70s Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed 70s event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


A 70s themed party can be a lot of fun, especially with the right music. Most often people associate the 70s with the beginning of rock and roll and, of course, disco. Rock music started to come about in the late 60s it was really the 70s where it really took off. And disco is the dance and pop music of the 70s. Celebrating a special event with outstanding performances that include singing, dancing and acting is a great way to keep the guests involved in the celebration. These fun activities are perfect for guests of all ages and will add a great deal to the celebration. More often than not, these performances will be the perfect addition to a fun filled and exciting event. Having a good mix of disco and rock and roll you will keep all of your guests happy. Invite your guests to feather their hair, put on some roller skates and party down with 70s party supplies.

You want to make sure that your playlist matches to the 70s party theme. Get a good mix of the rock and the dance and have a good time. So do not worry about looking up the best songs to play, here is a simple sample list to help you get started.
Lola by The Kinks, Get Up Sex Machine by James Brown, Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, Imagine by John Lennon, Superstition by Stevie Wonder, Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple, Let Us Get It On by Marvin Gaye, Dream On by Aerosmith, Help Me by Joni Mitchell, Lady Marmalade by LeBelle, Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, Low Rider by War, Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry, Dancing Queen by Abba, Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols, Stayin Alive by The Bee Gees, Brick House by The Commodores, Jamming by Bob Marley and The Wailers, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Roxanne by The Police
. Working with a theme idea, include the choice of tablecloths into the plan from a solid color one to one with a character splashed all over. If you are stuck for an invitation color use off white it is always stylish and appropriate. Choose the shape, color and design of the centerpieces to be placed on the tables for beauty and functionality to keep things in place.

Include various homemade party supplies for a 70s theme party. A 70s party is a far out way to gather friends and family together and enjoy everything that was great about the 70s. Print out 70s invitations with 70s icons with 70s colors and fonts. Suggest guests dress up like 70s icons or in 70s clothes in general to make the 70s party truly something special. Decorate the party area with 70s party supplies and decorations to create a 70s vide guests will love. Can you dig?

Most hosts will find that fun and exciting activities will be a great addition to this fun filled celebration. More often than not fun activities in which everyone can play and participate along with decorative supplies will liven up the event and make it very special. For this reason, planning and organization will be very beneficial for the host. Homemade 70s party supplies should include games with a list of trivia questions related to 70s sports, politics, music, movies and anything else of 70s significance. 70s homemade party supplies can also include a disco ball. Include various pictures of 70s icons and hand them on the wall. Create a handmade banners that welcomes guests to the party with 70s colors and font as well. Use a long piece of white party and let the creative juices flow. Use strobe lights, lava lamps, and black lights to transform the party location back to the 70s.

Homemade party supplies such as Fondue was all the rage in the 1970’s as well. Make homemade fondue allowing guests to relax and enjoy some good food. Research fondue recipes and enjoy.


A 70’s disco party with a cool cake is a fantastic way to celebrate any occasion. This exciting and fun event is the ideal time for a variety of creative desserts and other tasty treats designed especially for this celebration. These items are always a great addition to a celebration and most often the addition of enjoyable fares that are designed especially for this gathering will make everyone feel very special. A perfect cake for this party would be a Smiley Face cake. This cake can be made a variety of ways, but the simplest is to take a round yellow cake and decorate it with either lemon icing or white icing mixed with yellow food coloring. Once this has been done, use a cake decorating tube of chocolate icing and put two eyes, nose and a smile on the center of the cake creating a Smiley Face. Another option for this cake would be to decorate a yellow, white or chocolate sheet cake with icing and then do a Smiley Face theme over the whole cake. This may include a variety of different Happy Faces on the cake.

Music was a very important component of the 70s and another option for a cake is a 70s music themed cake. A traditional sheet cake can be decorated with pictures, names or items related to 70s music. This, plus an assortment of 70s party supplies, clothing and a 70s themed cake will keep the party going.

