If you are thinking about having a themed party and you want something that is going to be good fun for everyone invited then how about a 70s fancy dress?
Sometimes when people organise a themed party it can actually be a bit limiting when it comes to choosing an outfit, but with a 70s fancy dress party this is certainly not going to be a problem. When you sit and think back to the 1970s (if you are old enough to remember them…) then it won't be long before you realise just how many different styles of outfit that there are to choose from. The seventies went through quite a few different stages, from hippies decked out in kaftans and loon pants to the later days of gold medallions and the disco look that was immortalised by the likes of The Bee Gees. The decade actually went through quite a lot of changes by the time that it came to an end. The choices in 70s fancy dress costumes is truly immense.
There are a few certain things that epitomise the decade and, when choosing your outfit, are fairly essential. Think of things that were firm favourites with people such as 'bell-bottoms', over-sized sunglasses and pork chop sideburns. Platform shoes are another very popular choice for 70s fancy dress as are the 'glam rock' outfits which were worn by the likes of Slade, The Sweet, Mud and David Bowie (when he was in his Ziggy Stardust phase). There are also some great wigs available to help you to complete your look. Make sure that you remember loud shirts with flared collars. You can get some really good ideas for costumes just by watching some old clips of singers or television programmes from the time. Another truly iconic outfit that is always a popular choice when it comes to 70s fancy dress is the Elvis Presley studded white cat suit. Don't be surprised if more than one of your guests arrives wearing it…
Depending on just how much work you want to put in there are some typically 'retro' activities that you can incorporate into your 70s fancy dress party. You could organise some suitable games such as 'Twister' and 'Ker-Plunk' along with such things as 'Space Hopper' racing. A quick look through the internet will soon remind you of many other seventies games, toys and pass-times that you could use for your occasion.
The most important thing about your party is that both you and your guests enjoy yourselves. There are all sorts of things that you can do with this theme and it should turn out to be really good fun. Even if you decide to just keep your party relatively simple then it will still be something that most people will enjoy. There really were some totally ridiculous fashions back then and seeing a group of your friends and family dressed up in them should turn out to be an amusing and enjoyable experience.
70s fancy dress costumes for memorable parties