Is it possible to have a chic disco without the ‘70s-themed undertone? Yes, yes it is. With glitzy décor details, lush floral arrangements and creative food concepts, you can bring disco into the modern era—without losing any of the spunk.
Pick a bold color scheme and run with it. Go for uplighting, tassel garlands and luxe table linens to make it stand out and anchor the event. Supplement with metallic accents (hello, disco balls) and add candles to round out the nighttime aesthetic.
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Make your guests the stars of the evening with some stage time. Hiring a professional karaoke DJ means they’ll show up to your party with all the equipment you need, with all the songs ready to go, and they can DJ in between performances to keep the energy up. Throw it back to classic ballads like “Dancing Queen,” “Stayin’ Alive,” “I Will Survive” and “The Hustle.”
Chose a venue that has plenty of room for dancing and mingling alike. Since most nightclubs are fluent in the art of big celebrations, they’ll know exactly how to set the mood and accommodate any decorations you might have.
Instead of a seated meal or heavy main course that would take the attention away from the dance floor, serve multiple courses of passed appetizers. Have fun with mini grilled cheeses and sliders, one-bite cupcakes and cookies with shooters of milk.
Use champagne as a moment to further your color scheme. Choose a flavored simple syrup that’s tinted the same hue as your color scheme, like pomegranate for a purple palette. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint or rosemary to elevate the presentation.
Set your modern disco apart from old school versions with lavish blooms. If your budget is tight, don’t worry, a few strategically-placed floral arrangements go a long way. Set one or two by the entrance, one on the bar, and a couple in the bathrooms. (Yes, the bathrooms—they’re often overlooked but could usually use some love.)