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Saturday, January 18, 2014


A Milestone birthday can be celebrated in simple and unique ways. Here are some 50th Birthday Ideas to Gift and Celebrate 1964 born boys and girls.

Generic 50th birthday invitations and party-ware are easily found in big box stores. Focus your attention on bringing 1964 to life with the music and popular themes of the year.

The British Invasion began in 1964 when the Beatles appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964. Music from 1964 is fun for all ages and easy to dance to. Play a selection that includes the Beatles, Beach Boys, Supremes, and Elvis Presley. Don't forget "The Girl From Ipanema", Grammy's Record of the Year in 1964.

G. I. Joe was introduced that year and sitting amidst Barbie and Troll dolls (also introduced in 1964) would make a nostalgic and fun table decoration. Also, look for toy Mustangs, Ford Galaxie and Thunderbird cars and muscle cars like the Pontiac GTO, all popular 50 years ago.

If a special theme is chosen, try a tropical island as in "Gilligan's Island" or a haunted house like "The Addams Family" or "The Munsters" all of which debuted in 1964. Serve standard party finger foods and throw in a few theme foods like pineapple skewers or gummy worms.

Retro candy and foods are a great way to fire up childhood memories. Many stores and online companies still sell the candy we grew up with including candy necklaces, cigarettes, Zotz, Sixlets (now gluten free!), Chuckles and Nik-L-Nip. Ritz crackers, American cheese, Vienna sausages and Bugles are nostalgic. If serving more hearty fare try macaroni and cheese with cut-up hot dogs, iceberg wedge salad, or Swedish meatballs.

These 50th Birthday Party Ideas will help you to celebrate 1964 with your party guests and honoree. You might even seek their help as half the fun in a party is in the planning! Reminders of a simpler time in their life will surely bring lots of birthday smiles. 



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