LOS ANGELES There was plenty to buzz about from the on-stage moments at the Recording Academy’s Grammy Awards—from Beyoncé’s goddess-like performance to Adele’s goof and reset on live TV during a tribute to the late George Michael. But beyond the action from the main stage at the 59th annual event at Los Angeles’s Staples Center, there was also much to discuss from the party scene around town on the big night and in the days leading up to the show.
This year, parties seemed to embrace a colorful, vibrant color palette and mood—in contrast with some of the production and decor themes that emerged from the Golden Globes earlier in award season. And another big theme was nostalgia, with hosts seizing on ideas like vintage ticket stubs and even a revival of an old-school record store to entice guests.
Here are 23 ideas from the parties surrounding the annual award show known as “Music’s Biggest Night.”