Posts Tagged ‘poodle skirts’

Car Show Ideas For The Summer Months

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Car shows during the summer months is the way to go. Not only will you have good weather, but you will be able to draw in a bigger crowd. Summers are the perfect time to host a car show.

When you have a car show, however, it is important to do more than just bring in cars. You should have a theme and general idea of how you want the show to run. For example, what type of cars are you wanting to show off?

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Antique car shows are perfect for bringing in a 1950s theme. Have your employees wear sock hop costumes and bring in decorations that work with the 1950s theme. Sock hop costumes include poodle skirts, jeans, and ponytails. Sock hop costumes can even include roller skates if you want to incorporate a car hop theme to the show.

Try to incorporate the different cars in the show. Ask the manufacturers if they have any material they would like to give away. Some car manufacturers would love to give away pens, Frisbees, or magnets.

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Car Hop Music

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

As stated before, summers are the best time to host a car hop at a car show. If you choose to follow our advice, you will need to plan ahead of time if you want to have a successful car hop. It is important to take time to make sure things run smoothly.

Music is a good place to start. Decide what type of music you would like to use. Since car hops were very popular in the 50s, you will want to look for music from that time period.

Music will reflect how the activity is going. Music creates the mood. This can make an enormous difference in your event.
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Look for music that you like. The 50s held a lot of different styles of music. Choose the style you like best and stick to that style.

For example, softer music started out in the earlier 1950s. Rock and Roll music hit in the middle years. Having a specific year in mind can make your search go smoother.

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Car Hops at Antique Car Shows

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Antique car shows are a great venue for car hops. It can be very simple to set up a drive-in style catering event to make the antique car show a lot more fun. Having a waiter or waitress bring food to people in their cars can be a great way to make a car show that much more exciting.

Make an antique car show fun by serving good food that deal with a fifties theme. A good choice of food would be hamburgers and fries. You can also serve ice cream sundaes and milkshakes.

A car hop can be a fun way to bring customer’s their food. Servers can bring the food out to people in their car in roller skates and poodle skirts. Have them wear car hop costumes and have fun with the drive-in-car hop theme.
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Car hop costumes include sock hop attire. Poodle skirts, white socks, and a ponytail for girls, and blue jeans and a white t-shirt with hair slicked back is a great choice for guys. Add roller skates and you have the perfect car hop costume.

If you are looking for inspiration for car hops you can look for car hop costume videos online or on YouTube. There are also other older television shows or movies that often used car hops. The most popular shows were Happy Days and American Graffiti.

While most television shows and movies showed that waiters and waitresses brought food to the cars mainly in roller skates, that is not always true. A lot of waiters and waitresses did not use roller skates. On the contrary, most car hops worked on foot.

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Petticoats For Wedding Dresses

Friday, May 14th, 2010

There are a lot of varieties of petticoats out there. Undergarments specifically for wedding dresses or formals make a big difference in the look and feel of the dress. Wedding shops often can give you good recommendations on which ones to get.

To begin you need to find the right undergarment for your dress. Petticoats can really bring extra elegance to a beautiful wedding dresses. They make the dress look its best.

There are different petticoat styles. Decide what type you need first. Do you need a hoop skirt or do you need one with out hoops? I would recommend if you do need a hoop skirt that you wear another undergarment on top of that so the hoops do not show through your wedding dress.
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Hoops take a lot of practice to walk in. If you bend over all the hoops bring your dress upright. That is why it is a very good idea to get use to wearing it and how to sit down in it or bend over so you don’t flash all of your guests on your wedding day.

If you would rather not use a hoop skirt another option you have is netting. Netting is a great choice for wedding dresses. It stops your wedding dress from tucking in between your legs while you walk. It’s not very glamorous to walk down the aisle with your dress constantly pulling through your legs.

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When and Why Petticoats Are Appropriate

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Petticoats are worn to add a fuller shape to your dress or skirt. There are different types which which can be used. Below we point out a few.

Hoop Skirt – Hoop skirts are underskirts that have lightweight hoops to add a bell shape to the dress. The hoops are made out of plastic, nylon, or lightweight steel. A century ago hoop skirts were very heavy and hard for women to wear, but with the lightweight material it does not weigh women down anymore.

Hoop skirts are used for large, full, ball gowns. Similar to dresses seen in “Gone With The Wind”, large a-line or ball gowns need underskirts to keep the full shape of their dress. Hoop skirts are usually made out of cotton or polyester. Practice makes perfect with this undergarment, since it can be difficult to move in.
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Crinoline – Crinoline is a common word used for undergarment. While manufacturers love to refer to any undergarment as crinoline, crinoline is usually made out of many layers of tulle or netting. It can be made out of flexible hoop wires to add fullness.

