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How I would plan an epic DISCO ROLLER RINK party!
Updated: Jul 15, 2022
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Welcome to The Roller Rink my friends! This blog post is going to take us back in time to an era where love and peace were all the rage, so let's let loose, throw on our shiny pink roller skates and embrace the theme! This is how you throw an EPIC DISCO ROLLER RINK PARTY!
The first item of themed decor any guest sees is your invitation, so lets make it wow! For this particular roller rink party, I am looking at my Pinterest Inspiration Board and seeing a color scheme of hot pink, light pink, and silver. My favorite places to order invitations are minted, zazzle, and etsy! Below were my top two paper invitation choices, however, if money was NO issue (the dream obvi), I would send everyone a package containing an actual disco ball that your guests could opened up and find their invitation along with some goodies they could bring to the roller rink! This would include a ticket for their skates (which would all be pre-ordered retro roller skates, a pair of retro socks, some fun apparel for the night, and a small bottle of champagne to get your guests excited!
Location can make or break your event! Be sure to do some research. Luckily roller rinks aren't as popular today as they were in the past, so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a roller rink that offers buy outs and will oblige to certain party requests. If you live around Atlanta like I do, you are in luck, because I have done some research for you!
I would chose Metro Fun Center because it's the only rink that I found that will allow you to rent out the entire rink, has a good kitchen and drink choices that go beyond beer and wine, and you know we about to get some specialty cocktails up in here! Another reason I chose this location is because they already have a disco ball, and they have other activities as well if desired, such as lazer tag and an arcade.
Since most roller rinks only offer pizza and a snack bar, which go well for our party theme, a specialty cocktail will really make your party stand out and give guests a fun treat.
I would chose the following drinks and serve them in specialty glassware (plastic of course) and disco ball cups!
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Vodka Citron, 1 oz Cranberry juice, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
Preparation: Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass.
Served: Straight up; without ice
Garnish: Disco stir stick
Main alcohol: Rye whiskey, Cognac
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Rye whiskey or Cognac, 1/4 oz Absinthe, One sugar cube, Three dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Preparation: Rinse a chilled old-fashioned glass with the absinthe, add crushed ice and set it aside. Stir the remaining ingredients over ice and set it aside. Discard the ice and any excess absinthe from the prepared glass, and strain the drink into the glass. Add the Lemon peel for garnish.
Served: Straight up; without ice
Standard garnish: Lemon peel
6:30 pm - Official party start time
-Photo opportunities upon arrival (photo below to explain)
6:30 pm - Snack bar is open and pizza and drinks are served from the start.
6:30-7:00 - People eat, mingle, look at decor, take photos in multiple photo areas and get their skates from the front desk.
7:00 pm - DJ announces that it is time to skate!
7:00 - 8:30 pm - Roller Rink games and open skating with music
8:40 pm - Happy Birthday song and blowing out cake candles
The rest of the night is up to your level of party animal! I would personally continue on to...
8:50 pm - Disco ball pinata on the roller rink while the cake is being cut
9:00 pm - Cake and desserts are served along with pinata goodies
9:15 pm - Late night lazer tag!!!
9:45 pm - Open arcade and drinks for guests to end the night and trickle off.
If you enjoyed this party, or have anymore disco roller rink party ideas, let me know in the comments!
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