How to Throw a 1960s Themed Party

Where to start when throwing a 1960s party? The 1960s the era that changed the century, which lifted us out from the traditions of the post war 50s and took us into a colourful rock and roll trip of psychedelic hippies, sunny afternoons and the birth of the British mods. 

1960s is a great theme to choose when throwing a party and we love a good twist and shout when it comes to creating a 1960s party. Here’s our advice to throw the ultimate 1960s Themed Party:

Music
The music defined the decade from the US we had the good vibrations of the Beach Boys the fun tunes from The Monkees, the rock and roll sounds of The Doors and the iconic The Times They Are A-Changin’ by the legend Bob Dylan. 

But it’s the UK that birthed the Beatles, the world’s biggest band to date, followed by the Rolling Stones and The Kinks, that’s your playlist sorted or you could hire a 1960s themed band from us as well as the grooviest 1960s DJs. 

Costumes
A party is always about dressing up to the nines and living out your wildest fantasies and the 1960s is a winner in getting out your hippie clothes from the wardrobe or throwing on the mod suit. To look like the perfect Hippie, think San Fran Haight Ashbury, wild vibrant colours, flower power headbands and big retro sunglasses. 

If you are more of a rock and roll god, or brit mod than Hippie, its shirts and black ties, big green trench coats with pin badges of your favourite bands and great British moped helmets to complete the look. Or there is always the go to Austin Powers Yeah Baby look, unless you want to leave that to the experts and add groovy dancing Austin Powers walkabout performers to the party, we can take care of that. 

1960s Decoration

When it comes to venue decorations and your going down the Hippy party route its flower power to the max! As well as wall to wall psychedelic colours. You will want huge inflatable flowers, peace sign photo opportunities, tie-dye wallpaper, big mushroom bean bags for guests to sit on and trippy looking visuals projected onto the ceilings. Bubble machines and love beads scattering the venue. If your thinking big hire a flower power VW van that could also double up as your DJ booth. 

Choosing to throw a mod themed party, then start with a row of Mopeds outside your venue for guests to get that photo. Inside big colourful block dance floor and British bunting, good old bunting! Make the walls pop with pop art and pictures of rock and roll legends like the Rolling Stones. Giant red, white and blue ring table clothes. Mods are all about the cool factor, maybe a dress up box filled with vintage clothes to add to your guests costumes. When it comes to event decor we have it covered with a decor specialist on the team, we can visit your chosen venue and present full scale decor ideas to you the same day. 

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1960s Performers

Now for our expertise, a party is not a party unless it has entertainment, fact! Luckily for you, you are in the right place and moments away from creating your dream 1960s party a reality with our help. 

We have the best themed podium 1960s GoGo dancers, 1960s burlesque performers, 1960s interactive walkabout hippies and twisters and shakers to get your 1960s party started. You can get what you want with us, We’ve got 1960s music legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin lookalikes, Austin Powers lookalikes and funky fashionistas. 

We’ve got super slick and cool dancing Mods driving mopeds and vintage  girls dressing your guests. 1960s is the funkiest of themes and our imaginations can run wild with yours, so what you waiting for, get in touch with us today to start planning your 1960s event. Peace and Love! 

 

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