There really has been no other time like the 1950s. The United States was in one of its most prosperous eras and rock and roll was beginning to burst out onto the scene. The songs of Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry were dancing across the airwaves, and Elvis was just beginning his legendary career. The decade had a style all its own, where poodle skirts and leather jackets were everywhere and unique lingo ran the gamut. Why not celebrate this terrific time period with a 50s-style decade party? If done right, it will have your guests thinking they've stepped out of the 21st century and walked onto an episode of Happy Days.
Believe it or not, the second week in August is Elvis Week celebrates the life and music of the King himself. Observe this week yourself by hosting a Blue Suede Shoes costume dance party.
Despite the existence of cassette tape and CDs, vinyl records have survived and are now thriving, with more music collectors embracing the format.
With vinyl records finding a new audience with a younger generation, it may be the perfect time to have a throwback party to an era that had sock hops and a skinny Elvis.