Twist and Shout {Fun 50’s Party Games}

by This is Carrie on November 22, 2011

Since our elementary school opened 60 years ago in 1951, the school carnival was 50’s themed.  To compliment the music, game booths, classic cars & food, I asked my girlfriend to organize some friendly 50’s themed competitions for the main stage.  With both the kids and parents as participants, I have to say, these competitions were my favorite part of the entire day.

1. Hula Hooping – Prize for the longest and for the most creative hula hooping.

2. “Sock Hop” – Put a sock on one foot and see who can hop the longest.

3. “Diner Dash” – Timed race carrying a tray full of “diner food” with one hand.

4. Bubble Gum Blowing – Prize for the quickest bubble (all starting at the same time) and for the biggest bubble.

More about our poodle skirts HERE.



Monica November 22, 2011 at 9:55 am

How fun and cute! I had a few 50’s themed bday parties when I was little and they were a blast. My friends and I all dressed up in poodle skirts and went to a diner that was themed and enjoyed the doowop, dancing, milk shakes, etc. Great stuff! Maybe a 50’s themed bday party for one of my girls will be in the works… :)

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

I think a 50’s themed birthday party would be so much fun.

Twitter: OneSewingMommie
November 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm

You did a beautiful job on those skirts! What did you use for the poodle fur? It looks like they had a BLAST! I wonder if my girls would like a party theme for one of their next birthday parties!! Ideas Ideas!

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

Thanks Angel! The poodle fur was some leftover swirly minky fabric from the “He’s All Boy Baby Blankets” I made a while back. Worked perfectly.

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