Great ideas for a 70s Disco Party Part Duex
Here is part 2 of my 70s party post.
If you missed the first part of this party...you can find the post here: http://consumedbycreativity.blogspot.com/2016/03/great-ideas-for-70s-disco-party-part-1.html
The entrance to your party is so important. It sets the tone for your party and gets your guests excited the moment they walk up to your house. I decided to do a red carpet with stanchions. Both of which I bought on Amazon. The stanchions you can find here:
They are plastic and filled with sand in the base, so you don't have to worry about them being metal and hurting someone.
Here are some more groovy pictures from the party.
You can easily make your own photo booth. It is well worth the cost as you will use it time and time again for different events, birthdays and tons of your friends will want to borrow it. Just change out the backdrop.
You can view the Photo Booth Tutorial here:
Here are some groovy pictures we took in the photo booth.
Disclaimer...I am not promoting smoking...these "cigarettes" were candy cigarettes. :)
My groovy family
Of course if you are going to have a 70s Party, you have to have a disco. We made a dance line and people took turns dancing down the middle showing their funky moves. It was so much fun! We used the Disco light speaker you can find in my other post here:
You can see in the picture and in the video below the dancing lights it casts on the ceiling. It puts out great sound too.
Make sure you put together a far-out playlist of disco, rock, and R&B songs from that period (the disco speaker is bluetooth as well).
Notice the fake cigarettes in some of the people's mouths. Remember those? You can blow "smoke" out of them and eat them?
We recreated some 70s game shows. We had the Gong Show. We even had the Unknown Comic who told lame jokes. I don't have a picture of my friend who did this, but he looked something like the original shown here:
We had a "Gong" which was really a high hat from a drum set. For those of you who don't know what the Gong show was you can watch videos of it on Youtube. Basically it was a talent show of bad, silly, lame acts. Before the party we told our guests to figure out things they could do for the gong show. Make sure you know ahead of time who is going to do it and what they call them selves so you can announce them. We picked three judges...one of which was the birthday girl. The acts would come out and perform. A few times the Unknown Comic would try to interrupt and tell a lame joke in between acts. When the judges can't take it anymore they are gonged. This was so much fun and we all had so many laughs! At the end we had all the acts line up and when I put my hand over each person the audience clapped. The one with the most claps one and got a prize. In this case the prize was one of the lava lamps I had placed around the house for decoration. They could take it at the end of the party.
Here is our winning act
dancing for the birthday girl...his name I will keep anonymous. HA!
We also played the "dating game". The winner would win a lunch date with our birthday girl it could be a boy or girl. How we played this is we had a screen or divider we put up. The birthday girl was on one side and the "bachelors" and "bachelorettes" on the other side where she couldn't see them. She would a question from a list of questions I prettied up. She could pick from that list. In order for her not to know who it was by their voice since she knew everyone at the party, I had them disguise their voices with a voice changer I got from Amazon when they answered questions. It was a lot of fun. You can get ideas on the types of questions and how to play by youtubing the old Dating Game show.
Another very 70s game we played was Limbo stick. We played the limbo stick song.
One last thing...I made my own sign props for the photo booth as you can see below. I just googled disco party words or decorations and printed them out and pasted them on poster board and glued sticks to them. Some of them I made myself with photoshop or a Word program. I just enlarged them before I printed them.