This weekend we’re having a raging party…just like the Taco Bell commercial that aired on Super Bowl. Well, not quite. But we are celebrating my dad’s 80th birthday. I don’t think he’ll be up all night and heading to Taco Bell after hours, but we’re counting on some good times and good memories.
My dad’s favorite food right now is a grilled cheese sandwich, so that was our jumping off point. Grilled cheese and root beer float party! That screams retro to me, so we’re going with a retro diner theme. I’ll make sure to share more details after the weekend, but first I thought I’d start at the beginning.
Before I head out to the party stores, I like to see what treasures I can find at the dollar store first. Often times, I find just the right thing and you can’t beat the price.
These plates said diner to me…at a dollar a pack – SOLD. The straws were from Michael’s dollar section too. Perfect!
These baskets remind me of old berry baskets. Too cute and perfect for our grilled cheese bar.
And sometimes, I find “sort of” the right thing, but I grab it anyways and tweak it to fit my grand plans. Like this popcorn bin. Although I could easily change the menu to include popcorn, I’ve decided to just tweak the bin to make it work for my original plans. I used my 2 inch hole punch to cover the word ‘popcorn’ with ‘chips’ instead.
I’m pretty geeked up about our little retro diner party. Can’t wait to share more soon!
PS – if you missed the Taco Bell commercial, give it a peek here. Cracked me up!