Monday, May 17, 2010

The Ultimate Retro Tupperware Party

So, the other day I went to a Tupperware party. If you're like me then you probably just said, "Whuuuh? They still have Tupperware parties??" (OK, i guess if you read the previous post you didn't say that....) but YES! They still have tupperware parties. For those not in the know, Tupperware was a line of plastic house goods launched in 1946. It was in the 50s when Tupperware really took off as ladies threw lively parties to encourage their fellow housewives to buy buy buy Tupperware!

One of my besties, the lovely Doe, was the mastermind behind this and true to form it was a fantastic bash— held in the fabulous home of Doe's sassy pal Rusty. Rusty is quite the collector and her place was chocked full of vintage goodies. Really amazing stuff! But the best part was, pretty much everyone dressed up in vintage house dressies. It was a total blast!

Not sure what is happening with this mannequin's hand? (maybe she got too close to the grill?). I'm in love with this huge BBQ salt-n-peppa shakers. HOT HOT HOT!

This was our hostess with the mostess—the lovely Karen! She is an old bloggie pal of mine who I had never actually met in person. Lemme tell ya ladies, this girlie is a sparklin' gem. If she hosted these parties every night I'd be there. She was THAT GOOD! So fun and cute.

Please notice the genius vintage fabric dressie and apron she is wearing. AMAZING! To up the ante on cuteness, vintage treats were on the menu (high lights included deviled eggs, veggie pigs-in-a-blanket and lemon chiffon pie). The entire kitchen was kind of amazing....also, since I'm such a 60s/70s girlie, it was fun to see a place that was all about 40s and 50s. Super swell...

You'll notice that Michelle, Karen's Tupperware partner-in-crime, is wearing a MATCHING DRESS. Seriously, how cute are they??

While we spent the first half hour admiring each others cute outfits and chatting....we were ultimately there for the Tupperware. And honestly, it didn't disappoint! It now comes in super cool colors (mmmm, peacock blue....) and cute new sizes (my fave? the smidget....for lil portions). Of course Karen is so good, she could sell ice to an's no wonder I shelled out $24 for a set of deluxe ice cute trays. *sigh* That was a typo. They're ice cube trays. But they are pretty damn cute...

Oh, and guess what? You can still *burp* the lid. Woot!

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  1. How fun was that party! I loved all the pics- fabulous!

  2. Oh WOw! i just love Tupperware!They're so stylish and DURABLE!!! We still have and use the ones my mom bought when I was a kid!=)

  3. Hahahaha, that looks like it was a fun night!

  4. what a cute girl, house, and party!

    it would also be fun to have a vintage tupperware swap meet... or sale, for the hostess who's been bitten badly by the collecting bug.

  5. looks like the most fun, I need a vintage tupperware party like this I do believe!!


  6. I kind of miss the actual vintage tupperware goodies, but I will say that these are def modern and cool—like, great ratings on being able to microwave the plastic, a green alternative to sizes etc etc. I could have laid down a ton of moolah, but I managed to curb my spending and just get a few things!

    The retro thing was def the way to go, though. Made it super fuN!

  7. I am so sorry I missed this party! :-(

    Also, Karen's collection of MooCow creamers ("Ask Your Waitress") warmed my heart. I loved seeing these at diners when I was a kid and always wanted to "Ask our Waitress" to buy one but my mom never let that happen! I finally found ONE at a store in Pennsylvania and have never laid eyes on the variety in her possession.

  8. this is the greatest thing i have ever seen!

  9. That party looks like SO much fun! All of the photos are so pretty and Miss Karen was made for this business!

  10. Oh my goodness, Miss Eartha just sent me this! Alex, you make everything just beautiful. Even me! (Though the FABULOUS Tupperware is gorgeous in any lighting!)

    And though I wish i could take credit, that fabulous Moo Cow collection is actually Rusty's, the co-hostess who invited us to her lovely, lovely home! Aren't they divine? And a big shout out to my T-Party Partner Michelle (in the matching dress) and to all of the wonderful ladies who made it such a fun afternoon...

    And especially to you, Alex! I am SO HAPPY we finally got to meet in person. You are just as fabulous as I knew you would be. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  11. looks like you had a lot of fun!

    i see old metal trays like the red BBQ one all the time. i love them!

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  13. What did you served for food? We're having one in a couple of weeks and I was looking for ideas.

  14. This is so inspiring! I've been looking for ways to stay home more with my girls and this is really getting my wheels turning. I'd love to be put in contact with your hostess. Way to go girls!

  15. Ok, so I arrived at your blog after googling "retro tupperware." Just read your profile and have to say that I am in looooooove with you and your style!

    Love that you say "I'm obsessed with vintage clothing and I swoon over anything from the 60s and 70s. I'm really organized and yet totally spazzy at the same time. It's sorta working for me." That's ME, too!

    Wow, so happy to have found you!
    Rachel (New Zealand)