Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wedding Week: 1950s Theme Bachelorette Party


I know my girlfriend well enough to recall moments when she talked about wanting to be a good housewife and I know for a fact she would make a great one at that. So I chose a 1950s retro housewife/woman bachelorette party that would be tasteful and thoughtful.

When it came to research for a retro housewife party it was astounding to learn how much information was out there and what other women have done. I would list every website I looked into and borrowed some ideas from but there are so many that I just can't list them all. Boo on me, I know. It also seems that every blog or website I've visited got the idea from somewhere else. So who do I put down as the originator? Don't know, but I will mention a couple links in this post and you can follow the trail yourself.

Invitations: Paperless Post. This company offers very classy and stylish online cards and stationery that cost some money but once you visit their site, you'll understand why. I'm a big fan of Paperless Post and will continue to use them for any future party planning.

Graphic designer: My husband for helping me with all my printing needs from cleaning up photos for the invitation to making my recipe cards look they way I pictured it. You are the bestest.

Location: Hosted at Biggy's Casual Italian Dining. Thank you Nancy for working with me long distance, JT my super assistant/waiter for fluffing n' puffing all the ceiling decorations and Marvin our awesome waiter for putting up with a crazy bunch of people with such cordiality and service.

Inspiration: Lacy. The KnotIt's a Jaime Thing. Google Images. Etsy. Ahhh I can't find that ONE blog where I got the picture frame idea from (can't find it!! argh!). In each of the frames I placed a pinup girl doing something that reminds me of Lacy eg. She can change her own tires and she can do things around the house with power tools!

Audio Visuals: I made a couple playlists on YouTube of 50s commercials and music. We had that running on the tube while the party was going. Pandora is also another great site for compiling and creating your favorite oldies hits.

Stores: Party City. Michael's. Target. Ikea. Any good old fashioned candy store like Rocket Fizz for us in the west coast. Walmart. And of course, The Sugar Loft Cake Shoppe for the scrumptious cupcakes.









Games: Mad Libs Bachelorette Bash and Is Your Man a Catch?. Duecuori's Good Housewife Quiz printout. eHow Bachelorette Party Games Video Series. The Bridal Party.



Party Favors and sharing recipes with the bride on recipe cards I made with my husband. I found pictures of vintage advertisements and inspiration quotes like that of Anne Taintor products.



Finally, I'd like to thank my friends from small group and bridesmaids for helping out in all kinds of ways needed. I say we delivered!

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE ALL OF IT!!! I WISH I COULD SEE THE COLORS MORE THOUGH WITHOUT THE SPECIAL EFFECTS OF YOUR CAMERA....IT LOOKED SUPER DUPER CUTE AND SASSY!!! SO HAPPY FOR LACY AND MARK! <3

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  2. Now that is so awesome. I think it's going to be a awesome party. Wish I could be there!!! Take pictures pictures pictures!!!

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  3. Honey, you TRIUMPHED! I still can't even wrap my brain around the way you pulled off this bash. You have MORE than earned your title as mine and always, the Matron of Awesomeness.

    I love you, and not just for the stupendous, spectacular party-- for all that you are!

    Love.
    LL~

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  4. Thank you Mrs. L! ;) I cherish my title as Matron Of Awesomeness! Love you too!

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    1. Thank you so much france pope! I look forward to writing more this year. :)

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  6. Can you tell me where you found the picture frames?

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