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Celebrate the decade of cool with a retro party

Date Created: 02/09/2011

The 1950s was all about leather jackets, slick hair and shiny cars and your theme party can emulate the decade of cool. The 1950s was all about leather jackets, slick hair and shiny cars. A swinging shindig based on the decade of cool could be a wonderful theme for your retro party that will bring out the best in your guests' costumes.

The 1950s saw the rise of movie stars to unprecedented heights. Capture their essence by hanging up posters of period stars such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Elvis Presley or Buddy Holly. Similarly, some '50s classic car posters are an easy decorative accent. Vinyl records are also a great idea for music choices or simply to have them in view to complete your '50s recreation.

Attire is the biggest attraction when it comes to period theme parties. For men, try leather jackets, motorcycle boots, slicked back hair and tight-fitting jeans for a rough and tumble look.

Women have a bit more versatility and can pull off some floral swing skirts, stocking and petticoats, perm wave hair styles and even some roller skates to complete their 50s ensemble.

Mylar balloons, confetti and streamers are retro party supplies that will add a burst of color and fit perfectly with your backdrop of 1950's pop culture accents.  


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