Sock Hop - 50s Party!
A 1950s Sock Hop party theme is terrific for all ages, all occasions!
Plan your Sock Hop 50s theme party today with these great sock hop and 50s party supplies, decorations, party favors and more!
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Rock N Roll supplies
are a must: inflatable instruments, juke boxes and
cutouts. Save yourself tons of dishes by using matching sock hop/1950s paper
Entertain your party guests with a Balloon Drop!
Have plenty of
Elvis Wigs and Pink Beehive wigs on hand for your family and friends, and
send them home as party favors.
Have dance marathons, serve pizza and have an ice cream sundae bar and root beer floats.
And don't forget the party favors! Send them home with
PomPoms, Pastel Pearls, Glow
Bracelets and more! We can even help with the Music
Your Sock Hop is one party that everyone will remember!
Red and white gingham checked
tablecloths give it that 50s diner look.
centerpieces, complete with titles from the 1950s would be a great treat.
Don't forget a sprinkle or two of Rock 'n Roll confetti.
Favors - a great way to thank your guests for coming to your 50s sock hop
Place a pair of sunglasses at each setting and they can be
a napkin ring when you tuck a napkin into the fold.
Imprint Cola glasses
for use at the party and as party favors afterwards.
Inflatable instruments like guitars,
saxophones and trumpets are also great favors and fun to
play with during the party.
Give your guests Musical Note Tamborines.
A jukebox/or fifties music is a vital part of any fifties party. Rent a
jukebox or create a pretend jukebox for looks and spin records on a stereo.
Create balloon arches with white and pink balloons. Dangle 45s/records from the
Some great cars were introduced in the 1950s, a 57' Chevy, real or constructed can be a good focal point.
Print out great pictures of fabulous 1950s cars on your printer and place
around the party room (on walls, ceilings!, in frames on the food table,
etc). Give it the diner look by having them hung around the tables ad chairs.
Hang giant records/posters on the wall with your favorite artist from the fifties.
Create pretend soda shop billboards and place your actual menu for the party
Using black construction paper, create large musical notes and adorn your
walls with them. These can be made by downloading a picture of a musical note
and creating a stencil (heavy cardstock or a manila file folder work great).
Then trace onto black construction paper (or any color to match your theme)
and hang on the walls, attach to back of chairs, dangling from the ceilings.
A dance contest, once it gets going, is always good for lots of laughs. Start
with easy dance steps and encourage everyone to try.
Play Name That Tune using old fifties songs – extra points are given to the
team that can name the title and the artist/group.
Create a list of products – ask guests to guess its price now Vs the price in
1950s. The team with the closest guesses wins.
For older children or teens, have female guests make poodle skirts. Using felt
cut the material into a circle. In the center of the circle, cut a second
hole for the waste. Use a pin to secure the size of the waste, or attach a
piece of wide elastic using a sewing machine. Have the girls cut out records
and write on names, or cut out fuzzy poodles (check old dog books for poodle
designs). Attach the cut outs with a low-temp glue gun or fabric glue.
Visit old second hand record stores and buy old 45s. Cover the label with the
details of the Sock Hop party – where, when, RSVP, etc. Use these as invitations. Or,
if you can't find the real thing, cut records from black poster board and had
your own label.
Ask your guests to wear their craziest socks and give prizes for craziest design, brightest color, funniest, etc
If a larger party or Corporate Sock Hop event - ask each guest to bring a brand new extra pair of socks and donate them to charity!
Get your 1950s Sock Hop off to the right start by providing your guests with the ultimate 1950s sock hop feast!
Nothing beats a good hamburger and basket of fries – unless of course it is a
good hotdog and a basket of fries and onion rings. Keeping the meal simple –
similar to a soda shop – can ease the stress in the kitchen.
No 1950s sock hop party would be complete without a float/shake/malt of some kind.
Get the blender out and whip up some tasty treats. Or pour root beer over
vanilla ice cream. Simple and rewarding. Don't forget the cherries.
For a large crowd, try a Buffet style menu or finger foods.
Whenever possible choose food that can be prepared a few days prior to the party, or hire caterers,
and purchase prepared food from restaurants, delicatessens, and food service
markets. There is no need to create extra stress when the party is upon you,
and you will have more time to mingle and enjoy the festivities.
Burgers and hot dogs
Built-your-own Tacos or Nachos
Giant deli sandwiches
Chicken strips (offer several sauces for dipping)
Meatballs, either Swedish or BBQ
Veggies and dip
Water chestnuts wrapped in bacon
Sandwiches made on mini buns (about 3-4 bite size).
Make everything ahead of time. Store hot items in a warming tray or in
200 degree oven. Place
bowls of munchies around so your guests can mingle and snack.
See more 1950's sock hop party recipes - click here!
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