12 Retro 60’s Theme Party Ideas (2024)


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If you love the peace-and-love vibes of the 1960s, along with the colorful clothing and carefree attitude attributed to that era, then you may be looking for 60’s theme party ideas. That’s exactly what we have for you today!

Along with party ideas, we’ll also introduce you to a few groovy party pads that you can book with ease for your themed party. With Peerspace, you can book a pristine, breathtaking location for your party, from a private beach just outside of Toronto to rooftop paradises along the Austin skyline. Each city brings its unique culture, and Peerspace brings the best venues to one platform. You’ll see what we mean ahead alongside our 60s theme party ideas!

1. Book a groovy Peerspace event venue with amazing 60s style

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Peerspace is avenue rental platform that enables you to discover and book unique venues across the globe by the hour. Since many spaces already have a 60s vibe happening, it is perfect for crafting the most breathtaking 60s party with ease.

Here are some of our most swinging 60s-like venues for your consideration:

  • This 1960s retro loft in Los Angeles with lots of authentic decor and furnishings to elevate your gathering
  • The Honeymoon Inn in Los Angeles, a mid-century studio that includes a retro den, kitchen, bar, and motel room
  • This 1960s mod space in San Francisco with psychedelic space-age decor and a funky vibe
  • This 60s/70s-inspired content house in Baltimore with shag carpets, wallpaper galore, and a kit cat klock

You get the picture! Just by searching on Peerspace, you can find delightfully 60s spaces ideal for theme parties. All spaces are available by the hour and feature neato amenities that can turn your party from all right to epic.

2. Be a hippie for a day by partying at an eco ranch

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Next up is to celebrate the iconic hippie look. Spread that peace and love through a multitude of activities. From costume designs, competitions, food, and drink. You name it. Bring back that nostalgic clothing style and dance into the night. Below you will find a few ideas that correspond to the hippie theme, so be sure to read on for some specific ideas.

Each idea is fully customizable for you and your guests. Why not take a vote with the group and see which activity they want to do? You can start by booking an eco-friendly retreat on Peerspace, like this luxury eco ranch in the Sonoran desert, to live the modern hippie life for a day or two.

3. Go super chic with a mod theme

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The mod theme party idea will take you back to that swinging ’60s diner. Eloquent vintage clothing will be needed to make this party theme work. And also ensure you have the perfect playlist for the occasion.

And of course, Peerspace can help with the choice of venue. From gorgeous ballrooms to massive Las Vegas penthouses, or maybe a rooftop terrace where you can dance into the night. All can be opulent choices for your mod theme.

One of our favorite suggestions is this iconic Art Deco Miami-style house in Las Vegas, NV that has serious 60s mod vibes. Its resort-style pool, gourmet kitchen, in-home private movie theater, and golf course views are just a few of the perks that come with partying here!

Next time, plan a 50s theme party using our 11 vintage 50s theme party ideas!

4. Embrace space with a ’60s Space Age theme

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The space age. The next 60’s theme party idea to hit the stage is wonderful for those who love all things lunar landings and rocket ships. Taking it back to the historic beginning is something that space geeks might not associate much with a 60’s theme party, but trust us, it’s an awesome idea nonetheless.

Costumes, quizzes, space themes, props, and food from the cosmos (not limited to Mars or Milky Way candy bars). This idea, like the vastness of the universe, has endless opportunities. A film night would be epic for this night.

Make it happen at this incredible Outer Space Place-themed apartment in Philadelphia, PA. It’s best for intimate retro 60s parties of up to 10 guests and will definitely blow the minds of your guests!

5. Rock out with some 60s classic rock to get in the groovy mood

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The sixties was a wonderful era for rock music, thanks to musicians like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones changing the face of the genre forever. 60s theme party ideas that involve rock music can be endlessly exciting. For instance, you can host a ’60s rock costume and karaoke night.

Is your place just not classic rock enough? No worries, that’s where Peerspace can help you! One of our favorite venue options includes this very cool, very vibey rock space in the heart of Hells Kitchen, New York City, NY. It’s lighting, furniture, decor, and everything else about it scream 60s rock and roll. Book it and then gather with your friends to jam out to some groovy 60s tunes.

