1950s Style Picnic

picnic-logo-mediumCoke in glass bottles. Poodle skirts. Casseroles. Hula hoops. Saddle Shoes. Chewing gum. Frisbees. Pez. Letter sweaters. 3D glasses.

We're having an in-character 1950s style picnic on July 24th, 2010 (rescheduled from the rainy July 10th) to celebrate the launch of our Adventure blog! One of the blog's head writers, Kim Hula will be hosting. When you stop in, be sure to give her your ideas for Boston adventures you'd like us to write about (or send us a note).

Come dressed in your 1950s best! If you aren't interested in eating, come for the swell conversation and sideways glances from strangers. You don't have to bring food if you aren't eating, but soda in a glass bottle would be a nice touch.

For info on 50s fashion for men and women, slang, and fads you might discuss with strangers and each other, check out http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fashion/fashion.htm

We're going to remember the GOOD times about the 50s. You'll act like the year is 1957, but minus the sexist bigotry and racism. Fear of the bomb is healthy and encouraged.


Topics of conversation may include:

  • Aerospace
  • Beatnik
  • Bermuda Shorts
  • Chuck Berry
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Disney's Lady and the Tramp & Cinderella
  • Elvis
  • Geodesic domes
  • Hash browns
  • Johnny Cash
  • Junk mail
  • Nat King Cole
  • Neutron bomb
  • Polio virus
  • Sky diving

Leave ideas for 1950s recipes and foods, slang, clothing, and any other suggestions you have in the comments below!

You can register for the event in the Boston events section here, or on Facebook.