Disco Party Ideas for Kids

by Krystal Miller

If your child finds afros, disco balls and platform shoes intriguing, she would love a disco-themed birthday party. From the invitations to the games, you can prepare a "throwback in time" disco party for your child she will remember for years to come. Give the children '70s-themed party favors, such as disco ball earrings, bright-colored sunglasses and light-up or glow jewelry.

Invitations

For an easy party invitations, purchase disco-themed invitations from your local party supply store or online. Attach a small disco ball key chain to each invitation and mail them in padded envelopes to the party guests. Other ideas include cutting bell-bottom shapes out of an old pair of blue jeans and writing the party details in fabric markers. You can also print pictures of platform shoes and write the party details on the shoes.

Decorations

Decorate the party area with several disco balls, beads, platform shoes and posters of famous performers such as the Village People, Bee Gees and Donna Summer. Place beaded curtains in each doorframe and on the walls. Flashing, colored disco balls and strobe lights are perfect for a disco party. Place black lights and colored light bulbs around the party area. Make posters with words such as "Far Out," "Groovy" and "Peace" to hang on the walls.

Activities

When making the invitations, tell your party guests to come dressed in their best disco outfits. Some ideas include track jackets, bell bottoms, miniskirts, tall athletic socks, short shorts, bright-colored Converse shoes or platforms, leisure suits and afros. Award prizes to the best, funniest and worst costume. You can also allow the children a chance to make their own disco balls to take home as mementos of the party. Give each child a foam polystyrene ball and have him glue large, silver mirror-like rhinestones all over the ball.

Games

Host a disco dance off and see which child has the best disco dance moves. Put a twist on classic games like "Duck, Duck, Goose" with a game of "Disco, Disco, Ball" or "Pin the Bell Bottoms on the Person" instead of "Pin the Tail on the Donkey." You can also create a leisure suit relay race by dividing the players into two teams. Give the first player in each team line a leisure jacket, pants and briefcase. The players must put on the leisure suit and race from a starting line to a run-to line, while carrying the briefcase. After each player races to and from the run-to line, he must pass the leisure suit and briefcase to the next player in his team, who must do the same thing. The first team to have each player do this and finish the race wins the game.

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