Go Greased Lightnin – Awarded Best Social Event (twice)

Grease was indeed THE word at this surprise 50’s themed birthday party – a perfect bet for Deb, whose favorite movie is, you guessed it, Grease. This party was a true double feature as Deb celebrated her 50-year milestone, complete with plenty of move and groove! The first groovy surprise for Deb began when her sisters surprised her in the mountains and whisked her off in a 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. Deb’s chills were multiplying as pink ladies, T-birds, and greasers met her back at her place under the drive-in sign. Deb found her house adorned with a checkered dance floor and old-fashioned records ornamenting the walls, and right away, she and her greaser friends were ready to start rockin’ around the clock! While 50’s music kept the hula hoops twirling and twisting hips moving, party guests enjoyed specialty drinks such as “Deb’s Pink Lady” garnished with Bazooka gum and the beloved drink of the night, “Greased Lightnin” Milkshake,” served with a Twinkie on the side. But, the birthday treats didn’t stop there—guests also enjoyed the Build Your Own Burger Buffet, a gourmet french fry station, and of course, birthday cake and an ice cream sundae bar for dessert. Guests received their goodies on record album souvenir plates that they were able to take home to later relive this flashy, snazzy, and memorable night. Go Grease Lightnin’!

Themed Baby Boomer Parties

Are you between 50 and 69 years old as of 2015 and ready to PARTY? Do you remember the arrival of The Beatles and The Village People to the music scene? Have you ever worn bell-bottom pants or a leisure suit? Then YOU, along with Bill Gates, Denzel Washington, and Oprah, are a baby boomer! As one of the hard-working, fun-loving people born during the post-WWII baby boom, approximately between 1946 and 1964, you are part of a special generation. You helped to form the famous music and television programs of your era. You witnessed the Vietnam War, the drinking age being lowered to 18, a man walking on the moon, and so much more. We want to celebrate you! You were a part of the disco generation, and you still have what it takes to throw a great party. And, hey, there’s nothing wrong with throwing in a nap before or after the event. Although many experiences tie you together with about 75 other million baby boomers, as our valued client, you are important as an individual. We look forward to hearing your ideas and helping you plan a one-of-a-kind baby boomer party, custom-designed to suit your specific budget and plans. We don’t want to talk about retirement – not just yet. We are here to create an innovative party to help you reconnect with your memory-making days and celebrate the boomer spirit. So let’s get your groove on! You don’t need a reason to party, and, hey, if it’s your birthday, you can throw in a cake. We can even rock to the oldies. Choose a theme below or let us help you design a personalized themed party especially for you and your friends.

  • Yellow Submarine
  • Beach Blanket Bingo
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Gilligan’s Island
  • Rolling Stones
  • Woodstock
  • Happy Days
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Gidget
  • Jaws
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Singin’ in the Rain

At Willie Ripple Events, we excel in creating unique and memorable occasions. From conceptualization to every successful conclusion, our award-winning company meticulously organizes all necessary logistics and negotiations. When you entrust your vision into our capable hands, we manage all elements of planning with precise attention to detail, producing custom-designed events perfectly suited to your individual budget and desires. Our passion for event planning is reflected in our stunning creativity and extensive experience. We take the worry out of planning, leaving you and your guests with treasured memories of life’s most important moments.

As our valued client, your ideas and input are of the highest importance to us. We carefully plan every aspect of your event from design, to food, to entertainment. Pulling from our extensive list of contacts, we have the capability to choose vendors perfectly suited to fulfill your specific budget and vision. Our company is experienced in designing all types of events, regardless of their size, and can skillfully create any type of party you can dream up. We love themed parties and won two awards from the prestigious International Special Events Society (ISES) for a Greased Lightnin’ themed party.


Our distinguished team of creative experts will provide the following services for each event.

  • Theme conceptualization
  • Determining goals and objectives
  • Inspiration and creativity
  • Budget management
  • Review, negotiation, and management of contracts
  • Planning process, to include all aspects of development, preproduction, production, and postproduction
  • Timeline
  • Floor layouts
  • Event design – accessories, furniture, linens, service spaces
  • AV and lighting
  • Music – DJ and band
  • Photography
  • Rentals
  • Vendor and venue management
  • Catering, dining, and entertainment scheduling
  • Invitations and graphics
    • Social media
    • On-site coordination
    • Site visits
    • Set up/tear down
    • Destination events
    • Transportation and travel arrangements
    • Lodging/hotel bookings
    • Staffing and volunteer recruitment
    • Risk, safety, and crisis management

Social events we design include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Birthday parties
  • Milestone birthday parties (Sweet 16, 21, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100/Centennial)
  • Surprise parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduations
  • Awards banquets/recognitions
  • Baby showers
  • Bridal showers
  • Bar or Bat Mitzvahs
  • Festivals/concerts
  • Fashion Shows
  • Galas
  • Holiday parties/dinners
  • Luncheons
  • Picnics
  • Private parties
  • Proms
  • Lunches/dinners
  • Sporting events
  • Baby boomer parties
  • Retirement parties