Monday, October 25, 2010

50's Themed Adult Birthday Party

My parents both turned 65 this month just 3 days apart so since this was a pretty big birthday for them, I decided to throw them a 50's diner themed birthday lunch.

Toppings Bar (lettuce, tomato, onion)
French Fries
Potato Chips
Red Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

I picked up some old records at the Goodwill store for $0.59 each as used them as chargers under our paper plates . 
I also got some 50's theme decorations at the Party Store and hung record-garland around the room along with some giant Rock and Roll signs and big guitars along with a big cutout of a jukebox. 

My favorite detail of the party was that we lined the room with old photos of Mom and Dad from the 50's and 60's.  It was really fun to see them walk around the room looking back through time.

French Fry Bags:  I got red paper lunch bags from Wal-mart and just cut off the top and added a little Diner logo.

Milkshakes were served out of Coca-Cola glasses I got at the Dollar Store.

Beautiful record-player cake that my brother and sister-in-law made with fondant.

Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad!  Love you!!!

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  1. Very cute idea! I love your decorations! I am sure they had a ball!

  2. So cute, I love everything as usual. You are so good at paying attention to all the small details. Your parents look great, and I can tell they were thrilled with the party, and especially the pictures. How cute. Bella :)

  3. What an adorable theme! I love the french fry bags - cute idea :)

  4. I love the chargers. I always wondered who buys those records at Goodwill. I want to buy some but I have no need for them. If I ever have a 50's themed party, I'll use them as chargers too. So cool!

  5. aww it is so cute! if you have time come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @

  6. Very cool party! I recently did a 50s party for my 8 year old and it turned out so cute. We also did a cool thing with a record where we put it in the oven over a metal bowl and melted it. It turns into a bowl. So neat. I posted on the party in a few weeks ago if you have a chance to take a look.

    Partying with you tonight.

  7. Using the records as chargers is genius! Love all the details.

  8. Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments! Amy, that bowl idea is GENIUS! Bella and Kelly, i love reading your comments, I really appreciate how you keep coming back to visit :-)

  9. So cute! I love the personal touches.

    Stopping by from Fingerprints on the Fridge :)

  10. That is darling. So many special touches that must have made it so memorable.

  11. Visiting from Shabby Nest! LOVE your 50's theme party! Such fun & fabulous ideas! That cake was AWESOME!

  12. How great. I am sure they loved this. Such attention to detail!!!

  13. such a cute cake. i had a 50's theme sweet sixteen, lol. i always joke that i was born in the wrong era!

  14. What lucky parents! This is so sweet. The fry bags were such a great idea. I'd love for you to link it to my 'Sweets This Week' Link Party @

  15. What an amazing party! Love how you personalized it!

  16. What a great party. I am planning a 50s theme birthday and love some of your ideas. Your cake is the greatest and may become to center of my dessert table. Thanks for sharing such fun ideas.

  17. I googled "50's theme party" and this came up. Great ideas!

  18. I love birthdays oh so very much....that being said, every year since I was 13, I've had a party on my birthday which last the whole week of my birthday because I could never get anyone organized for my actual birthday or it fell on a school day or something. It makes my birthday week pretty awesome.


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