1960's Party Ideas and Supplies

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Sixties Party Ideas

Leave a vase of daisies (or other wild flower) at the door/entrance to the party with a note or sign instructing everyone to take one. It's a nice gesture and really adds to the fun when everyone looks around at the other guests all carrying flowers.

Plan a 1960's themed scavenger hunt. Either create your own list, or download an amazing list off the Internet! CLICK HERE

DON'T THROW AWAY THE PARTY DECORATIONS! - Save money and do something your guests will LOVE! GIVE AWAY your party decorations! Use 60's period posters (see below for inexpensive resources) to hang around your party area. Allow the winners of different games to choose which poster they'll get to walk away with at the conclusion to the party! Combine decorations with party prizes!

Play 60s Themed Bingo! The great part about this game is that it's VERSATILE!!! Give everyone a board at the beginning and then call out squares throughout the party. It will keep the activities moving. This is especially great to have on hand in the event that there is an unexpected downtime...just call out some extra squares! Click below for an 60s themed Bingo set to download:

By either downloading the music off the Internet or by purchasing a tape from your local music store, you can get your hands on all kinds of TV theme songs from the 60's. CD's are best so that you can skip right to the next song once the playing song has been guessed (unless, of course, your guests would enjoy hearing the whole song...even singing along!)

When you send out your invites, don't invite them to a party...tell them about a protest and sit-in that is being held. Have fun coming up with a cause worthy of protesting based on your guests and hobbies of the guest of honor for the party (if their is one as in a birthday boy, etc.)

Offer face painting of peace signs and flowers for your guests. If your guests are older, allow them to paint each other...prizes can be awarded for the most creative.

Using large sheets of poster board or colored butcher paper (cheap wrapping paper would also work) cut out large, simply flower shapes typical in the 60's style (think the small rubber stickers you stick on the bottom of your bathtub to keep people from slipping.) A great way to fill your walls with decorations very inexpensively.

For a more 'earthy' feel to your party, give everyone a small plant or flower starter as parting gifts. These will be gifts that they can take home with them and plant in their own gardens or pots inside their homes…great reminders of the fun they had at your party.

Gather a bunch of famous dates/events from the decade and announce them in order throughout the party as though they were actually happening. Make sure to say them all in the present tense, for example "Everyone, I have some bad news…the date November 22, 1963 and President Kennedy was just assassinated" etc.

You can actually find online the audio news cast of different major events during the 60's. These could be moving things to play while everyone is participating in one of your sit-ins. It will put everyone in the same perspective and mindset that the folks LIVING in the 60s probably felt hearing the announcement for the first time.

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Sixties Period Posters - GREAT party decorations!

Martin Luther King Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate Poster Jimi Hendrix Axis Bold As Love Poster Kennedy - Quotes Poster Janis Joplin Rolling Stone Cover poster Jim Morrison American Poet Poster Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Poster Bob Dylan Shades poster Stevie Wonder 1969 Reproduction Concert Poster Bob Dylan 1961 Reproduction Concert Poster JFK - We Are All Mortal Quality Poster Pink Floyd 1969 Reprint Concert Poster Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind Reprint Concert Poster Led Zeppelin 1969 Reprint Concert Poster Cosmic Fantasy Blacklight Poster Peace Bus Blacklight Poster Spiral Illusion Blacklight Poster Illusions Blacklight Poster Dimensions Blacklight Poster Martin Luther King Let Freedom Ring Poster Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Poster Martin Luther King Quotes Poster