Fabulous 50's Party!


50's Party! Let's Rock Around the Clock Tonight!

Here are some great ideas for you to use when planning your 1950's era party or sock hop!

This is also a great idea for a 50th Birthday Party!

There is something special about the 1950's. Even people who weren't born yet seem to feel an affinity for it.

Perhaps it was the birth of rock and roll, or perhaps it was a coming of age to for much of the country.

The US enjoyed much prosperity during this time, and Americans lived the "American Dream."

No doubt about it, the 1950's is a favorite time in history, and is always great for adult party ideas!

50's Invitations

  • Cut out a poodle skirt shape from pink card stock, add a black poodle sticker. Write your invitation details on the back.
  • Cut out black card stock to look like a 45 record. Create a label and put your invitation details on the label.


  • Fifties Party Decorations

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  • Use balloons and streamers in Black and Hot Pink. Need more colors? Add Purple and Turquoise.
  • Jukeboxes, music notes and guitars, like those found in the photo link to the left, are great to set the scene.
  • Cut out card stock in the shape of 45 records, decorate with glitter and hang on the walls or from the ceiling.
  • Decorate with toy cars that look 1950’s vintage
  • Decorate with roller skates and soda fountain glasses
  • Visit 4FunParties for 50's Party Supplies and Party Decorations


  • 1950 Era Party Music

    What are the 1950's without music?

  • Elvis
  • American Graffitti Soundtrack
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • There are some great compilation CD’s available!


  • Perfect Party Food


  • Think...carhops/soda fountains...
  • If serving a meal, hotdogs and hamburgers (serve in red plastic baskets)
  • Ice Cream Floats


  • Fun 1950's Activities


  • Have guests wear costumes (Poodle Skirts, bowling shirts, preppy) and award a prize.
  • Hire an Elvis Impersonator (1950’s version Elvis)or have a friend dress as Elivs and perform
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Bubble-Gum Blowing Contest
  • I Love Lucy Trivia Contest (Give an I Love Lucy DVD as a prize)
  • Have a Sock Hop with dancing
  • Have someone teach everyone how to do the popular dances from the 1950's


  • Party Prizes and Party Favors

  • I Love Lucy DVD
  • Happy Days TV Show DVD
  • 1950’s Music CD
  • Set of soda fountain glasses
  • Fuzzy Dice
  • Anything with an icon from the 1950’s on it, including celebrities such as Lucy or Elvis


  • Fifties Party Supplies

    Need 1950's Party Supplies? Visit 4FunParties for Party Supplies and Party Decorations for 1950's themed party supplies, including invitations, decorations, balloons, and favors!


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