Touches of personalized decor will add a joyful and cheerful tone to any party celebration. When you think about a baby shower, those little details like flowers, baby items, and banners are those that make a perfect complement to this event. Family and friends of the mom to be, hosted a beautiful sweet baby shower to welcome baby Connell. The soft touches of pink and lime green were a great color palette to tie in with the butterfly theme chosen for this baby shower. MLC was happy to be a part of this event by adding a butterfly backdrop with paper fans, mini cupcakes, banner and menu design.
Got a flair for the old times? Enjoy the idea of rocking and rolling with company at an all-American diner? Well, the magic of the '60s era stays on after all these decades. It’s even more vibrant with musicals like Hairspray and crossover fashion trends captivating today’s young generation. Keep the retro spirit alive by infusing an oldies vibe at your next get-together with friends.
Party Like the '60s
An evening at Johnny Rockets would be a marvelous start. Tasty sandwiches and chicken wings with your choice of sauce are among the list of specialties on the menu. Take turns choosing songs on the mini jukebox on the side of the table with your friends. Feel free to sing along with the light tunes until dinner is served.
Want to experience watching a movie at a drive-in? There are places and festivals in every town that play out-door films. Checking your local listings can help you find them. If everyone is in a competitive mood, the bowling center may be a dream destination.
Is there an oldies-themed event going on at a venue nearby? If so, get ready to jive together with costumes from that era. Setting up a house party can make a great alternative. You have the freedom to decorate the place your way. It’ll be more personalized. After all, nothing beats the unforgettable taste of a homemade milkshake.
A Little Musical Inspiration
These songs are some of the yesteryear hits you can play to get everyone in the mood fast and easy:
The Twist – Chubby Checker
Blue Moon – The Marcels
It’s My Party – Lesley Gore
Baby Love – The Supremes
These Boots are Made for Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Travelin’ Man – Ricky Nelson
Moody River – Pat Boone
Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
I Feel Fine – The Beatles
Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee and the Starliters
Stuck on You – Elvis Presley
Happy Together – The Turtles
My Boyfriend’s Back – The Shirelles
Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
Bend Me Shape Me – Amen Corner
DownTown – Petula Clark
Hey! Baby – Bruce Channel
Surf City – Jan and Dean
Mix the Old with the New
If you also crave music from this era, a mix-and-match can work. Blend the old with the contemporary by listening to these tunes that very much cater to the new generation but still fit in with the old style vibe:
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet
Rock and Roll – Eric Hutchinson
Mercy – Duffy
Honey – The Hush Sound
Radio Radio – Brooke White
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
Rich Girls – The Virgins
Baby, Baby, Baby – Joss Stone
These are just ideas to get things started. There are more song options you and the group can explore.
For more inspiration, various old magazines, music videos, movies, TV shows, photography books and record shops make excellent resources. It’s about time for everyone to blast to the past.
A sweet combination of purples and yellow, were the accent color palette for a surprise baby welcoming party for soon to be mom Joy. She was taken away by the delicate polka dot, colorful fans and butterflies backdrop, that was the focal point decor of the sweet and savory table. The inspiration for this decor was our version of sweet baby meets enchanted outdoors. Glass candy vases with moss and purple and yellow flowers were the beautiful centerpieces to surround the mini strawberry and lemons cupcakes. The purple mini mums and chamomile were the soft and wild flower tone for this inspiration table. A delicious array of mini savory appetizers were served on white platters and wood trays. Small touches of baby cutouts, twine and baby pins gently decorated the mason jar filled with pomegranate lemonades. A shadow box also displayed baby clothes adorned by a handcrafted banner.