12 Groovy Disco Theme Party Ideas (2024)


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Searching high and low for disco-theme party ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place, as that’s exactly what Peerspace is serving up for you today. As the largest online marketplace for hourly creative venue rentals, we know what it takes to throw a good party and are happy to divulge our secrets. Secret #1? Location is everything! That’s why we suggest you pair these incredible party ideas with an equally groovy Peerspace party venue of your choosing. We’ll explain why it’s the most far-out disco-theme idea ahead!

There’s really nothing like letting loose to your favorite groovy tunes and dancing the night away. And who says disco is dead? You can keep disco alive when you throw a groovy disco-themed party for your friends. Here are some of our top disco-theme party ideas to get your creativity flowing!

1. Book a disco party-worthy venue on Peerspace

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Before you can get your groove on, you’ll need a space where you can spread out and dance. If you need ideas on where to find the perfect pad, Peerspace has you covered. Our friends in Los Angeles can book this sophisticated, stylish Studio 54-inspired bar and club that is brimming with glamorous 70s vibes. Across the country in Brooklyn, NY, there’s also this more low-key and colorful creative venue with abstract decor. Both venues boast bars, A/V equipment, and disco balls, so basically the perfect recipe for all of your disco-theme party ideas!

No matter what city you’re in, you can find a killer venue that’s perfect for showing off your sense of style. Keep an eye out for spaces with a retro color scheme and plenty of room to boogie! 

2. Groove to your favorite disco tunes

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The right music is absolutely essential to throwing the perfect disco-themed party. Classic 70’s groups like the Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, ABBA, and Earth Wind and Fire all have timeless songs that are perfect for getting down.

Curate a playlist of your favorite songs on Spotify, or ask your Peerspace host to book the perfect DJ to get the party going. There’s no wrong option, so long as you’re dancing and having fun!

3. Don’t forget the disco ball

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What’s a disco party without a disco ball? If you only use one disco theme party idea from this list, make it this one. Lighting is paramount to setting the mood for your disco party. And a disco ball is just one-half of the battle. Don’t forget strobe lights or even a fog machine to set the atmosphere. Lava lamps make groovy table decorations for snack spreads and they’re easy to find at most stores!

Our 8 great dance party ideas will help you channel the disco spirit all night long!

4. Host a far-out costume contest in a groovy space

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Disco is about more than just music, it’s a full subculture with a style all its own. Dressing the part is just as important as anything else! Encourage your guests to come dressed in the most far-out outfits they can find. Think bell bottoms, bottlecap glasses, and plenty of floral print. eBay and Etsy are goldmines for finding authentic 70’s clothes, or you could head to your local costume shop instead.

All the better if you can host your costume contest in an appropriately vintage space, like The House of Dandy, a 1970s sunlit oasis in Los Angeles, CA. It is a 1,000-square-foot home drowning in cheery 70s vibes and makes an awesome spot for you and your guests to show off your 70s swag. Hand out prizes to the best-dressed guests to encourage the competitive spirit and keep your disco costume party interesting!

5. Head to the roller rink and boogie disco style

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Roller disco was one of the most popular group activities in the ’70s, and it’s still thriving today at roller rinks across the country! Contact your local rink and ask about special disco dance nights or group discounts for parties. Grooving to disco songs is an entirely different experience when you’re flying by on skates. We dare you not to get in the disco spirit.

If you’re in the San Diego, CA area, we adore this 2-acre outdoor roller rink facility in Encanto that provides a modern take on the classic rink. Enjoy the colorful murals, DJ music, and colorful skate rentals, all while you skate and twirl with your fellow partygoers.

“Amazing venue,” shares a Peerspace reviewer who booked this rink for a production. “Great host. Easy access, lost of parking and Isabelle, our on site contact, was super helpful every step of the way. Highly recommended.”

6. Go thrifting for vintage records

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Looking for disco theme party ideas you can take on the go? Give this one a try. Take the gang down to your local thrift store or record shop and go hunting for classic vinyl. You can find some amazing disco treasures just waiting to be discovered.

We love the idea of hosting your vintage vinyl disco party at this vintage dive bar and record store in Los Angeles, CA! Shop for all your favorite 70s albums within its groovy confines before hitting the bar and the checkerboard dance floor to groove to your selected music.