6. Party in a vintage Airstreaming and imagine 60s roadtripping

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The 60s were all about gathering with friends and hitting the road to travel to far-out locations. Let this serve as one of your ’60s theme party ideas by renting an Airstream on Peerspace and playing Flower Child for the day! For instance, this vintage Airstream and tropical lawn space in Huntington Beach, CA makes for a dreamy 60s party space! It includes a furnished outdoor space adorned with string lights and tropical plants to help set the scene.

For those who love the outdoors, connecting with nature, and getting back to the basics, this idea flows naturally from your likes and values.

7. Throw a 60s costume contest featuring unique choices

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Next up on the 60’s theme party ideas is a costume contest. Although a costume contest has been discussed before, it is not limited to the suggestions above. The key quality of a 60s-themed costume party is that it is not limited to one niche area of the 60s. You can relive your favorite Ross moment and dress as a Sputnik, all while your friend is dressed as Bob Dylan.

Also, consider handing out 60s-inspired gifts like boxes of Jell-o or vintage vinyl records to those who wear the best costumes.

8. Tie-dye to your heart’s content with a retro arts and crafts party

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If there’s one thing that came out of the ’60s that’s here to stay, it’s tie-dye. Imagine having an entire party dedicated to tie-dying your clothing. The creative aura in the room would be magnificent; each person would become a symbol for individual expression. Just like back in the ’60s. Of course, wonderous pieces of artwork, artistic structures, and daisy chains can complete the creative masterpiece of this 60’s theme party idea.

Take your grooviness up a level by utilizing our 10 retro 70s theme party ideas next!

9. Ramp up the competition with a 60s quiz

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As was mentioned in the space theme idea, a quiz night would be the utmost contest between friends and family. You can also personalize the contest to fit your preferences and the group’s knowledge. Be it history and monumental turning points in American history, or you can incorporate a music round with karaoke and impressions.

This suggestion is existentially unique as it can be tailored to fit your theme and the group’s interest. You can have fun with it, incorporate elaborate 60s-themed prizes or complex scientific questions involving lunar statistics. You can also host your ’60s quiz night at a funky Peerspace venue, like this gorgeous vintage-vibes home in Los Angeles, CA! It’s a bright and sunny pad with sweet 60s styling and a lush backyard space for you to enjoy.

10. Enjoy a Flower Power party in a peaceful garden

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Flowers, nature. Both themes come under the 60’s hippie theme. But how about engaging with the outdoors with a hike or finding the most amazing estate on Peerspace with a splendid flower garden?

One of our favorites is this garden oasis right outside of Philadelphia, PA. It’s a historic stone estate with beautiful landscaping and a sparkling pool.

Hosting a party here is an amazing opportunity to host a distinctive party for a group of adventurous and nature-filled groups. This may be a more elaborate 60s theme party idea, but if it is something that aligns with your interest, then enjoy yourself. It might be a 60s theme party idea that you are so outside the box that makes it incredible.

11. Eat and drink 60s style with a curated menu

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What you serve for food and drink is the clincher for any party. You don’t need to restrict your baking talent for the next Great British Bake-Off audition. Instead, invite friends and family over to a group baking session. Make your cakes and pastries and bring back that nostalgic American home kitchen smell. Not sure where to start? Then check out this list of the top recipes from the ’60s for inspiration.

12. Plan a psychedelic 60s photoshoot

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If you love the 60s aesthetic and dressing up for your party, then consider creating a permanent party favor from your 60s theme party ideas by way of a retro photoshoot! Start by booking a psychedelic Peerspace venue and then ask the host to recommend a professional photographer.

For instance, you can book this premiere mid-century tiki bar studio in Atlanta, GA (pictured above) to capture tropical 60s vibes. Or, how about this 1960s-inspired underground downtown bar and lounge in Los Angeles, CA if you prefer more of a Mad Men vibe?

As guests arrive, ask them to pose for the camera with their best 60s peace sign stance. It’s a fun way to start your party and the also best way to collect memories of your night!

Peerspace makes 60’s theme party ideas groovy

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Throwing an incredible 60s party is easy with Peerspace by your side. Simply pick and choose from this list of 60s theme party ideas and book a suitable retro venue to match. Also, be sure to take plenty of pictures to wow your followers and anyone else not far-out enough for an invite!

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