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4 Iconic Roaring ’20s Party Themes

By GigSalad

The 1920s, otherwise known as the Roaring ’20s, are one of the most fascinating times of the twentieth century. With some of the most iconic styles, some the most influential art, and some of the most significant events in American history, the ’20s are an easy pick for a party theme. The biggest problem? Picking a theme out of such a diverse period! That’s why we’re here. Without further adieu, here are 4 fun themes for a Roaring ’20s party!


Flappers and Bootleggers

Who can even think of the ’20s without first conjuring up an image of a flapper? The style is absolutely iconic: the short dresses, the chin-length bobs, the ornamentation, the makeup! Consider a Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist to perfect the look! Who doesn’t want to dress up like a flapper? Well, maybe men don’t. For them: the elegant pinstriped suit and fedora look. In what era did men looker cooler? Answer: none. This is definitely the most classic theme for a roaring ’20s party.


The Lost Generation

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner. Some of the world’s greatest literature was produced in the ’20s, so why not throw a party celebrating this incredible literary legacy? From The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises to Mrs. Dalloway and Ulysses, there are endless novels to choose from! Either go as a character or one of the iconic writers (or, you can simply dress up as one of the books!). A big time must: hire a Bartender to serve the favorite drinks of these great modernists (Hemingway, for example, preferred a whiskey & soda).



If you’re down to have a weird party, go Dada. For the uninitiated, Dada was an art movement that ignored logic and reason in favor of irrationality, nonsense and intuition. That means that your party can be about anything! Since collage was a bit part of Dadaism, instruct your guests to bring random objects for a grand piece of collective art. Or hire a Wait Staff but tell them to dress like party-goers. Then, tell your guests to dress as waiters. The point of Dadaism sometimes was that there isn’t a point. Just party!


Jazz Age

Don’t forget all that jazz! The ’20s were an amazing time for jazz, with artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington playing around the clubs. Hire a Jazz Band or a Jazz Singer (obviously) and get the party swingin’!

With those themes, your party will turn into a speakeasy, or an old jazz club, or a cafe in Paris. Sounds good, right? Actually, can we come, too?


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