can be great fun to plan a Roaring 20s party
theme is practically a party theme in and of itself. Sometimes
it can be hard to capture that 20s spirit in your decorating.
Whether youre going for a Great Gatsby feel or an Al
Capone feel, here are some easy to implement decorating ideas
to take your guests back nearly a century to the Roaring 20s.
on the overall feel you are going for with your party, you
might consider decorating the front entrance like the entrance
to a speakeasy (an illegal bar during Prohibition
during the 1920s.) Have someone dressed at the entrance
who will peek through a hole in the door (mail slots can work
well with home front doors) and ask them either for the password
or who sent them (in which case it would be the perfect time
to use the name of the guest of honor.) Passwords can also
be provided in the invitations that you send out.
you have a lot of invitations left over, these can also be
hung up or used as centerpieces on the individual tables.
your hands on some old wooden crates (or use blank cardboard
boxes) and fill them with straw, raffia or shreaded newspaper.
Peeking out the top (cardboard boxes opened) have bottles
sticking up with a couple of the boxes and crates. These look
great at the entrance to your speak easy or stationed at a
photo opportunity location!
you are going for a more mobster feel, set a small crime scene
vignette somewhere at the party (at the entrance, in a corner,
etc.) Things to include would be a chalk outline of a body
(masking tape would also work, especially if indoors), a police
officer writing down details, some broken gin bottles, a weapon
or two, etc.
around to family and friends to see if anyone you know has
a barrel or two (older varieties work best if you have a choice.)
These look great at the entrance to your party, especially
if you are shooting for a more Prohibition/Speakeasy feel.
pieces make great decorations just about anywhere (on walls,
at the entrance on a table, as centerpieces, etc.)! Some items
to consider include long pearl necklaces, boas and hats
for those planning a more mobster feel, include some plastic
guns as well.
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Roaring 20's Posters from 123
Great for decorations as well as prizes - allow
your guests to take them home after the party!