What was the theme of the 1940s?
The 1940s brought momentous political, social and economic changes to the USA, and the Hollywood films of the time reflect both optimism and anxiety about them. These years ushered the American public out of its isolationism and economic depression into a global war, international leadership and prosperity.
What is a decade party?
Decade parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or commemorations of an event or date. The most popular idea for a decades theme party is to combine vintage elements from the period or even a specific year.
What was happening socially in the 1940s?
The 1940s got swallowed up in World War II. Many baseball players and other celebrities went to war, and much of American culture was focused around it. Much of popular culture was entrenched in anti-German and anti-Japanese sentiment.
What is the best decade to dress up as?
The 1970s has been crowned the best decade for fashion and beauty, according to research. A study of 1,000 adults found more than 40 per cent would choose the disco era if they could revisit a decade.
What are some good themes for a 1940s themed party?
Food and drinks should be themed around ships, airplanes, and Humvees. Now comes the really fun part. Both ladies and gentlemen will have a good time picking out their costumes. In the 1940s, women were very feminine and guys were dapper.
How do you invite people to a 1940s party?
Send them a few examples of 1940s dress. Include your dress code information in the invitation or set up a website or event page with tips on how to dress for the era. For instance, feminine guests might wear skirts or dresses with hems that fall just below the knee, and accessorize with peep-toe shoes, gloves, hose, and head scarves.
Why did Americans party so much in the 1940s?
Emerging out of the Great Depression and dealing with the Second World War, Americans living in the 1940s had a difficult time. That being said, we still knew how to party! The parties were wild because Americans were so tired of working hard and dealing with problems; they needed to let loose.
How do I choose the best 1940s-themed invitations?
World War 2 dominated most of the 1940s, and the posters and photographs from the time can be great inspiration for your invitations. For instance, you might have a picture of Uncle Sam saying “I Want You” on the front of the invitation, then “to come to my 1940s-themed party!” on the inside, along with the date, time, and location of the event.