Archive for the ‘50's Costumes’ Category

Meals to Serve at Sock Hop Parties This Summer

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Serving the right food will help kick off your sock hop the right way. Although people can be decked out in 50’s poodle skirts and the music might be great, food helps keep it fun for guests. There are a lot of different options available for you to choose from so you can have the ultimate 50s meal.

One idea is to do meals like those served in a soda shop. Serve a hamburger or hot dog with a basket of fries or onion rings. You can even top it off with an old fashioned soda.

For dessert shakes and malts are a fun idea. Use a few blenders and make the shakes up yourself. Root beer floats are another easy idea.

Serve ice cream sundaes with the shakes if you would like. Sundaes are delicious and are easy to make. All you have to do is put out toppings and dish out ice cream. Guests can top their sundaes themselves so they get toppings they like.

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Decorating Tips for a Summer Sock Hop

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Having the perfect decorations for your sock hop this summer can transform an average party in to a really great one. Poodle skirts and 50’s costumes make the party fun, as does great food. Party decorations, however, are the first thing your guests will see when they come so it is important to have good decorations.

One idea is to put a jukebox in the corner. Jukeboxes can usually be rented through party supply stores for a small fee. If you cannot find one, there are many blow-up jukeboxes or a paper jukebox you can find through party retailers online.

Create a balloon arch in your party’s theme color. Using a PVC pipe in the shape of an arch, tie balloons filled with helium with wire. You can dangle decorations from the center of the arch for an added touch. Place the arch in front of the entrance.

Use cars for decorations. Find real or constructed 1950’s cars to bring in the 50’s theme of the sock hop. A great car was the 57′ Chevy. Ask around to see if anyone would be willing to loan their relic cars for the sock hop dance.

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Ideas For Costumes to Wear to a Sock Hop

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Sock hops became famous in the 1950s when the lively music and dance moves caused dancers to remove their shoes so they would not ruin the dance floors. Sock hops can be a great summer activity. If you are either hosting or invited to a sock hop showing up in a great 50’s costume is essential.

Start your search by looking for items you already own. Look through your closet, or better yet your parents closet. I have found some pretty amazing finds for 50’s costumes by raiding my grandmother’s clothes she kept from her college days.

sock hop poodle skirt

sock hop poodle skirt

You can also find inspiration for 50’s costumes by looking through old family photo albums. You can also find good ideas by searching online. Here are some common 50’s costumes of that time period.

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Fun Ideas For Adult Birthday Bashes in the Summertime

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Don’t leave all the fun birthday planning for kids parties. Adults can be fun too. Summertime is the perfect time to shrug off the colder months and have a bright outlook and a great party.

First, you must decide on a party theme. Themes usually come with ideas on decorations, food, and even costumes if you want to make it more fun. Depending on the theme, the guests can wear 50’s poodle skirts, Hawaiian shirts or even flapper dresses from the 20’s. Here are our top 5 ideas for birthday parties for the summer:

1. Roaring 20’s – Decade parties are always fun, and the 1920’s is as good a decade as any. Top hats, gangster apparel, and flapper dresses make this party fun. Find great music to play, and have fun with the decorations and food choices.

2. Luau – Sick and tired of winter? A luau is the perfect way to break in to summer. Host a luau birthday party full of bright decorations, delicious food, fun music, andHawaiian decorations.

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More Exciting Red Hat Stories of Adventure and Fun

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

It is no surprise that most girls love to dress up in costumes. Girls love to dress up in costumes like tiaras, pearls, poodle skirts, and boas. Red Hatters have taken that love to dress up with them to their activities. Now, 50 years later, women can still dress up in their boas, poodle skirts and fun hats at every single Red Hat Society event. Below are some more examples of the fun events that are hosted through the Red Hat Society.

The Pearly Girls, of Broome, Australia, decided to take their event to the beach. They hosted the Zoom Into Broome event at Cable Beach, with nearly fifty Red Hatters attending. They enjoyed the white sandy beach, beautiful sunsets, and rides on camels.

