sure to use a lot of red, white and blue in your decorating.
This is a great time to ask around to different friends and
family who might have a lot of American Independence Day decorations.
your Christmas decorations stash in the garage for any all
white strands of Christmas tree lights. These look GREAT for
decorating around your party space (especially around the
party table.) If you have a red strand and white strand, all
the more! If you use white and red lights, make sure to have
extra blue decorations in streamers or balloons to help balance
out the color scheme.
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.
restaurants and other food products were released in the 1940s
including Dairy Queens frozen dessert, McDonalds
hamburgers, York Peppermint Patties, Cheerios, M & Ms
(plain), Jr. Mints, Kelloggs Raisin Bran. These are
great to put in sampling bowls scattered throughout your party
for your guests to nibble on.
a game of Fire Brigade! Enemy WWII planes are flying overhead
and dropping bombs in your city. Have all participants form
two lines (or more depending on the number of participants.)
At one end of each line put a full bucket of water. At the
other end of the lines, put empty buckets. The goal for each
team is for the first person to scoop out a cup of water and
pass it from player to player until it reaches the end of
the line where the last person fills the bucket with whatever
water is still in the cup after all that passing. The cup
is then passed back in the same way for the first person to
scoop out another full cup of water. To make it more challenging,
space out the players a good six feet apart from each other
so that they have to walk/run with a full cup of water!
out white paper plates to the kids while they are waiting
for all of the other guests to arrive. rovide plenty of markers
(lots of red, blue and black) and have them each redesign
Captain Americas shield. Explain that Captain American
was all about US patriotism and that they should ork the stars
and stripes into their design. Once all of the designs
are completed, everyone can vote on the best design for a
special prize. These are also great to do at the beginning
of your party because they can be used as part of your decorations
- you can either hang them from the ceiling or on the walls,
or place them on the backs of the chairs for the different
guests (as a way of place settings.)
posters and political figures from 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. You might also consider figureheads
uch as Winston Churchill, FDR, etc. 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
turned into a very popular hobby for a lot of men to restore
old cars. Know of anyone who has estored an old car from the
1940s? See if you can find someone who would be willing
to show theirs off! Have some music playing from within the
car (using a tape recorder if need be) as though he cars
radio was on.