1970's Party Ideas
1970 birthday party ideas for kids, tweens - celebrate
a birthday with a blast from the past!
1970 theme ideas for 70's theme party invitations, decorations, activities, party games, food, favors, goody bags and more.
Also includes the
top 20 song play list from the 1970's to use at your party.
70's Theme Party Invitation
Note cards with 70's objects such as:
corded phones, record players, disco balls, tye dye,
Invitations with large smiley faces.
Have a best style contest - tell
party guests to dress in their best 70's style items including: Bell bottom jeans, silk shirts,
mini skirts, go-go boots, anything with fringe, headbands, tye
dye, platform shoes, disco dresses, etc.
70's Theme Party Decoration Ideas
Hang small disco mirror balls outside in the trees.
Shine a few flashlights on them to make them sparkle.
dance footprints from poster board and tape them down to the
sidewalk and party entrance.
Make signs that have the names
of the popular dances like the Bump, The Hustle, etc.
and place them outside with the dance footprints.
Hang a beaded curtain that party guests will have to enter through at
the party entrance. You could also make a sign in bright colors
that says "70's Ahead!" or "Time Travel - destination the 1970's
". Inside the party room hang a large disco ball.
Decorate in bright tye dye or solid colors.
Set out lava lamps, black lights, beaded
curtains, bean bags and shag rugs.
Cut out large circles from
black construction paper and then smaller circles of different colored
paper and glue the smaller circle in the middle of the larger circle to
Print 1970's song titles and artists inside the
smaller circle and hang on the walls. You could also make
these as place mats for the party table.
Play the favorite songs from the
1970's Party Activities
Make Pet Rocks
Pet rocks were big in the 1970's. They were basically a medium
size smooth rock that came in a small wooden crate filled with straw.
You could teach your pet rock tricks like sit, stay and play dead.
Dance, Dance Dance
Dancing was a big part of the 1970's. Teach the party guests some of
the most popular dances from the 70's. (If you don't know the
dances look them up on YouTube). Some popular dances from the 70's are the:
Hustle, Bump, Disco, Funky Chicken and YMCA. You can also
let them listen to some of the silly songs such as Kung Fu Fighting, The
Streak and Convoy.
Let the party guests decorate a t-shirt using permanent markers or
highlighters (they show up great under black lights) with slang phrases
from the 70's. Some favorites are:
Can you dig it?, Don't be such a spaz, Dream On, In your face!, Chill,
Get down, Boogie, Keep on truckin', To the max, Jive talkin', Boo Ya,
Smokin', Dig it, Drag, Far out, Foxy, Funky, Groovy, Hip, Jive Turkey,
Out of Sight, Peach, Radical, Stoked, Totally Awesome. These
sayings would be great on signs hung around the party room also.
Magazine Roll Up Necklaces
We made these all the time at parties in the 70's. Easy
instructions for the bead pattern can be found here on our website:
Magazine roll up necklaces.
Set up a Karaoke area and let the party guests sing to some 1970's
1970's Arts and Crafts
Set up stations where guests can make Shrinky Dinks, String Art or Gum
1970's Party Games
Set out some fun games from the 1970's such as:
Rock em Sock em Robots
Party Food Ideas
Kabobs (fruit or meat)
Cheese Whiz and crackers
70's Theme Party Favor Ideas
Blue Eye Shadow
Glow Sticks or Glow Necklaces
Small Disco Balls
Love's Baby Soft Perfume
Party Goody / Loot Bag Ideas
Party favors can be wrapped in a yellow smiley
or tye dye printed bandana
Pet Rock crate
Tye Dye bags