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1950’s Rock n Roll

Posted on May 2, 2011 by dale




Grease back your hair and get ready to Rock n Roll.  The  1950’s were a vibrant and wholesome era, characterized by malt shops, sock hops, beatnicks, and the hula hoop.  Print out pictures of the classic 50’s cars to place on your walls.   Hang 45 records, posters with 50’s music legends such as Buddy Holly, musical notes and fuzzy dice around the walls for a hip 50’s vibe..   Decorate your home as a 50’s diner complete with jukebox, black and white checkerboard floor and roller skate waitresses.  Don’t forget to serve up malted milkshakes.  Or set up your own drive in theatre with a popcorn machine and watch Grease or Elvis movies.

Food/ Drinks: Cheeseburger and fries, bubblegum, popcorn, Milkshakes, malted milk, soda fountain, root beer floats, cherry cola. Meatloaf, and chow mien.

Music:   The mashed potato, the bop, the twist, boogie woogie blues, rock n roll and the hokey poskey.  Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat King Cole, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino

Games & Fun :  Guess that 1950’s celebrity name, print our pictures of famous 50’s icons and guess who they are.,   Guess that price of product in the 50’s.  Ask guests to price products from the 50’s vs Todays’ prices.  Have a hula hop contest.

Costume ideas:  Clothing could be: Poodle Skirts & Pony Tails, Bobbie Socks & Sand Shoes, Leather & Slicked back hair, White t-shirts & cuffed jeans.  Don’t forget the GI’s Kharki uniforms.  Dress up as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Grease (Danny & Sandy), Jackie Kennedy, Elvis and Barbie.  More ideas…


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