If you see no party, and hear no party, then there’s probably no party to be found, right? Wrong. Always consider the possibility of a secret prohibition-style silent disco happening.
Invite guests to a “members only” event, with clear house rules that totally respect the laws of prohibition: no foul language, no gambling, no bootleg. (Winky face.) The key to this party is making everything—we mean everything—incognito.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Great Gatsby, Prohibition
This whole party is all about the music. Each “radio station” is tuned into a DJ spinning beats, and playing their style of music. We recommend hiring two or three DJs to ensure a wide variety of music that everyone can get down to.
First priority: make sure there’s plenty of room to dance. To give guests the feel of a speakeasy include a secret door code on the invitation. To really go all out, cover a few windows with drapery or tape newspapers to give the party space an air of mystery.
Partying during the prohibition was about indulging. Serve up a lavish, unexpected appetizer, like oysters Rockefeller, made with garlic, breadcrumbs, and loads of butter. A decadent appetizer that's so rich it was named after John D. Rockefeller, one of the richest people in the world (for the time).
To call this a classic would be underselling it. As long as there’s been cocktails the old fashioned has been around. The name “old-fashioned” stuck after prohibition, and comes from people requesting a cocktail to be made the "old-fashioned" way. Serve cocktails in pre-measured bottles labeled with nicknames—just in case the fuzz stop by.
For quiet clubbing, you need the right equipment. Look into rentals in your area—buying sets of high-quality wireless headphones will run you a pretty penny. Make sure to ask about the essentials: battery life, number of available channels to stream and transmitting distance.
Event courtesy of Engage! Summits, Sea Island
Venue: Sea Island | Silent Disco Collective & Entertainment: Elan Artists | Drink displays, furniture, custom linens: Beachview Event Rentals | Custom linens & drapery: Party Tables, INC | Florals: Vine Garden Market | Themed props & decor: Aloha Interior Plants | Calligraphy: Megan Gilmartin Designs | Cups & napkins: Emily McCarthy | Lighting: Full Moon Rental