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Great Gatsby Party Theme

Tap into the glitz and glam of the roaring twenties with a lavish event.


ABOUT THE THEME

A Great Gatsby party is a hybrid of sophistication and rebellion born out of the fabulous and flashy 1920s. And of course, it pays homage to the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. The focus of this hell-raising event is nonstop dancing, extravagant entertainment and delicious (once-prohibited) cocktails.

VIBE: Opulent

SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: ’20s, Jazz


Entertainment

'20S BAND

You need music that will bring out everybody’s inner flapper. Travel back in time by booking a '20s band to tie the theme together. After all, you are paying tribute to the famous Jazz Age, so bring in the strings and horns and Charleston the night away.


Entertainment

UNICYCLIST

Just like Jay Gatsby would, go big or go home when choosing entertainment for your guests. Period-specific entertainment such as a unicyclist can add to the ambience while they ride around the dance floor.

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Venue Settings

COCKTAIL LOUNGE

A cocktail lounge is the perfect space for hosting a Great Gatsby–themed party. Not only are these venues the best for craft cocktails (speakeasy style), they also provide plenty of dancing room—two major elements for a successful Gatsby party.


Food

RAW BAR

Guests will feel like they’re at Gatsby’s waterfront mansion with a seafood raw bar complete with oysters, shrimp and muscles.

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Beverage

GIN RICKEY COCKTAILS

Turn this cocktail lounge into your very own speakeasy with a signature drink. The Gin Rickey was popularized in the ’20s and consists of lime juice, club soda and, of course, gin.

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Creative Detail

CHAMPAGNE TOWER

Put an end to prohibition with a champagne tower. This over-the-top yet glamorous detail has a double purpose: It’s a stunning décor piece and keeps the alcohol flowing.


Creative Detail

OSTRICH FEATHERS

Supplement your florals with plumage. These large feathers were a staple in ’20s décor and adorned jazzy dance outfits and headpieces alike.