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Cool 1950’s Theme Party Decorations, 50’s Party Costumes, Music, Party Props, Party Supplies. Party Guests Flip Out for Elvis Impersonator Tribute Artist.
Be a cool cat! Add excitement to your 1950’s Sock Hop! Make your 50’s theme party a screaming bash! Hire an Elvis Impersonator Tribute Artist. Dig it! Your 1950s party guests will make the scene dressed in fun 50’s costumes and rock-a-round the clock at the hop with Elvis.
Thinking About Throwing a 50’s Theme Party, But Not Quite Sure How to Make it Fun and Exciting for Your Guests?
- Don’t worry, 50’s parties are very popular and sure to please. Here’s how to make sure your 1950’s costume party is a big hit! Consider hiring an Elvis impersonator, also referred to as an Elvis Tribute artist. Your party guests will absolutely love singing along with Elvis.
- Your guests will enjoy a wonderful evening dancing the most popular 50’s dances to the greatest hits 1950s music, especially the romantic 50’s slow dances too! Your party guests, whether they are adults, teens or children, will take home precious memories that will stay with them forever. And they will have you to thank for it!
Now Let’s Get Started Planning How to Throw Your 50’s Theme Party Sock Hop
- First, have you decided to hire an Elvis impersonator to perform at your party? Should you include that information in the party invitation?
- If you are throwing a 50’s surprise birthday party or anniversary party, you may want to keep Elvis as a surprise. Then you can introduce your Elvis performer as the big reveal!
- If Elvis is not part of a surprise, then you certainly can include the information in the party invitation.
- Now it’s time to send out your sock hop party invitations asking your guests to arrive dressed in 1950’s fashion and 50s theme party costumes.
Next Let’s Get Going with All the Awesome 50’s Party Decorations
- 1950’s theme party decorations are easy to find, so there are lot’s of great choices for decorating your sock hop party.
- Don’t forget to buy some 50’s party props for photo booth opportunities your guests will love.
- You buy 1950’s style cardboard cutouts of 50’s cars and/or celebrities of the 50’s decade.
Like Wow! Your Party Needs 1950’s Party Music
- Music is very important, so be sure to get your 1950’s playlist in order.
- Your party guests want to rock around the clock, so keep them dancing with a great variety of the most popular 50’s party music .
- Even if an Elvis impersonator will perform at your party, you need party music playing before and after the performance.
- You should include 1950’s rock and roll music and some 50’s love songs as well.
Money Saving Alternate Plan for 1950’s Theme Party
- To save time and money on decorations, you may be able to schedule your 50’s party at a restaurant venue.
- I threw a 1950’s theme party at a local restaurant.
- An Elvis tribute artist performs at the restaurant monthly, so I just made a reservation and invited my friends to attend a performance.
- We enjoyed the Elvis Presley Dinner Show as Elvis sang to us and danced with us too.
- Then Elvis formed a conga line and we did the conga all through the restaurant. What fun we had!
1950’s Slang Words and Phrases
Ape as in “go Ape” – To explode or be really mad
Are you writing a book? – You’re asking too many questions
Baby – Cute girl
Back seat bingo – Necking in the back seat of a car
Bad news – Depressed person
Bash – Big fun party
Big Daddy – a male adult
Bit – Putting on an act
Blast – Really good time
Boss – Awesome
Bread – Money
Bug “You bug me” – To bother someone
Cat “he’s a cool cat!”- A hip person
Chariot – Car
Cherry – Car in original condition
Classy chassis – good looking body
Cloud 9 – Super happy
Cook, cookin’ – Doing something really well
Cool – Special and unique
Cool it – Calm down, stop it
Cranked – Excited (Beats)
Crazy “Like crazy,man” – Really good
Cruisin’ for a bruisin’ – Making trouble
Cut out – Leave a place
Daddy-O – Term used to address another man/guy
Deuce Coupe – A 1932 Ford (hot-rodders)
Dibs – Claiming something
Dig – To comprehend; to like
Don’t have a cow – Don’t get so upset
Drag – A boring person or situation
D.A. – greaser hairstyle
Eyeball – Stare at or look around
Fake Out – A bad date
Fast – Someone who was sexually active
Flat-top – Men’s hairstyle. A crewcut which is flat across the top
Flip Out – Get very excited
Flip-top – A convertible car
Floor it – Push the accelerator to the floor
Fracture – To amuse
Fream – Someone who doesn’t fit in
Frosted – Angry
Get Bent! – Disparaging remark as in “drop dead”
Get with it – Understand
Gig – Work, job (Beats)
Go ape – Get very excited
Go for pinks – A drag race where the stakes are the car’s pink slip (hot-rodders)
Goof – Someone who makes mistakes
Goopy – Messy
Goose it – Accelerate the car fully (hot-rodders)
Greaser – A guy with tons of grease in his hair, which later came to describe an entire group of people. Yes, John Travolta in Grease.
