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    Default 1950's Halloween Decor

    Hi
    Has anyone ever done a 1950's Diner Halloween Decor.
    I am thinking of doing a diner set-up in my garage this year as a a decor.
    Any suggestions
    Thank You

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    I haven't, but the second I read this I saw a carhop skelly in skates and a poodle skirt. And one with elvis hair. :-)I think that would be fun.

    Ohh, to make the booth seating, habitat for humanity restores often sell kitchen cabinets for cheap. With some plywood for the back and seat on top of those that would save on time and building.

    I made my daughter a faux neon sign by making a shallow box, cut out the words and used crayons melted between wax paper behind the word, then Christmas lights to light it up. You could also used colored plastics, or colored cling film.

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    Or you could have the diner be where the survivors are taking refuge from a zombie attack.

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    I think colours will have a huge effect if your going for 50s. Lot's of teal and taupe, red and stainless steal. Black & white checkerboards. There's goodwill places up here that always have tons of things like diner napkin dispensers and salt shakers for dirt cheap. Mirrors would be good too, I think. There's also a bunch of collections of 50s Halloween themed music out there. Wolfman Jack on the radio? You could probably find some records to stick up on the wall. Some retro bottled pop would be cool. And I'm sure there's 50s scene setters.

    http://www.partypro.com/scene-setter...-roll-50s.html

    Also check around for old 50s kitchen tables, and chairs. I think they're pretty common. I've got an old one sitting in my garage. Your friends may have some lurking.

    Love the Neon sign thing MsLemon mentioned.

    What I'd really like to see is a zombie Bob's Big Boy! Maybe with a brain on the platter.
    http://www.bigboy.com/img/bigboy-home.png

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    OMG! I loves it!! The carhop would just crack me up!!!! I just love to "play dress up" withthe skels! Maybe next year...
    "I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween..."

    http://www.pinterest.com/hsq1031/halloween/

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    Orientaltrading.com and shindigz.com usually have some great supplies too. Shindigz.com has some scene setters from the 50's.
    "I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween..."

    http://www.pinterest.com/hsq1031/halloween/

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    There's a Village/Tourist Attraction here in Michigan called "Crossroads Village" where the whole village is dressed up for Halloween. There's a ton of acres and it reminds you of the Tom Sawyer days. They have a diner they dress up in Halloween with the 1950's era decor and it looks awesome. I'd definitely give the theme a try

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    What an inventive theme!!

    I like the idea of a zombie attack but if you want to have just a Diner then here's some ideas.

    Random Decorations- http://www.shindigz.com/Party/1950s-Diner.cfm
    Try to get the ice cream sundae glasses from car boot sales or even new online.
    Make sue to get stools and a bar counter.
    Records are a must- Stickers or maybe even real old records for the walls.
    A juke box would be a good addition.
    Make sure to use black and white chequers somehow.
    A mannequin or skellie dressed in 50's attire would be appropriate.

    Basically google 50's diner and see what you have or could make or could attain.
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    Thanks everybody for the ideas
    Just found some ice cream sundae glasses and a big jar with a hand pump (for the Ketchup) at a flea market and bought 1950's decoration.
    decorations.
    Now I am working on making a fake cake to put on the bar counter
    will keep you posted and will post photos

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