TPiB: Retro Rad Valentines- 1960’s
To get ideas for dress, look no further than current TV. Mad Men or the original episodes of Doctor Who will give you all the ideas that you need, as well as idea for hair and makeup. Look to your collection or the web for articles on hair and how to do flips and bubble hair, or if you have it long enough, iron it. If you don’t want to wear a suit or a dress, find a pair of flare pants, and a long sleeved shirt and tuck it in with a large belt, or go completely flower child hippie.
- Grab multiple sets of Twister and have a Twist-off contest for a master champion!
- Pass the orange (or tennis ball if you’re afraid of allergies): line up everyone, and you have to pass the object from neck to neck down the line and back without touching. For a competitive spirit, you can make teams.
- Grab the hula hoops and have a contest to see who can last the longest
- Musical chairs to the music
- Freeze dancing- everyone can dance (somewhat, right) but can you stop when then music does?
- Decorate a pet rock
- Create daisy chain necklaces
- Dig out the pony beads and create groovy love necklaces for you or your valentine
- Get adventurous and have everyone bring an item to tie-dye
- Hand out psychedelic coloring sheets like these or these
- take a look at some of the vintage valentine pages online for inspiration:
http://angelasylvester.blogspot.com/2012/02/vintage-1960s-valentines.htmMOVIESAnd when all else fails? Show movies for that perfect ambiance- just check to make sure your public performance license covers it.Titles marked with a (*) are awesome for sing-alongs.American GraffitiDr. NoFrom Russia With LoveDr. StrangeloveFunny Girl *GoldfingerThe Love BugMary Poppins *My Fair Lady*HairsprayHairspray (2007) *The Sound of Music *West Side Story *Bonnie and Clyde (1967)Breakfast at Tiffany’sIt’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad WorldNight of the Living Dead (1968)Batman (1966)Across the Universe *Next up, the 1970’s
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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