Grody – Sloppy, messy or dirty
Hang – As in “hang out” which means to do very little
Haul ass – Drive very fast (hot-rodders)
Heat – Police (Beats)
Hep – With it, cool. Someone who knows the situation.
Hip – Someone who is cool, in the know. Very good.
Hipster – Same as above
Hopped up – A car modified for speed (hot-rodders)
Horn – Telephone
Hottie – A very fast car (hot-rodders)
Illuminations – Good ideas, thoughts
In orbit – In the know
Ivy Leaguer – Pants style. Also any person who attended an Ivy League college
Jacked Up – Car with raised rear end. (hot-rodders)
Jacketed – Going steady
Jelly Roll – Men’s hair combed up and forward on both sides, brought together in the middle of the forehead.
Jets – Smarts, brains
Kick – A fun or good thing; Also, a fad
Kill – To really impress
Knuckle sandwich – A fist in the face
Kookie – Nuts, in the nicest possible way
Later, also later, gator – Goodbye. See ya later, alligator. Response: after while crocodile.
Lay a patch – To accelerate so rapidly that you leave a patch of rubber on the road.
Lay on – To give (Beats)
Lighter – A crew cut
Like crazy; like wow – Really good, better than cool
Machine – A car (hot-rodders)
Made in the shade – Success guaranteed
Make out – A kissing session
Make the scene – To attend an event or activity
Meanwhile, back at the ranch – From TV Westerns. Usually used to get a storyteller back on track.
Mirror warmer – A piece of pastel fabric (often cashmere) tied around the rear view mirror. A 50s version of the Medieval wearing your lady’s colors.
Most – A in “the most” – high praise usually of the opposite sex
Nerd – Same as now. Bill Gates without the money.
No sweat – No problem
Nowhere – Opposite of cool.
Odd ball – Someone a bit off the norm
Off the line – Start of a drag race (hot-rodders)
On the stick – Pulled together. Bright, prepared…
Pad – Home
Paper shaker – Cheerleader or Pom Pom girl
Party pooper – No fun at all
Passion Pit – Drive-in movie theatre
Pop the Clutch – Release the clutch pedal quickly so as to get a fast start
Pound – Beat up
Punch it – Step on the gas (hot-rodders)
Put down – To say bad things about someone
Radioactive – Very popular
Rag Top – A convertible car
Rattle your cage – Get upset
Raunchy – Messy or gross in some other way
Real gone – Very much in love. Also unstable. Hmm, there’s a difference?
Reds – The Communists
Righto – Okay
Rocket – A car (hot-rodders)
Rod – A car (hot-rodders)
Royal shaft – Badly or unfairly treated
Scream – Go fast
Screamer – A hot rod
Souped up – A car modified to go fast
Spaz – Someone who is uncoordinated. A clutz.
Split – Leave
Square – An average, normal person
Think Fast – Usually said right before someone threw something at you
Threads – Clothes
Tight – Good friends
Unreal – Exceptional
Wail – Go fast
Wet rag – Someone who’s just no fun