ABOUT THE THEME

You can pick just about any decade from the ‘20s to the ‘90s, but it’s the ‘20s and ‘30s that are considered to be the Golden Age of jazz. It gained attention nationwide, quickly influencing styles of dance and subgenres.

VIBE: Vintage

SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Rock ‘n’ Roll, Prohibition


Entertainment

DIXIELAND BAND

If you want to get a real, authentic old age jazz feel going, hire a dixieland band. Dixieland bands are the ones that started it all, originating from New Orleans in the ‘20s.


Entertainment

JAZZ BAND

The main ingredient for a successful jazz party is—without a doubt—the music. From blues to swing, there are multiple types of subgenres you could pick from, or allow the band to read the crowd and change things up when needed.


Venue Settings

COCKTAIL BAR

A cocktail bar is a great space for a jazz-themed party. Not only are these venues the best for craft cocktails that pair well with smooth tunes, but they provide plenty of dancing room.


Food

RAW BAR

Lend an air of opulence to the party with a raw bar presentation of oysters and shrimp cocktail.

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Beverage

CHAMPAGNE

Bubbly and jazz pair perfectly together. If you’re going with a throwback jazz party, serve champagne in coupes (popular in the ‘20s and ‘30s). Want a more modern feel? Opt for flutes.

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Creative Detail

THEMED COSTUMES

When you’ve selected your jazz decade, look up the era-specific attire and point guests in that direction via a one-liner on the invitation. Something like “Jazz up your threads, black tie encouraged” should do the trick.