How to Organize a '70s Carnival As a School Fundraiser

Well, you haven't just chosen this complicated theme accidentally. You might know about that epoch a little bit. Our advises will help you to organize the best 70's style Carnival ever!

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    Think about decorations. Yeah, it sounds weird, but if there are not decorations your carnival will become epic fail for sure. Decorations create a special atmosphere which let all people feel that 70-s. Talking about 70's, your possibilities are endless. It is a cute idea to use a lot of posters of movies that were super-popular in 70's. You can use pictures of actresses and actors, too. You can even choose only one movie and make all Carnival dedicated to it.
    • Movies
      • Superman
      • Star wars
      • Jaws
      • Rocky
      • Godfather
      • Saturday Night Fever
      • The Exorcist
      • Annie Hall and many others.
    • Actors:
      • Robert De Niro
      • Jack Nicholson
      • Alain Delon
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    Use one or two walls to show some episodes from famous movies and TV shows of 70's (be aware of bloody and scary moments, it can ruin friendly atmosphere!), using projector (you can ask permission to use it from your headmaster or a teacher you like). Some famous TV-shows are
    • Terry and June
    • The Brady Bunch
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    If you can't find some parts of movies or TV shows, just make simple slideshow! Include there shots from movies, posters of that movies, portraits of actors and actresses, singers, some famous people, like
    • Isabel Martínez de Perón
    • Margaret Thatcher
    • Gerald Rudolph Ford
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    Use some hippie symbols and colors, for example, painted maquete of hippie-style-painted bus. Make a string, to which you can tie hippie-painted T-shirts.
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    Use posters of first calculators, mobile phones and computers invented in that epoch. Use real videocassettes, that is a lot of fun.
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    You may use some some pictures of video game PONG, you might even find old automatic machine PONG!
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    Make a playlist, which will be filled by fast and fun music, but there should be a lot of slow-dance music, too. Good scheme is, 3:1 - fast:slow dances. You can use songs of
    • Cher
    • John Lennon
    • Abba
    • Eagles
    • Sex Pistols
    • Elvis Presley
    • Wings
    • Deep purple
    • Pink Floyd
    • Queen
    • Blondie and so on.
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    Consider a dress code. It's better to use strict dress-code for school Carnival. Don't let kids to come without at least one or two cute details. EVERYONE should be dressed up, tidy and clean!
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    Think about snacks, too.
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    Organize some competitions and funny games, too. It shouldn't be a must for everyone, you can just make some zones to play. It's better to have many little "playgrounds" and let people dance on whole rest territory.
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    Ask for help your friends!

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