My mother was 16 in 1965 and was an original Beatlemaniac. She still enjoys listening to their music. He favorite album is "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" So I decided to make a theme party out of all the songs of the Beatles for her 50th birthday. She loved the idea and was really excited.
The invitations were shaped like the cartoon yellow submarine from the animated Beatles movie of the same name. The faces of each Beatle was in the round window. Inside were the details of location, date and time and theme of the party.
I moved most of my furniture out of the living room and dining room. I covered my dining room table with some crazy "Yellow Submarine" print fabric I found at the yardage store. I arranged the florescent colored plastic cups, plates and utensils on the table. I rented life size cut outs of John, Paul, George and Ringo and set them up around the room. There was also a cut out of the Yellow Submarine and another cut out of the entire Fab Four dressed up as Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band.
I filled my five CD disc changer with Beatles albums and put it on random play.
Everyone loved the decorations especially, my mom. She said she felt like she was 16 all over again. We blasted the early Beatles and danced all afternoon. Mom was laughing and jumping. I've never seen her so happy in my entire life.
I wanted the food to be as British as possible so there was tea and scones and strawberries for appetizers. The main course, was meat pies, roasted potatoes and wine. . Everyone loved it. For dessert, we had the cake I decorated myself. I made a British flag out of blue and red icing and wrote "The Beatles" across it in white icing. Mom thought it was so great she took a picture of it.
After dinner we played Twister and musical chairs using Beatles songs. Twister, turned out to be the highlight of the evening. Especially, when Mom amazed us by managing to have a limb on each color. I had such a blast!
Some of the guests stayed and we had our own slumber party. It was great! We all acted like we were best girlfriends. We talked until the late hours of the night until we fell asleep, one by one, in our sleeping bags on the living room floor.