We're Having a Ball! How to Host a Dazzling Roaring '20s Party

Updated: Jun 25

Good news, gang. It's 2022 and we’re still in the right frame of mind to relive a night in the party-packed era of that special, century-old decade... the 1920s. That's right, we're talking about hosting an awesome Roaring 20s Party.

If you missed your shot at a Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Eve party in 2019, there's the whole rest of this decade to party like it's your Gramma's era. Who are we kidding, we’re going to do it next decade, too.


Ready to Set Up your Own? Here's How to Plan a Roaring '20s Party


Get Inspiration

If you’re looking for some inspiration, start with The Great Gatsby – either the book or the movie. Have your guests pick out some characters from this classic story, or frankly, any of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels, and discuss ideas. His collection of works in general will help you get lost in the era of the 20s and paint the era perfectly.


Find a Roaring 20s Venue on Airbnb

One of the reasons the roaring 20s were known for their parties is the history of Prohibition. It's one of the most American stories in America. Something about banning alcohol turned everyone back into sneaky teenagers again.


When hosting your own theme party, you can channel that rebellious energy by transforming an AirBNB event venue into a 1920s speakeasy. Check out these decorations or get crafty and make some of your own. A color scheme with plenty of black, green and gold will do the trick. Or, the color of money, as I call it.


Some dim lighting, crystal chandeliers and props made out of old alcohol containers will really set the mood. For an added touch, take a long piece of twine, tie beer bottles together and submerge them in a cooler – like people would have done in a natural body of water when they were hiding it! Serving other drinks out of crates would also work.


The 20s Were Snazzy and You Should Be Too

This is a night of dress up! Fashion in the twenties was bold and daring. Headbands, fedoras, feathers and shimmery attire galore. Hair was short yet extravagant. And, of course, we can’t forget about those flapper dresses! Check out this tutorial on how to make your own flapper dress if you’re feeling especially creative. You can also just grab any simple tunic and hot glue some tiny mirrors from the craft store all over it. The party is also a great opportunity to try out some Roaring 20s hairstyles – really go to town on this dress-up theme!


Add in Some Jazz to get the Full Effect of the Era

Finally, pick the right tunes! Jazz is the choice for a roaring 20s party. Check out this YouTube playlist or mix up your own. The 1920s also featured unique dance styles perfect for this type of party. Learn a few and impress the others with a little dance floor frenzy.


One activity that will keep your guests engaged is to learn to dance the Charleston together! It’s a simple little dance that will liven up your party and really put the “roar” in the 20s.


How to Host a Roaring 20s Party Takeaway

The 1920s were an era of wild, anonymous, yet still classy parties. Don't waste a perfectly good 2022! This is the year of great theme parties, so get out there and relive it. Do it for Gramma!


What are you waiting for? Grab some friends, bring some jazz and host your Roaring 20s Party at a historic Texas venue, today. How about the Olde House in Wylie, TX? Book now



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