Birthday parties

How to throw a disco party

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to get down at this disco party.

By Amy Valm

How to throw a disco party

throw a disco party

Disco wall

For a fun photo backdrop, hot glue old CDs shiny-side out to foamboard, overlapping as you go.

How to throw a disco partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Activity

A glitzy disco-ball necklace is the must-have accessory for your dancing queens and kings. While you can pick up glittery ornaments, it’s much more fun for your guests to make one.

You’ll need: eye pins, small Styrofoam balls, wire cutters, white tacky glue, sequins and nylon string.

1. Stick eye pin through Styrofoam ball so the looped end sits on surface. Snip off excess with cutters and glue to secure.

2. Have guests dab glue on ball in small sections. Stick sequins on in rows.

3. Thread string through eye pin loop, leaving enough slack to hang loosely around child’s neck; tie ends together.

How to throw a disco partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Decor

Serve up goodies with this hip vinyl dessert tray. Grab 2 LPs, 1 small 45-rpm record, tacky glue and 2 plastic glasses. Rim top and bottom of 1 glass with glue. Affix between centres of 2 records. Repeat with remaining glass, placing the 45 on top.

Tip: Keep treats in paper liners to protect from any retro dust.

How to throw a disco partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Mic check!

Paint toilet paper roll; let dry. Glue two glitter gems on roll for buttons. For the mic, you have a few options:

Glitter: Paint Styrofoam ball with tacky glue using foam paintbrush. Hold over a piece of paper; sprinkle with glitter.

Sequins: Glue sequins onto ball in rows. (Or, for an easy option, buy a small glittery ornament.)

To finish: Rim one end of roll with white tacky glue. Secure ball. Let dry.

How to throw a disco partyPhoto: Erik Putz

DIY

Tiny dancers will love these flashy accoutrements. To make, hot glue sequined, glittered (see instructions in microphone slide for how-to) or store-bought disco balls onto a plastic headband. 

How to throw a disco partyPhoto: Erik Putz

Loot

Pick up small round spice jars from the dollar store. Fill with silver candies (Kisses or chocolate coins work well). Finish off with some neon ribbon and a teeny store-bought disco ball.

How to throw a disco partyPhoto: Erik Putz

This article was originally published on Jan 12, 2016
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