20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s Theme Party Ideas for Adults
Decade parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or commemorations of an event or date. Guests love dressing up for “the look” of the period; just add nostalgic playlists, decorations, food and drink to create a memorable occasion.
The most popular idea for a decades theme party is to combine vintage elements from the period or even a specific year. Alternatively, you may choose to make one specific event or trend your theme, such as a Sock Hop Party for the 50's. Another idea is to combine elements of all eras for a Retro Party or Come As Your Favorite Decade Party.
And to get your creative juices flowing, we have put together our best 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, & 90s theme party ideas. Whether you are celebrating a year, date or age, we've dug up the party-friendly highlights in trends, fads, icons, music, TV, movies, people and fashion from each decade from 1920-2000.
Roaring 20s Theme Party Ideas
Gangsters & Flappers Speakeasy
Silent Movie Premiere
Gatsby Art Deco Opulence
Cotton Club | Jazz
Events & trends: Prohibition, modernization of the automobile, King Tut's tomb discovered, dance marathons, flagpole sitting