How to Host a Beatles-Themed Birthday Party

by Lane Cummings

The Beatles were an English band that originated in Liverpool, England, in the late 1950s and rose to prominence worldwide in the 1960s. The music of John, Paul, George and Ringo has passed from one generation to the next, their music occupying spots in CD collections and filling MP3 players today. Throwing a Beatles-themed party allows you and your guests to indulge in the sounds of the '60s and to take a walk through musical history.

Items you will need

  • Clothing representing the Beatles or a suit inspired by Ed Sullivan
  • Beatles music
  • Beatles film footage or movies
  • Beatles trivia questions
  • Beatles-themed prizes
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Step 1

Dress like your favorite Beatle. Wear a shaggy Beatles-style wig and a retro-cut 1960s suit. Alternatively, you could dress in a double-breasted gray 1960s-style suit with a dark tie and go as Ed Sullivan, the host of the show where the Beatles made their first live United States performance in 1964. For ladies, how about a minidress and boots?

Step 2

Download Beatles' music and play it throughout the evening. With about 275 songs in their library, you won't have to repeat tunes. Don't forget to play the Beatles' first song, "Love Me Do," for your guests.

Step 3

Involve the guests in the theme. Research the Beatles and hold a trivia contest. Award a prize to the person who gets the most correct answers. Rent a karaoke machine and hold a karaoke contest of Beatles songs. Guests can vote on the winner.

Step 4

Set up a screen to project archived footage of the Beatles on silent throughout the party. Play movies the Beatles made such as "A Hard Day's Night" or "Yellow Submarine." Introduce additional trivia questions focused on the films. For example, you could ask, "Who was the voice of Fred in the animated movie 'Yellow Submarine'?"

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