Retro Summer Party

A fun campy 1950s instructional reel on how to have a party and what not to do!

Thinking about having a party!

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Call a friend to help!

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 Discuss location, food, drink, decor, activities, who to invite and what to wear. 

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We made this retro Playsuit with romper and skirt.
Check out details on how to make this playsuit to be released July 8,2017

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Location 
We decided on a nearby pond. We planned well and got everything     there in one load! 
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   Food & Drinks
We grilled burgers and weenies on a nearby grill.Retro Summer Party.photo-burgersgrilling
  We used retro baskets and paper wrap.

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We cut watermelon into easy to hold pieces, and kept in ice chests    until party time.Retro Summer Party.photos-watermelonOutside
These adorable cupcakes were inspired by the old fashioned ice creamsundae. We made them 4 days in  advance and froze until party day.
Video with all the details to be released July 10, 2017

Retro Summer Partyphotos cupcakes

We made our favorite Sangria recipe!Check out the video or blog pagefor all the details.  https://youtu.be/KeMRcSAccmE

Retro Summer Partyphotos sangria pour



Decorations

Decorations were easy!  Days in advance we made a 1 pineapple center-piece, 2 flamingo centerpieces, fabric scalloped flags,cupcake linersand we added color and made it festive with accessories such as tablecloths, umbrellas, beach towels. (video Summer Party DIY's and blog  page go here)
                  Pineapple & Flamingo Centerpieces

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Fabric Scalloped flags

SUmmer PArty DIY FLag final

For details on our old-fashioned inspired cupcakes at Party Cupcakes and flags coming July 10, 2017! No professionals here, but these     liners really spelled special!

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  Wrong Date

In our campy 1950s instructional, the ladies realize Sue put the     wrong date on the invitation.
After letting off a little steam, the ladies quickly decided to enjoy all they had worked so hard to create. 

Activities 
We kept it simple and inexpensive, just like it was done in the old  days.
 
Found an old frame in the attic for picture taking.
Summer Party DIYs Frame
Played with beach balls and inner tubes.

Summer Party DIYs Beach ball

Hula-Hoop is always good for a few laughs!

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Arm wrestling can be fun, but only if egos are left behind.

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We even busted out the bubbles.
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    Plan ahead, do as much as possible ahead of time, and save some  energy for the party.
 Retro Summer Partyphotos-endon beachEnjoy!

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