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Throwing a 70s Party!

Your guide to throwing a groovy retro 70s themed party

Decorating for a 70s Party
70s Music
70s Party Music

You will want the 70s music flowing all night long during your 70s party, so load up on the top hits from the 70s. That does not mean just playing disco music, there was plenty of other great music to dance to in the 70s other than Disco. Make sure and include plenty of great Motown classics, as well as the top rock songs of the decade. If you do want just great 70s Disco, you can always put on our 8tracks playlist: 70s Disco Hits. You could get one of the compilation albums shown here for a great mixture of 70s party music. Also, check out the 70s Music Video Channels on this website for music ideas.

One other fun party option is to play one of our 70s Music Video Stations and let your guests vote on the next song using their cell phones. You can find all of our great 70s music stations on the top menu under "Stations".

70s Party Gifts
70s Costumes
Dressing up for your 70s party

Wearing 70s costumes is one of the most fun parts of hosting a 70s party. You will want to make sure and tell people that dressing up in 70s related garb is required for entrance! You should send 70s costume ideas out for people with the invitation, as some might not know what they should be looking for. The most obvious 70s costumes usually involve a big afro wig, big collared shirts, white disco pants, corduroy pants, extra wide ties, or even a full white leisure suit for the guys. The girls costumes usually include go-go dancer outfits, incredibly colorful hippy clothes with lots of flowers, or just about any brown and orange based clothing. Also, tie dye shirts and peace sign jewelry work great for anyone. Check out our section on 70s Fashion for more ideas.

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70s Party Games
70s Themed Games to Play at your Party

Playing themed games at your party can be a great opportunity to relive the fun and excitement of the 1970s. Here are some game ideas you can consider for your 70s party:

  • Disco Dance-Off: Set up a dance floor and have guests compete in a disco dance-off. Play popular 70s disco tunes and have judges award prizes for the best dance moves.
  • Trivia Games: Test guests' knowledge of the 70s with trivia games. Create a list of questions about the music, fashion, movies, and television shows of the era. Award prizes to those who get the most answers correct.
  • Name That Tune: Play short clips of popular 70s songs and have guests guess the name of the song and artist. Award prizes for the most correct guesses.
  • 70s Costume Contest: Have guests dress up in their best 70s attire and hold a costume contest. Award prizes for the best male and female costumes.
  • Limbo: Set up a limbo bar and see who can limbo the lowest to 70s music.
  • Twister: This classic game was popular in the 70s and is still a fun option for a party.

These games are just a few ideas to get you started. With a little creativity, you can come up with even more fun games and activities that will transport your guests back to the 1970s.

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