Disco Party Ideas

Disco Party Planning a 70’s Disco Party? Why not become John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever, or maybe Austin Powers? Turn your house into a retro-fitted dance party from the 1970’s. Have guests come dressed in the favourite disco attire, and award prizes to promote creativity.

Disco Party Supplies and
Disco Decorations

Have a dance contest and show of your best disco moves like the Hustle or the Bump. Decorate with all classic Disco decorations. Here are some of our Disco party ideas to help you and your guests boogie the night away!

  • Smiley faces hung up on the door, windows or walls
  • Flowers like Daisies etc.
  • Have some 8-track tapes out for people to look at and talk about
  • Beaded curtain at the front door
  • Hang a Disco Ball. You can make a homemade disco ball made from a beach ball covered with reflective stickers
  • Happy face yellow balloons
  • Black lights
  • Lava lamps
  • 70s fragrance scented candles or incense
  • Use the Peace sign wherever you can
  • Mirror balls
  • Laser lights
  • Create a painted board for guests for photos with cut out face holes
  • Hang LP records or 1970’s cd’s from the ceiling with fishing line or ribbon
  • Fibre optic lamp
  • Have a pet rock
  • Use some Strobe lights
  • Try to have a lighted dance floor. Very cool if you can!
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Have a good sound system! Rent one if necessary with good bass.

Disco Party Attire

  • Polyester or weathered bell bottoms
  • Polyester leisure suits
  • Velvet
  • Big gold chains
  • Polyester wrap dresses
  • Tie-dyed shirts
  • Bandanas
  • Metallic leis
  • Disco Vests
  • Florescent coloured clothing(great for black light party)
  • Big Collared shirt
  • Fake moustache or Super Afro
  • Platform shoes
  • Roller skates
  • Corduroy
  • Big belt buckle and belt
  • Oversized silver hoop earrings
  • Disco Go-Go Boots
  • Blue eye shadow and shimmery light pink or red gloss lipstick
  • Mini dress or skirt
  • Tank top
  • Leotards
  • Sweatbands
  • Knee-high socks
  • Tight-fitting button down shirt in a loud color with super-peaked lapel
  • Sunglasses
  • Felt Hippie Hat
  • Psychedelic fedora hats
  • Disco ball earrings
  • Love beads jewellery
  • Fringe vest
  • Use a crimping iron

Disco Party Music

No Disco Party would be complete without the music. Here is a list of favourite disco music from the 1970’s Disco Fever era:

  • You're the One That I Want (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Or anything from the Grease Soundtrack)
  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Dust In The Wind - Kansas
  • Dream On - Aerosmith
  • Hotel California - The Eagles
  • Piano Man - Bill Joel
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • American Woman - The Guess Who
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Benny and the Jets - Elton John
  • Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger
  • YMCA - Village People
  • Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • ABC - Jackson Five
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart

Disco Theme Activities and Games

  • Play Charades with 1970s TV characters like:
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Partridge Family
  • Gilligan's Island
  • I Dream a Jeanie
  • Make it a movie night and watch 70s movies all night like:
    • Saturday Night Fever
    • Star Wars
    • Jaws
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    • Original Charlie's Angels
  • Have and use a Ouija Board for the brave at heart
  • Have a Dress up or costume contest
  • Lip sync/Karaoke Contest
  • Yo-Yo contest
  • Twister

Disco Theme Party Favors

  • Happy face key chain
  • Glitter glue
  • Tiny fake gems or craft beads for homemade jewellery
  • Peace and happy face stickers
  • Glow Jewellery
  • Mood rings

Disco Food and Drink

Serve whatever you would normally serve at your parties but if you want include the following:

  • Cheese fondue as an appetizer and chocolate fondue for dessert
  • Smiley face cake
  • For Alcoholic drinks serve:
    • Tequila Sunrise
    • - Tom Collins
    • Southern Comfort and 7-Up
    • Low gin fizz
  • Non-alcoholic Drinks
    • Tang
    • 7-up
    • Dr. Pepper
    • Coke or Pepsi
    • Punch
    • Snapple

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