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ShdwShifter
« on: August 21, 2008 07:55:48 PM »

So my friends and I are putting together this shindig.  All the gents are wearing pint striped suits and the girls can either be flappers/cocktail dresses or the gangstas girl things.

So far we have a speak easy (illegal bar) thats serving mock-tinis and anything thing else.

But what should the Invites and the rest of the house look like?  Budget isnt really a problem, but everyone is going to be under 21/still in high school.  Music will be just normal, because as much as i love listening to the era of music, my friends do not. Oh well


thanks for any advice!
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Vladimyr
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008 09:20:41 AM »

Invitations:

The invitation could look like one of the little secret windows you see on the speakeasy doors. You know, the little door where the thug opens it and asks for the password or secret word. Something like this:

http://www.wghwoodworking.com/current_work/speakeasy_grill.jpg

Have someone in a gangster costume act as a "doorman". Before you let your guests in, ask them for the secret password you wrote in the invitation. If I were going to make the invitiation I'd use brown card stock, folder over and cut to shape. Use some black construction paper to make the grill on the door, or draw it on in black marker. Also use a fine tipped black marker to do the wood grain if you want to go nuts with it. Then when you open it have the necessary info, in 1920's lingo, with the secret password used to gain entrance.

For 1920's era slang:

http://local.aaca.org/bntc/slang/slang.htm

You might use empty bottles to serve your drinks from. I'd remove the labels and make your own hand written labels to make them look bootleg. Or, you might just serve all drinks from (or even in) mason jars to add to the bootleg liquor look.

Black and white would probably be the best colors to use for table cloths or other decorations.

I think I'm tapped out...good luck and have fun!!
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ShdwShifter
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008 02:33:59 PM »

thanks for the invite and all the other ideas! they will be used!
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