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50th Birthday Party Planning: I Love Lucy

Love I Love Lucy and want to make it your the theme of your 50th birthday party? Here are some great ideas to turn this classic television series from the 1950s into a birthday party smash hit!

First, check out these tips for planning a 1950s theme party that will help you get started in terms of 50s-appropriate dress, decorations and food choices. If you'd like to play up the Cuban side of the Ricky/Lucy duo, check out these great Cuban food and drink recipes.

In order to make your I Love Lucy party theme stand out even more, it might be lots of fun to make your 50th birthday party an I Love Lucy costume party. Guests who don’t feel like dressing as Lucy or Ricky can always come in standard 50s attire, and you can give out awards to the best-dressed man and woman in attendance.

As for your costume, re-watch some of your favorite I Love Lucy episodes to pick your favorite Lucy outfit. Browse thirft shops and second-hand stores to collecting pieces for the perfect ensemble so that your Lucy costume is far and away the best at your 50th birthday party. It's your party, after all, and you'll dress like Lucy if you want to!

In terms of I Love Lucy party entertainment, a great contest idea is to ask each guest to do his or her best Lucy or Ricky impression. Go back through some of your favorite old episodes and pick the funniest Lucy quote you can find, then ask each female guest to try their hand at impersonating Lucille Ball. As for the male party guests, I’d say you’re safe asking each of them to deliver their best “Lucy! You got some ‘splainin to do!”

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