1950s Party Ideas: Oldies Music, Sock Hops and Rock and Roll

1950s Party Ideas are fun for everyone. Those oldies fans can't get enough of 1950s music and fun. The fifties were a great time for greasers, music, cars and giant milkshakes. And let's not forget poodle skirts and saddle shoes! Many party themes are based on this era!

Used as a party theme the fifties are loaded with possibilities. 1950s Halloween costume ideas for this Halloween!


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1950s Party Theme Ideas

If you like the idea of a 1950s party but want to get a more specific theme here are some fun party ideas for you.

  • A Sock Hop
  • Rock and Roll
  • Grease
  • Classic Cars

Decorating for your fifties party, no matter what the theme is, can be extremely easy. You can decorate with pink, silver, white, and black d├ęcor. You can also include a jukebox instead of a compact disc player.

You can dress up in 1950s retro style clothes, you know, saddle shoes and poodle skirts or go for the "greaser" look.

With 1950s party ideas you have many decorating and theme options available to you.

These options can include:

  • A Picture Board (which can have a poster board cutout for people's faces and that has lots of '50s stuff on the front)
  • Milkshakes and a buffet
  • Dancing to Oldies but Goodies
  • 1950s Bingo Game (make bingo cards with nineteen fifties inspired words, people, places, events, and songs)
  • A Nineteen Fifties scavenger hunt
  • 1950s Trivia
  • 1950s Charades...act out your favorite songs and stars, like Shanana Fonzi or James Dean!
  • 1950s Karaoke get a karaoke machine and print out lyrics of 1950s Oldies but Goodies
  • Classic car show (either real cars or matchbox cards of '50s cars)

Want more 1950s party ideas?

How about 1950s:

  • Fashions
  • Hairstyles remember the B52?
  • Cars
  • Movies in the 1950s


Need some fifties costume ideas? A great costume ideas is a poodle skirt and some saddle shoes!

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The Fifties were fun years and a great era and when you host your own 1950s party, you will instantly go back in time to the days of James Dean and Happy Days, Bowser and Sha Na Na and Greased Lightning.


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1950s party ideas are not the only decade worth celebrating. You can use 1960s, 1970s and 1980s too. Wether you were at a school dance in the 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s, you will find some great party ideas here at Party Ideas Parade.

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1950s Party Ideas Need Oldies Music

One thing that you really need for 1950s party ideas is oldies music! Yes, the music of the era can bring life to your party! It was certainly a time of some great songs that still are popular today. Here is a list of the top ten pop chart hits from each year of the 1950s. Read it over and you will smile at the memories each hit tune brings back. "Those Oldies but Goodies Remind Me of You"...

Top Ten Hits of 1950

1950 Oldies Music

  • 1. The Fat Man - Fats Domino
  • 2. Please Send Me Someone To Love - Percy Mayfield
  • 3. Teardrops From My Eyes - Ruth Brown
  • 4. Mona Lisa - Nat "King" Cole
  • 5. Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
  • 6. Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams
  • 7. Mardi Gras In New Orleans - Professor Longhair
  • 8. I'm Movin' On - Hank Snow
  • 9. Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
  • 10. Double Crossing Blues - Johnny Otis (Little Esther & the Robins)
  • Top Ten Hits of 1951

    1951 Oldies Music

  • 1. Sixty Minute Man - Dominoes
  • 2. Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston
  • 3. Dust My Broom - Elmore James
  • 4. Cry - Johnnie Ray
  • 5. Too Young - Nat "King" Cole
  • 6. Cold Cold Heart - Hank Williams
  • 7. Glory Of Love - Five Keys
  • 8. Three O'Clock Blues - B.B. King
  • 9. Hey Good Lookin' - Hank Williams
  • 10. How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford
  • Top Ten Hits of 1952

    1952 Oldies Music

  • 1. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
  • 2. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - Hank Williams
  • 3. Have Mercy Baby - Dominoes
  • 4. One Mint Julep - Clovers
  • 5. Night Train - Jimmy Forrest
  • 6. My Song - Johnny Ace
  • 7. Goin' Home - Fats Domino
  • 8. Moody Mood For Love - King Pleasure
  • 9. Juke - Little Walter
  • 10. Baby, Don't Do It - "5" Royales
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    Top Ten Hits of 1953

    1953 Oldies Music

  • 1. Money Honey - Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
  • 2. Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams
  • 3. Crying In The Chapel - Orioles
  • 4. Gee - Crows
  • 5. Shake A Hand - Faye Adams
  • 6. Honey Hush - Joe Turner
  • 7. Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown
  • 8. Hound Dog - Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
  • 9. Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams
  • 10. The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
  • Top Ten Hits of 1954

    1954 Oldies Music

  • 1. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
  • 2. Shake, Rattle And Roll - Joe Turner / Bill Haley & His Comets
  • 3. Earth Angel - Penguins
  • 4. Sh-Boom - Chords
  • 5. That's All Right - Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
  • 6. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace
  • 7. Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite - Spaniels
  • 8. I've Got A Woman - Ray Charles
  • 9. White Christmas - Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
  • 10. Work With Me Annie - Royals / Midnighters
  • Top Ten Hits of 1955

    1955 Oldies Music

  • 1. Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
  • 2. Maybellene - Chuck Berry
  • 3. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
  • 4. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Teenagers
  • 5. The Great Pretender - Platters
  • 6. Ain't It A Shame - Fats Domino
  • 7. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
  • 8. Speedoo - Cadillacs
  • 9. Story Untold - Nutmegs
  • 10. My Babe - Little Walter
  • Top Ten Hits of 1956

    1956 Oldies Music

  • 1. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • 2. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
  • 3. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins / Elvis Presley
  • 4. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
  • 5. Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
  • 6. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
  • 7. In The Still Of The Nite - Five Satins
  • 8. Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
  • 9. Please, Please, Please - James Brown & the Famous Flames
  • 10. I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
  • Top Ten Hits of 1957

    1957 Oldies Music

  • 1. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • 2. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 3. That'll Be The Day - Crickets
  • 4. Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
  • 5. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 6. School Day - Chuck Berry
  • 7. Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry
  • 8. Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
  • 9. Lucille - Little Richard
  • 10. Rocking Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
  • Top Ten Hits of 1958

    1958 Oldies Music

  • 1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
  • 2. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
  • 3. Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
  • 4. For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
  • 5. Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
  • 6. Yakety Yak - Coasters
  • 7. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
  • 8. Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners
  • 9. Rumble - Link Wray
  • 10. Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson
  • Top Ten Hits of 1959

    1959 Oldies Music

  • 1. What'd I Say - Ray Charles
  • 2. I Only Have Eyes For You - Flamingos
  • 3. Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • 4. There Goes My Baby - Drifters
  • 5. Shout - Isley Brothers
  • 6. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
  • 7. Poison Ivy - Coasters
  • 8. Money - Barrett Strong
  • 9. Love Potion No. 9 - Clovers
  • 10. You're So Fine - Falcons


  • 1950s Party Ideas bring back those good old days and we remember a more innocent time in our lives. Oldies Music really brings us on a walk down memory lane! What a good feeling it is to take a step back in time with the decorations, the costumes and the music. 1950s party ideas are fun for adult party ideas and kids parties too. Do you remember all these songs? Why not include a song trivia contest as a fun party game with your 1950s party ideas.

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