The Great Gatsby Inspired Party

If you are looking for a party theme that is fun and not like all the other parties you have experienced. You have heard about the common 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and even 80’s parties. These have all been done. Think out of the ordinary and open your mind to something a little less “already been done a million times” type of party. Though there are so many party themes to choose from, one of the best and extraordinary is the Great Gatsby party theme.

Get Your Inspiration

You will want to get your inspiration from the 1920s for this party. The novel of the Great Gatsby took place in the roaring 20s and located in Long Island so you will want to start thinking of taking this party to a whole new level of garden party that your guests have never experienced before. The 1920s was the time following World War I.

Great Gatsby Party Decorations

If you are wondering what you should decorated with, remember to think garden party. The décor for this party theme can fit into any party budget. Some décor ideas you could use are:

  • Lanterns

  • Pom poms

  • Fairy Lights

  • Candles

  • Jazz Trio Cutouts

What to Serve

Simple and easy is the way to go with this party. The food and drinks you would want to serve are just about as simple as the decorations. You could use just about any finger foods such as little sandwiches, deviled eggs, fruit and veggie trays, and you could also jazz it up a bit by serving oysters on the half shell or a nice Waldorf salad. For dessert you could serve lady fingers, ice cream in glass cups, Neapolitan ice cream sundaes, or the ultimate dish – baked Alaska!


If you do not mind smoking you could also serve cigars and cigarettes in open dishes and don’t forget the cigarette holders.


When it comes to drinks, you could serve a some of these popular drinks or a nonalcoholic punch:

  • White Lady

  • Champagne Cocktails

  • Mint Julip

  • Gin, Whiskey, Brandy, Wine, and/or Champagne

Dress Code for the Party

Make sure to inform your guests of the theme of your party and give them a little inspiration on what to wear. Depending on your idea of this garden party you will want to decide if you want to go casual daytime fun or a more elegant evening party.


Daytime casual ideas: imagine tennis whites for the ladies and for the gentlemen they could wear fedoras and casual pants.


Evening party ideas: ladies could wear just a simple dress with a beautiful string of pearls, adding a hat or maybe a headband with feathers would be tops. Ladies love feather boas and this would be the time to bring it out of the closet to show it off! Men would have it simple too. They could wear a suit and include a fedora hat or a driving cap. To really make the men look more 1920s they could add a rose in the lapel or a handkerchief to their ensemble.

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Favorite Games You Will Want to Play

Do not forget the games! You can play games such as croquet or charades. These two games will be a hit. Maybe you will even have time to play both!