Roaring 20s party can be a lot of fun to go to because
typically everyone loves to get into costume for this particular
theme. Guys get to be mobsters and the ladies get wear those
flapper dresses. However, once the excitement wears down from
seeing everyone in their costumes, its nice to have
a few games or activities planned to help the fun continue
throughout the party.
the number 20 written everywhere (in numbers as well as written
out) guests can have game cards to write down all of
the 20s that they find. Taking this a step further,
raffle off a prize at the end of the party guests earn
one raffle ticket for each 20 that they find. That way, even
those guests who didnt find many will still have a chance
to win while those that went for it and found
them all will have the greatest chance at winning the prize.
This is also a great game for parties because it can go on
throughout the entire party guests casually finding
different 20s as they go!
ahead for photo opportunities. Your guests will have such
a great time walking around in costume that they will
want to remember your party in a special way. Even if
you don't have much in the way of decorations, plan on
ONE spot that is extra decorated (perhaps a specific corner
of the room.) This would be a great place to put a personalize
banner or some cool standees (see image to the left for
ideas on items to include in your photo opp. If you set
your photo opp near the front door when your guests arrive,
they'll also get a great 'pop' when they arrive!
those more outgoing guests, provide an opportunity to star
in their own silent movie! View some silent movies that you
can find in at your local library (video rental stores also
have them, however the library is free) and find some SHORT
snippits of scenes that your guests could act out. Try to
limit the snippits to 20-30 seconds for the sake of preparation.
If you have a few prepared, you can have your guests either
perform them live (with some appropriate music in the background)
or else video tape them and provide a DVD of the performances
of your guests with the thank you cards! For extra fun, have
some large sheets of posterboard and markers handy for when
you want your silent movie actors to speak!
simple, elastic flapper headbands (see right), create a headband
flinging game! There are a few variations but all involve
shooting the headband in the same fashion as one
would a rubberband (extending the headband over the thumb,
pulling back with the opposite hand and then releasing.) Here
are some variations:
* Simply go for distance (the further the shot, the better
your chance of winning.) With this one, make sure that each
contestant uses the same headband as different bands have
different elastic snapping qualities!
* Give them a target they must hit. If youve purchased
a cardboard cut-out as mentioned in the decorations section,
this would be a great time to bring it over for your guests
to have someone to shoot at!
* Set up a few different sized bowls for your guests to try
and shoot the headband inside one of them. If you allow more
than one shot (handing them three headbands at once, for example)
you can even set up a point system where the smaller bowls
are worth more points than a larger bowl.
all know of the horrible stock market crash at the end of
the 20s decade. Well, why dont you see if your
guests have better luck than those investors nearly a century
ago. At the beginning of the party, provide every guest with
a sheet of stocks youve created (for best results, use
guests names and made up companies) along with a starting
value (make the values whole numbers to make the math easier.
Each guest is to write down HOW MANY of each share that they
want to buy (making sure that everyone has the same dollar
amount to spend.) Now, this is where the fun begins
the evening (or you can just wait until the end to announce
the closing days numbers) call out new values for the
stocks you have listed. At the end of the evening, whoever
is worth the most wins!
to Play ROARING 20's STOCK MARKET BINGO!! The game is
set up the same as the traditional version, setting a
goal for everyone to get on their own Bingo boards. However,
in Roaring 20's Stock Market Bingo you'll draw TWO at
a time (just like choosing stocks.) With each pair, the
players will have two chances to get a match to their
board. If they have BOTH on their boards, something that
they do not want, they'll need to CHOOSE which one they
want to count (it was tough choosing stocks and not everyone
got rich), knowing the un-chosen one will become a 'dead'
space on their board. As you draw the call spaces, be
sure to lay them out in pairs. When someone calls out
Bingo, be sure that they do have not used two spaces in
the same pair to make up their Bingo goal (essentially
cheating, whether intentional or inadvertently.)
up an activity to gather everyone together to watch some old
silent movies from the 20s. These can be easily checked
out from your local library. If possible, find someone who
has a projector TV (or rent one) so that you can show the
movies on a wall just like the old theaters! See if the movies
have music playing for background to determine whether or
not youll need to cue your own music for this activity.
The movies are old, but they are full of entertainment and
can amuse ANY age (ESPECIALLY the comedies!) For an added
touch, in your invitations invite your guests to a private
screening of a new silent movie! Your guests can come decked
out in their old Hollywood style costumes and come in on a
red carpet. Dont forget the popcorn and goodies for
your guests to enjoy while watching the movies!
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