1960’s Theme Party: The Age Of Miniskirts And Protest Songs

Gail Leino

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Planning a party with a 1960’s theme is probably one of the easiest things to do because many of the styles from that decade are beginning to resurface, making it easier to locate party items you need. If you’re not a child of the decade, your parents probably are, which makes it easy to find out what you need for your party and how your guests should dress to be in tune with your theme.

The decade that encompassed the 60’s saw a great many changes in both fashion and music. What started out as an overflow from the 1950’s close with artists such as the Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, and others, took a complete 360 degree turn by the middle of the decade – or more appropriately, by 1962-1963 when the first wave British Invasion began to hit United States airwaves beginning with the Beatles and their most popular competitors, the Dave Clark Five. By the mid-60’s, there was the first sound of bubblegum music, followed by the first hard rock music. The close of the decade took us into protest music and folk rock music.

The way you want your guests to dress will depend upon which part of the decade you wish to base your theme. Of course, if your guests are of varying sizes, you may wish to open the theme for the whole decade since many may not wish to wear the mini-shirts that were prevalent at the last half of the decade. Of course, the alternative to that is bell-bottom jeans and slacks, which can still be found in some stores, though not the bell-bottoms that were worn extensively in the 60’s.

You may choose to vary your musical selections to cover the decade or you can choose the last half of the decade with the more prominent changes. Whatever way you choose, make certain that your guests are aware of exactly how you are directing your theme.

Mrs. Party. . . Gail Leino is the internet's leading authority on selecting the best possible party supplies , using proper etiquette and manners while also teaching organizational skills and fun facts. Over 100 adorable Party Themes to fit your birthday celebration, holiday event, or “just because" parties.


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