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Does anyone remember the birthday corsages that were made in the 50's and 60's? For example, 16 years old, would be made as a candy corsage for 'sweet sixteen'. Each year would have a different theme. If you remember and have the ideas, I would appreciate them.
PJ from Forked River, NJ
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Another tradition enjoyed by girls that was popularized in the 1950s and 60s, is that of receiving a special corsage (or several) that was decorated with candy or another inexpensive item that corresponded to your age. The items were priced within reach of one's peer group and all light enough so they could fasten easily to curly ribbon and be worn throughout the school day without problem.
Has anybody found out where to buy these corsages? What was the candy for a 7 year old? I used to buy them for my daughter and sister. Let's bring this back, I think the kids would love it.
I would like to make a birthday corsage for my daughter she will be 7, but I don't know what kind of candy is for a 7 year old. How can I find a guide for this?
By Cammy R.
The corsage was simple... no glue guns. The items were held to a large bow with ribbon curls and tied. It was pinned to sweater or top. They were from 10 - 18. Age 10 Lollipops. Age 11 Gumdrops. Age 12 Tootsie Rolls. Age 13 Bubble Gum. Age 14 Dog Biscuits. Age 15 Lifesavers. Age 16 Sugar Cubes. Age 17 lemondrops.
Parents usually went to a local florist but friends made them. Items were removed during the day by friends along with a spanking...one for each year and a pinch to grow an inch.
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