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Gather Everyone at the Hop with 50’s Invitations

Vinyl 45 InvitationWhether you can remember the days when soda shops and sock hops were the place to be or you just enjoy Happy Days reruns, a 50’s theme party is sure to be a fun party theme for you and your guests.

The first step to hosing a 50’s bash is setting a budget and a guest list. Send out your invitations about 3-4 weeks in advance and expect about a quarter to come back regrets.

After selecting a 50’s theme for your party, choose a slogan or theme to use in your invitations and to tie in decorations and personalized favors for your bash. Find the perfect slogan for your party by trying one of the following or by thinking of one that fits your taste:

• “Let’s Go to the Hop”
• “Sock Hop”
• “Sweet 16 – A Dreamy Teen”
• “Fun in the Fab Fifties”
• “Big Bopper Bash”
• “Shake, Rattle & Roll

For your invitations you can choose one of our personalized invitations or create your own. The Fabulous 50’s Tableware Ensemble contains an invite that you can fill out yourself and match to your tableware.

Have a Sock Hop Invitation or Vinyl 45 Invitation custom printed with your own wording and save the time of filling out the invitations for other party preparations.

To make your own invitations, visit a second hand record store and buy old 45’s. Cover the label with the details of the party and make them clever invitations. If you can’t find the real thing, cut records from black poster board and make your own label.

Try attaching a note to a pair of sunglasses with pink curling ribbon. Tell your guests to wear them to the party along with their saddle shoes, leather jackets and poodle skirts.

Be sure to check out our 50’s decorating TipZ too!

10 thoughts on “Gather Everyone at the Hop with 50’s Invitations

  1. Hi, I am planning a Doo Wop party for Oct. 7th and was wondering if you had other ideas. Although it is during the 50’s & 60’s it is a little different than a sock hop. My husband is from New Jersey and wants to make it a true Doo Wop. Thank You.

  2. Fran, Thanks so much for your post. A Doo Wop party sounds like great fun! Since you want to focus more on the Doo Wop and less on the Sock Hop I suggest putting more of a music flare in your party. Decorate with records, musical notes and a jukebox. Our Greatest Hits Ensemble would be perfect . Check out our cool 50’s rock and roll party game. And you can’t forget the mirror ball!

    You can view all of our 50’s Party TipZ where you’ll find more ideas for decorations, activities, favors and food! We also have 50’s theme party items.

    Thanks again for taking the time.
    All the best,
    Shep Moyle, President and Owner

  3. I am planning my mother a 60th birthday party next year.The theme that I want is the 50’s to disco,It will be in July and it will be held in georgia outside in a tent can u give me some ideas as far as how I should set the tables and the invitations and do u think it will look good if I did half and half..when they walk in I can start with the 50’s and than end it with the disc theme..help

  4. Nicole,
    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. Georgia in July, most likely your tent walls will be rolled up or you are using an awesome cooling system.
    So let’s start with covering the tent poles. Have these celebrities greet your guests and set the theme –
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=872582 . Use the Jukebox in the music dance floor area and Betty around the buffet table – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=669894 . Use these records all around the poles – Sticky Tac (item STITAC) works great – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=669889 or http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=674834 . Use the 60’s scene to blend the ages – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?pgp=F3049A or
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=672999 .
    Roll into the Disco area, this is where I would assemble the dance floor – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=751583 . Create a great photo opportunity with our stand in – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=873135 . I would add these ceiling danglers around the edges of the tent – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?pgp=6W029K or
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=669881 . Have a great birthday celebration! We look forward to helping you bring it all together. Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-314-8736 or csr@shindigz.com.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  5. Sherry,
    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. We have some invitations that would fit your theme – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=922775 or http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=683041 or http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?pgp=6Q095K . And no Elis party would be complete without the king present – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=669883 or
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=669864 . You can view all of our fifties party decorations and party items here – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=29439 and
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=14819 . Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-314-8736 or csr@shindigz.com.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

  6. hey so i’m going to have a sweet 16 in february and i’m going to theme it with 50’s rock…any ideas? I especially need help with the invitations. I want them to be really creative. Thanx!

  7. Christina,
    Thanks so much for your post and your interest in ShindigZ. A sweet sixteen party with a 50’s rock theme sounds like great fun! We have some creative invitations that would fit your theme – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=922775 or
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=683041 or http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?pgp=6Q095K . We have a couple of options for your tableware –
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=681929 and http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=810858 . You’ll need centerpieces and table décor –
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=707090 and http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=681934 and http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=681932 . Hang a personalized banner in the entrance – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=29489 . Add some rock-n-roll decorations throughout the room and you’re set –
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?pgp=P0276B
    http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=810920 or http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?caid=963295 or http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?pgp=5V060C . You can view all of our fifties party decorations and party items here – http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=29439 and http://www.shindigz.com/catalog.cfm?cat=14819 . Best wishes for a fabulous sweet sixteen celebration! Please contact us with any questions at 1-800-314-8736 or csr@shindigz.com.

    All the best, Jodie Batterton, Customer Service Manager

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