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Sock Hop Fifties Birthday Party

While searching the web for ideas, I've had a hard time finding some REAL parties with a Fifties Sock Hop theme.  I don't know if it's just not a popular theme or if people are so jealous with their ideas.

Finally after days of looking, I stumbled across Just A Frugal Mom blog.  Wow!

She threw her daughter an amazing Sock Hop party.

It started with this fun record invitation.  It's great how it is so easy and great looking with the record.  And the poem is a great, themed touch!

She made some great simple decorations to make the kitchen into a fun Soda Shop.  The black and white squares on the counter are just genius!  The banner is beautiful in the pink and turquoise shades.  Adds a sweet personalized touch.

Her garage decorations just blow me away!  The black and white sides are a great idea to hide the fact that you are in a garage and not a real dance hall.  My favorite is the black and white checkered dance floor though.  Isn't that awesome....and a very frugal way to add a real touch.  LOVE that!

This CD is a great party favor idea.  Isn't it clever how she made the CD look like a record? It's all in the details and Just A Frugal Mom has them all.  Check out her full post HERE for more great pictures!


  1. Thanks Kim! I had a really fun time doing this party. I too searched forever for 50's theme parties and didnt come up with anything. But somehow it all came together anyway. ;)

  2. How did you cover the garageis it sheets? plastic? how did you tack it up..looks great! I need to tranform my garage...

  3. Hi Michelle,
    All I did was use a staple gun and staple the visqueen to the ceiling and them staple gun the white plastic table clothes over it.

  4. Elissa-I had wanted to check out your blog but it wont let me...any ideas? I would love to see what you did with the 50s party...we are about to have a sock hop at our school and you had great ideas.

  5. Hi Amy, I recently made my blog private but I am in the "slow" process of trying to do another blog for internet friends to see my parties and such. I just posted the Sock Hop party for you. You can see it here