Hipster Party & Brunch Ideas

20+ Ideas for your Hipster Party or Hipster Brunch

Do you want to organize a hipster party or brunch but need some ideas? Then you are in the right place. We have compiled some ideas that will surely inspire you – from culinary highlights to decorations and activities.

  1. Create a chill hipster atmosphere with disco balls (you can find a great selection on Amazon), fairy lights (order on Amazon), and Edison bulbs (Amazon).
  2. Encourage your guests to show up in their best hipster outfit for your brunch or party and host a contest for the hipster of the day.
  3. Set the soundtrack with music from Neutral Milk Hotel – “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” (Listen on Spotify), Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion” (Listen on Spotify), Kommode – “Analog Dance Music” (Sample on Band’s Website, Link on Spotify) or Polo & Pan – “Cyclorama” (Listen on Spotify). Alternatively, you can play one of the hipster playlists on Spotify (Hipster Cocktail Party, Hipster Soul, Hipster Brewery, Hipster Dance Party).
  4. Ask your guests to bring analog media like cassettes or vinyl (if you can play them).
  5. Provide your guests with cool soaps and beard oil in the bathroom.
  6. Stock your fridge with good craft beer, perhaps a Hazy IPA, Peanut Butter Stout, or Sour Ale. You can find the right brews at beershop.eu or beerrepublic.eu.
  7. Mix hipster cocktails. You can find a great list with recipes at Cocktail Flow.
  8. Serve hipster finger foods like falafel, hummus & veggie sticks, vegetable chips, lentil chips, or bruschetta.
  9. Chill as a non-alcoholic alternative Club Mate, Fritz Cola, or WIEBITTER.
  10. Brew some quality green tea, like Kukicha Moegi (tea made from the stems), Sencha FUKUJYU, or mate tea.
  11. Get coffee from a small roastery like Chapel Market Roastery from London (chapelmarketroastery.com) or Süßmund from Vienna (suessmund-kaffee.com) or treat your guests to trendy filter coffee. You can find everything you need for brewing at Amazon.
  12. Serve sweet treats like mango coconut pudding (recipe on biancazapatka.com) or homemade Tonka Stracciatella ice cream.
  13. For brunch, serve avocado toast with poached eggs (recipe on theadventurebite.com), homemade hummus, and delicious baguette that you can make with this 5-minute recipe: YouTube recipe.
  14. Provide a Polaroid camera for guests to take photos (Amazon has a good selection of different models here).
  15. Offer retro sweets like lollipops and sherbet powder.
  16. Provide temporary tattoos so your guests can decorate their bodies. You can order various sets for little money on Amazon.
  17. Fire up your grill and serve hipster food like halloumi, Portobello mushroom burgers, grilled corn on the cob, or for the meat lovers, slow-grilled and smoked brisket.
  18. Use old vintage items as decorations (e.g., old cameras, rugs) and serve the food in vintage dishes. You can quickly find these in second-hand stores or at flea markets.
  19. Use broken, old vinyl records as coasters and album covers as wall decorations.
  20. Organize a poetry slam where guests can present their own poems and texts.
  21. Set up a guest book where guests can leave a cool drawing.
  22. Host a hipster quiz where your guests can win small prizes. You can either do a classic trivia quiz or a music quiz where you play songs briefly, and the guests have to guess the band or the album cover.
  23. Encourage the male guests to grow a beard for the party – whether it’s a mustache or a full beard.

Do you have any other cool ideas for our list? Feel free to email us at hello@28ideas.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

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