13 Retro 70s Theme Party Decoration Ideas To Travel Back In Time (2024)


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The 70s were one of the most iconic decades in recent history. Think funky color schemes, shag carpeting, and sleek mid-century flair. You could draw on this wealth of funky inspiration to curate your unique retro party decor – or better yet, head to a 70s-inspired venue care of Peerspace and let the space itself be your decor.

Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, with local hosts decorating their party pads to the max and listing them on our platform for guests like you to enjoy. With the perfect Peerspace, your guests will feel totally transported in time, and you won’t have to go all-out decorating yourself.

Sound groovy to you? Cool! Here are our favorite retro 70s theme party decoration ideas to elevate your next throwback party.

1. Add a pop of florals to capture those sunny 70s feelings

1970s Vintage Sunny Echo Park Home -- 60s 70s Retro Style
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Bright, sunny colors and floral patterns were hallmark designs in the 1970s. So why not bring those uplifting vibes into your party decor? Decorate with shades of yellow, orange, and chartreuse to give your party a groovy effect.

Take a hint from this sunny home in Los Angeles, which is bursting with a warm and welcoming retro style. It’s a 700-square-foot home with wall-to-wall 70s decor. Its oversized floral wallpapers, shower curtain, blankets, and dining tabletop make it the perfect spot to celebrate 70s flower decor.

Another perk that comes with using Peerspace to book the grooviest venues, man? That you can read genuine reviews from past renters before booking! Here’s one for this 70s floral home: “This is such a cool space. Great attention to detail in every corner of this groovy apartment. Larissa was very accommodating and welcoming. Would definitely recommend and book again.”

2. Go 70s Hawaiian-style with a tiki bar and a groovy pool

Vintage Tiki Backyard Production w Pool, and Pond
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Want your guests to feel transported to a tropical Hawaiian vacation, 70s style? Then set up a tiki bar at your party space, complete with tiki torches, thatched patio umbrellas, and rattan chairs.

Love the idea but are not crazy about all the decorating that this idea necessitates? No worries! With Peerspace, you can book a private tiki bar in cities across the globe. One of our favorites is this vintage tiki backyard setup in Long Beach, CA. It boasts a fun tiki bar shed, alongside a groovy pool, atmospheric lighting, and more 70s party decor must-haves.

“Renting this space was fantastic,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Mike was great to work with and very responsive and helpful! Our surprise party for my husband was absolutely perfect! This venue is so unique and cool and friends and family that attended were blown away by how fun it was!”

3. Decorate with psychedelic fabric to add color and texture

Boho Artist Studio Loft - High Ceiling, Natural Light, Ample Parking
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Here’s a psychedelic 1970s party decor idea to set the vibe in any space!

Grab some retro-patterned blankets or tapestries, then hang them on the walls to create a psychedelic space. This colorful art installation in LA has immersive decor down pat. The way the sunlight shines through the tapestries is totally magical. It’s like stepping into a 70s dreamland!

And check out this insightful Peerspace review left by a past renter: “Great space & an even better host! Laurie was so generous and extremely helpful with whatever we needed during our time at her space. Her cat, Peach was a great host as well lol. All in all, a wonderful space that any creative would love to be in.”

Now that you have the decor, discover our 10 retro 70s party ideas here!

4. Throw down some shag carpeting and your feet will thank you

1970’s Time Capsule Home
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Don’t neglect the floor at your venue! Create an immersive atmosphere for your guests by laying down shag rugs or carpet scraps. Remember to color-coordinate with your existing party decor for a cohesive look.

If you want a perfect example, check out this 1970s time capsule home in Des Moines, IA. There’s glorious orange, red, and yellow shag carpeting in almost every square inch of this quirky 1970s home and a basement with original 70s flooring. See how the hosts coordinate the carpeting with the rest of the funky designs on Peerspace.

5. Capture some 70s rustic vibes in a beautiful setting

Hip, 70s A-Frame Lakehouse
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Take things down a notch with 70s theme party decoration ideas like this one.

The 70s weren’t flamboyant all the time. Sometimes, a touch of rustic charm does the trick to create a peaceful, laid-back vibe for some 70s-inspired fun. This hip and retro 70s A-frame cabin in Malakoff, TX feels like coming home to a lakeside retreat in the middle of the woods. All that groovy paneling and yellow, red, and orange decor help create a cozy vibe that’s totally authentic for a vintage party.

6. Make it mod with color blocks and shapes galore

70s Theme Party Decoration Ideas
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Pop art and mod designs were big in the early 1970s. When you combine this cool color block look with mid-century design sense, it’s the perfect recipe for a groovy time.

