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How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party

How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party
'A little party never killed nobody', so why not have one? A Gatsby-themed party is so much fun and makes for unforgettable memories! Here is our guide on throwing a roaring Gatsby party:


The perfect Gatsby-themed party will need themed invitations to match! There are so many gorgeous options available online, so whether you're after something traditional or modern, you're sure to find what you're looking for. How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party - Great Gatsby - Invitations Featured Product: Great Gatsby - Invitations Our popular 'Great Gatsby' invitations are sure to wow your party guests, and excite them for the party ahead. Plus, they are fully personalised, making them so easy to create. Be sure to include the time, date, and location of your party, as well as the dress code.


Gatsby parties are extravagant, so your decorations need to be extravagant, too. Signs Lots of Gatsby-themed parties use signs around their venue. It's a great way to show everyone around the venue, and can add so much to the decor, too. Bunting Some iridescent birthday bunting is perfect for adding some sparkle to your venue, and reminding everyone that it's your birthday!How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party - Iridescent Letter BannerFeatured Product: Iridescent Letter Banner Match with other birthday party accessories to complete your venue. Confetti Make sure that all of your party tables are covered in confetti and sparkles! It's a great way to add to your venue on a budget. Feathers Feathers are also perfect for setting the theme. They create an elegant centrepiece that everybody will adore! How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party - Casar Casar Featured Image: Casar Casar You can buy feathers from lots of online retailers and craft shops - they're super affordable! Balloons Don't forget about balloons! Lots of helium balloons will add so much birthday fun to your venue. Add some balloon hangers to easily arrange your balloons. If you are turning a specific age, such as your 'roaring 21st', then you may also want balloons in the shape of your special number. Colour Scheme Every Gatsby-themed party needs a gold and black colour scheme! It's effortlessly classy and represents the time period so well. Plus, it's so easy to pull off! Be sure that all of your decorations match to make your party perfect.

Gatsby-themed Dress Code

This is the best part! Both you and your party guests will need amazing outfits. You may also want to hand out accessories (like feather boas) at the door to make sure everybody looks the part!How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party - Haute off the Rack Featured Image: Haute off the Rack This is what everyone should wear for the ideal 20s themed party: Suit and Tie The men will definitely want to wear a suit and tie like Gatsby! Get creative with your suits - there are so many colour schemes to choose from. So whether you're a black tie kinda guy, or love a pink suit like Jay Gatsby himself, you can rock it! Flapper Dress Dresses of these period were all about sparkle! Lots of shimmering beads against floating chiffon is ideal. You can buy gorgeous flapper dresses from so many online retailers, so it's easy to look just like Daisy Buchanan. Alternatively, smart midi dresses, velvet dresses, and jumpsuits make a gorgeous alternative. Accessories No outfit is complete without the accessories! The ladies will need lots of jewellery - think long pearl necklaces and dangling earrings, as well as head pieces or glittering hair accessories. You also can't go wrong with a sparkly pair of heels! For the men, a smart hat, pocket-watch, and braces is ideal.


Don't let your party guests get bored! There are lots of fun ways to keep them entertained throughout the night. Live Music If you have a large budget for your birthday party, why not have some live music? A pianist is perfect for replicating Gatsby's own parties, and will be completely unforgettable - who else has a pianist at their party?! Alternatively, an authentic 1920s jazz band will also be amazing, and is sure to get everyone on the dance floor. Playlist If you're on a stricter budget, why not create your own playlist. Take songs from the Great Gatsby film to get everyone dancing. Photo Booth Whilst everyone is dressed up it's nice to get some photos. A cheerful photo booth with lots of accessories will delight your guests. How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party - OOSILE Featured Image: OOSILE For a vintage touch, use a Polaroid camera to take your photos. Party Games Some fun games for a Gatsby-themed party include a music quiz, a murder mystery, or Prosecco Pong!

Food and Drinks

Every good party has some great food (and even better drinks!). Champagne Tower Is it really a Gatsby party if there's no champagne? We don't think so! Create a Champagne glass tower, and keep the champagne flowing all night long. How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party - Steve the Bartender Featured Image: Steve the Bartender If champagne isn't your style, there are lots of delicious cocktails (or mocktails) that you can easily create at home, too. Bite Size food Your guests will be partying the night away, and many people will be too caught up in the magic to have a full meal. Little bite-size snacks are ideal, as they can be nibbled on during dances and conversations. Plus, they go amazingly with champagne! Some different ideas include delicious olives, grilled prawns, and mini stuffed mushrooms. Buffet If you do feel like having a buffet (Gatsby did!), then there are so many delicious things that you can serve. A selection of meats is sure to be appreciated by guests, as well as a delicious cracker and cheese board. You could even have a hog roast! Chocolate dipped strawberries, Ferrero Rochers, and cupcakes make the perfect sweet treats. A tiered cake will also make a gorgeous dessert!

Thank You Cards

After the party has finished, you'll want to send all of your guests a lovely thank you card. Be sure to thank them for coming, as well as any gifts that you received. How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party - Ready to Write Thank You Cards - Typography Gold Foil Featured Product: Ready to Write Thank You Cards - Typography Gold Foil A sparkling foil card is perfect for reminding them of your glitzy party, as well as a great way to show your appreciation. How to Have a Gatsby-Themed Party - Personalised Cross Fountain Pen - Black Featured Product: Personalised Cross Fountain Pen - Black Why not also treat yourself to a gorgeous personalised fountain pen? It's a beautiful way to write your thank you cards. We have a wide range of personalised pens available - explore the full range now! We hope you have enjoyed this blog! For more party inspiration, be sure to also check out our other blogs - we have one for everything.