I have found the absolute coolest 1950's Sock Hop Invitation EVER! Why are these the coolest ever, you ask?
Let me count the ways!
Have a look at the front of the 1950's Sock Hop Invitation.
And here's the flip side!
Tiki parties were popular back in the 50's and 60's and just like everything else that was old but new again, having a Tiki party is definitely on the rise again.
Perfect for your backyard summer get together but you can throw a Tiki party, big or small, whenever you like!
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The Tiki party revolves around a Hawaiian Luau or "South Seas" style of food and decor, although Tiki tumblers filled with fruity cocktail drinks are probably the most memorable part.
Be sure to have plenty of pineapples and pineapple infused food around, including a pineapple upside down cake for dessert!
We can help you gather the gang with a cute custom and personalized Tiki party invitation.
I found a great article to help you plan your South Seas shindig.
You can read it at: How to Throw a Tiki Party
Trader Vic's founder, Victor Jules Bergeron, Jr., claimed to invent the original Mai Tai. His bar/restaurants became famous for their Polynesian food and flair. There are some Trader Vic's still open today but if you aren't lucky enough to live near one, you can grab this book to help you plan your Tiki party. The book, Trader Vic's Tiki Party!: Cocktails and Food to Share with Friends, contains recipes for both cocktails and food.
You can learn more about Trader Vic's at their site: Trader Vic's
A retro Tiki party theme can be used for many different occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, and even weddings, and wedding showers.
There's a lot more fun Tiki Party invitations and party supplies at our affiliate site, Zazzle, a world leader in custom and personalized invitations and other items.
Super Cute - Custom and Personalized
Customize the back of these retro 1950's invitations with your own party details llike name, addresss and RSVP information.. The black cursive font is both elegant and pretty or you can edit this font and choose your own.
Each invitation comes with a white envelope or you can upgrade to a fun color like red.
You can even add a cute gossip girl sticker for an added fun touch.
The featured invitation has a retro bride wearing her ornate and stylish wedding gown and there's a view of the back side of the dress too.
The flip side of the card has the same image but with a circular badge with a lace and pearls-look (keeping the retro feel) in the middle that houses all of the party information.
They're 5" x 7", come with a white envelope and you can customize them for shape and card stock type.
Another nice feature of buying personalized invites at Zazzle is that you can order exactly the amount you need so there's no waste.
1950's Diner Party Food Ideas
Diners were extremely popular in the 1950's so a menu that consists of anything found in a classic American diner would be a fun choice.
Burgers, French fries, Hot Dogs, milk shakes and root beer floats are the first things that come to mind but you can get creative and add things like BLTs, grilled cheese, egg salad and hot open-faced sandwiches for more easy to "prepare and serve" selections.
Make it a Retro Luau
During the 50's, a Hawaiian Luau was a super popular party theme.
This would be an excellent way to celebrate your occasion during the warmer months when you can grill outdoors.
Polynesian style pork ribs and chicken, grilled pineapple slices, Tropical fruit salad, sauteed bananas and browned rice would be yummy and be sure to have a lei ready for each and every guest.
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Former co-workers who became friends based on their love of 80's music, pop culture, and everything retro and vintage.
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