Red Hat Society & Poodle Skirts

Red Hat Society & Poodle Skirts

The Bodacious Babes of Manhattan Beach, California, decided to leave America and travel to Africa for one of their events. These Red Hat ladies traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to honor the Zulu women and their special connection to a unique red hat. Traditionally, the Zulu women wear a special red hat at the time of their marriage and they never take that red hat off.

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Fun Red Hat Events

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Dressing up in 50’s poodle skirts and other costumes can be a very fun activity. Dressing up in red hats, purple outfits, and even purple 50’s poodle skirts if they desire, is one aspect of Red Hat Society events. Below are a few example of fun things that Red Hatters have done at Red Hat Society events across the world.

Parades are a popular event for Red Hatters. In Florida the LPGN Ladybugs decided to enter in the “Keepers Day” parade in Lighthouse Point. They dressed up in full garb, purple 50’s poodle skirts, boas, pearls, and rode through the streets in a trolley.

In Alberta, Canada the Red Hot Mamas decided to enter a float in their town’s parade. They designed the float to be a huge red hat. They ended up winning 1st prize in the parade.

red hats & poodle skirts

red hats & poodle skirts

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The Exciting Stories of Red Hatter Adventures

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Girls love to dress up in children poodle skirts, bulky shoes that were much to big for them, and princess dresses. How wonderful that years later, these same girls can still have fun dressing up in poodle skirts, hats, and fun outfits for Red Hat events. Here are five stories of the fun events these women have dressed up for.

1. In North Carolina the Gaston Girly Girls and Red Hatters B.A.L.L. chapters decided to participate in a parade together. The Gastonia Christmas Parade was held in Gastonia, North Carolina. They had fun dressing up in the parade. Poodle skirts are very fun costumes to wear during parades.

2. The Strawberry Tarts and Motueka Pacific Roses hosted a convention together in New Zealand. They wanted to have a fun adventure, and adventure they had. The convention was held at the top of the South Island and they decided to tour the Island.

Poodle Skirts & Red Hat Society

Poodle Skirts & Red Hat Society

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The Adventures of Red Hatters

Friday, February 12th, 2010

No one will ever question that Red Hatters know how to have a good time. Their events and activities include members from all around the world. Here are a few stories of some of the Red Hatter’s fun adventures.

In Florida, the Crazy Glittery Glamorous Red Mad Hatters had a Red Hat Contest. They wanted to find a way to stay out of the hot sun. A special award went out to members who found a red hat large enough to fit 6 people underneath.

50s poodle skirts
50s poodle skirts

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Two Membership Choices for the Red Hat Society

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

There are many advantages for joining the Red Hat Society. It is a fun way to celebrate life and meet new people. If you are wanting to celebrate life in a new and fun way, the Red Hat Society is the way to go.

There are two different members in the Red Hat Society. The two membership choices available are becoming a red hat supporting member, or you could choose to be a Queen. Both members have similar advantages, with only a few differences.

Both members receive pertinent information regarding the Society. Everyone in RHS will receive emails with any updates or announcements regarding RHS. Everyone also receives invitations to local or regional events that are being put on by the RHS.

50s Poodle Skirts

50s Poodle Skirts

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Benefits That Come With Joining The Red Hat Society

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Red Hat Society Poodle Skirts

Red Hat Society Poodle Skirts

It can be very beneficial to join a women’s leisure-based social group. The purpose of the Red Hat Society is to include fun and excitement in every woman’s life. There are countless benefits involved with joining the Red Hat Society.

Members and Queens of the Red Hat Society are all connected to a group of women who are fifty years old or older, or are at least approaching the age of 50. The society allows these women to have a chance to connect with other women their age. Women are able to visit with other women who are having similar experiences to the ones that they are experiencing.

The RHS currently has a little over a million Members, stretched out over 30 different Countries. It is the largest international social organization for older women. Members are able to connect with members across the globe, if they so wish.

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