Themed Party Ideas - ABBA Party

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Big flairs, lots of white it is the ABBA party

Have you watched the musical movie of Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried released last year? Mamma Mia!  When I watched the movie, I fell in love with this song as well other songs in the movie.  It was like relieving the days of ABBA once again.

Abba has been one of the pillars of the music industry in the 70's until their last recording in the early part of the 80's.  A lot of people, young and old, have fell in love with their music.  With the release of Mamma Mia, it was like Abba has been put in the limelight again.

Abba Party anyone?
When I was thinking of a suitable party for my girlfriends, it came to me to use the idea of an Abba Party theme.  Why?  Because when I saw how they reacted when they hear the song Mamma Mia and I Have a Dream, I was immediately sure that the Abba Party theme will be a hit!  

The whole idea of the Abba Party is to relive the 70's era of Abba but to put a hint of present days.  Of course, the night should be a night of music and must emphasize the songs of the band, Abba.

Abba Party ideas

Venue
The setting for the Abba Party can be an oldie 70's backdrop in a bar where the music of Abba can be continuously played or your own place decorated with 70's stuff.  Depending on your budget, you can either go for the real bar and rent it out for the group or decorate your house to pass like a disco bar.

It's relatively easy if you have the budget that will enable you to reserve one bar for your group.  All you need to do is instruct the manager to set-up the place for an Abba Party. In addition to the 70's backdrop, you may also want to include posters Abba's album to breathe the Abba's ambiance into the place.

If you are tight on budget and decide to convert your place into a 70's Abba Party hub, try creating a disco-like atmosphere through the use of cardboards placed on the floors and decorate the walls with brightly coloured papers.  Go for orange, lime green and yellow!  

The music should create a distinctive ambiance in the party.  Abba songs should be continuously played in the background.  At the start of the party, select songs that are the most famous.  Mamma Mia is an ideal choice as it is used with the recent movie.  Guests should be able to identify that the music that are playing are from Abba so the selection of the first few songs is highly critical.  The rest can be selected at random because towards the end if the guests don't know the song, they will just be reacting: "Oh, so that is still Abba's!"

The Look
It's time to open the closet and get the 70's clothes out of the boxes! The 70's is the era of colourful and psychedelic clothes.  Go for bell bottoms, flares and leather jackets.  The colour combination rules were simply forgotten in this era.  Of course, since this is an Abba Party, the Abba elements should be present on top of the 70's.

If you want to go full blast Abba, wear a white suit and bring out the afro wig!  That will surely do the job.  There are thousand pictures of Abba in the net where you can get your inspiration.

On the other hand, if you're trying to be a little conservative, you may just wear a bright coloured blouse of dress, and then top it with a wide and equally colourful headband.

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Patrick Ryall has 1 articles online

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This article was published on 2010/03/30