Invitations, Decorating Tips and Party Food Ideas for a 1950's Theme Party
A 1950's birthday party can be held for anyone at any age but it would be extra fun for someone who was born in the 50's or for someone who is approaching their 50th birthday.
1950's Birthday Party Invitations
I've featured 3 of my favorite designs but there's many more to see that might be a perfect match for your special theme party. You'll find retro invites for men, women and children. So, if you've got a few minutes to spare, take a look.
1950's Birthday Party Theme Ideas
You've chosen the 50's as your theme but you can go another step further by including a special niche theme from the 1950's. Here's a few ideas you might like.
1950's Party Decorations
The 50's is such a fun party to decorate for that you might find yourself going overboard. You really don't have to though. A few fun finds at your local party store or online will suffice as long as you choose wisely.
Create Your Own Personalized 1950's Party Decoration
You might even want to create your own personalized poster to mark the event.
I found this cute one that can be personalized with any name, first or last, the year, and your favorite slogan.
It makes a fun decoration at the party and a fabulous keepsake forever after.
It's available in several sizes, framed or unframed.
Learn more about the Personalized Retro Diner poster at Zazzle.com.
1950's Costume Ideas
You're going to want guests to dress for the success of your 50's party but don't think you're limited to just a pony tail and a poodle skirt. there's lots of great choices.
Here's a few 1950's costume ideas that come to mind. I'm sure you'll think of more.
Watch the following video to see these ideas come to life along with some other fun ones.
1950's Party Food Ideas
Back in the fifties, people weren't as health conscious as they are today and for this one night, you don't have to be either. You will have to decide if your meal will be a buffet of 50's favorites or a sit down dinner.
Here's a few ideas for 1950's style foods for your party. You can search through vintage cookbooks to find lots more great ideas but these should help you get started.
1950's Party Music Ideas
Once you've got the invites, the party decorations, the costumes, music, and the food all sorted out, there's nothing left to do but have some fun.
You can include games, but that's not necessary because when everyone is dressed to step back in time, the fun just happens.
Please feel free to share your own best ideas for a 1950's themed birthday party in the comments below. We love hearing from you!
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