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This t-shirt made me laugh out loud. First, I love flamingos and retro campers so putting them together is just perfect. This tee would make a great gift for your favorite camping partner too.
Home really is where you plant that pink plastic flamingo!
Grab your bell bottoms and Bee Gees records for a groovy 1970's themed party in 2016. Here's a super selection of 1970's themed party invitations that will have your guests in a boogie woogie mood. Customize each invite with your party details and you're ready for business. The house party is open!
Square 5" x 5" Retro 70's Disco Party Invitations
These disco party invitations scream 1970's. All you need is a real disco ball, the Village People and some food on a stick to make your party amazing.
5" x 7" Retro 70's Groovy Party Invitations
Invite your party guest wear their grooviest pair of bell bottoms to your party with these retro 70's brown and yellow invitations.
When I think of Scratch & Sniff I get all nostalgic for the 1970's. I absolutely loved my Scratch & Sniff stickers, even the gross ones. My favorites were anything with fruit or ice cream.
So when I saw that they had Scratch & Sniff Valentine's I was completely stoked, I especially love the ones from Peaceable Kingdom
The key to a good Scratch & Sniff is the smell level. Too strong and your friends will run with their noses held. Too weak and they won't be able to smell them at all. You also want the smelly stuff to stay on the card and not rub off too much. There's nothing worse than a cheap Scratch & Sniff!
Make your own Scratch & Sniff!
If you're brave you can try this method to make your own Scratch & Sniff Valentine's with this cool Scratch & Sniff paint. You could even try to add Scratch & Sniff paint to these customizable cards from Zazzle!
Before Art Deco, Art Nouveau was the style trending during the decades that include 1890 through 1910.
If the bride-to-be is planning a vintage winter wedding she will totally flip over these gorgeous bridal shower invitations that I found at Zazzle today.
The soft watercolors used in the delicate floral design include pastel shades of teal blue and lavender purple. So pretty and so easy to personalize with the lovely bride-to-be's name and all of the important party information.
The designer thought this particular style design would be perfect for a winter wedding but seriously, this invite can be used successfully all year long.
I love them. What do you think?
Not sure if these are the ones for you?
We've got other retro and vintage style bridal shower invites for you to browse through. Click here to take a look.
Cotton Candy Party Inviations
Get A Cotton Candy Maker!
If you're having a cotton candy party you're also going to need a cotton candy machine. Nostalgia Electronics makes a really nice one and you can even get a hot dog maker, Coca-Cola Series Slush Maker or Gummy Bear maker for the party.
More Bowling Ball Stickers from Zazzle
These cute stickers have both a bowling ball and pins and come in some cool colors like hot pink. Your bowling league will delight in seeing their name on these unique stickers. They also add a little pizazz to a name tag!
3) Find the perfect menu! My favorite retro food is a cheese ball and here are 20 Recipes for a Retro Dinner Party that are sure to please your guests. Foods like Charred Onion Dip, Spiced Lamb Meatballs and Beef Bourguignonne Pot Pie are sure to please. You could also serve fondue!
How To Host A Fondue Party
Just out of curiosity, and to keep myself from doing something more important, I typed the word "retro" into the search bar at Zazzle.com. Zazzle is the site we're affiliated with that sells all of the awesome and unique invites and gift items that we're always talking about here on Retro Invites. I was pretty surprised when a Mickey Mouse t-shirt popped up.
Of course it was the vintage style (my personal favorite) of Walt's famous mouse that is being sold by the Disney shop. But... I guess I just always thought of that design as something that would be considered "vintage" and not necessarily "retro".
And even more surprising was that it wasn't just one Mickey shirt but a whole page of mostly old-fashioned style Mickey shirts and gift items.
In order to better serve this blog and anyone who reads it, into the future, I'll be searching for and exploring the subtle differences between retro and vintage design styles and try to describe the differences as best I can.
Follow along as we learn together. ~Retro Robin
The Mickey tee design shown above is being featured on a white womens shirt but you can customize for sizes and styles to suit everyone and I do mean everyone. They have 174 shirt styles with many to fit infants all the way up to large adults. After visiting the page, scroll down a bit and look to the side to see a link where you can see all of the styles.
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