70’s Themed Disco Dance Party Ideas and Cakes

We threw a 70’s Disco Dance party for my daughter’s 11th birthday party last November. A dance party is a terrific party theme for tweens. The girls had a blast and even requested a dance party for next year.

We started the party planning by purchasing fun Disco Party invitations. This was my first time using ticket invitations and I cannot believe how many compliments we received on these invites. The invitations look just like tickets with Row and Seat numbers, Admit One and a traditional bar code along the top. They were personalized with all of the party details. And, the best thing about the invitations were that they matched the Disco Partyware we chose perfectly as they featured the same design.

The Disco party supplies we ordered came with plates, cups, napkins, a table centerpiece, balloons, curling ribbon, streamers, and many servings plates and bowls. The tableware featured groovy 70’s dancers in black on a colorful background that featured lots of funky retro colors. We coordinated all of the other birthday party supplies around the partyware.

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The party cupcake and favors table.

The dance floor was set up in the living room by moving some furniture around and completely removing some furniture from the room. The main dance floor was in the living room and we removed the area rug so there was just the hardwood floor.   This dance decor featured in the living room was a disco ball and strobe light.  My husband generally doesn’t get too involved with the party planning, however, he had a wonderful idea to put in colored lights. We have high-hat lighting, so we simply changed out the regular bulbs with colored party bulbs. But, you can use these colored lights in any lamps you have to add to the disco party mood.

To keep the party area dim so it resembled a real disco dance club, we put a low light lamp in the dining area for when it was time to eat. This gave the area a lounge-type feel which was really cool . So, basically the disco ball, strobe light, colored lights and lamp were the only light we had on for the majority of the party. It was farily dark, therefore, very representative of a disco club.

My daughter was decked out in a funky Disco Go-Go dress and head wrap. She also wore a pair of retro white Go-Go boots, a peace necklace, large orange earrings and retro 70’s sunglasses.  I purchased a case of 50 glow necklaces to add to the party fun. Since the party area was dark most of the night, the glowing necklaces were a big hit and very 70’s retro. The girls were extremely creative with their necklaces. They used them as head bands and belts. They even put necklaces together to create hoola-hoops and even a Limbo stick.

The Birthday Girl!

Aside from doing a lot of dancing, they also organized their own dance contest.  They separated into groups and each group created a short dance. They selected a few girls as judges and held an American Idol type dance competition.

For the birthday cupcakes, we created a Disco Ball Cupcake platter for the party. We made our own Disco ball with mosaic mirror tiles and a styrofoam ball. The cupcakes were tinted hot pink, blue, orange and green to coordinate with the party colors.  How to make a disco ball cupcake platter. 

Disco Ball Cupcake Platter

For the party favors, I purchased shiny silver bags and black tissue paper with silver sequins on it. Inside the favor bags, I put personalized Hershey miniatures wrappers, a Disco Writer pen, a Lava Lamp nightlight, and retro 70’s flower power stickers. The silver bags I picked up a the dollar store. Ten bags for $1. The stickers were purchased at my local party store. The personalized Hershey labels were purchased online.

Disco Party Favors

I was looking to have a lot of disco songs to fill the 4 hour party we had planned and wanted songs that my daughter and her friends were familiar with and enjoyed. There were many “Greatest of the 70’s” cd’s out there, but all of the ones I checked had some songs we wanted and others we didn’t. Individual MP3 downloads cost close to $1.00 a pop and I certainly didn’t want to spend over $60 for the music. Therefore, I found a Disco CD from the Countdown Singers that had most of the songs we were looking for. These songs were not sung by the original artists, however, for the purpose of the party, they worked great. Trust me, 11 year olds did not notice the difference. After I downloaded all of the MP3’s, I burned them onto a CD to play at the party. All of the music cost me less than $20 and now my daughter has a great CD to listen to in her room. She also put the disco ball in her room after the party, so her room has now turned into a great disco dance club.

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Fortnite Birthday Party Supplies

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I made these Fortnite cupcakes for my son’s 13th birthday party. They were a hit!

 

My 12 year old son and his friends are obsessed with the video game Fortnite.  If your child is anything like my son, they would love a Fortnite party for their next birthday .  While there are not many party supplies on the market yet for this party theme, there is still a lot you can do to host an amazing celebration your child and their friends will flip over.

