60s Centerpiece Ideas

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60s Centerpiece Ideas
Psychedelic patterns are characteristic of the 1960s. (happy hippie image by Ingrid Walter from Fotolia.com)

When you think of the 1960s, you probably think of images such as tie-dyed clothing, peace signs, beads and lava lamps. These symbols represent trends and themes of that decade. If you are having a 1960s party, you can add to the decor and continuity of your event by decorating tables with centrepieces that reflect the popular images of the 1960s.

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Lava Lamp Display

This centrepiece works especially well if you're having a party in which the lights are dim. Place a lava lamp on the centre of each table. Scatter strands of plastic beads around the lamps. You can also scatter other 1960s-themed party favours around the lamp and on other areas of the tables. Examples of these types of party favours include miniature peace signs, headbands and tie-dyed paper cut-outs in various shapes. Once your centrepieces are set, plug them in, turn off the lights and enjoy your electric '60s look.

Peace and Balloons

This is a simple centrepiece idea that is very inexpensive to make. Draw a peace sign onto brightly coloured paper plates. Use the sturdy type of paper plates for this project. You can find peace sign templates online, or if you are arts-inclined, you can draw your own. Leaving the outer circle of the plate in tact, cut out the sections in the middle of the symbol. Lay a peace sign in the centre of each table and tie several helium balloons to each sign. Use tie-dyed patterned balloons if possible.

1960s Music

This centrepiece is a way to display a retro music collection. Obtain albums from well-known artists from the 1960s, such as the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin. Put one or more albums in the centre of each table. Use small bookends on either side of the albums to hold them upright. Scatter music-themed party favours over the table. Examples of these types of party favours include miniature music notes, instruments and records.

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