When you think of tired party themes, one of the first concepts that likely pops into your mind is the “decade party.” You know, a ‘50s party filled with poodle skirts, milkshakes, and Elvis music; or a 1920s Gatsby-inspired party that embraces the excesses of flapper fashion and Prohibition culture while ignoring the tragic central theme of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous work.For the 8 Old-Fashioned Party Themes That Need Reviving Slideshow, click here.
Taking entertaining inspiration from nostalgia for days gone by doesn’t have to be so literal. You can easily pull from real old-fashioned party themes that people from any time period enjoyed. People in the 1960s didn’t dress in tie-dye clothes to party; they threw Hawaii-inspired tiki parties. And while the 1920s were filled with speakeasy parties that you can easily replicate yourself, the period was also filled with show-and-tell dinners and educational lectures.
So if you want to throw a decade-inspired party, put away those disco shoes, break out the fondue pot, and consider these old-fashioned themes.