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Hey everyone!

Just thought I would share pictures of my latest party. ExxonMobil came to our facility for community service again and had a Sock Hop. Last time, they had an 80's themed Senior Prom which was fantastic.

 

Here is a link to all of the pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/angie.futch/ExxonMobilSockHop

 

All of the decorations--including helium was about $80.

All of the table decorations were made by me-- the only thing I bought was table cloths. The records were picked up for free somewhere.

The balloon weights were upside down styrofoam cups-- bottoms cut out. A circle of blue or pink table cloth made the skirts and the poodles were just photocopied and cut out. I put that over a real balloon wieght and it really made a nice touch to the theme!

 

The soda glasses are real glass-- which was cheaper than the plastic ones, filled with paper and batting with a pipe cleaner for a straw and a fuzzy ball for a cherry. I had everything laying around except the glasses ($1.00 each). We will be using the glasses again too to have real rootbeer floats!

 

ExxonMobil brought out lots of volunteers, all the food, music and energy! If you don't have a connection with a large company --- you are missing out! They can provide lots of things that we can't do by ourselves! They came early, helped set up, danced with the residents, served food, and helped clean up!

 

Angie

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Angie,

Fantastic job! The decorations, color scheme, all woderful! How did you make the centerpieces-the sodas, etc.?

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Thanks!

The Soda glasses were filled with pink tissue paper-- topped off with white batting and a red pompom on top with a pipe cleaner as a straw. Super easy. I ran out of pink tissue paper and then I used a pink and white lei from my hawaiian decorations, topped off with a white lei for the foam. I also had a yellow and white lei in there too. A few were used with tan copy paper to look more like a chocolate malt. I used whatever I had on hand!

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The soda glasses look great! We had a sock hop for Nursing Home Week. We also used soda glasses for decorations. We filled them with Epsom salts (very simple to color with a few drops of food coloring). We topped that with a small ball wrapped with white tissue paper and added a red pom pom for the cherry. We then added long handled spoons (6 for a dollar ) at Walmart. Just another idea....

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Now, that's what I call a PARTAY!

 

Looks like you all had such great fun, wonderful community effort, too!

 

Hey everyone!

Just thought I would share pictures of my latest party. ExxonMobil came to our facility for community service again and had a Sock Hop. Last time, they had an 80's themed Senior Prom which was fantastic.

 

Here is a link to all of the pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/angie.futch/ExxonMobilSockHop

 

All of the decorations--including helium was about $80.

All of the table decorations were made by me-- the only thing I bought was table cloths. The records were picked up for free somewhere.

The balloon weights were upside down styrofoam cups-- bottoms cut out. A circle of blue or pink table cloth made the skirts and the poodles were just photocopied and cut out. I put that over a real balloon wieght and it really made a nice touch to the theme!

 

The soda glasses are real glass-- which was cheaper than the plastic ones, filled with paper and batting with a pipe cleaner for a straw and a fuzzy ball for a cherry. I had everything laying around except the glasses ($1.00 each). We will be using the glasses again too to have real rootbeer floats!

 

ExxonMobil brought out lots of volunteers, all the food, music and energy! If you don't have a connection with a large company --- you are missing out! They can provide lots of things that we can't do by ourselves! They came early, helped set up, danced with the residents, served food, and helped clean up!

 

Angie

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Thank you for sharing such great pics, looks like you all had a lot of fun. What I was wondering is, where did you get those great plastic 50s cutouts? I especially loved the bar stools. Those were a great touch. (Seriously) Did you have any problems with anyone trying to sit on them??? I work in a dementia unit so the problem of falls crosses my mind. Looks like you guys were NOT a dementia unit though. Just rattling.

 

Beth

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Thank you for sharing such great pics, looks like you all had a lot of fun. What I was wondering is, where did you get those great plastic 50s cutouts? I especially loved the bar stools. Those were a great touch. (Seriously) Did you have any problems with anyone trying to sit on them??? I work in a dementia unit so the problem of falls crosses my mind. Looks like you guys were NOT a dementia unit though. Just rattling.

 

Beth

 

It was a lot of fun! The cutouts came from party city. Shindigz also has some wonderful decorations--although I couldn't afford them. The barstools were really neat-- $5.00 for that and another scene setter (2 to a pack). We are not a dementia unit-- only a housing project for the low-income elderly-- Completely independent living and no medical services of any kind. Of course, we have some residents with slight dementia-- and they should not be living here.

 

Also, we had our Wii bowling tournament yesterday too! It was sooo much fun! It was the residents (Wii Are Winners) and the Staff (Spare Mii). The residents killed us by over 200 points! They had such a great time, that the tournament will be repeated again and again! Maybe this time, the staff will practice!

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I have not used them personally yet, but another AD in our organization has and liked them a lot.

 

We have used M+N with success. They often have items that you can't find anywhere else!

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I was just wondering where the whole sock eating thing came from, because it really sounds like a personal experience-also that thing in The Boy Next Door where the cat eats the rubber band. Is that something Henrietta sp? has done? Im really sorry if youve answered this somewhere else.

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