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Four Great New Year’s Party Ideas

Dec 20, 2017 |  Retro Staff No Comments

There are many different ways people celebrate on New Year’s Eve: with friends, going out to dinner, bringing in Chinese food, or for the non-party person, simply catching up on some sleep. Everyone has their own traditions. If you’re up for something different this year and looking for some new party ideas, we’d like to

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Classic Cruisers Party Favor Ideas and Table Decorations

Sep 09, 2015 |  Retro Staff No Comments

For all kinds of events, Classic Cruisers are the way to go. They’re great for parties, summer cookouts, kids’ birthdays, holidays, company parties, class reunions and family gatherings. You can fill them with food like fries, cake and ice cream. Add toys, candy and other items to make party favors that your guests will love

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Cocktail Party Culture of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

Apr 07, 2015 |  Retro Staff No Comments

As someone born in the 1960s, I remember Friday and Saturday nights as evenings that my hard-working parents hired a sitter for me and my brothers so they could have some downtime socializing with their friends. “Socializing” among middle-class adults in the ‘60s and ‘70s usually meant a cocktail party. This phenomenon is not something

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A New Take on Ice Cream Parlor Style: Colorful Cup Holders

Sep 23, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

    Ice cream parlors of the 50s and 60s typically served ice cream and soft drinks in metal or heavy plastic cups with disposable paper liners. We have a new take on the traditional metal version—colorful plastic cup holders. They’re lightweight and less expensive than the metal ones. And they come in a variety

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Highlights From Our Spooky Bash

Oct 14, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

It’s no secret. My husband and I love Halloween. We love hosting parties, decorating the house, and scaring unsuspecting souls (within reason, of course!). So it just made sense to throw a spooky bash for our dear friends. Twenty-three of them. Throwing a Halloween party doesn’t have to be expensive. There are tons of decorative

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Spooktacular Halloween Party Ideas

Oct 02, 2012 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Halloween is my absolute favorite time of year.  So it only seemed right to pick up a few of Retro Planet’s Halloween offerings to kick off the season in style, and maybe give a few party tips and fun ideas for folks who want to throw a killer Halloween bash. I purchased brain and heart

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Throwing a Classic Ice Cream Party

Jul 24, 2008 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

July is National Ice Cream Month, which makes it the perfect time to throw a classic-style ice cream party. From sundaes, to cones, to malts and shakes, most everyone loves the frozen treat that beats the heat. The traditional sundae includes ice cream, one or more syrup toppings, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry. There

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Retro Party Favors

Jul 22, 2008 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

Throwing a party? Retro favors and toys are a unique way to introduce the old to youngsters, and bring back memories to the older ones. Check out our ideas for your upcoming events. Kid’s Birthday: What’s more cool than handing out the toys you played with as a kid? Remember the Balsa Wood Airplanes? Or the

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