourines. Without a doubt, it was the most colorful decade in history.
It's safe to say that most people love the '60s and would give anything to turn back the clocks and spend a wild night at some point during this time. And while you can't break the laws of the space time continuum, you can certainly help out your best buds by throwing a shagadelic '60s bash.
Stock up on party supplies
One of the first things you should do when planning your shindig is to stock up on '60s party supplies. And there's no better way to give your guests something amusing and fun to play with than handing out toys that were popular during the era.
To start, purchase a bunch of slinkies and hula hoops and place them around your apartment or party venue. Also, don't hesitate to hand out fake tattoos that people can apply at the party. They will love it!
Buy paper goods
Every groovy party needs some '60s paper goods, and when it comes to your bash, you should have no problems uncovering the perfect items.
The '60s were as decorative as can be, but no one can forget about how popular tie-dyed clothing was back then. To help guests get into a groovy state of mind, find paper goods that include plates, cups and plastic utensils in the flamboyant pattern. Also, feel free to use silverware that's designed with decorative flowers. It was all about the flower power back then.
Decorate the event space
Without decorations, a party is really just a small gathering of friends. Decorations remind people that they're at a special event and are there to have a blast.
In order to buy the right '60s decorations, make sure you do your research. Feel free to buy peace sign banners or place flower centerpieces at every table. If you're really in a humorous mood, purchase a life-size poster of Austin Powers to display in the room. Your guests are bound to find it hysterical.
A little bit extra goes a long way
Finally, never forget to include those '60s party extras. When it comes to planning a memorable event, it's all in the details! Purchase peace sign necklaces and flower baseball hats and give them out to party patrons. You can even find John Lennon sunglasses for cheap! Everyone will love to put these on as you blast Beatles songs from your stereo.
Remember, throwing a '60s party can lead to one of the best nights of your life. Plan accordingly and have a far out time!