Updated on Tuesday, 16ᵗʰ June, 2020
Everyone loves to reminisce about the good old days.
A Trip Down Memory Lane party is the perfect way to get your Aged Care residents talking about the days when Elvis and Frank Sinatra shared the stage and flared jeans were all the rage.
From mood-setting music that will make them feel like teenagers again, to nostalgia inspired party decorations, here’s how you can throw the perfect a trip down memory lane party.
Set the mood
We all know music is a mood maker. It not only sets the tone but generates energy. Get your residents jiving and shimmying by playing a range of artists from the 50s, 60s and 70s. These include Elvis, The Beatles, Chuck Berry and Marvin Gaye to name a few. There are an array of music streaming services that can play party mixes from these eras, including Spotify and YouTube.
Start off by hanging a rope or ribbon along the room and using pegs to hang images from the 50s, 60s and 70s. These images can be of anything from cars to musicians and everything in-between. It’s sure to spark memories of past times.
Don’t forget the much-loved tea parties of the 60’s. It’s a great time to enjoy a delicious cup of favourite tea, and reminisce.
Food from different eras
Other 50s, 60s and 70s food is all about hearty, simple dishes.