I hosted my nieces SWEET 16, where we transformed the basement into a 50’s coca-cola
inspired diner with a pinup photo shoot. Guests got to dress up in sweet pinup style dresses
and take photos to remember the evening.

We started with a Sweet 16 Retro pinup photo shoot a few weeks before the party.
The hair, the red lips, the outfit and props all paid homage to the era:

retro pinup photo









After the photo shoot, we used the photos for the invitations. Complete with custom envelopes
and address labels. Click on invitation for pricing and details to order. Starting at $2.05 per invite:

50s party invitation50s envelope







The decor was set in unique “stations” to complete the 50’s era. A welcome station with
personalized water bottles and gifts bags and classic coca-cola bottles, a sitting area to
open gifts, an ice cream car, and a concession stand with a retro hot dog machine,
mini hot dogs & chips.

retro pinup welcome








Click here to download these retro water bottle labels. Simply print, cut and stick using
avery full page labels. The welcome bags were filled with fun take home gifts such as:

  • Plastic combs (found for $.50 at a beauty supply store)
  • Mini hair spray from target
  • Blender Sponge
  • Water Bottle
  • Printout for “wing tip” eyes – available from Pinterest
  • Makeup wipes

Photos of the birthday girl with her friends hung on the wall while records played.
Oversized pillows sat on the floor for extra comfort and a warm “girlie” feeling!
gift station








Consisted of hot dogs, mini sliders with custom food tags, chips and all the fixins.
Custom food tags lay on the table to help the hostess to put out the food!
retro concession stand








The girls enjoyed a pinup paradise complete with “makeup vanity areas” to get ready. I purchased
cheap makeup mirrors from amazon. They used plastic combs and mini hair sprays in their welcome
bags to do their hair.
makeup party








A checkerboard floor and aqua backdrop made the setting for a perfect photo shoot.
The girls can have these photos for a lifetime of memories!
Click Here to Book a Pinup Photo Session thru the Studio! All costumes below are available in the studio for a custom photo shoot.

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Cheap straws and paper cups were purchased thru Hobby Hobby. The ice cream bar was decked out 4 flavors, toppings, whip cream and homemade red velvet cupcakes (even the bowl and mixer matched! Might be a cute gift to the guest if she is into baking!
Click here to purchase the Retro Ice Cream Food Tags shown:
ice cream bar












View the entire RETRO COLA party collection here!