Check out how this retro home in Los Angeles, CA uses blocks of color to make a statement in the space. How cute are those pop-art dice ottomans by the fireplace? To inspire yourself with more photos, head to Peerspace and see the rest of the space. 

Unsurprisingly, it’s also a venue popular for vintage-influenced photoshoots! Here’s what one {eers[ace reviewer shared after working here: “What a great host and fantastic location. Shoot was so fun since the house just puts you in a good mood. The host was super helpful and their site rep is fantastic. Can’t glow enough – hope to come back!”

7. Play with light using groovy stained glass

Elegant Western Saloon Bungalow
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Here’s a unique 1970s party decoration idea! Paint with light by decorating with stained glass window stickers in warm 70s-inspired colors.

You can find stained glass window clings in groovy patterns online. Or better yet – find a Peerspace venue with vintage stained glass built-in. The blocky stained glass in this elegant western saloon bungalow in Los Angeles, CA creates a truly vibey atmosphere. You have to check out the rest of the pictures of this bungalow too to appreciate its 70s-meets-wild-west ambiance!

8. Get your groove on beneath a disco ball

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Come on. Would it really be a 1970s party without a disco ball? Grab a reflective disco ball online, then hang it from the ceiling to get your guests in the mood for dancing.

To create a unique lighting effect, try to find a spot at your venue where the spinning lights would stand out. This eclectic “disco church” in San Diego, CA has the right idea. The disco ball sits in an adorable circular nook, creating magical effects on the walls and ceilings.

Check out this venue’s Peerspace listing page to learn about its fascinating history, check out all its photos, and, of course, get to booking!

“AMAZING SPACE,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Wonderful hosts who were so accommodating and friendly pre-booking and while we were there. The space was exactly as shown in the listing and the hosts put it over the top as an all-around great experience.”

9. Turn up the lights with LED furniture

Fully Equipped Event Space with White Leather Lounge and LED furniture
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If you’re looking for more fun ways to play with light, LED lights could be the trick you’re looking for. This retro dance club in Franklin Township, NJ uses light-up LED furniture to create an immersive atmosphere that’s above and beyond for guests. The minimal color scheme means that the lights have a chance to create truly groovy patterns on the walls and ceiling.

10. Let out your inner gamer with vintage arcade machines

Retro 70s arcade lounge
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Retro arcades were the place to be back in the day. Pay homage to the birth of video games by decorating your venue like a 1970s arcade. This amazing retro 70s arcade in Yucca Valley, CA has the arcade vibe down to a T.

All the arcade machines and cozy retro furniture create an immersive atmosphere that’s built with parties in mind. Oh, and the retro wall art? That’s next-level party decor!

Ensure your party memories last the decades by utilizing our groovy 70s photoshoot ideas!

11. Let your creativity run wild with psychedelic wall art

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The walls are a blank canvas for you to express your creativity. If you’re at home, you can hang 70s-inspired artwork to create a fun vibe at your retro party.

But this psychedelic art bungalow in Portland, OR takes things to the next level with all its colorful artwork adorning the walls, floors, and even the ceiling. It’s a bold event space that’s ideal for a 1970s-inspired bash.

12. Go for a 70s nightclub theme and dance the night away

Modern Disco Themed Nightclub, Impeccably Designed
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Create a luxe nightclub atmosphere for your 1970s party with colorful lights, a slew of textures, and artwork. If you really want to go the extra mile, this Los Angeles vintage disco nightclub blends 70s disco touches with chic nightclub furnishings and modern technology. The light-up disco floor looks like it’s straight out of Saturday Night Fever! All you need is your finest leisure suit or batwing dress, and you’ll be ready to roll! As always, you can see more photos of this breathtaking space on Peerspace.

13. Add a 70s music tribute corner with records and a turntable

Funky '70s Retro Bar With An Airstream Trailer & Backyard Bbq.
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One of the grooviest aspects of the 70s? The tunes, baby! The 70s was as diverse a decade as any for musical variety. Punk, disco, glam rock, new wave, and funk were all born during the 70s and have gone on to inspire current musical styles. To pay heed to this awesome aspect of the 70s, set up a vintage record player as part of your 70s theme party decoration ideas and keep plenty of vinyl on hand to play music the old-school style for your guests. This funky 70s retro bar in Los Angeles, CA provides a great example of the type of setup we mean.

70s theme party decoration ideas: conclusion

yucca valley dreamy 70s coyote house
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70s theme parties are alive and well in the hearts of partygoers everywhere. And with Peerspace, you can easily book an already-on-theme event space that will delight you and your guests. Check us out and start exploring today!

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