A decades-themed party will provide all guests with an event to remember. Like the name suggests, this type of party is themed around a certain decade. The decade you choose it up to you. Although the theme is a popular theme, the number of choices you have means that no one party will be the same as the next.
The first step when planning a decades-themed party is to choose your decade. The decade you choose will influence the atmosphere of the party, so it’s important to choose wisely! Sixties and eighties are two of the most popular decades, as the style of dress is entertaining and it’s easy to find a good soundtrack from these decades too.
For a decades-themed party with a difference, however, you could also consider choosing the 1920s, and throwing a prohibition-themed party. Alternatively, you could also go back to the beginning of the 20th century, and choose a 1900s-themed party.
If you can’t decide which decade would work best, try assigning different decades to different guests. You can group guests into different decades in advance, include instructions for which decade to dress from in their invitation.
Whatever decade you choose, it’s important to make sure that the party music, food and decoration are consistent with the period. If you’re having a multi-decade themed party, try to incorporate aspects from each decade into the party itself. During the evening, you could provide food, music and games from different eras. You can either do this by starting at the beginning of the 20th century and switching decades as the evening wears on, or by dedicating a specific area of the room (or even a whole room) to certain decades. That way, guests can move around and sample food, drink and decoration from each different decade you choose.
A variation on a decade-themed party is to ask guests to come dressed as famous figures or characters from that period. For example, someone could come as Elvis or a member of the Beatles to represent the 60s, or Madonna to represent the 80s or 90s. This type of decades party can produce some interesting outfits, and give guests a chance to use their imagination.
When organizing a decade-themed party, you can use the iPartyGram app to send invitations to guests. iPartyGram lets you create invitations quickly and easily, and send them as a graphic via email. Using iPartygram, you can choose a customized background image to create professional-looking invites for free.
iPartyGram also provides space on each invitation so you can provide guests with instructions on what to wear, what to bring and any other relevant information. When guests receive their invitation, they also get a special iPartyGram login number. This allows them to access details about the party quickly and easily online. As party hosts are usually inundated with questions about dress code, what to bring and where the party is being held, this feature helps save you time so you can get on with the most important task: planning the party.