How to Throw a Great Gatsby Party, Part 2


Wow what a party!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support us and revel in a night straight out of the 1920s!

First check out a few photos from our party to see what how the night went.

 

Location:

We were so lucky to be able to use the TangoXchange space here in Albuquerque. It’s a local tango studio located in a old brick walled, tin ceiling, store front right on Central Avenue (Rt. 66). The space was perfect. We thought the brick walls and high ceilings helped set the vintage mood of the event.

Food:

What would a party be with out food? Again, we were so lucky to have cupcakes donated by a local dancer/baker that were beautifully decorated in deco style. We also had finger foods and drinks available so we could keep people full and happy.

Fashion show:

We had a vintage fashion show as part of the evening. For this we dug into our own vintage collections and even borrowed a few pieces from a local vintage clothing store to round out our fashion timeline from 1900s-1960s! (The photos above are just a few of the outfits modeled.)

Performances:

With a live band, one of our own Sweet Jubilee songbirds singing, and our own dance troupe performing, the evening was kept busy and full. Between performances and events we had two wonderful local DJs keep our guests dancing away to 1920s-30s or 1920s-inspired music. Listen to some 1920s music from last.fm to inspire you.

Photo Booth:

With some generous help from the beau of one of our Sweet Jubilee Girls, we constructed a Paper Moon photo booth inspired by vintage photographs. Here is one tutorial on how to build it that we used for reference. We had one person man the booth at all times with a camera on a tripod and then even had a small printer on site to print 4×6 souvenirs for our guests. This was a huge hit and even though setting up the booth was a bit challenging (we didn’t really realized how much black back drop we were going to need) it still turned out super fun!

See more photos from the Moon Photo Booth here.

 

Hope this helps you as you begin to plan your own Great Gatsby Party!

 

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