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*Sock Hop Day

*Decorations:

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

*Dress:

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

*Contest

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

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

Jukebox

Music notes

*Toys

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

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