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*Sock Hop Day


Records, juke boxes, guitars, musical notes...
Artist and car posters from the 50's.
Streamers and crepe paper.
Colors: black, white, hot pink, red, and turquoise.

Make a balloon arch (white and pink or black and pink)
How to Make Balloon Arches for All Kids’ Occasions


Cardigans, poodle skirts, jeans, and leather jackets with greased up hair for the boys and ponytails for the girls.


Hula Hoop Contest
2 or more compete at a time. The one to keep the hula hoop spinning around their waist the longest is the winner.

Limbo contest.

Bubble Gum Contest
Pass out Bazooka bubble gum and have a bubble blowing contest.

3 legged races.

Scavenger hunt.

Ideas for prizes: sunglasses, combs, big ring, bubble gum, clip on earrings.


Foods to serve: hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, pizza, onion rings, root beer floats, and ice cream sundaes.

Set up a soda shop area with red/white checked table clothes. If possible use old fashioned sundae glasses. Hang silver stars from the ceiling (cover cut out stars with aluminum foil). Decorate walls with musical notes. Hang a menu on the wall (Hamburgers .50, Cheeseburgers .55, chili dogs, french fries: .15, onion rings .20, shakes .10, root beer float.15, cones .05).

Serve food on red trays or in red/white paper baskets (todays used by concession stands for hot dogs)

*Dance to:

Elvis, Bill Haley, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters, and great doo-wop bands .

*Color Pages


Music notes


Toys from the 50's: Pogo sticks, silly putty, jump ropes, slinkies, jacks, marbles.


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