March 16, 2011

50s Sock Hop Party

Celebrate an upcoming birthday with a retro twist by throwing a 50's Sock Hop. Dressing up in a poodle skirt and sipping a milkshake is fun at any age!
Sock Hop Party

Poodle skirts can be found on most costume websites or in costume shops, but they are also simple to make from a large circle of fabric and an iron-on poodle patch --

Serve sugar cookie french fries with jam "ketchup", strawberry milkshakes, and burgers made from cupcakes, brownies and icing -- French fries via The Idea Room, Milkshakes via Martha Stewart, Burgers via Bakerella

For added fun, fill tall milkshake glasses with patterned paper straws -- Bake It Pretty

This invitation, featuring a poodle skirt and saddle shoes, is a fun choice for a Sock Hop -- Invitation by Glad Tidings, available at

Fill bowls that resemble records with popcorn or chips -- Uncommon Goods