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Classic Events - In The Mood for 1940s?

The Greatest Generation is marked by fabulous Big Bands, Swing Dancing, Patriotism, Fashion, and some of the best loves songs of all time. Golden Era entertainers Gracie & Lacy have compiled some of their favorite tips for planning your Vintage 1940s bash. As your imagination runs wild, we'd love to hear from you! Share your tips, brainstorming, and successes with us at:

Event Types

- 1940s Dinner Dance (Dinner, Dancing)

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- 1940s Supper Club (Dinner, Dancing, Floorshow)

- WW2 USO-Style Show (Variety Entertainers - usually including music, dance, and comedy)

- 1940s Convention / Festival (Multiple Displays, Vendors, Stages)

Venue Ideas

- Airplane Hanger - Great space for dancing, and often opens the possiblity of using vintage aircraft as decor.

- Museum - Choose one that showcases WW2 / 1940s exhibits and displays such as vintage clothing and miltary uniforms, vintage vehicles, etc.

- Aircraft Carrier - This unique type of venue provices a memorable destination for your guests and you may often get to choose either an outdoor flight deck, or indoor hangar bay.

- Vintage Theater or Vintage Movie House - These will often require little decor as many vintage theaters have undergone meticulous historic preservation and renovation that will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Take advantage of movie or projector screens and run your announcments or sponsors as black and white.

Decor Ideas

- Rent antique furniture or specialty pieces like a vintage box office or telephone booth

- Living art - hire local models to dress in vintage attire to create ambiance

- Classic car / military vehicles for display

- Patriotic red, white, and blue bunting

- Uncle Sam posters with your co-workers Photo-shopped in

- Giant American flag drop on cue


- Paparazzi

- News reporters

- Vintage popcorm machine

- Classic car limos

- Coat / hat check

- Rent vintage costumes for the entire audience

- Ambiance jazz combo or pianist

- Swing dancers

SSL Entertainment manages corporate / theatrical entertainers "Gracie & Lacy" and the "Legends Swing Band." For more information:

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