Elvis Week Activity Sidekick

We have curated some fun additions for your “Elvis Week” Fun!

Games & Activities that need little to nothing!


Food & Beverage Ideas

Drinks with Alcohol

THE ELVIS

A floral sweetness of gin and liqueur with a little grapefruit and ale.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/4 oz. elder flower liqueur
  • India Pale Ale (for serving)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine grapefruit juice, gin, and liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and top off with ale.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Drinks without Alcohol

Snack Ideas

Everyone knows Elvis’ favorite thing was peanut butter.  Here are some peanut butter treats you can make your residents in honor of Elvis.

PB & B Bacon peanut butter sandwiches. Elvis was known for eating tons of these crazy Southern sandwiches. They’re easy to make, but they’ve got a crazy amount of flavor.  

  • Peanut Butter Banana Bread
  • Elvis Pie
  • There’s a donut version too Chocolate donuts with bacon and bananas
  • How about a simple Elvis Poke Cake
  • Or if you have those who are allergic to peanuts or just don’t care for that bacon, peanut butter combo, try a simple blue cake with white icing. Call it the Blue Suede Shoe cake or top it with pineapple and call it My Blue Hawaiian Cake.

Extra Fun We Have Found

Crafts

Conversation Starters Game or Questions for your 1-on-1s

A few things to help you talk to your residents about Elvis

  • Did you ever see Elvis in person?
  • Do you remember where you were the first time you heard one of his songs?
  • Do you know his catchphrase? “Elvis has left the building”
  • What is your favorite Elvis movie?
  • What’s your favorite Elvis song?

Top 10 Elvis Movies to Watch

  • Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  • Flaming Star (1960)
  • Jailhouse Rock (1957)
  • King Creole (1958)
  • Roustabout (1964)
  • Love Me Tender (1956)
  • Wild in the Country (1961)
  • Kid Galahad (1962)
  • Charro! (1969)
  • Blue Hawaii (1961)

Elvis Music for Your Playlist

We can’t list all 710 of his songs, but here are a few of our favorites

  • Mystery Train (1955)
  • Kentucky Rain (1970)
  • An American Trilogy (1972)
  • Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
  • Love Me Tender (1956)
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (1961)
  • Jailhouse Rock (1957)
  • In the Getto (1968)
  • If I Can Dream (1968)
  • Suspicious Minds (1969)
  • Always on my Mind (1972)
  • For the Heart (1976)
  • Moody Blue (1977)
  • U.S. Male (1968)
  • Bossa Nova Baby (1963)
  • Way Down (1977)
  • Good Luck Charm (1962)
  • My Boy (1975)
  • Return to Sender (1962)
  • Separate Ways (1972)
  • A Little Less Conversation (1968)
  • Fever (1960)
  • Little Sister (1961)
  • Hard Headed Woman (1958)
  • Hound Dog (1956)

Want some of his best Gospel songs We have that playlist for you too:

  • Amazing Grace (1972)
  • Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1957)
  • In My Father’s House (1960)
  • If The Lord Wasn’t Walking by My Side (1967)
  • Swing Down Sweet Chariot (1960)
  • Working on the Building (1960)
  • How Great Thou Art (1967)
  • I Believe In The Man In The Sky (1960)
  • His Hand In Mine (1960)
  • Crying In the Chapel (1960)