(Complete with links to product and how-to information)
The ideas listed here range in complexity to
suit many personal preferences and requirements. They are meant to inspire you
and guide you as you plan your special occasion. Have a great time brainstorming
and planning a fantastic party.
Dig out old 8-track tapes and write the party particulars on a new
tape label and send in a padded envelope. Create a take-off song title for your
guest of honor such as "Gene Turns 50" by Blood, Sweat and Especially
Attach your invitation to a disco ball keychain.
Superimpose a photo of a male guest of honor’s face onto 70s film
posters. Cut out the silhouette, glue onto an 8 ½ X 11” sheet,
write party particulars on the blank areas of the sheet. Make photo copies, add
a bit of glitter decoration and send. For a female use a photo of Cher during
her Sonny days or disco queen Donna Summers.
Ask your guests to wear their best disco duds to compete in a
"best costume" contest.
String multi-colored Christmas lights on doorways, furniture and
walls and set them flashing to turn your pad into Studio 54.
Night Fever or "Thank
God It's Friday and "Up
In Smoke on your VCRs to get everyone into a groovy state of mind.
If it's shiny, flashing, mirrored, glittered, or strobing, it will
help to set the stage for disco fever.
Rim your dance floor, chairs and tables with wired
Let the stars shine as brightly inside as they do out with star-shaped
Use shimmery mylar plastic for table covers. Create table-top
decor with foil flowers, silver containers and battery-operated twinkle lights.
gift bags with tissue paper for an eye-catching and affordable centerpiece.
Create backdrops with metallic
Every self-respecting disco had a bouncer at the door to make sure
you were hip enough to enter the club. Stamp guests' hands to verify admittance.
Remind your guests of the "Disco Duck," the hustle, and
disco line dances and hold a dance contest.
Hold a Tony Manero (Saturday Night Fever) "strutting"
contest for those who don't dance. Feature the tunes
of the Bee Gees
Videotape all the party activities to show later as the event
That '70s Tune" game.
Host a sing-along of "Schoolhouse
Get everyone involved in a hot game of '70s trivia
incorporating questions about the guest of honor.
Cheese or chocolate fondue were party staples.
Serve potato chips with the infamous California Dip made from sour
cream and dry onion soup mix.
Other '70s snacks included Chex Party Mix, Swedish meatballs and
little pigs in the blanket.
Fill a crock pot with the fillings for Sloppy Joes.
Let your good taste reflect off these silver
party plates, cups, and utensils or gold
Add glamour to your food presentation on glittery
foil charger plates
Bavarian Waffles topped with whipped cream and strawberries will
make a sweet alternative to birthday cake.
Set up a chic
cocktail bar for nightclub drinks both with and without alcohol.
Favors and Prizes
· Dozens of cool disco items for prizes, favors or decor.
Take instant photos for
your disco dudes and dolls to keep of them striking a retro "Saturday Night
You'll see in a minute what a great mood your guests are in with
Buy classic collections of The
Bee Gees Donna
and Cher Captain
and Tennille or KC
and the Sunshine Band so they can shake their booties long after the
party has ended.
Pet rocks are making a comeback in novelty stores or dig up your
own and inscribe the name of each guest.
Vanity prevails when you present your guests with their disco
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