How To Throw A 2000s Party

How To Throw A 2000s Party: Complete Guide (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by Kimberlee Johnson

Want to relive the good ol’ days and party like it’s the turn of the millennium?

Having a party themed around the year 2000 may be a lot of fun, whether you’re trying to recapture your youth or just enjoying the nostalgia of the time.

But how to throw a 2000s party? 

Buckle up because we’ll go over everything you need to know to throw the ultimate 2000s party. 

So put on your Von Dutch trucker hat and get ready to party like it’s 2000. 

4 Aesthetic Tips On Throwing A 2000s Party

1. Create A Playlist of 2000S Hits & Throwback Songs

dj playing music

Music is essential to any party, and a 2000s party is no exception. 

Create a playlist with all the hit songs from the era, including tracks from popular artists such as Outkast, Beyoncé, and Eminem [1]. 

Don’t forget to include some classic party tracks, like “Yeah!” by Usher, “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry, and “Low” by Flo Rida.

2. Decorate The Venue With Iconic 2000s Memorabilia

Bring the vibe of the early 2000s to your party by decorating with popular symbols from the era. 

Hang posters of your favorite bands and movies, and use glow sticks, neon colors, and inflatable furniture to create a lively atmosphere.

3. Serve Classic 2000s Snacks & Drinks

Serve snacks and drinks popular in the 2000s, such as Dunkaroos, Tang, and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. 

You can also include more adult-friendly options, such as martinis [2] or cosmopolitans, which were popular drinks in the early 2000s.

4. Play Classic 2000s Activities

A 2000s party wouldn’t be complete without classic activities from the era. 

Set up a photo booth with props like trucker hats, sunglasses, and boas, and play popular games like “Singstar” or “Dance Dance Revolution.”

Read: How Can You Throw A Birthday Party For Yourself?

2000s Party Theme Ideas That You Should Try

1. Neon Glow Party

neon glow party

Neon Glow Parties are an exciting and popular idea for a 2000s-themed party. 

Guests can come dressed in their favorite neon colors and accessorize with glow-in-the-dark jewelry, glow sticks, and light-up accessories. 

The room can be decorated with neon signs, bright colors, and glow-in-the-dark objects. 

And the lighting should be dimmed or replaced with black and disco lights to create a club-like atmosphere. Music should be loud and upbeat, inviting people to get up and dance.

But what should you wear to a glow party?

2. Y2K Hip Hop Party

Let’s have some throwback fun with a Y2K hip-hop party. It is perfect for those looking to relive the days when Hip Hop was at its peak. 

Guests can dress up in the most fashionable 2000s apparel and accessories while enjoying the music and dancing of the decade. 

“Naturally, people – especially in America – live in the moment and, given the “crisis” orientation of cable news, think that [the 2000s are] the worst period the country has ever gone through. Not really.” 

Ivan Eland, American Writer

The music selection should include some of the era’s biggest hits, such as Jay-Z, Outkast, and Missy Elliott. 

Decorations should include posters of the biggest Hip Hop stars and inflatable toys that were popular in the early 2000s. 

A light show, confetti, and even a fog machine could also be used to create a unique and exciting atmosphere.

But what should you do if the cops come to your party?

3. ’00s Pop Icons

The 2000s were full of iconic pop stars that remain popular today. 

A great idea for a 2000s party is to have it be a tribute to some of the most well-known and beloved pop stars of the era. 

You can have your guests dress up like their favorite 2000s pop star for a fun night. 

Think of Britney Spears’ blonde pigtails, Justin Timberlake’s fedoras and leather jackets, and Lady Gaga’s meat dress. 

You can also play some of the greatest hits of the time, from Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” to Pink’s “Get the Party Started.” 

Guests can also take part in karaoke or a lip-sync battle. It will be a fun night of dancing and singing to all of the classic songs from the 2000s.

4. Disco Fever

Disco fever provides an exciting and immersive experience for 2000s-themed parties. 

With a variety of classic 2000s hits playing, guests can show off their best moves on the dance floor and enjoy the upbeat energy of the music. 

The DJ or band can keep the energy going with a mix of classic party tunes, and the lights and special effects create a unique and exciting atmosphere. 

Guests can also enjoy classic 2000s snacks and drinks in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

5. Mean Girls Party

This popular 2004 film is the perfect inspiration to create a fun and memorable event. 

You can have a party that will be remembered for years with a few decorations, some fun party games, and a few classic Mean Girls quotes. 

Start your Mean Girls Party with decorations that match the movie. A pink and black theme will give your guests the perfect atmosphere for the party. 

Put up movie posters, hang some pink and black balloons, and add a few life-size cutouts of the movie’s characters. 

You can also create a fun photo booth where you can take pictures of your guests in their best Mean Girls-inspired outfits. 

To set the mood, use a movie quote generator to show classic lines from the movie on a projector screen. 

What Do You Wear For A 2000s Party?

woman wearing knitted long sleeve and jeans

What you wear for a 2000s-themed party depends on the decade you want to emulate. 

If you want a classic early 2000s look, you should aim for an edgy and a little street. 

Think low-rise jeans and baggy t-shirts accessorized with a chunky belt, skate shoes, and a beanie. 

But if you want a more modern take on the 2000s, you can opt for more neutral colors and tailored silhouettes. 

For example, try a pair of slim-fit jeans, a graphic t-shirt, and a bomber jacket with high-top sneakers. 

Finish off the look with a few fun accessories like a statement necklace or hoop earrings. 

You may also want to read about the classic outfits you can wear to a Euphoria party.


What is the term for the 2000s aesthetic?

The term for the 2000s aesthetic is known as “Y2K Aesthetic,” characterized by nostalgia and futuristic elements.

What were the most iconic hairstyles of the 2000s?

The 2000s was a time of experimentation with hair, and it saw the rise of many popular styles, such as feathered layers, choppy bobs, and fringed bangs. 

Straightened and curled hair was also popular, with all-over coloring, highlights, and lowlights being the go-to look.

Final Thoughts

Throwing a 2000s party is a great way to bring your friends and family together, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. 

With the right decorations, music, and activities, you can recreate the atmosphere of the 2000s and have an unforgettable time. So ready your things and be creative at your 2000s party. 


Kimberlee Johnson
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