27 CLUB PARTY

It might seem a little morbid to use a list of dead people as a party theme but there are definitely weirder party ideas. Think of it as a celebration of their lives. The infamous 27 club - a group of prominent musicians and artists that died prematurely at the age of 27 - has some seriously big names on the membership list; Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse, but there are also a lot of lesser known names. Statistically, the 27 club appears to be nothing more than a popularised myth with many experts suggesting there is no greater chance of death at this age.

27 CLUB PARTY

PARTY THEME IDEAS AND PLANNING TIPS:

SUITABLE FOR:

Music lovers and 27th Birthday parties!

PARTY FOOD IDEAS:

Prepare the type of finger food that is served in the green room;pizza sticks, lemon-caper parmesan potato salad bites, and strawberry bruschetta.

DRINK & COCKTAIL IDEAS:

Hard liquor and beer.

PARTY DECORATIONS:

It’s time to go full rock-and-roll, dirty and grungy. Think band posters, tour bus and certainly try to capture the energy of the ‘live gig’. The 27 club is comprised of a diverse range of people, so take bits and pieces of inspiration from your favourites. The theme will likely spark conversation so ensure there is a quiet place for guests to chat.

COSTUME IDEAS:

Pick a 27 club member, find your favourite photo of them and get to work. Check out Biography.com which has heaps of information on all the 27 club members which might give you pointers for which way you want to take the direction of your costume.

PARTY PLAYLIST:

Spoiled for choice with what essentially is a music themed party. Load up the iPod with everything from Kurt Cobain - Smells Like Teen Spirit to The Doors - Light My Fire or Purple Haze from Hendrix. Save some time by using Spotify for your music where there’s heaps of user-curated ‘27 Club’ music lists to choose from.