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Everything you need for a memorable 1950's party

Date Created: 08/23/2011

Everything you need for a memorable 1950's party. Theme parties that concentrate on a specific decade are always wonderful events that allow you to show off your decorative flair and help capture the spirit of a specific time period. The 1950's is an excellent decade for your next theme party, and it is the time of American life that gave rise to the role of celebrity culture and the power of the big screen. There are countless ways for you to decorate your retro party, but be sure that you include a few of these accents.

1. A jukebox. Nothing screams of the '50s quite like a jukebox, so try to rent one for the evening or borrow one from a close friend. You can opt to play a number of '50s tunes or you can fill the jukebox with all of your modern-day favorites. Additionally, you can use a standard audio hookup to plug in an iPod to your jukebox and play everything straight off of your media player. You will need a dock and some extra wires, but it will be much easier than trying to find a way to fill an entire jukebox with new records!

2. The proper attire. The right clothing that can capture the style and trends of the decade is a wonderful aspect to incorporate into your bash. Men can typically get away with leather jackets, slicked-back hair and tight jeans if they're going for the greaser look, but they can also be a bit more formal by wearing some bright suits and ties. Ladies have even more options available to them, but '50s fashion is typically classified by bright skirts and tops, tied-back hairstyles and colorful heels. Be adventurous and be sure to have a photo area prepared so you can give your guests some unique party favors on their way out.

3. Cuisine. A '50s diner is a great way to center your decorative scheme around, and it can also inform your menu choices. Whip up some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, and set up a milkshake station so that your friends can indulge their sweet tooth. Party tableware, imprinted napkins and other retro party supplies are sure to come in handy, and they will help cut down on your cleanup time.

With a few extra preparations and a few well-placed decorations, your '50s-themed retro party should go off without a hitch! 


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