Indulge in some nostalgia with a Woodstock-themed birthday party
September 10, 2010
Was there ever another time in United States history like late 1960s? The emergence of some of the most legendary musicians made the era popularized as that of peace and love even more famous. Perhaps the some of the most enduring images of this period came from the inaugural Woodstock music festival, which occurred in August 1969. If you know someone special who would love to pay homage to Woodstock and has a birthday coming up, why not throw them a fantastic, 60s-themed birthday party? It will be sure to evoke a wonderful sense of nostalgia.
A good place to start planning your birthday bash is by selecting some groovy invitations. Since you're trying to pay homage to a specific era, you should be sure to include some highly-recognizable images. One direction you can take is to make sure that you use plenty of bright, psychedelic colors such as blue, yellow and pink. Purchasing invites that are adorned with plenty of peace signs or elaborate floral decor can be an equally effective choice. If you're looking to add a bit of cheer to the recipients' day, you can include a smiley face on your announcement as well.
While your invitiations will have to be bright and cheerful, your guests will definitely dig your get-together if you have decorations that are really far out! For starters, you should be sure to include the same colors that were present in your invites. String a tie-dye pennant throughout your shindig is definitely a good beginning, but you'll certainly want to take it farther. Hanging some peace sign whirls from the ceiling is another good idea, and can be complemented nicely by a mutli-color metallic door fringe hanging over your entrance. If you're looking to put a unique stamp on your gathering, the perfect way to do so is to set up a life-size cutout of that man of the 60s - Austin Powers. Having his smiling face greeting your guests will definitely make them think your party is smashing. As a final touch, you should fill up some smiley face balloons, as having them cascade around your soiree will likely put a grin on the guest of honor's face.
Once you've settled on invitations and decorations, you should focus on stocking up on plenty of supplies. Your guests will definitely be expecting a variety of delicious food, so you will need an ample supply of paper plates, napkins and cups. Of course, ordinary supplies won't do, so you should consider selecitng ones that are decorated with bold and bright tie- dye.
One of the most appealing aspects of Woodstock was its carefree atmosphere combined with some classic music. Having a CD full of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who or any other performers playing in the background can be a great way to set the tone.
The '60s are definitely one of the most beloved decades in recent memory. Giving that special someone a way to relive their glory days through a Woodstock-themed birthday is sure to be a fun time for everyone.