Have a Groovy 1970s Party

Even if you're not willing to admit it... everyone loves a 1970s party!

Really...a 1970s party?

So, you have thought about a variety of teen party themes and decided to have a 1970s party.

Do you remember...

  • The Brady Bunch
  • Pet Rocks
  • Leif Garrett
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Chevy Mustangs
  • Super Friends Cartoon
  • The Captain & Tennille
  • Mrs. Beasley
  • Clackers
  • Schwinn Sting Rays
  • Hot Wheels
  • Robby Benson
  • Speed Racer
  • Barney Miller
  • Halter Tops
  • Disco Clothes
  • Tiger Beat Magazine

C'mon, you can admit it! it's okay if you remember the 1970s!

If your teen wants a totally groovy party, then the 1970s is where you want to be!

It is one of the most creative party theme ideas as well as a popular and fun one!

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Since this can be a disco party or a flower child themed party, I have decided to make separate pages dedicated to each. Here we will talk about the flower child theme.

So, are you ready for a little peace, love and... 

progressive rock music?

This is what you will need:

To host a 1970s flower child theme party, you will need a few party decoration ideas, music from the seventies, some party food ideas, and a little creativity.

Throw your teen a groovy 1970's party!

Let's set the theme right from the start with some bright colored tie dye invitations, happy face invitations, or design your own!

Dress the part

Be sure to tell your guests that this party is all about Participation!

You may want to send a special note with your invitation giving them ideas on what to wear. You can put on it...


It's the 1970's so let's wear our grooviest clothes and party down!

Come in your favorite seventies clothes like...

  • Bell bottoms
  • Long straight hair
  • silk jacket
  • platform shoes
  • Bright colored cloths
  • Tie dye
  • Ripped jeans
  • Wrap dresses
  • Hippy clothes
  • Big sunglasses
  • Velour shirts
  • Silk shirts
  • Afro hair
  • Peace sign jewelry
  • Nylon jogging suit
  • Polyester suits
  • Halter tops
  • Friendship bracelets
  • daisies in their hair
  • Headbands

1970's flower child Decorations

As you would expect, the party decorating ideas are a very big part of this theme. You can find Great Party Supplies at Buy Costumes, don't let the name fool you, they have a large selection of party supplies for all types of parties!

What you need at a glance:

  • Balloons
  • Plates, cups, napkins, all tie dye or happy face style.
  • forks, spoons, knives
  • Banners
  • Peace signs
  • Party favors
  • Invitations
  • 1970s candy
  • foods of the seventies

1970s popular Foods

For a great 1970s party you will have to serve up some of the tasty foods you remember from the seventies! And yes, we have party menu ideas that will have you back in the 1970s.

Here are some popular foods and drinks from the seventies!

  • Bugles
  • Casseroles
  • Root-beer
  • Jell-O
  • TV dinners
  • Pot pies
  • Lemonade
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Tang
  • Subs
  • Chex mix
  • Jiffy Pop popcorn
  • Coca-Cola

Your teen may not be hip to these foods and drinks...do they even have tang anymore? So, serve at your own risk!

1970s Popular Candy & Treats

Everyone loves candy, but you can really make someone feel special by taking that extra step. Check out Old Time Candy Company for all the best 1970's candy!

It's easy and will be a huge hit! It's one of my all time favorite party treats!

  • Pop Rocks
  • Razzles
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Sweet tarts
  • Lemon Heads
  • Good Humor Ice cream

Old Time Candy Company in assortments by decade. Fresh candy from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s… still available after all these years.

1970s Party Activities

Here are a few fun things to do that will have your friends laughing!

  • Decorate pet rocks
  • Play Ker-plunk
  • 70's trivia games
  • Dance the night away with a disco party
  • Make peace jewelry
  • Tie dye T-shirts
  • Make friendship bracelets
  • Play Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Murder Mystery Party - Staying Alive

Whatever you decide is right for your 1970s party, just remember...

the most important part is...

1970s Music

The music in the seventies was pretty varied so you have some choices here. There was disco, of course, but also new age rock was popular as well as hard rock. Here are a few songs that were popular in the 1970's.

Do you remember...

  • Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Soul Man - Blues Brothers
  • The Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Brick House - Commodores
  • Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
  • I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton
  • King Tut - Steve Martin
  • Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
  • Y.M.C.A - Village People
  • Last Dance - Donna Summer
  • Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • Little Willie - the Sweet
  • Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
  • Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
  • Rocket Man - Elton John

Party Favors & Prizes

If you are planning to have any type of contest, it's a good idea to offer a prize. These can be fun and inexpensive and add some fierce competition to the party!

Some of my favorites include:

  • GI Joe
  • Tops
  • Paper dolls
  • Tiddlywinks
  • Hot Wheels
  • click clacks ...Now that I think about it, this is a bad idea. As I recall, they were made of glass! Wow, the seventies was a dangerous place!

The seventies was a fun time. Just think of how much fun Austin Powers had!

You will have a very groovy 1970s party!

Peace Baby!

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