50th Anniversary Party Ideas for Entertainment

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What fun a 50th wedding anniversary party would be if it was themed to fit into the year the couple was married, which right now would be around 1960! Wow, the "swinging sixties" were great years for exciting changes, strange fashions and stirring happenings in the world. So, they should be easy to use as the basis for anniversary party planning.

Using the counter-culture revolution, anti-war events, and the beginnings of feminism should give any party a lot of flavor and ideas to use for decorations and music. Any 50th wedding anniversary parties using ideas from the time frame of the 1960's would have to include some psychedelic music, which should be on the entertainment program and which will probably bring back many memories to the anniversary couple and their older guests.

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Music and Dancing

For slower dancing and more romance at 50th anniversary parties, songs like Percy Faith's rendition of "Theme From a Summer Place" was a lovely hit tune and danceable for the older crowd. For a little more excitement, Elvis Presley was singing "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Of course, tunes from a wide variety of 1960's bands like The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, and The Beach Boys will all bring back happy memories of a time long gone but living on in hearts and minds.

50th anniversary party ideas for decor for this gathering could include posters or photographs from some of the popular television shows of the era, which included the ever-popular "I Love Lucy", The Ed Sullivan Show, "The Flintstones", "Perry Mason", and "Gun Smoke". Also, you can put up a poster from the best picture of 1960, which was "The Apartment". How about a photograph of a young Elizabeth Taylor who won best actress that year for "Butterfield 8". Some fun 50th anniversary party ideas could include - "Etch a Sketch" was one of the most popular games in 1960, which, if found now, could be placed at each table so guests can have some fun writing notes of congratulations to the anniversary couple.

Of course, "Barbie" was a huge toy from back then and an anniversary party idea could be to use her image as part of a centerpiece for each table. Barbie should definitely be dressed in the clothing styles of the 1960's. What might be fun also would be to use menus from the 1960's when the price of bread was .20 a loaf, gas was .31 a gallon, a car cost $2,275 and a house cost $18,500! The Dow Jones average in 1960 was 616, which could be shown as a large ticker tape decoration. Peace signs were rampant and worn on clothing and jewelry, so they would also make great decorations for a 50th anniversary, when the bride and groom were probably wearing them on their jeans and backpacks.

The US Presidents connected to the 1960's were President Eisenhower and President Kennedy, so any of the campaign items from their campaigns would be fun to have on hand.

Basically, I think that having the wedding anniversary couple and their guests enter a party surrounded by the memories and music of the 1960's era of their youth would help make a memorable wedding anniversary idea for a couple married then.

With the people who are involed in planning this party try brainstorming for 50th anniversary party ideas, you will be surprised with what you come up with.

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