Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thank You, Thank You Very Much!

I need your help. My cousin and I are giving my Mom a surprise 65th birthday party. we are using "Elvis" as the theme. So, I need help, suggestions and any advice you might have.

Thank you, thank you very much!



Southerner said...

Play name that song by playing a few notes (are you too young to remember Name That Tune? if so ask me)

If you have a Kareoke machine get an elvis wig and let people impersonate him and sing.

Serve some of his favorites like fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, or chicken Love Me tenders. Food is easy because he ate like us.

They have 5' elvis posters, posters of 50's cars, inflatable guitars, juke boxes for table, and a lot of 50's and music related decorations. We had a 50's party and I found a metal rimmed table on the side of the road that week. We turned our sunroom into a diner.

Guitar shaped cake- wilton has a pan if you can make your own.

If you have an outgoing person let them dress up as Elvis and sing to your mom. They could throw her a scarf.

Find some blue felt and glue onto some thrift shoes for blue suede shoes.

Put a sign on the outside of where the party is saying Heartbreak Hotel.

Invitation: Are you lonesome tonight? Don't be cruel you are always on my mind. Its now are never (___ is turning 65) and thats all right. So put on your blue suede shoes because there's a whole lot of shakin goin on. Please return to sender and let me know that you will be there to do the Jailhouse rock on:____ where: Heartbreak Hotel(address)

Dress 50's.

Leahann a.k.a Kimberly's Mommy said...

Check out Oriental Trading, they usually have a lot of 50's Party stuff.

I love Southerner's invitation. what a cool way to use the titles of his songs.

Mamaoftwins said...

I love Southerners tips. Their great! Expecially the invitation and the cake idea. I did a quick search and found these ideas that I think would be cute.....

The invitation can be in the shape of a music note or maybe a ticket? like a concert ticket shape.

Record Roll: Have your Elvis party guests see how far they can roll an LP across the floor (a hard surface). The winner receives a prize such as: a rock & roll bandanna, Elvis window clings, or a "Blue Hawaii" car shade.

Along with the Elvis sunglasses, send your guests home with a gold crown or silver guitar bling necklace, a rock and roll bandana, or perhaps a "Born To Be King" Elvis C.D.

Kristi said...

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I will add your boys to my prayer list. Prayer is great.

MyKidsMom said...

Great tips from Southerner. I couldn't tell you a thing about Elvis myself (he was a singer, right?:). Sounds like a fun party though.

Michelle said...

I like Southerner's ideas, she is very creative. Give me a few days to think about the cake design. I think this is a fabulous party theme and she will have great memories.