Golden Oldies Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Golden Oldies event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


Golden Oldies music is great for a 50s-60s theme party. Some believe that the Golden Age of music was the best and who is to dis a gree? Celebrating a special event with outstanding performances that include singing, dancing and acting is a great way to keep the guests involved in the celebration. These fun activities are perfect for guests of all ages and will add a great deal to the celebration. More often than not, these performances will be the perfect addition to a fun filled and exciting event. Golden Oldies music will transport those who grew up in that era back again. Albums to consider playing at a Golden Oldies theme party include:

The Golden Age of American Popular Music: Hard-to-Get Hot 100 Hits From 1956-1965
Golden Oldies Forever: Best Of The Best
The Golden Age Of American Rock & Roll, Vol. 1-11 by The Golden Age Of American Rock & Roll
Hard to Find Jukebox Classics 1957: Rhythm & Rock
Radio Gold Series
Do-Wah-Diddy: Words And Music By Ellie Greenwich And Jeff Barry
Honey and Wine: Another Gerry Goffin and Carole King Song Collection
Goffin & King: A Gerry Goffin and Carole King Song Collection 1961-1967
The Best Of The Girl Groups by Best Of The Girl Groups
Only Doo-Wop Collection you will Ever Need
Best of Doo Wop Ballads
Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons [Original Recording Remastered]

Golden Oldies music classics are timeless because they sound great now and will 100 years from now. Choose desired tracks from various artists and enjoy Golden Oldies all night long. Also, include Golden Oldies party supplies such as record and guitar cut outs, music posters, retro theme tableware items. Quick thought: Put the favors into cellophane bags to keep them all together and so as soon as possible. Never underestimate the power of a clear glass bowl; fill it with flowers, or glass marbles, or seashells, or candy or chips, or make it a dish garden centerpiece or put holiday ornaments in it. A mixture of games both physical and mental will be welcomed by many guests when given the choice.

Homemade party supplies and party goods will make planning your Golden Oldies party easy. Planning Golden Oldies brings back a lot of memories and most often those memories include party music, balloons and homemade party supplies. Therefore, this is the perfect time for making handmade banners and scrapbooks. Handmade Golden Oldies banners and scrapbooks with photos and homemade party streamers are great additions to your Golden Oldies party.

Most hosts will find that fun and exciting activities will be a great addition to this fun filled celebration. More often than not fun activities in which everyone can play and participate along with decorative supplies will liven up the event and make it very special. For this reason, planning and organization will be very beneficial for the host. Homemade Golden Oldies party supplies such as balloon bouquets, party streamers and handmade party music CDs will make perfect additions to your Golden Oldies party. There is no comparison to an average handmade balloon bouquet and one made specifically for a Golden Oldies party. A fast way to prepare a Golden Oldies balloon bouquet is to review the memorabilia from the Golden Oldies era and add those items to a traditional balloon bouquet.

Most Golden Oldies handmade scrapbooks and homemade banners are personalized for the era and often contain pages of various activities and photos from the Golden Oldies era. For example, once an era has been chosen, homemade party supplies from that area can be used to create scrapbooks and banners with an added touch. Most people will find that, a handmade Golden Oldies banner can be the perfect addition to your party.


Organizing a golden oldies party can be a lot of fun and choosing a special cake for this party will only add to this event. This exciting and fun event is the ideal time for a variety of creative desserts and other tasty treats designed especially for this celebration. These items are always a great addition to a celebration and most often the addition of enjoyable fares that are designed especially for this gathering will make everyone feel very special. Many people will choose to have a large sheet cake decorated with a variety of golden oldies party accessories such as records, juke boxes, pom poms, roller skates, etc… These decorations will often be layered on top of a traditional white icing and other decorations. The actual cake itself can be any flavor, but if you are having a large party, then a half chocolate and half white cake will be perfect. As with most cakes, this cake can be decorated with white icing or another flavor that can add to the golden oldies theme.

A golden oldies theme party with a golden oldies themed cake can make for a great party. Most often, an average white sheet cake can be decorated and then numerous objects added to the cake to give it the golden oldies party theme. The party supplies that are chosen for your golden oldies party will only add to this occasion. Furthermore, the golden oldies party theme can be a lot of fun and the addition of a special cake will only add to this theme.

Although, any cake will do for your golden oldies party, a specially decorated golden oldies theme cake will make the party very special. Additionally, a golden oldies sheet cake can be decorated with an assortment of golden oldies items and therefore the cake decorations and party supplies for your golden oldies party should compliment the golden oldies theme.

Before you make any real preparations for your Golden Oldies Party, you need to think of the era that you wish to use. Even though you want to plan the party based on the post-1950s with the music, dress, and events that transpired during that era, you may choose to zero in on a more specific decade. After all, if most of the guests were not born until the 1950s, they will not have a clue about the events of the 1950s except what they have read or heard. Think of the era in which most of your guests were teenagers or older and base your party around that decade such as a Groovy Seventies party theme.

How do you plan a Golden Oldies Party if all of your guests are from a different era? A fun thought might be to allow your guests to come dressed as they did growing up in that decade of rock and roll and partying. If you have several guests, it can make for an exciting party with music and costumes from several decades. Encourage your guests to share events they remember as teenagers: dances, school, shopping, clothes, activities, games, television shows, etc. Not only will your party be fun, it will allow all of the guests to share some trivia from their past and give younger guests an opportunity to take a walk into another decade if only for a moment. These fun items along with cute supplies are always a great addition to a celebration and fun posters that include designs and greetings that are perfect for the celebration will liven up the event and make everyone feel very special. More often than not, these signs and posters will add a lot of fun to the celebrated get together.

No matter what decade you choose for your Golden Oldies party, rest assured that you will certainly entertain your guests. Nothing is more eventful that a party that lets guests go back into the past for just a few hours and relive their carefree years in high school proms and college outings. Those days are in the past, but a party can bring them back into focus for just a few hours and give everyone a taste of the Golden Oldies decades.

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Golden Oldies History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Golden Oldies theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

Planning a party for someone that may be a little older than you can seem a little challenging, but when you get into the golden oldies you are looking at throwing a successful party. The key is to know what it is they like, make sure that the right guests attend the party, know your music history and get the facts right when you are dealing with the golden oldies. Planning a party for a class reunion, anniversary or other non child based party can be challenging, again if you don’t know what you are looking at. Start with the invitations get those coming that know the guest of honor, ask them for different suggestions, find out what their favorites are from the golden oldies, and use those as reference points for the rest of your party.

Most people are amazed at the history behind many celebrations and how music from the past and present will add to the event. Like other get togethers this small addition will add a great deal to the celebration. For this reason,guests of the party will find this celebration to be a lot of fun and very special. If they have one song or another that is a particular favorite use that as your background music for a slide show with different pictures of the guest of honor and their family, anything that helps show who they are and what they stand for. There is no better way to show respect and love for someone other than going through their history and making a slide show, something they can go back and watch later on in their life. The golden oldies represent a mile stone in their life as well, that is why it is really a great way to show respect for them and also offers easy decoration options as well. Organization regardless of size will help ensure the day is less stressful for the hostess and more entertaining. Not everyone is a social butterfly so plan on games and activities at a gathering that let even the shy guests participate; like quizzes. Organization regardless of size will help ensure the day is less stressful for the hostess and more entertaining. The history of Golden Oldies has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Golden Oldies to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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Golden Oldies Word Scramble
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