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For our second annual Summer party, a 1920’s theme was the perfect event to welcome Summer! In keeping with last years drink station theme (where each couple brought their own signature cocktail for all to sample), I decided to incorporate a 1920’s period dress up element to the party! Serendipitously, at a neighbours garage sale a few weeks prior, I found a vintage 1926’s Good House keeping that became the inspiration for the decorations and menu.
The magazine was loaded with so many nostalgic advertisements and photos that I wanted to display in a creative way for guests to enjoy! In order keep the magazine in tact, I photocopied the pages to be framed and displayed on various tables.
I also framed drink station instructions at the various tables. The drink menu included popular drinks from the era such as the Mary Pickford, the Mint Julep and the very yummy but potent French 75. Be careful with that one folks! 😉
Next, I made a bunting banner also from photocopied pages from my magazine! Measuring 3 inches from the corner of the page and 3 1/2 down to the middle, I traced and cut to create the banner.
I began cutting each page individually, but in the end to save time, I stacked the pages together and cut them.
Next, to ensure the holes were lined up, I stacked the individual pages together and punched two holes on either side of the flags.
Using twine, I strung the flags together weaving in the holes from front to back to conceal the twine. Besides looking really cute, my guests can also enjoy the magazines content!
Using vintage labels and twine I tagged each mason jar.
The champagne buckets kindly lent by my neighbour beautifully set the stage for the perfect 1920’s garden party!
White roses, pearls and silver on a crisp white table cloth added a touch of class!
A closer look at the table! Can’t wait for my guests to arrive!!!
The gangs all here! 😉
My gorgeous friends were great sports and came dressed for the event. Some wore simple garden party dresses also. It wasn’t necessary to go all out as costumes were optional. Shrimp cocktail. The perfect 1920’s hor d’oeuvres.
Jello was a popular treat in the 1920’s! These are lemon jello limoncello shots.
The menu also consisted of other popular recipes from the era, including caesar salad, ham, potato salad and my mom’s pasta salad recipe!
I made Mint and lemon simple syrup for the Mint Julep and the French 75 recipes.
We played a 1920’s radio station (even with 1920’s original commentary) to set the mood! The party roared until the sun went down!!! It was a blast from the past!
My bestie from Halifax made it! Although, who ever took this photo may have had one too many French 75’s! 😉
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed the photos from our party! We had an amazing time and were so blessed to have all our friends join us!
One last “glam” shot! Cheers!
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