Retro Father’s Day Diner Party

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This Retro Diner Party post is courtesy of our contributor MichelleIt’s Party Tip Tuesday and I’m bringing you a simple and quick way to make Dad feel special this Father’s Day. Last year we celebrated Father’s Day with a Fabulous 50s style “Dad’s Diner” party.

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To set the tone and to take our guests back in time, I created a large Dad’s Diner Menu backdrop for our diner counter to display my husband’s favorite treats.

Retro Diner Party

To add to the ambiance, I found a retro style dinette set and covered our kitchen floor with a large checkered table cloth.

Retro Diner Party

Dinner was served in burger baskets and refreshments were served in Coca-Cola glasses with paper straws.

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I made cupcake “sundaes”, displayed store bought pies and donuts along with custom made “Dad’s Diner” logo cookies.

Retro Diner Party

I really wanted to make record shaped cake pops for the party, but since I have very limited cake decorating skills, I had to improvise and decided to make these “Dad’s Greatest Hits” candy licorice records. I have a free printable here with instructions on how to make some for your own party!

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Dad’s Greatest Hits Treats:

What you will need:

  • Black licorice wheels
  • Record Label Printable File
  • White 8.5 x11 card stock
  • Scissors
  • Optional – 1 inch circle punch and mini hole puncher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Print the file on white 8.5 x11 cardstock. Using a 1 inch circle punch or scissors cut out each “record label”. Optional, to add depth, use a small hole punch and punch out the center circle. Place the label on top of your black licorice wheels.

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Make sure you stop by the blog to see how to throw your own Father’s Day Diner Party. Pop over to the blog for even more 50s party inspiration, many of the ideas can be adapted to suit any occasion!

Retro Diner Party

Thank you to Michelle for sharing these creative ideas with us. This is a party that I know my husband would love so I’m still thinking of how I can put this together before Father’s Day for him. For more creative ideas by Michelle, be sure to follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

1 thought on “Retro Father’s Day Diner Party”

  1. Love the vintage car party ideas! Today is my husbands 66 birthday party… I’m scrambling for ideas for a route 66 birthday party! Would love your printables!!


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