7. Head to the kitchen and get your fondu on

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Ahh, fondu. This classic dipping dish of melty cheese was a party staple in the ’70s. Keep the tradition alive by hosting a disco-themed fondu party for your friends! There are really no rules about what you can dip. Meat, vegetables, fruit, bread — even cubes of cheese for the ultimate cheese lover’s experience. Anything goes! Don’t forget, you can make dessert fondu with rich melted chocolate that makes the perfect companion for strawberries. 

To find a venue with a party ambiance and a well-equipped, spacious kitchen, head to Peerspace and browse spaces with kitchens near you!

For more inspiration, check out these 10 retro 70s party ideas!

8. Host a disco cocktail party

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Drinks in the disco era were designed to be as colorful as the clubs they were served in. If you’re looking for disco theme party ideas you can try with your 21+ friends, mixing up some classic 70’s cocktails is an amazing one! Taste a nostalgia rush with a classic old-fashioned, chillax with a Harvey Wallbanger or Rusty Nail. Host your groovy cocktail party at a Peerspace bar rental space for even more atmosphere! 

9. Play 70s board games in a retro-chic setting

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Countless classic board games and toys came into the limelight in the era of disco, like Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and Battleship. The 70s even marked the beginning of video game consoles, with classic hits like Pong and Space Invaders.

Dig your favorite family games out of the closet or check out eBay to find your favorites. Any kids at your disco party will love getting to take these classic games for a spin, and adults will love the nostalgia rush. It’s the perfect disco party idea to cool off after all that dancing!

Grab your vintage games and head to a vintage venue courtesy of Peerspace. As an example, our friends in Nashville, TN can book this retro-chic house of glamour in Eastwood. It is a dazzling 1,500+-square-foot home that exudes disco-era elegance. It will make a fun backdrop to disco-theme party ideas like playing board games!

10. Test your disco knowledge with some trivia 

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Do you know what the original name of the BeeGees was before their rebranding into disco? How about which of John Travolta’s relatives had a cameo in Saturday Night Fever? If so, why not put your knowledge to the test in a round of disco trivia with your friends?

Print out some fact cards and quiz your guests on their knowledge of classic disco-era stars, songs, and films. To raise the stakes, award a far-out prize to the most knowledgeable guest — like their very own pet rock!

11. Host a Disco movie watch-a-thon

Private Mansion, Cellar,Theater, Disco Dance lounge
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John Travolta’s classic Saturday Night Fever is one of the defining movies of the disco genre. But there are plenty of other fun and kitschy disco movies out there, like Thank God It’s Friday, and even classic TV shows like Soul Train and Dance Fever.

Pop up some popcorn, kick back on the shag carpet, and queue up a playlist of classic films to get your groove on. Need more space to spread out in? Why not book a private movie theater venue to get the party started? With Peerspace, you can book groovy venues like this private mansion cellar lounge in Montville, NJ that provides you with a private 14-person movie theater room and a disco dance lounge!

12. Hire a photographer to capture you in all your disco glory

3-Room Orange Yellow & Brown Blast from the Past vintage studio
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When you go all out on disco theme party ideas, you really need a professional photographer to help you preserve those memories forever. Luckily, that isn’t at all difficult to do when you book a Peerspace venue. Ideally, you want to book a truly 70s-style venue that reflects the theme in each room. For instance, this 3-room blast from the past vintage studio in Los Angeles, CA offers you unique 70s disco looks throughout its 1,700 square feet of space.

Head here with your friends, your favorite 70s costumes, and a professional photographer who understands your theme. If you’re not sure how to find a professional photographer, your Peerspace host can help you out. You will look back at your professional photos with glee for decades to come, even when you are well into your 70s!

Our 10 groovy 70s photoshoot ideas are the perfect match for this suggestion!

Peerspace can help resurrect your disco-theme party ideas

Disco Theme Party Ideas
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Disco-theme party ideas make it possible to party down with your guests in silly, creative ways. You may not even have been born during the disco era, but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate its over-the-top, party-centric influence.

And between these ideas and the perfect celebration venue rental from Peerspace, you and your guests will feel like you’ve stepped into a really far-out time capsule. Even if for only a few hours!

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