- Theme Party Ideas
- Retro Theme Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
20's to Disco
Jazz Age of the Roaring 20's, the
Charleston, Foxtrot, Turkey Trot, Peabody, Jive, Lindy Hop, Black
Remember Rock & Roll. Remember Motown?
Remember the Beatles? Remember Disco? Remember Rap? Music and songs
are filled with memories, so use these themes to have a memorable
event. Great for any occasion. Have a great party!
Retro Party Ideas
Do-It-Yourself Retro Party Idea
The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair. Whether
that theme is as general as a season or a feeling, or as
specific as a special flower, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
Fun Decor Idea for retro parties
Bowl made from
33 1/3 records
Here is a fun way to
decorate for your music theme. These containers made
from 33 1/3 records can be used as a serving dish or
turn them upside down and use as a base for a
centerpiece. Some ideas for using them include:
- Use record bowls to
serve snacks or as a candy dish.
- Place a glass
cylinder vase with floating candle on top & decorate
with a floral ring.
- Place a pillar
candle on top and add a floral ring.
- Stack & glue them
together to make an elevated base for your vase or
- Place a hurricane
globe on top and add a floral ring.
- Get creative! You
will be amazed at what you can come up with.
Table Decoration Ideas
picture to the left, we used the record bowl to create a
centerpiece for a retro theme wedding reception. We glued a flat record to the top of
the upside down record bowl (creating a surface to set a
bubble bowl on top). We added a fuchsia & pink floral ring and
a floating candle. 33 1/3 records were used as
charger plates and
yoyo's were placed on the top of the
napkins for favors.
Don't have a collection
of old 33 1/3 records to work with like I do. Start by
visiting thrift shops and antique shops, ask friends and
family for old records (make sure the record is not
valuable before you melt it down).
Preheat oven to 200
Place record over a Pyrex
or oven proof glass bowl (use a bowl that is large
enough that the record can melt over it). Place bowl and
record in the oven for 2 - 5 minutes. It is ready to
remove as soon as the record has taken the shape of the
bowl. Be careful when removing the bowl from the oven the glass
bowl will be hot. The record will not be to hot. Let sit
for about a minute then remove the record from the glass