Monday, September 19, 2016

Great Gatsby Party


This is my 600th blog post! I had a busy weekend! Friday I went to an outdoor happy hour with a friend and we talked for 5 hours. On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a Great Gatsby party at the National Cathedral. After that I visited my mother and we watched the sunset on her rooftop. Then I went to a rooftop bar with a friend. Sunday I went to brunch with another friend and sat outside.

I absolutely love dressing up whether it's for Halloween or Christmas themed events. Based on the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it's the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his  lavish parties on Long Island at a time when gin was the national drink. In the movie everyone is drinking dirty martinis and mint juleps. It's also a love story that takes place during prohibition and the Jazz Age in the 1920s. I re-watched the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio to get into the mood. It won two Oscars for costumes and set design as they were lavish and amazing. The rest of the movie, well starts off slow and was too artsy for me, almost like a pop video. A lot of people at the party wore the exact same headband as Daisy below.

I studied the costumes to get a feel for what I needed to wear to my event. The idea is fabric that drape effortlessly around your body in a beautiful sparkly dress. I didn't want a traditional beaded black flapper dress as I figured everyone would wear that, I wanted a more art deco look. I had to go all out with gloves, piling on long pearls and a glittering headpiece to pull the 1920s look together. As someone who loves themed parties, and have hosted many myself, I loved Kris Jenner 60th Birthday Party inspired by The Great Gatsby.


The Great Gatsby Party on the grass of the National Cathedral was like stepping back in time returning to the era of flapper dresses and music of the 1920s with the Prosecco flowing. There was a live band, lawn games, and prohibition cocktails. Everyone hit the dance floor and did their best swing dances.





We played a game of croquet which involves hitting wooden balls with a mallet through hoops. In the 1920s croquet was the most popular sport in socialite circles. It's set up on a lawn to enjoy during cocktail hour.


Dancefloor



We had a picnic basket filled with cheeses, crackers, grapes, strawberries and chocolate.











38 comments:

  1. How cool is this?!?!I would love to dress up for and attend a party like this!!!

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  2. Beautiful!! So jealous! Amazing pictures :)

    Emily♥ | http://emilynncaulfield.com/blog

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  3. What a fun party. I would lvoe to attend something like this. I love the idea of theme party where you dress up. What a fun weekend.

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  4. This party looks awesome! I really love your dress too, beautiful and perfect for the time period!

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  5. Oh it would be so much fun to dress up like that, I just love it!

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  6. Oh what fun! I would have loved to attend something like this to be able to dress up in such a beautiful period.

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  7. Congratulations on your 600 blog post. What a beautiful Cathedral and the perfect setting for this event.

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  8. Love, love, love this! This party looks like so much fun.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  9. I really am jealous about this amazing party! I want to be a part and dress the theme! Looks like a really chic evening!

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  10. How elegant! I love themed birthday parties, and this just makes me itch to throw one! Plus I feel like I need to add croquet to my list of things to try eventually in my lifetime...

    xoxo,
    Sara
    www.coveritgirl.blogspot.com

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  11. So fun! We had a Great Gatsby-themed party for work last year. I loved it!

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  12. This looks like such a fun party! 1920s is my favorite decade to dress up as!

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  13. This is AMAZING! They make the 1920's appear so glamourous in the Gatsby movie- I'd love to attend a party like this! Glad you had such a great time!

    xo Olivia | http://oliviadipede.com

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  14. What a fun and cute event. I love the 1920s fashion. You all look so fabulous.

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  15. You Look FABULOUS!!! I want to attend a part just like this!!! I would get so into it. I was always destined to be a flapper girl!

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  16. I love the idea of a great gatsby theme and it looks like so much fun dressing up! turned out amazing

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  17. I love dressing up for parties as well! It's extremely fun especially if you're doing it with friends or your kids! I think this theme is wicked cool. I'm glad you had a great time, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

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  18. Dressing up and attending a theme party like this must be fun. Great Gatsby is an awesome theme to pull off, and you look so gorgeous in your mint color dress with the lovely headband.

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  19. Such an interesting party! I would love to attend something like this sometime..so vibrant!

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  20. This looks like such an amazing time. You guys all look amazing in those dresses. And the picnic basket...I need it!

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  21. What an amazing looking party! I love your dress and your pearls! You look perfect. I wish I was there. LOL.

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  22. Happy 600!!! What a cool event my mom would love to do something like this with me. You look absolutely stunning!

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  23. I absolutely loved this book though I haven't seen the movie yet. This era was quite fascinating to me and this party theme is great!

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  24. What an anazing party idea! I love the Great Gasby and you really pulled the whole party off. Looks like fun!

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  25. Congrats on 600 posts! Awesome job! And I love The Great Gatsby, one of my favorite books!

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  26. This party looks like it was so much fun! I love the time period of it all and the outfits.

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  27. This looks like so much fun! And fruit in the bubbly?! YES! :)

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  28. Awesome costume! I love your headband. It looks like the party was a really fun event for everyone who attended.

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  29. Omg how epic is this!?!?! Seriously mad jealous about this. I would love to go to a party and dress up like this!!!!

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  30. You pulled off the look so well! You did a great job at studying the outfits and needs for the look!

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  31. I love this book and would love to throw an amazing party like this! It looks absolutely epic and so fun!!

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  32. What a cool party! You all looked so amazing. I love parities with a theme like this where people actually participate. Love your hair piece too. Very cool.

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  33. Oh my goodness, you looked so perfect!! I love Great Gatsby themed parties! My boyfriend's sister hosted one last year and it was such a blast!! Glad you had such a great time as well!

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  34. Love your outfit, it's so cute! Seems like it was such a fun event. Also loving that picnic basket.

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  35. That looks like so much fun. You look totally awesome too! Love the outfit.

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  36. I love the fashion from this time period. You are really making me think about throwing a themed party for my birthday this winter.

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  37. Omg, what a fun and memorable parry. I would have definitely loves to attend this party. Love how everyone looks in their great gatsby costumes :)

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  38. This is kind of a dream come true for me. I need to find my own Gatsy party (or host my own!). Loving all the attire!

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