Retro Themed New Year's Eve Party


Say Happy New Year with a retro-themed party. This party is for you, whether you're looking for an excuse to bust out your platform shoes and polyester pants or bring back fond memories of the past.

Say Happy New Year with a retro-themed party.

The party theme for this New Year's Eve celebration is "retro." -This means you'll be throwing a party based on decades past, so if you have a crush on the 1950s or early 1960s, now's your chance to bring out those old movies and records.
If you're looking for some inspiration, here are some ideas:
  • Music: To set the mood for your retro-themed New Year's Eve party, play music from bygone eras, such as swing music from the 1930s or classic rock from The Rolling Stones' period in the 1960s.
It may take some searching online or going through old CDs at garage sales, but once you find what works for you, there will no doubt be an excellent playlist ready for playing on New Year's Eve.
  • Food: Serve finger foods that reflect popular snacks from previous decades, such as potato chips (the 1940s), nachos (1970s), pretzels (1980) popcorn balls (1900-1920).

Mix up some delicious cocktails for the adults.

The cocktail bar is an essential part of any home party. Here are some beautiful and easy cocktails to serve at your New Year’s Eve celebration.
  • The French 75 - 1 oz gin, ¾ oz lemon juice, ½ oz simple syrup, and topped with sparkling wine or champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist (that can be curled in the shape of a “7”).
  • El Diablo - 1⅓ oz white tequila, ½ oz Grand Marnier and ¼ oz chile-infused agave nectar all combined in a shaker with ice, then strained into a coupe glass rimmed with salt (to taste). Garnish with a lime wedge.

Decorate cupcakes for a retro treat.

Decorating cupcakes for a retro-themed party is a great way to go! You can do it yourself, buy them from the store, or get premade kits.
Making your cupcakes is fun because you can make whatever flavor you want. You can also add different decorations on top of them, like sprinkles or frosting flowers.
If you don't want to bake, buy some premade ones at the store and decorate them with frosting art supplies like candy eyeballs, gumdrops, and more.
There are also many decorative kits available at most grocery stores with all the fun accessories needed to make your treats stand out from everyone else's table display.

Invite the family to ring in 2023 with a '70s-style disco.

There's nothing more fun than breaking with tradition and celebrating New Year's Eve in a new way.
Inviting the whole family to ring in 2023 with a '70s-style disco is a fantastic way to enter the groove of things while still providing your guests an opportunity to celebrate your favorite decade.
  • This is not only a good idea because it means that you'll have more people there celebrating with you, but also because it gives people who may not have had much experience at throwing parties before an opportunity to learn how by example.
  • Ask everyone to bring their costumes! It's always fun when everybody dresses up for Halloween or Christmas parties; why shouldn't we do the same thing on New Year's?
  • What if one person brings something extraordinary and everyone else has nothing better than jeans and t-shirts? That would suck. So make sure all your guests are as dressed up as possible.

What to wear to a retro-themed new year's eve party

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, you want to look your best. As a host, you want your guests to feel like they can relax and enjoy themselves.
Wearing the proper clothing will help accomplish this goal because it helps people feel comfortable in their skin—which means a lot more fun for everyone.
We recommend wearing something comfortable and stylish. You don’t want to worry about pulling up your trousers or fiddling with buttons when you have other things on your mind (like getting drinks for all of your friends).
Also, consider whether or not whatever outfit you choose would be easy to move in; what happens if someone spills their drink or jumps on stage during karaoke? You don't want anything too tight or constricting that could limit movement.
Finally, consider what will happen if an accident involves one of those aforementioned spilled drinks (or worse).
Make sure any fabric isn't so fragile that it might rip easily when wet; wear shoes with soles that won't slip around on any floor surfaces; wear clothes made from materials like cotton, which are easy to clean when they get dirty—and remember: if an item doesn't come off quickly at midnight, then maybe don't wear it at all.

Retro-themed New Year's Eve party decorations.

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Decorate the living room with 90s balloons decorations and streamers.

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  • Hang up a disco ball in the living room.
  • Decorate gold chain balloons
Use a disco ball as a centerpiece on your dining table (or use it as an addition to your exciting centerpiece).
Decorate the walls of your house with pictures of retro celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.

Get your home disco-ready.

If you're planning on having a retro New Year's Eve party, you'll want to ensure that your home is suitably decorated for the occasion. Here are some suggestions to get you going:
  • Get a disco ball for the ceiling or a cheap mirror and hold it up against opposite walls in different rooms of your house.
-This will give the effect of being in an actual club with mirrors everywhere, reflecting all those flashing lights around.
  • Light up some neon party lights around windows and doors so people can see where they're going when they head out into the night after partying inside all night long—and don't forget to put some up near any mirrors so guests can see themselves looking their best as they leave.
  • They'll love how chic this makes them feel outside at midnight, especially if there aren't many streetlights around yet."

Transform the living room into a dance floor.

Make your living room a dance floor. Turntables and vinyl records are classic party décor, but they can be tough to work with if you have limited space or don't own one. Instead, consider using a digital turntable that plays MP3s or streaming services like Spotify.
You can easily add some extra sparkle to the room by hanging a disco ball from the ceiling—make sure it's not too heavy.
If you want something more portable, try lighting up your walls with LED lights that change color when music is played through them.
For more effects, use fog machines and mirror balls to create an atmosphere of mystery and wonder at midnight.
And finally, put on some tunes: nothing gets people on their feet like the right song played at just the right time.

Play some funky tunes and do the hustle.

Don't forget to play some funky tunes. And don't forget to do the hustle! It's a good idea to ensure you have enough room for dancing.
Don't ignore your friends and family when they try to dance with you—they want what's best for you, even if that means letting them briefly take over the dance floor. Don't forget about Fido or Fluffy either: They can get in on the fun too.

Start up some fun retro games.

Many games can be played at a party. Some of them are fun for the whole family, and some of them are only for adults.
You can choose from any of these games depending on what you want to do for your party.
It would help if you also decided whether to play the game indoors or outdoors since some require more space than others.
If you have enough space in your house, then there shouldn't be a problem playing most retro games inside; however, if you don't have enough room, then it might not be worth setting up those entertainment solutions.


Whether you’re planning a retro new year's eve party or just looking for some fun activities, these ideas should help get you started.
Consider making your streamers or balloons from scratch to get even more creative with your decorations.