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The 1940s are most remembered for World War II and significant advancements in technology. Dress was stylish but modest to reflect the war era, while music and dance was hopping and bopping to relieve the stress of war. The '40s was a decade rich in charm and character. Theme ideas from this era can focus on the decades music, dance, movies and fashion.

 

The 1940s was rich with talented musicians such as Nat King Cole, Noel Coward, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. It was the height of the big band era with music from Benny Goodman, Count Basie and His Orchestra and Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. American allied troops were an everyday sight in Britain and their presence was reflected in the music of that era. A 1940s music and dance theme adds great fun and nostalgia to events or parties, and venues can easily be decorated to resemble canteen ballrooms and guests could wear clothing and hairstyles from that era. Guests could participate in a dance contest or swing competition.

 

Fashion of the 40s

Along with the 1940s Big Band Sound. Swing was all the rage, war was heavy on everyone's minds and fashion reflected this. For an evening of fun, women would wear knee-length dresses made of rayon to swing and jitterbug. Red handkerchiefs were worn during the day to reflect women joining in the war efforts. Men's fashion reflected styles that could be worn through many seasons. Minimum fabric was used and suits were without vests and pocket flaps. Men who went off to war had their suits altered to be worn by their wives and girlfriends.  A vintage fashion show with models wearing styles from the1940s is an excellent added event which could involve your Guests dawning fashions from this era.

 

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GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - In The Mood

BING CROSBY - White Christmas (seasonal parties only)

NAT "KING" COLE - The Christmas Song (seasonal parties only)

ARTIE SHAW & HIS ORCHESTRA - Frenesi

MILLS BROTHERS - Paper Doll

GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - A String Of Pearls

ANDREWS SISTERS - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

RUDY VALLEE - As Time Goes By

BING CROSBY - Swinging On A Star

NAT "KING" COLE - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons

INK SPOTS - The Gypsy

VAUGHN MONROE - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

NAT "KING" COLE - Nature Boy

DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA - Take The "A" Train

FRANCIS CRAIG & HIS ORCHESTRA - Near You

VAUGHN MONROE & HIS ORCHESTRA - Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)

GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - Kalamazoo

PERRY COMO - Some Enchanted Evening

TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA featuring FRANK SINATRA - Stardust

ANDREWS SISTERS - Rum And Coca-Cola

GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - Tuxedo Junction

LES BROWN & HIS ORCHESTRA featuring DORIS DAY - Sentimental Journey

TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA - I'll Never Smile Again

FRANK SINATRA with HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA - All Or Nothing At All

JOHNNY MERCER - Personality

DINAH SHORE - Anniversary Song

NAT "KING" COLE TRIO - Get Your Kicks On Route 66

GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - Chattanooga Choo Choo

TEX WILLIAMS - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)

JIMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA - Besame Mucho

ART MOONEY - I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover

TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA - Opus No. 1

HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA - I've Heard That Song Before

JIMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA - Tangerine

HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA - I Had The Craziest Dream

GUY LOMBARDO - The Band Played On

AL DEXTER - Pistol Packin' Mama

DINAH SHORE - I'll Walk Alone

FRANK SINATRA - Oh! What It Seemed To Be

FRANKIE LAINE - That Lucky Old Sun

GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - When You Wish Upon A Star

TED WEEMS & HIS ORCHESTRA - Heartaches

ANDREWS SISTERS - Shoo-Shoo Baby

GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - Moonlight Cocktail

JIMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA - Maria Elena

XAVIER CUGAR - Brasil

SAMMY KAYE - The Old Lamp-Lighter

GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA - American Patrol

BUDDY CLARK - Peg O' My Heart

PEE WEE HUNT - 12th Street Rag

Just Some of the music we can provide...