I so enjoyed writing about the retro decorations available this year that I wanted to take the theme a step further and create a cocktail party based upon fun, vintage touches! Take a look and see if what’s old feels just right for today!
Four funky and fresh invitations with a vintage feel are available from Invitation Box! The styles include a Las Vegas neon sign, a 1950’s style billboard and retro trees! (Retro Billboard, Retro Trees, Welcome to Vegas, Cadillac Santa, 50 for $108)
Pick up an adorable reproduction pattern tablecloth from Retro Redheads! Find cloths embellished with ribbons, presents, Santas and Christmas trees! Layer a topper over a plain white cloth to accommodate a larger table and let the colors guide your choices of paper goods, candles and flowers! (Retro Redheads)
Cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres
I found the most fabulous website that will answer all of your questions when planning a retro menu! At retrovintagecollectables.com, you’ll find recipes for cocktails whose names you haven’t heard in decades (think Stinger!), a wide array of “canapés from the past” (think Roquefort olives!) and the option to purchase vintage accessories! This site is so terrific that it will transport you immediately back to the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s! Take a look even if you aren’t planning to host this particular party!!
With another nod to the past, purchase “choirboy” candles for your guests from The Vermont Country Store! This classic decoration will surely bring back memories for all in attendance! Wrap one or two candles in cellophane bags! (Vermont Country Store, set of 3 for $17.95, with Santa and angel styles as well)
I know that your guests will love this unique twist on the traditional Christmas cocktail party, and if you’re like me, you’ll enjoy gathering special items that bring back wonderful childhood memories! Cheers!
You may also enjoy:
- Retro Christmas Decorations and Toys
- Host a Chocolate Tasting Party
- Friday Night Pizza Party
- Get Together with Girl Friends and Get a Job Done
- Busy Bee’s Christmas Gift Guide