Throw A Themed Party: Gatsby Style

By Trilby Goouch
Blogs Editor

In lieu of the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Great Gatsby movie, what better way to celebrate than in Great Gatsby style. I was inspired by the idea while watching Made In Chelsea, a British reality TV show where throwing parties are a full time job. Feathers, champagne and bowties, anyone?

Dress code
For the Ladies
• Faux fur stoles, shawls or jackets
• Feather boas
• Strings of faux pearls
• Red lipstick
• Silk slip-like dresses (bonus for lace detailing)
• Diamond clip on earrings
• Flesh-coloured stockings
• Kitten heels
• Low bun or finger waves http://www.wikihow.com/Style-a-1930's-Finger-Wave-Hairstyle
• White gloves
• Feathered headband: Take a piece of ribbon, enough to fit snugly around your head; glue gun the ends together and glue 2 white feathers so that they rest against the side of your head

For the Gents
• Bow ties
• Pocket squares
• 3 piece black or tweed suit
• Poor boy cap

Décor
• White Christmas lights
• White table cloths
• If you’re renting tables opt for circular ones
• White tea lights
• Place card holders in the shape of cigarette holders with name cards tied around them
• Plastic champagne flutes and martini glasses
• A champagne fountain (these can be rented for under $100!)
• “Silver” platters
• “Silver” cutlery (dollerama offers a great replica)
• Art Deco posters

The Food
• Cocktail shrimp
• Devilled eggs
• Fruit tarts
• Champagne/Bambino
• Martinis

Music
• The Charleston
• Anything Louise Armstrong
• Cole Porter
• Django Reinhardt

The Great Gatsby. from melodyt on 8tracks Radio.

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