The Sensational Speakeasy Theme
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Everyone loves a Speakeasy theme party, and it’s perfect for any event! We’re all fascinated by an era when people did a lot of what they ‘weren’t supposed to do,’ and less of what they ‘were supposed to do.’ This prohibition era was one of playfulness, and it helped us discover ourselves. We showed the world that freedom, meant being free spirited! Our 1920’s society said clearly ‘we don’t care what you think – we’re going to drink all night long and dance on the tables – and if you don’t like it, oh well.’ That reckless abandon is irresistible, charming, and deep down inside, we all secretly wish for such liberation from our daily lives. A Speakeasy party takes us there, in the most delightful ways.
Pick The Style – Sophisticated or Shady?
There are two different choices when planning a Speakeasy party. It’s a good idea to get a clear perspective on which one you want; before you start shopping! The notorious ‘Speakeasy’ is playful, mysterious and intriguing; think prohibition, bootleggers, illegal gambling, hot jazz/swing, whiskey barrels and tons of gangster-flapper style fun! Next up, the ‘Gatsby’ inspired party is refined, elegant, high-society, glitzy and glamorous – perfect for any gala. Either can be a fabulous theme choice, but today, I’d like to help you plan the shady-seedy Speakeasy theme. But I promise to write a blog for the elitist styled Gatsby party, very soon!
Décor – Make It Prohibition Perfect.
Whether your party is at your home, or in a historical building or hotel, there are a few fun and easy décor ideas to make it Speakeasy SIN-Sational!
Old crates layered with burlap and old whiskey bottles, (painted or unpainted), is a great 1920’s décor idea! Think painted wine or whiskey bottles touched with glitter, dangle them with pearls and then add a few feathers with candles, and you’ve just create the perfect centerpieces for your Speakeasy theme party!
Make an art deco sign for your Speakeasy. We made this one super cheap! Using a glue gun, black poster board, an image of a whiskey barrel, glitter paper and letters, tiny Christmas lights and hanging wire. Voila’ – a personalized Speakeasy sign!
Make Something Original
We greeted Ray at the door of his surprise birthday party with this display! Ray’s wife got him a ‘Zoot Suit’, matching fedora, spats and we put it all on display on this vintage valet!
Time Travel is Required.
Boom! – Travel your guests back in time to 1920! This vinyl backdrop of a vintage 1920’s car on a busy city street creates the perfect Speakeasy photo booth! It comes complete with our 8’ x 10’ vinyl backdrop, plenty of red carpet, stanchions and rope, tons of themed photo props and our talented photographer!
Show Your Aces!
Consider also adding some oversized dice with our (4), 36 x 24” Speakeasy inspired playing cards! Pre-mounted to poster board they can be displayed anywhere! The oversized dice and cards rents individually, or as a collection.
Watch this video for one last fabulous idea for your Speakeasy party! Elite offers this collection of (4) 7’ freestanding displays that are Speakeasy inspired. Each one is a playing card, (images show left), one ace of every suit in the deck. The ace of diamonds is a gangster in black, white and gold; and the other 3 suited aces are stylish flapper girls. Rent the entire collection of all four aces; or rent each 7’ display individually.
Bring on the DDG…Drinking, Dancing & Gambling!
We know that any prohibition party must have booze, so browse Pinterest to find the a few fabulous concoctions for your party! But don’t forget the gaming tables! Because underground gambling was a huge part of the 1920’s culture, be sure to let your guests be naughty and let them play! (Remember – playfulness!) Contact a local casino party vendor to price renting a few casino games to make your Speakeasy party 1920’s authentic. To be true to the era – craps, roulette and a few blackjacks would be the right Speakeasy mix. For some smart tips on hiring a casino party vendor, please visit this blog.
Music is a major part of this party theme. To make your party Speakeasy spiffy, essentially you have two choices; either hire a jazz band that can play that 1920’s sound – or create a 1920’s playlist. If you’re on a budget – check out this album I found on Spotify titled ‘Speakeasy Music of the 1920’s’, and it is just perfect for any Speakeasy party! It has over 100 songs, that’s plenty of 1920’s sound! It has some seriously spicy tracks on it! Listen to ‘Me & My Gin’ – by Bessie Smith, it’s my new favorite!
Don’t forget to add ‘A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody’ by Fergie to your playlist!
