With the popularity of recent films such as The Great Gatsby, the era of the 1920s-1940s has been a very popular theme throughout the event community. Lavish designs that include lots of feathers, vases dripping with pearls, gold accents, chandeliers, and art deco style create that opulent feel that is characteristic of that time period.
One take on this idea that we did a couple years ago was a “Pearls to Prohibition” themed event at the Tremont House in Galveston, TX, where guests progressed from a decadent pearl-filled pre-reception to a down and dirty prohibition style after party. The first half of the party began with lots of crystals and sparkle. String musicians played and champagne glasses clinked. An upscale style casino area was also set up for guests to enjoy. Dinner was served on tables covered in pearl overlays, lots of red roses, and crystal containers.
After the dinner portion, guests were then encouraged to travel across the street, where they were greeted by costumed “ladies of the night” who escorted them upstairs to the private after party reception. The ballroom was lighted in vibrant red and had a down and dirty vibe of a speakeasy with lots of cabaret tables, red and black, and glowing lampshades. The debauchery continued until late in the evening and all guests had a fabulous time!
Red up-lighting – $35 each, Pipe and drape entry – $180, Martini glass on neon tray – $50