11 Retro 60’s Theme Party Ideas

The sixties. Filled with peace and love, as well as a great deal of upheaval. Changes were made, revolutions brought into fruition, the space-age commenced, and rock music was at the forefront. A lot happened around as the boomers turned teenage. A lot of that is worth celebrating, and below are 11 awesome 60’s theme party ideas!

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1. Book a groovy Peerspace

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Peerspace is here at the top of the list. It’s a platform that enables you to rent 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.

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

  • This sixties sensation home in Belleville, IL with chic minimalist style and unexpected pops of color
  • 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

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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. 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. 

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

4. Space age

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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 rocketships. 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!

5. Rock out

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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. 60’s 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! A couple of our favorite venue options include this rock ‘n’ row warehouse in Nashville and this retro boho rock and roll lounge in San Francisco!

6. Airstreaming

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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 a Peerspace airstream and playing flower child for the day! For instance, this 1969 Airstream Overlander and tropical lawn space in Vista, CA makes for a dreamy 60s party space! It includes a deck 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. Costume contest

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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 60’s theme 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. Arts and crafts

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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. 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 60’s themed prizes or complex scientific questions involving lunar statistics. You can also host your 60’s quiz night at a funky Peerspace venue, like this Studio City hilltop 60s home!

10. Flower party

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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.

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

11. Food and drink

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What you serve for food and drink is the clincher for any party. In fact, 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.

Bonus: A psychedelic 60s photoshoot

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If you love the 60s and rainbows, bring these loves together for your 60’s theme party ideas by way of a retro photoshoot! Start by booking a psychedelic Peerspace venue and then ask Peerspace’s exclusive Concierge service to send over a professional photographer. For instance, you can book this psychedelic storefront in Lower Manhattan (pictured above). Or how about this Joshua Tree psychedelic rainbow desert ranch?

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 60’s 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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