A 1960s party is the perfect theme for a birthday party or engagement shower! Here is inspiration for everything you will need including food, decor, and music.
This past weekend I went to a 1960’s themed party for a fund raising event and ladies, it was a blast!
Because it was a large scale event, no expense was spared and the night ended up being magical. But it got me thinking that many of the details could easily be scaled down for an at-home party. So I decided to put together a post outlining what I think would be a fun soiree for an adult birthday, anniversary, or shower.
The party I attended was located in an airplane museum filled with vintage airplane parts, hence why this photo that looks like I am glamorously traveling in the 1960s. But you don’t need to go all out to have a 1960s party. Just having your guests arrive in costume is half the fun!
With everyone all gussied up you will have to have a place for them to take pictures!
The easiest way to create a photo booth is to drape a sheet up on a wall and then have some 1960s props on a table. I thought these printables were perfect!
As I said before, the party I attended was a fund raiser for our local elementary school, so one of the activities was gambling. I am not much of a gambler myself, but many of the guests really enjoyed themselves. I think this would be super fun to have in your home. Black Jack is always a delightful game, and you could have 1960s themed booby prizes for the winners. Or you could spend a little money and get this toy roulette set!
Before we get specific about food served in the 1960s, I thought you might be interested in checking out my cooking show Making It Modern!
In each episode I recreate a vintage recipe and then use it as inspiration to make a new dish more suitable for the modern palate. I have quite a few recipes from the 1960s that you will love!
I have a new episode every Wednesday and I wouldn’t want you to miss it!
As for food, there are a myriad of choices, but here is what was served at the party. First we had pigs in a blanket.
Next we had the ubiquitous and delicious deviled eggs.
Veggies were served with Green Goddess dip.
Cheese fondue with sourdough bread was delicious.
And of course we had to have Swedish meatballs!
Dessert consisted of huge fountains cascading with melted chocolate and fresh fruit on skewers, but you don’t really need a whole fountain to serve chocolate fondue. You could just have some chocolate ganache in a bowl and serve it with cut fruit.
So if you are looking for a fun way to celebrate a big event, why not throw a 1960’s themed party?
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