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Disco Party Theme

Disco Party Theme

Who said disco was out? There are still tons of 70s lovers who’ve kept this controversial musical genre alive and many celebrate their love of disco by throwing 70s-era parties that are disco themed.

Individuals who are currently in their early 50s to mid 60s tend to be those who’ve latched onto the idea of a disco party theme. These are the people that were living their teenage and early adult years during the era when disco was king and Saturday Night Fever was the ultimate movie offering.

During the mid to late 70s, disco lovers were spinning records by such artists as The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, The Hues Corporation, Kool and the Gang, KC and the Sunshine Band, and many others, and reliving the days of the disco sound means the ultimate party for those who hung out in the nation’s discotheques all those years ago.

If you’re planning a disco party theme for your next celebration, you’ll find that its current popularity makes it pretty easy to find what you need to craft the perfect 70s celebration.

It’s always a good idea to start with the decorations. Look for brightly-colored swirls or music notes to hang from the ceiling along with the ultimate must-have – a disco ball. These glittery mirror balls are available in a variety of materials and price ranges, including some that are very affordable. Complete the picture with some John Travolta-like cut-outs or some posters of favorite disco artists or disco-themed movies.

Party ware should also be in bright colors like reds, greens, oranges, and purples. You’re also likely to find plates, napkins, and cups that feature silhouettes of disco dancers, complete with jumpsuits and platform shoes! Be sure to make these a part of the décor.

Of course, if you’re going with a 70s disco party theme, you’ll want to encourage your guests to take a walk back in history and dress as people did during the disco era. It’s not hard to find pre-packaged costumes that imitate the fashion of the era, including flashy jumpsuits, mini dresses, platform shoes, and Afro wigs. If it’s Halloween time, they’re especially easy to find. You might also consider a visit to a thrift shop or vintage store, where you’re likely to find items from that era as well.

Finally – and most importantly – make sure you’ve got the right soundtrack for your disco theme party. In this day of music downloads, it’s easy to amass the genre’s favorite tunes on our iPod. Another option is to visit a used record store and select some vinyl you can spin on your vintage turntable. Regardless of how you gather the music, you know your guests will have fun getting down to tunes like Stayin’ Alive and other favorites.