Layer hoops are not always needed, or wanted, with crinoline pettiskirts. Depending on how full the dress needs to be there may only be a need for a layered crinoline undergarment. Crinoline is used in wedding attire, but can be used on other style dresses such as the 50’s style dress.

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Children Dressing Up In 50’s Styles

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Dressing up in the 50’s costume style can be really fun for children, mainly little girls.  There were so many styles in the 50’s that make their costumes fun and have variety.  When wondering what did people wear in the 50’s, just think of the popular movie Grease.

Some people might think that there are not many opportunities to wear these fun filled costumes, but there are several.  Older and younger children can wear them at the all-famous Halloween, themed birthday parties, and themed school dances.  Younger children can also wear them year round for dress up or play tea parties.

No matter what style of the 50’s costume is worn, they must have a lot of accessories.  Any 50’s costume style has several accessories to it.  From hats to shoes and everything in between, the 50’s styles loved their accessories.

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Dressing Up With a Tea Party

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Dressing up in children poodle skirts is a fun activity for any young girl. One fun opportunity for girls to dress up in fancy clothes and children poodle skirts is through a tea party. Even though there will not be actual “tea” served at the young table, having a sip tea party can be a lot of fun for a group of young girls.

Hosting a tea party can be beneficial for parents as well. Children will be able to practice good table manners during the tea party, and you can even teach them party etiquette such as sending out thank you notes after the party is over. Parents can also sit back and visit with other parents while the younger girls enjoy their party.

When planning a tea party the table is the main focus. Find a pretty tablecloth that fits with the theme of the party. Soft pastel colors work great.

A fun way to invite guests to the tea party is by cutting out teapot shapes and attaching a label in the shape of a tea bag. You can use ribbon or yarn to attach the tea bag label to the teapot cutout. Write the guests name on the tea bag cut out, and put any particulars on the teapot.

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Poodle Skirt Party for Mother’s Day

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Mothers Day is a special time for a young daughter to show her mother how much she loves her and appreciates her. There are plenty of fun activities to choose from to share with your daughter. Below are only a few ideas and suggestions for children (or dads) who are trying to think of fun activities to do on Mothers Day.

1. Make breakfast together. You may need the help of Dad on this one if there aren’t older children around. Let mom take a break and bring her breakfast in bed before she even wakes up.

2. Have a tea party together. Mother and daughter can both wear poodle skirts to dress it up more. Hip Hop offers a variety of children poodle skirts and adult poodle skirts to chose from so you can find one to fit your style.

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Perfect Hairstyles For Your Sock Hop Event

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

50’s costumes add a lot of fun to a sock hop event. Not only will dressing up in 50’s costumes bring in more of the theme for the sock hop dance, but they will allow guests to have fun checking out all the fun 50’s costumes people came up with. Along with a fun 50’s costume, make sure that you add a great hairstyle. Here are some ideas to get your started:
Beehive Hairstyle: This hairstyle works best with large hair curlers. Roll sections of hair back instead of forward. After hair is curled, take out the rollers and pull your hair back in sections. Tease your hair to get as much volume as you can.
Volume is the main idea with this type of hairstyle. Once you have it shaped like a beehive secure it with a headband or clip. If you need inspirational ideas look at how Audrey Hepburn styled her hair in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Consider having a hairdresser do this style, since it is very time consuming.
Ponytail Hairstyle: One of the easier hairstyles worn in the 50’s. Simply pull hair backwards, even bangs, and secure hair with an elastic band. To add more flare to your costume tie a scarf around the elastic band that matches your poodle skirt or outfit.
Poodle Do: Use a small barrel curling iron to create the smallest curls possible. This style is called a Poodle do for a reason. There may be frizz, but isn’t that part of the fun?

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50s costumes

French Plait: Girls who love braids will love this style. French plaits or french braid your hair in a style you like. Side french braids are a popular choice, as is braiding your hair and piling hair up on your head.
Bouffant: Large roller curlers are handy with getting this hairstyle right. If you would like to look like Jackie Kennedy make sure to tease your hair and make it big. Once your hair is teased enough smooth the top layer down so that you have a rounded shape or bouffant.
Remember to test out the hairstyles that you feel will work with your 50’s costume a while before the event. It can be hard to perfect these styles on the first try. Practice makes perfect.