1950s Rock n Roll Party

Yep, it's a 1950s Rock n Roll Party.

Let's roll back the clock, turn on some rock-n-roll and dance all night long!

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It doesn't matter if you were around in the fifties or not,

everyone loves a 1950s Rock n Roll party!

Let's get out your poodle skirt, shine up your saddle shoes and put a record on the record player...it's time to go back to the fifties!

Do you remember...

  • Drive-in-movies
  • Juke Boxes
  • Davy Crockett
  • Buddy Holly
  • Father knows best
  • Blue Jeans
  • Leather Jackets
  • Pony tails
  • Flat tops
  • Hula hoops
  • James Dean
  • 45 records

You know, the Fifties was just the beginning of Rock and Roll. When Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" became popular, the nation learned to swing to a whole new sound and move to a whole new groove.

The music was known as Rock n Roll and every teen around was dying to get on American Bandstand!

This is such a fun party idea that parents might want to get in on the action as well!

We know you could show these kids how it's done!

The 1950s rock n roll party is a very popular theme to celebrate birthdays, but it also works for graduation parties or any type of event. This is one party that your guests will remember! A Theme party is always fun!

You can make this a sock hop, an American Bandstand dance party or 1950s Rock-n-Roll party.

Call it what you want. I just need you to answer one question...

Are you ready to rock???

This is what you will need to make your 1950s Rock n Roll party rockin!

To host a 1950s Rock n Roll theme party, you will need a few decorations, 50s music, party food ideas like diner-style food and a little creativity.

Throw your teen a groovy 1950s Rock n Roll party!

1950's Rock-n-Roll Invitations

Let's set the theme right from the start with some bright colored juke box invitations or maybe a 45 record. Or design your own!

Some party invitation ideas - musical notes, guitars, saddle shoes or even Elvis invitations! Anything that screams 1950's will work, so use you imagination and have fun!

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Dress the part

Be sure to tell your guests that this party is all about Participation!

You may want to send a special note with your invitation giving them ideas on what to wear. You can put on it...


This is a 1950's Rock n Roll Party!

Make things festive!

Come in your favorite fifties clothes! 1950s fashion is very cool!

  • Blue jeans & white T-shirt
  • Leather jacket
  • Poodle skirts with cinched belt
  • Saddle shoes
  • Letterman sweaters
  • bowling shirts and capri pants
  • Wigs optional -Elvis or Marilyn Monroe
  • pedal pushers
  • penny loafers 

1950's Costumes are easy to put together and so much fun to wear too!

Rock-n-Roll Decorations

As you would expect, the decorations are a very big part of this theme. You will find some great party decoration ideas right here.

First, have music from the 1950s playing in the background to get the party started. And don't forget that being dressed in your 50's clothes will add more to the party's atmosphere than you might think.

Set the mood by decorating the room like a 1950s diner. You may also want to hang some "records" from the ceiling and have diner food and drinks. Add balloons, blow up instruments, and don't forget the life size cut outs of your favorite fifties stars!

It's fun to greet your guests with candy cigarettes and take their picture with cutouts of James Dean, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.

I promise, you and your guests will have a rockin time!

Rock-n-Roll Food

For a great 50's party you will have to forget your diet and proclaim ...Grease is the word!

Diner food is easy and the best option for your fifties party!

That includes the hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and onion rings - along with ice cream sodas, root beer floats, and don't forget the buttered popcorn!

But these are also some fifties family favorites!

  • Casseroles
  • fried chicken with mashed potatoes
  • Jell-O
  • Rice Krispy marshmallow treats
  • Banana splits
  • tapioca pudding
  • Coca-Cola
  • Candy from Old Time Candy Company 

1950s Rock n Roll Party Activities

  • Hula hoop contests
  • 50's trivia games
  • Dance the night away with a 50's sock hop
  • lip sync contest
  • Roller skating races
  • bowling
  • checkers
  • Parcheesi

Rock-n-Roll Music

Everyone love the magic of the music of the fifties. And no 1950's Rock n Roll party would be a success without groups like:

  • Bill Haley and the Comets
  • The Platters
  • The Coasters
  • The Drifters
  • The Mystics
  • The Honeycombs

Or without:

  • Elvis Presley
  • Faye Adams
  • Tommy Dee
  • Charlie Gracie
  • Connie Francis
  • Patsy Cline
  • Pat Boone

Some of the favorite songs of the fifties include:

  • Stupid Cupid
  • My Guy
  • I will follow him
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Baby Love
  • Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
  • My boy friends back
  • Chapel of Love
  • Splish Splash

Party Favors & Prizes

If you are planning to have any type of contest, it's a good idea to offer a prize.

These can be fun and inexpensive and add some fierce competition to the party!

Some of my favorites include:

  • yo-yo's
  • Fuzzy Dice
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Pinwheels
  • Comic books
  • Bobby Sox

What you need at a glance:

1950s Rock n Roll Party decor.

  • Balloons
  • Plates, cups, napkins, forks, spoons, knives all 1950's style.
  • Banners
  • inflatable microphones & instruments
  • 45 records & record player
  • Diner decorations
  • Invitations
  • Elvis or Marilyn cutouts
  • Diner Food
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Theme cake

Try one of these theme cakes for your 1950s Rock n Roll party!

The Hamburger Cake...always a winner!

Or maybe the Route 60 cake...another favorite!

The 1950's was an awesome time!

  • Rock-n-Roll
  • Cool cars
  • Fun foods
  • Blue Jeans
  • and dancing like there was no tomorrow!

The 1950s rock n roll party theme is so much fun and an all time favorite of mine.

I hope you have a rockin 1950's party!

For More 1950's fun, check out these pages:

1950s era

Music of the 50's

Fun Facts of the 50's

Slang of the 50's

Great 1950's Party Supplies

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