A 50's Style Birthday Party | Party Theme Ideas


The ethos of any good event, whether it’s a wedding or a fundraiser or a party, is to create a memorable occasion, something that takes up residence as a fond memory in the minds of all those who attend. In Sonoma County, we witness many dazzling and spectacular weddings, so when something really special comes along that is NOT a wedding, it bring us that little bit of extra joy!

The occasion: A 60th birthday party.

The theme: The 50’s!

We partnered with our good friends at Pineapple Planet to design this event and the culmination of our skills and talents helped us to all hit this theme perfectly!  You can find Pineapple Planet at http://www.pineappleplanet.com

50's style birthday lighting

In the food tent, we went with a vibrant 50’s color scheme: pink, black and teal. The “jump and jive” theme of the 50’s was enhanced even more when we added a black and white checkered dance floor. Pineapple Planet created customized chandeliers with a classic poodle skirt. All of the food stations matched the theme in color and style and we even themed each buffet with a 50’s décor.

50's style birthday party

The catering was like taking a bite back in time. Ray’s Catering did an amazing job of creating an authentic 50’s style meal for the guests. All of the popular and decadent favorites of the time were hanging out at the food stations: burgers, fries, and malt milkshakes. Ray’s Catering website can be found at http://www.rayscatering.com

50's style birthday catering

For the all-important linens, we went with pink and accented this vibrant color with black chairs and chargers. The color palette was completed with the addition of  teal napkins.

50's style birthday table design

Our contact for the 50’s style birthday party and Donna from Pineapple Planet came up with the some great 50’s inspired centerpieces. Miniature pink Cadillacs, sundae cups and even handmade name tags designed to look like the chunky, valve-powered TVs of old! Too cute.

50's style birthday party ideas

The dessert for this great occasion was a custom cake that complimented the color palette and came complete with 50’s paraphernalia!

50's style birthday cake

For the birthday girl’s keepsake, each guest took pictures in an old-fashioned photo booth and compiled a scrapbook album with pages from each of the guests.

50's style birthday favor

This 50’s style birthday party was a huge success. Great food, amazing décor, lighting, a photo booth, a jukebox and a swinging 50’s style band. All of the guests had an amazing and memorable time. We couldn’t have pulled this event off without our friends from Ray’s Catering and Donna and Scott from Pineapple Planet.

Photos from Mallory Miya Photography

See you all next time!,

Encore Events Rentals