Party Planning Tips from the 1950’s

How do you have a successful party?

Everyone really knows the answer, but most people just don’t think of it in time. The answer is planning.

Plan every detail, so that no time is left to hang heavy, to become one of those periods of awkward silence which make guests uncomfortable.

Don’t impose your plan on the party, let it go along at its natural speed as long as it has steam. But when it appears to be slowing down, let your plans carry it along.

Planning begins with the timing.

Select a date and time when your guests will be free, relaxed, unworried about the next day’s affairs.

The following are the conventional hours for various parties:

  • Brunch: 10-11 A.M.
  • Lunch: 12-3 P.M.
  • Tea: 3-5 P.M.
  • Cocktails: 4-7 P.M.
  • Dinner: 7-9 P.M.
  • Formal Dinner: 8-10
  • Dessert Meals: 9-10
  • Supper: 8-12 P.M.
  • Open House: 1-11 P.M.
  • Barbecue Party 12-9

The concept of planning applies to every aspect of a party from drinks, menu and snacks to guest list, household help and seating arrangements. Consider all the elements of your affair carefully, decide what would be best suited to your budget, your time, the sort of guests you’ve invited, and, of course, the occasion itself.

The most basic part of a plan is your party theme. A truly successful party must have a unifying idea behind it, an idea which binds together the decor, the refreshments and the activities, which lends meaning to the entire affair. This is not to say that the theme must constantly intrude itself on everyone’s attention. But it should be there in some form, subtly.

Within this web site you’ll find plans for a number of parties, varying from an ordinary birthday to holiday and costume parties. These are just a few of the literally hundreds of kinds of social affairs you can arrange.

The only limitation imposed on your party is the scope of your own imagination. So let it run free. Don’t be afraid to be original and different. Decide exactly what you want to do and how best to do it-then gather your guests together in a spirit of sociability and fun and watch the pleasure spread from one to the other. They’ll all love it, and so will you!

Knit Panties Pattern for an 18-Inch Doll (#N00105)


These panties are cute with their little scalloped edges.  The elastic goes through the eyelets created at the waist band area.

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18 Inch Doll Short Coat and Beret Knitting Patterns (#N00103)

Adorable button-down short coat and beret to make for your 18-inch doll!

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18 Inch Doll Sweater, Skirt & Step-In Knitting Patterns (#N00102)

These 3 Knitting Patterns are Perfect for an 18 Inch Doll!  Pattern restored from the 1950’s.

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18 Inch Doll Dress and Bonnet Knitting Pattern

18 Inch Doll Dress and Bonnet Knitting Patterns (#N00101)

18" Doll Dress Bonnet Knitting PatternThis Knitting Pattern is Perfect for an 18 Inch Doll!  Pattern restored from the 1950’s.


3 ply Fingering Yarn
2 oz. Turquoise (B) and 1 oz. Rose (A) for Dress and Bonnet
Two No. 10 Knitting Needles.
One Medium Crochet Hook.
5 Press Fasteners.
Length of Elastic

Chest 10 inches.
Length of Dress from top of shoulder 8 ½ inches.

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