How to Throw a Swinging Sixties Party for Adults
It’s time to take it back to the 1960s! If you’re looking for an unforgettable adult-themed party, look no further than the swinging sixties. This theme is perfect for adding plenty of pizzazz and fun to your next gathering. With the right decorations, food, drinks, and activities, you can bring the spirit of this iconic era into your event. Encourage guests to dress up in 60’s attire such as mini dresses, bell-bottoms, tie-dye shirts, headbands, and peace sign jewelry.
With psychedelic colors and groovy music, your guests will have a blast going back in time to the era of peace and love. Here are some creative 60’s themed party ideas for adults that will have your guests grooving all night long!
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When it comes to decorations, there are endless possibilities! Get creative with colorful streamers, balloons, paper lanterns in bright colors such as pink or orange. Use lava lamps, posters of musicians like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones, and brightly colored balloons.You could even hang up peace signs or tie dye fabric around the room.
Food & Drinks
No 60s-themed party would be complete without some classic snack foods from the era. Think punch bowls filled with Tang or Kool Aid punch and a fruit salad full of pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries. Serve cocktails such as martinis, screwdrivers, grasshoppers, or cosmopolitans, daiquiris, and Bloody Marys.
For dinner options, make sure you whip up some mashed potatoes with gravy or chicken pot pies – all staples from this decade! Set up a buffet of snacks from the era such as fondue, deviled eggs, mini quiches, cheese ball dip, meatballs, and shrimp cocktail.
Don’t forget about dessert either – prepare a tray of jello molds or cupcakes topped with mini peace signs or daisies. Of course, no 60’s party would be complete without fondue! Whether it’s cheese or chocolate fondue (or both!), this dish is sure to be a hit among your guests.
Games and Activities
To get everyone in the 60s groove, provide plenty of games and activities, consider setting up a karaoke machine that plays classic songs from The Beatles, The Temptations, The Beach Boys or The Rolling Stones and encourage guests to have fun singing along together.
To add a bit more nostalgic flair to your event, why not organize a game of Twister? This game is guaranteed to help everyone loosen up and have some laughs while they twist themselves into knots on the mat. Break out some board games from the era (like Operation) why not have trivia about the 60’s
Have tie-dye stations where they can make their own tie-dye shirts or headbands. You could even hire a professional DJ who specializes in playing music from the decade!
Play some fun 60s printable games. Ask you guests which of these things from the 60s they would prefer. It is a great conversation starter and lots of fun.
Set up a photo booth so that guests can snap pictures together – props like peace signs and wigs are always encouraged!
Play music from the 60s such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Elvis Presley, and Jimi Hendrix.
Throwing a ’60s-themed party is an excellent way to give adults an evening full of nostalgia and fun. From decorations to food and drink options as well as activities like karaoke and Twister, there are so many ways you can create an unforgettable event that pays homage to this iconic decade! By following these tips above you can ensure that you throw the most swingin’ sixties bash around town! So put on those bell bottoms and get ready to groove – it’s gonna be groovy baby!