Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pin Up Girl Party Inspiration

My Retro Pin-Up Girl Themed lingerie shower was a success! Here's a little inspiration to throw your own pin up style party. It can be a lingerie shower, bachelorette party, or just a ladies night out.

I love cute invites, notes, cocktail napkins and paper plates when you don't feel like doing a million dishes. Since I was short on budget, I created my own invite using a Gil Elvgren image and just added wording to it. You can print these out and use scrapbooking paper or card stock to create a border, or just send it in an email.

For fill in invites and also cocktail napkins, paper plates, and even favors I love Anne Taintor, Inc. They use images of women from ads in the 50's and 60's and then add cheeky sayings to them. (Okay, so it's not very pin up girl, but it's too cute - no one will notice.) They've got something for every occasion, but for this party here were some of my favorites:

If you've got a little extra in the budget - check out their flasks, compacts, and even aprons and potholders (good for a kitchen themed shower)!

More on favors...

Pin-up girls are all about glam so why not give away some dramatic false eyelashes and lip gloss! I found these at e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) where everything is $1. I've used the products before and they're great! The retro candy tin lip glosses were perfect, and who could resist their Cherry Bomb flavor? I found red satin wristlets in Target's $1 bins that were perfect to hold the favors.

For more ideas, check out I like their pin up hair flowers and vintage tin ID cases. If you're feeling crafty, try making your own silk flower hair pins to pass out at the party.

Feeling a little more dangerous? Hire someone to teach you and your gal pals how to strip in your own home or host an adult toy party (It's like a tupperware party, but with, you toys!). Give out some funky tassels as party favors and don't forget the martinis!

1 comment:

Rapunzel said...

I know this is a very old post but am so glad I stumbled upon it! I love pin-ups, corsets & cocktails..wink...and should I ever "tie the knot" again I am throwing myself one of these showers! ;)