fifties flashback

Our oldest daughter was in the ensemble of her high school’s production of GREASE this past weekend.  What an amazing show it was…lots of talent, both onstage and off!

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

There were four shows throughout the weekend…Friday evening, Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon, and Sunday evening.  I thought it might be fun to surprise her with something other than a bouquet of flowers after every show.

 How about a 50’s soda fountain drink?

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

This was so simple to create!  I started with a fountain glass, shredded white paper, pink and white silk flowers, pink striped straws, and sparkly red pompoms. I thought about using real flowers, but the silk ones will last longer.

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

I placed some of the shredded paper in the glass.  Then I started to place the pink flowers in it.  The shredded paper served as a support to the flowers, and to hide the green stems.

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After the glass was filled with the pink flowers, I placed the white flowers in the middle (to look like the whipped cream).  To create the cherry, I glued together three sparkly red pompoms and a stem from the flowers.  I then glued this to the top of the white flowers.

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences   fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

The finishing touch…I placed two pink striped straws into the “soda.”

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

Another fun surprise for her this weekend was this creation!

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

I used the same type of fountain glass for this.  I filled it with turquoise chocolate covered candy balls, added another white flower and pompom cherry to the center, and placed two red striped straws in it.  I finished the look by gluing an old 45 record to the bottom of the glass.  How cute is that!

fifties flashback | polka dots and picket fences

It was such a fun weekend for my daughter!  I know she will have great memories of “hand jiving” and “shaking at the high school hop!”

 

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