Thank you for reading our blog, we hope that you found some helpful tips for your party décor and atmosphere. Need help with your 1920’s costume? Be sure to read this blog, ‘1920’s Costuming 12 Easy, Inexpensive Style Tips!’, it’s perfect for those on a budget! To find even more inspiration and fun ideas, check out our Pinterest, and YouTube Channel. Remember, we’re here to help you plan an unforgettable theme party, so that…Everybody Wins!
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After 35 years of throwing hundreds of events, we’ve answered countless questions about casino parties. One of the most common questions our event planners get is what people should wear (or not wear) to a casino party or fundraiser. The answer to that question all depends on what type of casino party you’re throwing.
Below are some of the most popular casino party themes and appropriate apparel for each occasion.
Dressing for a Corporate Casino Party
We throw corporate casino parties on a regular basis and most of them have a similar dress code. The attire typically ranges from business to business casual clothing. Basically what you’d wear on casual Friday is acceptable, but if you want to go a little dressier than you would in the office that’s fine too. It’s okay to unbutton your collar, just remember to keep it professional.
Another consideration is whether there will be guests from outside the office attending. When clients, vendors and partners are invited to the corporate casino party then the attire is usually a little more buttoned up. That way people have fun but it stays somewhat professional.
Whatever dress code you want to go with at a corporate casino party, the organizer should send out an email or notice to all employees letting them know what to wear.
Dressing for a Black Tie Casino Night Fundraiser
Casino themes are very popular for fundraisers since it gets people energized and in the spending spirit. With a Casino Knights Inc. casino night fundraiser you’ll raise a ton because guests aren’t gambling with their own money. It’s all strictly for fun so even if guests lose they still have plenty to donate.
Casino Themed Outfit Ideas Men
At a black tie fundraiser you can go all out dressing to the nines. The attire is going to be very formal for men and women. Men should plan on wearing a tuxedo or a nice suit. If ever there was a time to bust out a three-piece suit this is it. Women will mostly be wearing cocktail dresses and floor length gowns.
Some black tie casino parties have a theme that can influence the attire. For example, if you do a roaring twenties theme that should inspire the ensembles to have flapper flair. Just like a corporate casino party, if there’s going to be a theme that the guests should dress for let people know in advance.
Dressing for a Mardi Gras Casino Party
Casino Themed Outfit Ideas For Men
Mardi Gras is one of the most festive events in the world. Every February people lose their inhibitions and allow themselves to cut loose. That’s why it’s the perfect atmosphere for a casino party. We throw Mardi Gras themed parties every year, and they’re always entertaining when it comes to what guests wear.
Of course, beads are the ultimate accessory for a Mardi Gras themed event. If you’re the one throwing the event beads make great party favors. Another popular accessory is decorative Mardi Gras masks. Guests can also have fun with outfits that incorporate the traditional green and purple color scheme.
Vegas Themed Outfit Ideas
Dressing for a Monte Carlo Casino Party
Monte Carlo is world famous for its swanky casinos. The coastal city in South France had humble beginnings when the first casinos opened in the 1850s, but that quickly changed as royalty, dignitaries and the wealthy came to play. Years later the James Bond movies have helped the opulent principality become synonymous with high rollers.
When someone is throwing a casino party Monte Carlo is one of the first things that come to mind. If high-class is what you’re going for this theme won’t disappoint. The garb for a Monte Carlo theme casino party is similar to black tie but with a touch more glamour. Think tailored suits with shiny cufflinks and sparkling gowns paired with head-turning jewelry. There’s literally no way to be overdressed for a Monte Carlo casino party.
Dressing for a Queen of Hearts Casino Party
Casino Themed Outfit Ideas 2020
One of the most fun casino party themes to dress up for is Queen of Hearts. The Alice in Wonderland character led a legion of playing cards at her beck and call, making it a great idea for a casino party with poker or black jack as the centerpiece. Guests can dress in red or dress up like characters from the story. Around Halloween time this is a popular theme that guests really get into.
What Not to Wear to a Casino Party
Casino Themed Outfit Ideas Women
In general, it’s best to leave the everyday casual clothes in your closet if you’re going to a casino party. Casino parties tend to be nice occasions. The host has spent a fair amount of time and energy putting the event together, so guests should dress accordingly.
Ultimately, what to wear (or not wear) to a casino party largely depends on the type of event you attend. It can range from business attire to elaborate costumes to dressy garb you’d see on a red carpet. The theme will give you a clue as to what’s appropriate to wear, but if there’s any doubt you can always reach out to the host for clarification.
Want to throw a casino party in Central Texas? Casino Knights Inc. can help you turn an everyday venue into an authentic casino that fits any theme you dream up. Give us a call today to learn more about our casino party packages!
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