The 1950s Diner

Why We Love Them So Much  

Do you still love to go to a 1950s diner?

When we think about the fifties, we may tend to romanticize a little, especially if we didn’t live through them.

It all seemed so easy. With television shows portraying life in the fifties like I Love Lucy, Dragnet, The Jackie Gleason Show and Father Knows Best, it looked like it was fun and didn’t seem to be very stressful, unlike how many people feel today.

Even today we are captivated by the innocents and simplicity of the 1950s as well as the easy to identify retro look of the time.

So what is it about the 1950s diner that we love so much?

When you think about heading to the diner, you may have thoughts of a place where teens hung out after school to get a burger and a shake, the bottomless cups of coffee, the long conversations and the welcoming atmosphere. In fact, you could go to a diner and stay as long as you liked.

It was comfortable and enjoyable and that’s the feeling we still get today when we sit down in that booth and go back to a time when life was just so simple.

That’s why when you decide to have a 1950s rock n roll party, using the diner as your theme is such a great idea. We can all relate to the feelings the diner gives us no matter how old or young you are. And let’s be honest here, the 1950’s has some very cool decorations, clothes, music and retro candy to complete the theme.

Want to see what the fifties diner has to offer? Look no further, we have it all right here.

1950s Diner

Choose the 1950’s diner theme for your next party and no one will forget it.

What you need:

  • 1950’s Invitations
  • 1950s Diner Decorations
  • 1950’s Menu
  • 1950’s Drinks & Shakes
  • Specialty items from the fifties

1950's Costumes – Make sure you invite guests that want to dress the part. There are so many great ideas for costumes so there is really something for everyone.

  • Blue Jeans
  • White T-shirts
  • Poodle Skirts
  • White Blouse 
  • Sweaters
  • Saddle Shoes
  • Leather Jackets
  • Letterman Sweaters
  • Penny Loafers

1950s Invitations – The first time the guests see what your party is going to be about is when they get your invitation so you want it to show the theme of your party. Be sure to let them know that costumes to fit the theme should be worn.

1950’s diner decorations – This theme has a lot of great decorations so think about how you’ll use them before you get overwhelmed. The decorations make this party come alive so have fun with it.

Party Supplies - There are some great fifties party supplies to choose from at Birthday in a Box. Get great deals for less.


1950’s Menu -Milk shakes, burgers, french fries, fried chicken, and banana splits were the favorites!

This theme is becoming a fast favorite. There are so many great ideas, party supplies and menu ideas that you really just cant go wrong!

Set up your diner, put on some 1950's rock n roll and serve up some burgers and shakes!

Get even more ideas at 1950's rock n roll party and don't forget about the language of the 1950's. Yep, you can learn all the 1950's slang!

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