How to Throw the Ultimate Roaring 20’s Party
When it comes to themed parties, it’s all about the details, baby!
And to truly sell the concept of a trip back through time, you have to make sure that no stone is left unturned. Here’s a few tips on throwing party that Gatsby himself would be envious of!
Without the right dress code, is it really a Roaring 20’s party?
The 1920’s marked an obvious distinction in style, as clothes (and cultural norms) began to get looser. Oversized “zoot suits” were popular for men, as were stylish accessories like fedoras and pocket watches. For women, however, everything changed!
Hemlines rose, while corsets were replaced with looser, dropped waistlines. Formal wear included dazzling beadwork, sequins, and—of course—fringe. These outfits gave women a lot more freedom of movement, which probably led to the popularity of The Charleston!
Tell all your guests to arrive in their most authentic 1920’s attire: flapper dresses, fedoras, headbands, zoot suits, and long pearl necklaces. One hundred years might have gone by, but these styles are still very much in vogue today.
The Roaring 20s were a bit about excess, a reaction to the staunch laws the American government attempted to put on citizens. As a result, alcohol and gambling became even more popular among fun-seekers, because it was not only entertaining, but “against the law,” making it exciting.
Gambling halls, some owned by famous gangsters like Al Capone, were all the rage, so our casino gaming tables will fit right in! Just like today, popular games included poker, craps, and roulette, which involve the most individuals and can really create a party atmosphere. Craps tables create energy and enthusiasm because the players can interact throughout, support one another, and play together against the house. The same is true in roulette.
Whether the game contains exciting dice rolls, or a ball spinning around to find its home in a numbered slot, these casino games can take a Roaring 20s party to new levels, matching the experience many Americans had in the early 20th century in cities all across this great country.
Jazz was all the rage in the early 1920s, but that decade also kicked open the door for modern music, so your playlist is more wide open than you would think.
Recorded music was making an impact, which meant people all across the country could enjoy the same music, without having to pay live musicians. While jazz is the most well-known genre from the time, don’t forget to include big band, blues, and even Broadway tunes on your party playlist. Having a variety of music styles helps your party to be diverse, entertaining, and engaging.
While the casino games make for fantastic entertainment and maintain a flow of movement for your guests, the music can make the moment, providing an ambiance that transports your guests 100 years in the past. As you are putting your playlist together (or if you want us to, we’ve got your back!) consider Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, Ben Bernie, Fletcher Henderson, Lonnie Johnson, Sophie Tucker, and Helen Morgan.
Everything from your invitations to the walls and floor of your venue space can (and should) be themed. Remember, back in the ’20s, Prohibition was law in The United States, which made partying with alcohol both secretive and taboo…that is, WAY more fun! Lean in on the “secrecy” vibe by including a password on the invitation that guests will need to get inside.
And once they get in, make sure the décor creates a jaw dropping moment.
At Aces Wild, our design team can create the props and décor that will put the ultimate finishing touches on your Roaring Twenties party. In addition to the energizing casino games, we can create custom signage to celebrate your corporation or cause in style.
Having trouble deciding? Our complimentary Event Consultants know everything there is to know about hosting Gatsby-level parties.
Ring in 2020 The Right Way
All in all, hosting a Roaring 20s Casino Party will probably make you the talk of your town for years to come, so prepare yourself for the high society life after your guests experience a casino party like no other they’ve ever been to!
But hosting the ultimate Great Gatsby party isn’t something you can do on your own in a weekend. Coordinating all of the details involves a level of planning, experience, and resourcefulness that the average person doesn’t have. And that’s where Aces Wild can help.
From our professional event planners to our dealers, everyone you meet at Aces Wild is professionally trained in the art of making party magic. We’ll make sure that everything—from the entertainment to the atmosphere—fits your chosen theme perfectly and creates an immersive experience for your guests.
At Aces Wild, we’re more than a “casino party company.” Call today to schedule a consultation so we can get started planning your Roaring 20s party!