The Gang’s Here!
When you’re starting to plan your best girlfriend’s next birthday bash, put the popularity of mature women with witty sayings into your theme. With paper products, favors, and a variety of bottle labels, you can create a great retro or days-gone-by party!
Ask your guests to get all dolled up. The women can dress like vintage vixens by pinning curls to create finger waves. Slip into heels, white blouses, and big skirts. Men should dress as vintage dudes by wearing jeans, white shirts, and jean jackets. Slick the hair back to be greasers or be squeaky-clean, run-of-the-mill students in nice slacks, loafers, and cardigans. By adding costume components to your vintage party, the evening will be that much more memorable.
If you’re celebrating a vintage milestone birthday, ask the guest of honor to be the one-of-a-kind person he or she is and dress accordingly. Use phrases like “they broke the mold with you” or “you’re a legend” on banners and personalized items. If your vintage honoree is known for a certain style of clothing, glasses, or shoes ask everyone to wear what the honoree wears on that day. Shindigz sells Vintage Dude party packs and Vintage Vixen party packs that uphold aging with positive messages.
As you search for the perfect vintage decorations for your vintage party, start with a solid-colored table setting to match your tablecloth. You could throw a backyard barbecue as your vintage party—if so, try a red-and-white or black-and-white checkered tablecloth with either white or blue plates. Instead of plastic cups, offer water bottles that can double as a party favor! Put personalized labels on the water bottles for your guests. There are a variety of other water bottles that will fit the vintage party theme very well—you could select a few and make a lot of water bottle favors! Now, all that’s left to decide here is the menu. Do you want to serve small snacks, or would you rather do a meal, such as hamburgers and hot dogs? If you go for the vintage barbecue or vintage block party, hotdogs and hamburgers with fries fit in with the theme perfectly! If you do an indoor party, it’s easier to stick with snack foods. Either way, you could also serve root beer floats in vintage soda shop glasses!
Don’t Forget the Favors!
As the hostess, you can’t put together a vintage party without remembering party favors and gift bags! A great favor is a personalized candy bar. The witty saying on this one is “I have no idea what I want, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be happy until I get it”—absolutely perfect for the birthday girl! You could even put together small gift bags for the women at the party—don’t forget to lay out candy bars and things for the men, though! The gift bags could include travel mugs and coasters (both in a variety of patterns so yours guests can have a few different favors), stickers, and compact mirrors—all with the vintage women on them. You could also put personalized lollipops in the gift bags—because what woman doesn’t like chocolate? You can always add a few other extras in the gift bags, too.
The final touch for your vintage party is the thank-you note. As the hostess, you could either put in thank-you notes from you, or you could have the birthday girl go through and sign the notes, too. It’s the perfect way to finish off your vintage party.