For Valentine’s Day this year, we thought we would celebrate by immersing ourselves in some nostalgia! Anything to distract from the craziness of the last two years. So to celebrate, here is our 70s throwback party for Valentine’s Day – Good Vibes Only!
A mish-mash of styles, it was a little disco, a little flower power, and a little shimmer, because why not!
A 70s throwback party for Valentine’s Day
Above; Our dancing Queen!
Couldn’t forget the disco balls and roller skates. Oh, and some crochet!
We started off by creating some cubes with retro art and messages love and anything else that made us happy! Dancing, music, cake and more!
The cubes are actually 30cm x 30cm boxes from Officeworks. I really loved how they turned out, I will probably use them again soon! I first painted some of the size with this shimmery poster paint, also from Officeworks, then printed out my designs and stuck them on.
Using our Cricut Joy, we made some awesome accessories to jazz up our party! For this party, we made;
- A cake topper
- Large sign
- 2 necklaces
We already had the acrylic signage, topper blank (thanks to Studio T55) and round keyring blanks (Ebay) for the necklaces. The Cricut Joy is the perfect way to customise them and reuse them for when needed.
We mostly use the designs available in the Cricut Design Space app, as there are plenty of designs and images to use. I thought this flower would be perfect for a 70’s vibe!
Sometimes, if I have a specific design in mind, I’ll use Adobe CC Express (alternative to Canva). You simply export your design as a transparent PNG, and you can then seamlessly import it into the Cricut Design Space app, which I love.
Here is a link for the topper design, which was a heart encircled by the words ‘Love is what we need’.
Here is a link to the design from the sign, which said ‘Good Vibes Only’ and was embellished with the flowers from the Cricut Design Space app.
Here’s a little video of me putting it all together.
Above, strawberry milkshakes also make us happy!
No retro party is complete without an appropriate cake, so we ordered two vintage piped cakes, with appropriate messaging of course! These were very cute vintage mini cakes were ordered from Caked By Zena in Sydney.
OK lady, can we stop taking pics now?
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! You can find more Valentine’s Day content right here!