Start with the Groovy Girl Decorating Kit (Item# 326545) - Includes 1 themed flag banner, 1 themed 3D centerpiece, 3 rolls of crepe streamers, 3 rolls of curling ribbon in Purple, Cerise or Emerald Green and 18 -11" latex balloons in Rose, Emerald Green and Quartz Purple.)
Place the 3D Centerpiece in the center of your gift table for the centerpiece or add it to the food table next to your theme cake (see ideas for theme cakes below). Hang the flag banner on the wall.
Also place a vase of fresh flowers on the table - especially daisies!
Never underestimate the power of decorating with balloons, as they can transform any size room into a cozy space in minutes at a very low cost. You get 18 - 11" balloons in Rose, Emerald Green and Quartz Purple with the decorating kit. You need not use helium, and will save money using this tip. I would also consider adding a package of bright yellow balloons or yellow smiley face balloons.
SMILEY FACE BALLOONS
Inflate Bright yellow, Rose, Emerald Green and Quartz Purple balloons, the more the better. Tie a 5-8 foot piece of Purple, Cerise or Emerald Green curling ribbon( in decorating kit) to the end of each one. Using scotch tape, masking tape, or straight pins & hang balloons down from the ceiling so they hang at different lengths. Curl the loose end of the ribbon with scissors. Tape bright streamers and balloon clusters to the walls. If you are holding your party at home, make cluster of them and hang over a serving table. (check my balloon decorations page for instructions on making balloon clusters)
BALLOON DECORATING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: If you are hanging the balloons in a room with a high ceiling, or large hall, cut the ribbon to a length appropriate for the height of the ceiling. A very cost effective means to transform a large space into a much more intimate one, is to hang the balloons down from different spaces all over the area you are decorating.
Divide your party into two areas. Have one designated as your "disco dance" area, and the other designated as your "food" area. Use a living room, family room, basement, or even garage as the dance floor. The disco area should be dimly lit, and your food area can be well lit, for guests wanting a break from the action. As mentioned in the lighting section of this party tip(below),the lights will provide 90% of your decorating, in your disco area .
The only thing left to do will be to hang the Groovy Girls Flag Banner from your decorating kit and add a few cutouts on the walls if you desire. Make Cutouts from colorful posterboard (esp. neon) in flower shapes or butterfly shapes.
Hanging a "curtains" of love beads in the doorways, will provide a terrific photo background...a great place to pose each guest or the group for a souvenir photo.
If you are decorating a large area, garage, or sparsely decorated basement, drape orange, yellow or lavender gossamer (sheer fabric) across ceilings or walls. Twist two or three colors together for a spectacular look.
Use "furniture" pieces as part of your decorating.
Visit thrift shops, vintage shops, or antique markets to find authentic special items. Find avocado green, mustard yellow, or rust colored shag carpeting or area rugs, baby Naugahyde (vinyl) chairs and ottomans, bean bag chairs or outdated lamps. Grouped together, you can create your own little "Rumpus Room." If you are not in the mood for the hunt, try using anything inflatable. Chairs, couches, ottomans, pillowsall can now be found at discount stores such as Wal-Mart and Target. Having little groupings of retro furnishings gives guests the opportunity to rest from the frenzied pace of the dancing if they so choose.
To create a great centerpiece for your Rumpus room, use a hot glue gun to affix white daisies (silk, plastic or real), all over a cheap lampshade. Your lamp will instantly be transformed from ordinary to far out!
Purchase some black light posters, velvet flocked if available, and hang them at angles on the walls for a truly psychedelic effect.