Tap into the glitz and glam of the roaring twenties with a lavish event.
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.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: ’20s, Jazz
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.
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.
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.
Guests will feel like they’re at Gatsby’s waterfront mansion with a seafood raw bar complete with oysters, shrimp and muscles.
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.
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.