30 Trendy Ideas for a Disco Theme Party

Follow the call of the disco ball with these trendy disco themed party ideas.

Lauren Miolene


Trends come and go but there is one thing that will never go out of style, disco. Instead of the traditional decades party theme with the 1970s undertone, we’re talking a trendy and modern disco theme party. Who can resist a dance session underneath a glowing disco ball in bright, sparkly outfits?

The key for this disco party theme is that it’s different from a 70s themed party, but still including the fun vibes from the decade. This versatile theme can be used for any type of occasion; host a trendy birthday party, New Year’s Eve celebration, or even a disco themed bachelorette party. It’s time to break out your dancing shoes because a disco theme party guarantees good vibes all around.

Pro Tip: Check out our Disco Themed Party Ideas Pinterest board for more inspiration.

Here are 30 ideas for a trendy disco theme party:

Disco Theme Party Outfits

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You’re probably thinking what to wear to a disco theme party besides the typical 70s fashion, and the answer is anything sparkly, floral, bright, or metallic. If you can’t get enough of 70s disco theme party outfits, wear your best bohemian style, tie dye, colored suit, and platform shoes (they’re coming back in style!). The most important part of disco themed party outfits is that you’ll be able to dance!

Hang Disco Ball String Lights

The best decor for a disco themed birthday party or event is incorporating disco balls wherever possible; the more, the better. Since bright, colorful lights are what complete the disco aesthetic, add disco ball string lights around the party space. Browse Amazon to check out more disco lighting.

Serve Disco Themed Party Drinks

Easily turn any signature cocktail or mixed drink into a disco themed beverage by adding edible glitter. Take inspiration from the sparkle of the disco ball to turn your martinis, lemonade, or party punch into a shimmering drink. Book a bartender for professional cocktails that are sure to impress guests.

Book a Disco Band

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Nothing beats the energy of live music, and luckily there are disco bands near you! Browse our site to find local disco bands that will perform classic 70s hits ranging from Donna Summer to the Bee Gees. Get your groove on with a disco band that will tie your whole disco party theme together.

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Host a Silent Disco

You’ve probably been to at least one 70’s party before, so why not put a twist on your own disco theme party? Rent all the equipment you’ll need to host a silent disco. Each guest will wear their own set of headphones and listen to their choice of throwback tunes and today’s hits. Although there’s no music playing out loud, everyone still gets down on the dance floor!

Disco Fries

This popular diner food is perfect for your disco themed party because it’s right in the name! Guests can snack on this treat that is made with french fries, gravy, and cheese for a delicious party appetizer. Set up a station for guests to assemble their own using different types of fries and cheese for a customized food option.

Bake Disco Cake Pops

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Cake pops are one of the best party desserts because they’re simple to make, customize, and enjoy. Choose your favorite cake and frosting recipe, but to make these on brand for the 70s disco party theme, roll them in sanding sugar or edible glitter to look like mini disco balls.

Disco Ball Planters

Disco decor has been everywhere recently. Add a little extra sparkle and shine to your disco themed party venue with hanging disco ball planters filled with floral arrangements and greenery. Browse options on Amazon that you can even use as home decor after the party.

Get Down to The Hustle

“The Hustle” is mandatory for any disco themed party no matter if you’re taking the traditional route or adding a modern twist. Released in 1975, this song and dance is known and loved by people across the world, initiating the disco era. Book a DJ to play all of your favorite groovy hits for this disco theme party.

Neon Sign Backdrop

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No one can resist a photo opportunity with a neon sign, it makes the perfect Instagrammable post. Browse disco inspired signs with sayings like, “follow the call of the disco ball,” “disco made me do it,” and “disco party” that will make the perfect disco theme party decoration.

Snack on Mini Quiche

Quiche has always been a popular event hors devour, especially in the 70s. Channel the 70s in little party details by serving an assortment of mini quiche for guests to pick on. Include traditional quiche Lorraine, spinach, ham and cheese; the combinations are endless.

Pro tip: Book a caterer to whip up delicious homemade quiche bites for your disco theme party.

Serve Jello Shots

Jello was an extremely popular dessert throughout the decades, but for this trendy disco theme party, spike the jello with your choice of alcohol to make individual jello shots. You can never go wrong with this party classic, especially when you include an assortment of different jello flavors and liquor.

Book an ABBA Tribute Band

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Although they’re a popular Swedish band from the 70s, they are definitely making a comeback in this modern disco era. With the popularity of Mamma Mia and themed events, ABBA is more loved now than ever before. See a live performance of all of your favorite musical hits including, “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Gimme Gimme Gimme.”

