Great Gatsby Party

Great Gatsby Party
15 Mar 2014

“So we beat on, boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Gatsby movie of our generation is out and, whether or not you like this version, a decadent 1920’s-inspired soirée is the perfect theme for a spring or summer fête.

Make it a classy event with a fancy dress requirement, or provide cut-glass tiaras, feathered flapper headbands, and clip-on bow-ties at the door. Everyone loves to take a step back in time.

Mint juleps or peach bellinis are delicious and easy to prepare in advance – just make pitchers of the mixer and add the ice and alcohol as each guest places their order.

Play your local jazz station as the background music to set the mood.

Make an effort on your lighting choices and add lots of flowers, plants, candles, and stringed lights as decorations.

Always remember, even adults love sparklers and small fireworks on a warm summer night.





As a working mom of twins, I look out for activities that are easy, quick and budget friendly with a creative flare. Likes to eat the frosting first!