Friday, March 30, 2012

1950's Birthday Blowout

   For my birthday a few weekends ago DFH and I hosted a 1950's style cocktail party.  We provided 1950's themed cocktails and appetizers, and guests were welcome to bring their own favorite 1950's appetizer to share. 

  We had such a great time, and it was so much fun stepping back into the golden age.

I decorated the house with old record albums, family pictures, and old cook books to give the home a 1950's feel.

A picture of my beautiful grandmother from the 1950's

DFH bought me a spam cookbook before the party for perfect 1950's spam recipes.

We set up the bar with lots of martini glasses

Our featured cocktails were Moscow Mules and Gin Martinis

All of our guests were so creative in bringing 1950's appetizers, including

- Spam Dip
- Deviled Eggs
-Jello Molds
-Meatloaf bites
-Mac and Cheese
- Onion Dip
- Jello Mold Cake

Our guests all dressed for the occasion

JG and LK striking a pose

BS, KLS, and ABP, enjoying some Moscow Mules

DFH and I

Some of the boys

And the girls

ALV and LES surprised me with a sewing machine for my birthday!! So excited to start sewing!!

It was a such a great birthday, I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many wonderful people.

Next year...1960's??


  1. Happy Birthday!!! What a cool idea for a party, looks fun :)

  2. Excellent idea for a party!!! I love the 50's theme and how you carried it over into the food and drinks, as well as the clothing! The 60's could get interesting next year - cannabis, anyone? ;o)

  3. What a fun theme! Love your polkadot dress!

  4. such a fun party idea!! Happy Birthday!

  5. Oh my goodness this looked like such a fabulous party! Love the idea. xo