1958 and the hula hoop was invented. And marketed. And every kid wanted one. I mastered it in no time. That girl in the back looks just like me. More fun than a barrel of slinkys.
Girl+Toys+From+the+1960s | Mission: Possible, Baby: Children's Toys 1950s-1960s
I've gone through a gazillion of these since I was a kid and still use them for exercise.
Pink & Orange 4th Birthday Party via The Sweetest Occasion: Hula Hoops!
hula hoops - when they were kids toys, not an item to show off your coordination at outdoor concerts. ; )
Hula Hoops for when the libations kick in. What's not to like about hula hoops?
Hula Hoops!! Yep, we will have hula hoops...
Peaches n Cream Barbie - OMG!! One of my FAVE from when I was little! Steph - you remember playing with her for hours?!
Girls World. Had the dark haired one. When I got older I tried to dye her hair, and stained her head.
Emu and Rod Hull - I went to his show & was in Miss lovely legs comp, that birds wooden beak hurt I had bruises for days