The Great Gatsby Party

fave1header1I kissed my roaring twenties goodbye in style with friends and family at my Great Gatsby Party! I barreled into my third decade with a fun party, and frankly too much gin.  I was able to put together a relatively inexpensive party that still looked glamorous, thanks to great thrift shop finds, DIY projects and some resourcefulness!

The photo booth was certainly the hit of the night as my guests took plenty of turns posing for pictures!

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The party patrons also had numerous props to chose from, including some adorable flapper headbands made by my sister!

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The bars were stocked with vintage style glasses, all bought from the Good Will or picked up from my Longest Yard Sale trip for very cheap!  I figured why buy sets of plastic cups when I can pick up just as many real glasses for around the same price! For example, I bought a set of 12 gold rimmed glasses on our Tennessee leg of the trip, for only $5! I mixed these glasses in with some champagne glasses from the Good Will, which ranged anywhere from 30 cents to a dollar.  My sister glammed up these glasses with some glittery gold and silver glass paint, and it really tied all the barware in together (stay tuned for a Guest DIY Blog Post on this).

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The food was 1920’s appropriate and included fried chicken, shrimp cocktail, celery with cream cheese and pineapple and mini brownies, just to name a few.  Guests were able to chose their specialty drink with either a Bathtub Gin Ricky or a Mint Julep!

A quick decor diy included stacking these crates, filling them with shred and printing out the Canadian Club logo to staple on them (very Boardwalk Empire)! I placed these near the bar and filled with bottles of alcohol for that added 1920’s vibe.

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The old black and white family photos were used as decor along with silver and gold balloons, string lights and various twenties style touches from my thrift shopping adventures, like this old radio!

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The pool area boomed with jazzy music and provided a great party area for getting all gussied up and drinking in fashion!  Even the fellas seemed to enjoy sporting their twenties inspired looks!

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My family even surprised me by adding this adorable banner made with plates and stick on letters!

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And let’s not forget the delicious coconut cake!

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All in all it was the perfect way to celebrate turning 30! And cheers to you for checking it all out (my Leo inspired picture)!

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* To see plenty of more pics from the party like Twine and Vines on Facebook and check out my Great Gatsby album!

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