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Rent a Dance Floor

A dance floor is required for a disco party, we don’t make the rules! Especially if hosting in your home, you won’t want guests’ platform shoes to scuff up your floors. Find local vendors in your area that have light up dance floors for a fun disco theme party idea.

Disco Theme Karaoke Battle

If there are a few disco divas attending this get-together, may we recommend a karaoke battle? Sing everything from your favorite 70s hits to today’s top 40 when booking a karaoke DJ. They will bring and set up all of the equipment, so all you have to worry about is your performance.

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Disco Ball Drink Tumblers

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Give everyone their own individual disco ball with these sparkling drink tumblers from Etsy. Guests will be able to sip their disco drinks and stay on theme with their own customized cup that can be used even after the party is over. Use these as a fun party favor for a disco theme bachelorette party or birthday celebration that everyone will love.

Hang LED Lights

The disco ball needs lighting to reflect, that’s where the LED lights come in. Accent your party space with colorful lights to create a bright and bold setting that will bring your disco to life. Use strip lights, hanging lights, or even strobe lights that will make the event space sparkle and shine.

Dirty Shirley Cocktail

This grown-up version of the Shirley Temple has made a comeback, and dubbed as one of the most popular summer drinks. Made with vodka, grenadine, and lemon-lime soda, the fruity and sweet cocktail is perfect to sip on while you're busting it down on the dance floor. For a delicious mocktail, skip the vodka so everyone will love this trendy beverage.

Wear Bold Makeup

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Bold and bright is the theme of the night, with glitter of course! Step out of your comfort zone by adding sparkly eyeshadow, a statement lipstick, and blush that will compliment any disco party theme outfit.

Rent a Photo Booth

These disco theme party outfits will be far out, so why not capture everyone’s party look with a commemorative photo booth? Incorporate throwback 70s props like wigs, sunglasses, and headbands, or a minimalistic backdrop that will look perfect for your Instagram feed. A photo booth is the perfect idea for a disco theme party you’re going to want to use.

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Serve Kabobs

Another 1970s inspired dish that is subtle enough to serve at this trendy bash are kabobs. This food is easy to customize for different dietary restrictions because you can make them vegan, gluten free, or low carb. Try your hand at grilling up your own prior to the party, or book a caterer for a guaranteed delicious party snack.

Disco Balloon Decor

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A safe decor option is balloons, because you know they’ll always look good. Assemble your own balloon arch, wall, or other type of arrangement with metallic and shiny balloons, or even fill them with sparkles. DIY this project or consider hiring an event planner to make this setup a breeze. 

Get a Fog Machine

Enhance the iconic disco atmosphere with a fog machine to fill up the dance floor. To keep things trendy, set up multi-colored lights or even black lights for the fog to match the color scheme of your trendy disco theme party.

Serve Classic Fruit Punch

A disco party theme calls for all of the classics, so why not whip up a big batch of good old-fashioned party punch? This drink can be made with whatever combination of fruit juice your heart desires, but you can’t go wrong with using pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, lemon lime soda, and garnishing with fresh fruit.

Create a Martini Bar

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Martini are as popular today as they were back then, so a martini bar is a necessity at your disco theme party. Book a bartender to whip up all kinds of drinks ranging from classic dirty martinis to trendy espresso martinis. Of course, these party professionals will be able to make a wide variety of other guests for drinks to enjoy as well.

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Set Up Lounge Seating

While everyone is encouraged to dance at the disco themed party, your guests will need a rest! Set up lounge style seating for party-goers to take a break in between songs to mingle and hydrate. For a groovy touch to the disco themed party, you can incorporate inflatable furniture or bean bag chairs as an added throwback detail.

Provide Colored Sunglasses

Add the finishing touches to your disco theme party outfits by adding a fabulous pair of colored shades to your ensemble. Order plenty of sunglass options from Amazon to give away to guests as a fun party favor.

DIY a Vinyl Backdrop

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Even if you’re not actually listening to records at this disco theme party, channel the 70s vibe by decorating your space with vinyl records. Create a picture-perfect photo backdrop by simply taping these discs on a wall or stringing them together for garland, that’s it! Don’t worry, you don’t need to chance breaking your collection, just buy a few packs of decorative vinyl records on Amazon.

Disco Ice Buckets

To match the adorable tumblers, keep everyone’s drink of choice nice and cool by using a disco ball ice bucket. This disco party idea is perfect because it combines the theme with functionality—a party planner’s dream!

Whip Up Deviled Eggs

We know what you’re thinking, but hear us out! Add a modern day twist to this old-school party appetizer by incorporating trendy flavors like avocado, truffle hot sauce, or even pesto to the yolk filling. Deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser, so don’t be afraid to get creative at your disco themed party.

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Published on 2/6/2024