60s-Theme Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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'60s Party Costume Ideas

Make your '60s party come alive by modeling your look after famous icons of the era.

Fun clothing and accessories for your 60's costume:

  • Miniskirts
  • Big, round sunglasses
  • Go-go boots
  • Bouffant hairdos, afros or long hair parted down the middle
  • Beads, peace signs
  • Bell-bottoms
  • Tapered pants and skinny ties
  • Shag hairdos
  • Nehru jackets
  • Headbands


'60s Party Activities

Dancing was the thing to do in the '60s. So push those couches to the wall and make room for a dance floor. Popular dances from the '60s almost always start with the word "the"—the Twist, the Pony, the Bird, the Mashed Potato, the Watusi, the Ska, the Monkey, the Tighten Up. Purchase an instructional dance video and play it in the background so guests can mimic the steps.

Several fun, family-themed games like Twister, Mousetrap and The Game of Life were introduced in the '60s. Set up stations around the party where kids and adults can join forces for a little friendly competition.

Nothing says peace, love and understanding quite like a brightly colored flower or peace sign on the cheek. Face painting is a fun way for people to get in the spirit of the '60s. Look for an all-inclusive kit that contains washable, nontoxic paints made for skin, lots of brushes and a variety of stencils. Be sure to have lots of paper towels in place for easy cleanup.

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