Along with your 70s cake, party supplies and music many people enjoy reliving the 70s with pictures. Therefore a sheet cake with a 70s picture theme as a cake topper could also add a unique touch to the 70s party.

When people think of ideas for a 70s theme party, they think of dancing music, disco balls, polyester clothes and bad hair! Well, that may be a piece of what the seventies were about, but it isn’t everything. Allow me to suggest some somewhat more unique ideas for planning a 70s theme party.These fun items along with cute supplies are always a great addition to a celebration and fun posters that include designs and greetings that are perfect for the celebration will liven up the event and make everyone feel very special. More often than not, these signs and posters will add a lot of fun to the celebrated get together.

In 1975 Saturday Night Live made its debut on the national airwaves. The characters created by the initial cast are still difficult to surpass. Invite your guests to come dressed as their favorite Saturday Night Live characters. Set up televisions playing SNL episodes (you can rent the best o series) with the sound down. If you want to expand the options for costumes open it up to any favorite 70s celebrities including TV characters, actors/actresses, movie characters and musicians. Suggestions would include KISS, Characters from Grease or Saturday Night Fever, Charlie’s Angels, The Godfather, Rocky, anyone from Rocky Horror Picture Show, a Star Wars character, Kojak, The Incredible Hulk, or even Bo Derek if you want to wear a bikini!

Music should reflect the entire decade and while there will be lots of the BeeGees and disco tunes, don’t forget to play some of the more intellectual music to come out of the 70s including Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Queen, etc. At the end of the night you can have a dance off. Start off the same way the decade did. In the beginning dancing was a type of anything goes atmosphere but as the decade progressed dancing became an exact science so upgrade to the hustle, the bump, and other line dances. Then, just as everyone is either getting frustrated from not being able to do the line dances or is sure there is no doubt they will win the dance off – throw them a wrench. Play a song everyone --everywhere– knows the dance to – Y.M.C.A. by the Village People and watch everyone laugh.

Be sure to take lots of photos to turn into digital prints as party favors. Feel free to put a few anti-war posters up just to keep things unbiased and above all – have fun. The 70s were a decade of growth of a nation and of course, growth of the influence of popular culture. Rubik’s cubes or disco ball key chains, mood rings, a box of hamburger helper, or even personalized pet rocks would also add a new dimension to your 70s theme party.

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70s History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the 70s theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

Well than there were the 70’s, and yeah when you decided to help host that school Halloween party, or 1975 class reunion, you really had no idea what you were getting into. So now that you have volunteered, you are going to need to get the show on the road. You know very little facts on the era, so stick to what you do know. The 70’s went down in history as being the milestone marker for the age of disco. Alright, so we know now that you are going to be basing most of your party theme on the disco ages of the 70s. This means you are going to be breaking out the platform shoes and bell bottom pants once again.

Most people are amazed at the history behind many of the shows and music from the present and past. Like others before them the times of past and the recordings are often as interesting now as they were many years ago. For this reason, fans of the show have held strong and their popularity has continued to grow. Now that you know what your going to be focusing on with the 70s, start sending out the invitations for the event and you can do this in a style that will give your future guests an idea of what they will doing. Send the invitations out in the shape of Vinyl records, ask them to come wearing different clothes from that era, and also ask them to brush up on their facts so that way they are ready for your party games suck as 70’s Trivial Pursuit all in which there would be different prizes for them to win and different door prizes for best dressed. You may also have a John Travolta look alike contest as well since he was one of the main men in Hollywood during the 70’s. Inspire everyone to be creative by setting up arts and crafts workstations with amazing activities from coloring and drawing to finger painting to be taken home. Have delicious food at an event and always give guests a few healthy alternatives to high fat, high calorie foods. Inspire everyone to be creative by setting up arts and crafts workstations with amazing activities from coloring and drawing to finger painting to be taken home. The history of 70s has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
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