We were recently inspired by TrèsSugar with an article entitled, “Weddings Through the Decades: Retro ‘50s Inspiration.” These fun vintage ideas are great for weddings but some of them could work for a simple dinner party. We’ve compiled suggestions from this article to create a list of five cool ideas to bring ‘50s charm to your dinner party.
1. Red and Aqua Color Palette
We love this pairing of vintage-inspired colors; you could theme your whole party with this color scheme and have your guests awed with the pretty colors and retro vibe. (Not to mention, this would look great with our Cherry Red Big Chill Fridge!)
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2. Pinup Paper Doll Invitations
What better way to invite your guests to a vintage inspired party than using pretty pinup invitations? We’re sure guests will be delighted with the charming paper dolls.
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3. Classic Coke Bottles
For an easy and fun way to create ‘50s nostalgia, why not provide guests with Coke from classic glass Coke bottles—throw in some straws and you’ll have your guests enjoying soda the old-fashioned way.
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4. Striped Straws
Another easy idea this article suggests is using striped straws—these would be fun in the Coke bottles mentioned above or any old lemonade mix.
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5. Vintage Dessert Bar
Why not create a vintage candy dessert bar? Guests can help themselves to tasty sweets as they please, and the presentation will charm the room and have your guests tickled pink.
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For more fun ideas check out the article we mentioned—we’re sure your dinner party will be a hit, and what better way to show off your Big Chill fridge after all?