Decades are some of the most popular themes – both for nostalgia for a particular time, or decades to match the age of a birthday person.
Jazz, flappers, prohibition and gangsters. This era was called the roaring 20s with good reason, and it makes a fabulous theme.
The 50s is a decade remembered by many with nostalgia, especially if they weren't there. The rise of the Teenager, the 'New Look' , Rock n Roll, TV and the Beat Generation (Beatniks) are all part of this decade. Think big cars, juke boxes, drive-in theatres, "Happy Days", "Grease", Buddy Holly, early Elvis and Cliff
The 1960s brings images of cultural revolution, peace symbols, flower power, beach culture, short skirts, flares and lots of hair! Music included Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield and the Beach Boys. Girls looked like Twiggy or Lulu. There are just so many 60s icons to choose from.
Although mainly thought of as a 60s fashion style, hippies were still popular in the early 70s. Bell Bottomed (or flared trousers) were only worn by sailors until the late 60s and then became very popular during the 1970s. Pimp costumes are very popular choice for a 70s themed party. Available in many various styles, most fabrics tend to be velvet or fur print. Punk hit the world in the mid 70s and things were never going to be the same..
Eighties music is still famously catchy and danceable. In the 80s, you could have listened to it on your new Sony Walkman. The 1980s was the decade Punk and New Wave went mainstream. Fashion had a strong DIY aesthetic, with lots of mix and match, bold clashes, underwear as outerwear. Androgyny was in.
The 90s are not that long ago, but that doesn't mean you can't throw a 90s party. This party lets you enjoy (ironically or otherwise) all the fabulous fashion and music of the last decade of the century.