1960s Themed Party

Updated February 21, 2017

Even if you weren't around for the '60s the first time, relive the grooviest decade of all by throwing a 1960s themed party. Although people tend to think of hippies, peace and love when they think of the 1960s, the decade offered much more than that in terms of party ideas and themes.

Mod Vs. Hippie

The 1960s were the era of the hippie as well as the era of the mod. If you choose to focus on the mod elements of the 1960s, decorate the room with black and white checkered tableware, vibrant, the mod target sign and with a few posters of Mod "It" girls such as Edie Sedgwick or Twiggy. For a hippie -hemed party, hang beaded curtains in the doorway and large tie-dyed tapestry on the wall. Use lava lamps as lighting.


A mod 1960s party should feature music from the Who, Small Faces or the Rolling Stones as well as soul and R&B classics. A hippie 1960s party should have music by Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and the soundtrack from the movie "Hair."


Costumes help set the mood at a '60s themed party. Instruct guests to break out their bell bottoms, tie dye and fringe vests for a hippie party. Sharp, well fitting suits and mini-shift dresses are suitable for a mod party.

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Based in Pennsylvania, Emily Weller has been writing professionally since 2007, when she began writing theater reviews Off-Off Broadway productions. Since then, she has written for TheNest, ModernMom and Rhode Island Home and Design magazine, among others. Weller attended CUNY/Brooklyn college and Temple University.