Start off your party planning by purchasing a unique, personalized Fortnite party invitation like the one pictured below.  There are a few fun designs currently available and you can customize the invite with your child’s party details and information.  Other custom party supplies include welcome signs, stickers and decorations.

Custom Fortnite Invitation

Next up is the birthday cake and cupcakes! There is a nice assortment of Fortnite edible cake toppers available on Ebay that would be perfect for dessert table.  These edible cake images are very simple to apply to any home baked or store bought birthday cake.  You can purchase an edible topper for a round cake or sheet cake.  These cake decorations can be personalized with your child’s name and age.  You can also purchase the unique, handmade cupcake toppers pictured below.  Another idea would be to make cupcake toppers using Fortnite images you can find on the Internet.  If you have never made your own cupcake toppers, please visit my Cupcake Topper page for step-by-step instructions.

Personalized Fortnite Cake Decoration

Paper Cupcake Toppers

Decorate the party room with large Fortnite posters you can find on Ebay.  These posters will really help to pull the party theme together.  Afterwards your child can hang these posters up on their room.  A great party favor idea would be to hand out video game themed chocolates or candy like to controller chocolates pictured below. Finish off your party planning by purhcasing a Fortnite shirt for your child to wear on their special day.  Please visit my Xbox Party Supplies page for more great ideas you could incorporate into your Fortnite party including personalized shirts, large banner decorations and custom favor bags.

Fortnite Party Favors

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Party Supplies

If your child is a big fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry this would make a unique and fun birthday party theme for their next celebration!  There are so many great party supplies on the market including cups, napkins, decorations, edible cake toppers, wrapping paper and much more.

You can purchase a personalized invitation such as the one pictured here.  There are many styles and designs to choose from including ticket invites and invitations which include an image of the birthday child.  Other custom items include banner decorations, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, centerpieces, candy bar wrappers, cupcake wraps, treat bag toppers and handmade cookie favors.

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These are the Golden State Warriors cupcakes I made for my son’s 12th birthday.

 

70’s Disco Dance Ball Cakes and Cupcakes


My daughter decided to have a Disco Dance Party for her 11th birthday celebration. We played all the greatest 70’s disco music and the girls danced all night long. For the cupcakes, we created a Disco Ball Cupcake platter. Not only did it come out great, but my kids had a blast creating it. Although I supervised, they did a lot of the work themselves as you can see from the photos below. The party guests commented on how cool it was and we surprised e we made it ourselves. I will provide step-by-step instructions below on how we made our Disco Ball Cupcake Platter.

We purchased a large circular cake board for the platter. Using shiny black wrapping paper, we covered the board taping it on the bottom. The black wrapping paper coordinated nicely with the disco party theme.  Using a sharp knife, we cut a small slice off one side of the styrofoam ball. This enabled the ball to stand upright. We painted the ball using sliver glitter paint since there would be a small space in between the glass mirrors and we didn’t want the white styrofoam to be seen.

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Disco Ball Cupcake Platter Supplies

Once the ball was completely dry (overnight), we hot glued the tiles to the ball in a random pattern. Glass tile mosaics are available in a variety of sizes including: 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″ and 1″. We used a combination of 1/2″ and 3/4″ tiles on our disco ball and ended up using about 200-300 tiles to cover it completely. The size of your glass mosaic tiles will determine how many tiles you will need to cover the 6″ ball. You may want to consider purchasing these glass tiles in bulk or leaving more space between the tiles to cut down on expenses.

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Making the Disco Ball

We baked 24 cupcakes in sliver foil liners. The silver liners coordinated wonderfully with the disco ball theme. We tinted vanilla icing blue, orange, pink and green to coordinate with the tableware we selected for the party.  I always use Wilton icing paste when tinting frosting. Once the cupcakes were cooled, we frosted them and topped each cupcake with a black musical note edible sugar decoration and silver sprinkles.  The cupcakes were placed on the platter around the disco ball arranging them by color.  We decorated the platter with glittering 70’s disco theme party confetti.

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Decorating the Party Cupcakes

 

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Disco Party Supplies and Favors

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