Roaring 20s Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Roaring 20s event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


The Roaring 20s was a hopping time with music (jazz and ragtime), gangsters, flappers, art deco and a party all the time atmosphere. Celebrating a special event with outstanding performances that include singing, dancing and acting is a great way to keep the guests involved in the celebration. These fun activities are perfect for guests of all ages and will add a great deal to the celebration. More often than not, these performances will be the perfect addition to a fun filled and exciting event. While the 30s put an end to many peoples fun, care-free times, celebrate the 20s any way with a host of music from 20s musicians and party supplies. No Roaring 20s party can be complete without the presence of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver’s Jazz Band, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Bix Beiderbecke, Mamie Smith, Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael, and Bessie Smith, Billie Baker, Al Jolson, Paul Whiteman, Helen Kane, Fats Waller, Ted Lewis and Charles Harrison. Albums to consider playing during the Roaring 20s party include:

Roaring Twenties
Hot Dance of the Roaring 20's
The Roaring 20s - Rare Original 1920s Recordings
20 #1 Hits of the 20s
Hot Hylton 1926-1930
Essential Ted Weems 1923-1930 - Ted Weems
Best of 1928-1929 - Fred Elizalde & His Anglo American Band
The Harmony & Vocalion Sessions, Vol. 1: 1925-1926 - Fletcher Henderson
The Harmony & Vocalion Sessions, Vol. 2: 1927-1928 - Fletcher Henderson
Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings - King Oliver

Roaring 20s was the era of the big band, jazz and ragtime music so include an abundance of these great big band and solo musicians. Select a cake that can be part of the theme decoration initially, until it’s time to serve the cake to the guests. At a gathering where there will be small children, consider hiring a babysitter to keep them occupied in another part of the house. Inspire everyone to be creative by setting up arts and crafts workstations with amazing activities from coloring and drawing to finger painting to be taken home.

Homemade party supplies like homemade flapper dresses, handmade cigarette holders and personalized banners will have your roaring 20s party going strong. A roaring 20s party will only get better with party music, party streamers and balloons. These items in addition to traditional party supplies such as paper plates, cups, napkins and banners will make your roaring 20s party a hit.

Most hosts will find that fun and exciting activities will be a great addition to this fun filled celebration. More often than not fun activities in which everyone can play and participate along with decorative supplies will liven up the event and make it very special. For this reason, planning and organization will be very beneficial for the host. Your roaring 20s party guests will enjoy dressing the part for your party therefore, having a variety of homemade party supplies such as flapper costumes, feather hats, boas and personalized dance cards will make the difference in your party. Additional party supplies for your roaring 20s party should include handmade tablecloths, Roaring 20s music, gangster hats, flask, and beaded necklaces. These party supplies along with Big Band music, Fedora hats and Zoot suits will give your party class and bring the roaring 20s to the forefront.

Dancing the Charleston and wearing homemade party supplies will be very popular at your roaring 20s party. Planning and organizing a roaring 20s party can take some time, but the party itself will compare to no other. From the actual roaring 20s party supplies to additional party goods such as party streamers, balloons, costume jewelry and party banners the party will be very special.


The roaring 20s was a time for gangsters, prohibition and dancing, therefore a perfect cake for this party would be a roaring 20s theme cake. This exciting and fun event is the ideal time for a variety of creative desserts and other tasty treats designed especially for this celebration. These items are always a great addition to a celebration and most often the addition of enjoyable fares that are designed especially for this gathering will make everyone feel very special. This cake is designed to highlight the roaring 20s and make the party very interesting. The cake for this party can be designed either as a three tiered cake (for a large amount of guests) or as a large sheet cake decorated with the roaring 20s theme. The perfect cake for a roaring 20s party is an Italian Crème cake. This cake can be topped with a variety of miniature roaring 20s objects.

With a roaring 20s party, most people find that the cake, party supplies and other items for this party can be almost as interesting as the actual party. A roaring 20s round cake can have musical symbols in the center with a flapper dancing the Charleston. Although alcohol was illegal people found a way to get it and a small flask would also be an interesting item to add to the cake. The roaring 20s party supplies that are chosen for this party will keep your friends amused for hours.

The roaring 20s cake and party supplies such as gangster hats, miniature gangster cars and other roaring 20s supplies should add a lot to the theme. An additional cake that can be made is a chocolate cake covered in chocolate icing. This cake can be decorated with a variety of roaring 20s objects such as gangster cars, flappers and flasks. A roaring 20s theme party with a roaring 20s cake will only get better with an assortment of party supplies and other roaring 20s party items.

The Roaring 20s make for an excellent gangster party theme for your next event. You just have to do a little research to really make it gangster jazzy. The guests will love a gangster party that has lots of music and lots of great nostalgic feel. You may even want to have a dance party so it is important to get the right music for the party. Do get planning and you will have a fantastic party when the time comes.

Long before you plan on having the party you should sit down and do a little bit of research on the decade of the 20s. You can do research at the library if you like to find more on the styles of dress during the 20s, as well as the music, food and general styles so you can have an idea or two for the decoration of the Roaring 20s party.

This was the era of the flapper and zoot suit and it makes a great costume party. Be sure to let your friends know through invitation if they will or won’t be expected to dress up for the good times. Although this holiday party can still be great with Roaring 20s decoration, music and food, having the guests dress up will add just one more dimension to the party.

Do not forget when looking for decorations and for your Roaring 20s party to look for paper supplies and easy to fix menu items. The paper products can be table covers, paper plates, cups, and napkins. As for the food, it is the perfect time for creative desserts and other party foods designed especially for this celebration. These items are always a great addition to a celebration and most often the addition of delicious foods that are designed especially for this celebration will make everyone feel very special. More often than not, these great party foods and desserts will add a lot of fun to the celebrated event. Additionall, the fringe look was really in during the 20s and you may find that a metallic fringe around the walls doors and tables. Silver and gold or black and white can really add to the classic nostalgic feel.

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Roaring 20s History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Roaring 20s theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

When it comes to the roaring 20s gangster era there are several different things you can do, whether it s agangster party, fundraiser or parade theme. This is such a great moment in history offering facts and beautiful memories for so many. Here we will show you a few tips and suggestions to respect the era: Your daughter has brought home a slip of paper from school that talk about an upcoming fundraiser they will be hosting in order to raise for their upcoming senior trip in the spring. So what kind of event can you hold, that will bring in money rather than send the school into the red, but also get the kids involved, teach them something in the process, and of course something that will get the community involved in?

Most people are amazed at the history behind many celebrations and how music from the past and present will add to the event. Like other get togethers this small addition will add a great deal to the celebration. For this reason,guests of the party will find this celebration to be a lot of fun and very special. Go through and think about what all happened during the roaring 20s. You had the flap dancers,gangsters, the war, and great moments in steam boat history, casinos and danced halls. All different popular things that could be used as inspiration for fundraisers, such as game nights, musicals, or plays. All different things that can bring in an income as a fundraiser or used for schools, churches, other non for profit agencies; or just groups in general. The roaring 20s are a time that you will there are not too many people left from this particular generation and if you are lucky enough to have a conversation with someone who grew up during this era, would have amazing facts and stories to share that could be depicted during your party or event as well. With a little imagination and white poster board, crayons, coloring pencils, tape, staples and printed photo images that can be cut, kids can create their own paper hats. As you plan a menu for a celebration remember, there may be vegetarians and vegans on the guest list so plan accordingly. With a little imagination and white poster board, crayons, coloring pencils, tape, staples and printed photo images that can be cut, kids can create their own paper hats. The history of Roaring 20s has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Roaring 20s to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

History of Roaring 20s
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