Hosting a disco party is a one-way ticket to funky town
July 20, 2010
It's the middle of the summer and for some, the days are beginning to blend together. The combination of oppressive heat and humidity with the rigors of everyday life can leave many people in need of some excitement. Hosting a disco-themed party while singing along with some Gloria Gaynor can be the perfect way for your friends and family to boogie their way out of the summer doldrums.
Your guests will need to get the skinny on your party in a unique and exciting fashion, so be sure to go all out when it comes to sending out invitations. A great idea would be to use ones that are made to look like an invite to an exclusive 70s night club. Including images of a disco ball and dancers decked out in bell bottoms and platform shoes will have your prospective guests thinking they'll be attending a party straight out of Saturday Night Fever.
There are few periods in time that had more elaborate decorations and fashion than the disco era. From the bright lights to the flamboyant clothing, your shindig will certainly have to reflect the extravagant nature of the 70s. One decoration that is a must is a disco ball. These iconic, sparkling spheres will be a fantastic way to create the disco atmosphere. Another addition that your guests are sure to dig would be to affix life size dancer add-ons to your walls. Whether it is a man in a white suit getting down or his righteous female dance partner, it will be a great choice. For a final touch, hang disco swirl decorations from your ceiling. These shiny decorations include miniature disco balls, musical notes and will complete the transformation from an ordinary house into Studio 54.
Music is a must for almost any get-together, but it is even more crucial for a disco-themed bash. Make sure you have a CD with some great disco tunes such as "Stayin' Alive" or "Ring My Bell," as they are a surefire way to make your friends want to do The Hustle. Of course, there a number of party supplies you'll need other than just music. One thing you'll want to make sure you do not forget to include is proper attire, and there are definitely a lot of options. For instance, you can provide guests with headgear ranging from a psychedelic newsboy hat to a purple shag hat. You would be remiss if you did not include the theme in paper goods as well. Disco dancer plates, cups and beverage napkins are another great way to incorporate the feel of a bygone time.
Although disco died out by the end of the 70s and was met with fierce backlash, the cultural phenomenon holds a particularly unique place in American history. Hosting a disco-themed soirée can be a wonderful way to pay homage to this brief period in time while bringing some of your favorite people together for some fun.