Theme Party Decorating Ideas
1940s has become one of the newest themes for theme parties in recent
years. It was a time many romanticized, when neighbors and strangers banded
together in the war effort. When it comes to decorating for a 1940s theme
party, it can be challenging to come up with ideas to recreate the past
without spending a lot of money. With these ideas youll be able
to bring much of the 1940s into your party space without breaking the
Theme Party Decorating Ideas #1: To help your guests get into
the spirit of the 40s before the party even begins, have each
guest plan to bring a scrap piece of rubber or metal to the party
itself. Rubber and metal scraps were constantly being collected because
those materials were used to make firearms and other supplies for
the war. Have someone stationed at the door (preferably in uniform,
though not necessary) collecting the scraps from the guests as they
enter, thanking them for their war effort. Why is this put in a 1940s
Decorations article? Sometimes atmosphere goes beyond decoration
and having the scrap metal pile at the entrance will actually help
your guests transport themselves into the 1940s!
Downloadable 1940's themed Bingo set!
Theme Party Decorating Ideas #2: The 1940s was a very patriotic
time in the US. Dig out that Fourth of July box of decorations from the
garage and decorate your party in true patriotic style!
Theme Party Decorating Ideas #3: Movie posters from the 40s
make terrific decorations! Check online for popular movies from that
decade, but consider Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Oklahoma (the musical),
Yankee Doodle Dandy, Disneys Bambi (yes, Bambi) and movies by
comedy duo greats such as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as well as Abbott
and Costello. Posters can always be ordered from online vendors however
you can also download the images from the Internet and print them
on your home computer. These look great posted anywhere and can be
done with very little cost! (See below for a great 1940s poster resource)
Theme Party Decorating Ideas #4: Hang up War posters persuading
young men to enlist in the military for the war effort. These can either
be made yourself or downloaded from the Internet and printed on your computer.
Theme Party Decorating Ideas #5: Get your hands on as many
different television sets (with DVD players) as you can (and are able
to plug into at your party space.) From your local library, check
out enough movies from the 1940s to play on each set that you have.
Whats really great about this decorating idea is that the sound
doesnt even need to be turned on. It creates a GREAT atmosphere
to have all of the old black and white movies playing in different
rooms of your party space, adding atmosphere and nostalgia
Theme Party Decorating Ideas #6: Do you have any extra 1940s costume
pieces that you wont be wearing? Put these on the walls! They look
great assembled together in outfits or individually as separate pieces.
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