Twenties Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Twenties 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 twenties was a very exciting with the arrival of jazz aka the devils music. 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. Whether the devil was a fan of jazz music or not did not matter because jazz was all the rage in the twenties. In order for the twenties party to remain authentic only include jazz from the decade. No twenties party can be complete without the legendary Louis Armstrong along with King Oliver’s Jazz Band, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Bix Beiderbecke, Mamie Smith, Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael and Bessie Smith. Songs that were very popular in the twenties include:

I cannot Believe That you are In Love With Me – Billie Baker
Swanee - Al Jolson
Whispering - Paul Whiteman
I Wanna Be Loved By You – Helen Kane
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
When My Baby Smiles At Me – Ted Lewis
I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - Charles Harrison
Twenties music is necessary for any twenties party surely. Do not forget to include a few twenties dances for the party guests to attempt. The Charleston is the most popular dance of the day. Other dances of the day include the Flapper Walk, Darktown Shuffle, Henderson Stomp, Camel Walk, and Black Bottom. Include Twenties party supplies as well to create a twenties atmosphere. Creative idea: Matching or contrasting color decor items such as plates and cups will work for any theme ideas. If you specify the type of clothing for a social event like summer causal, give a few examples of what is acceptable and more importantly what isn't. When all is said and done, favors given to those guests who were able to attend will both feel appreciated and be reminded of the day whenever they look at that favor.

Handmade party supplies such as gangster costumes and flapper dresses will be welcomed additions to your Twenties party. Other homemade party supplies such as handmade beaded necklaces, homemade hats and personalized Twenties party banners will have your party rocking. Most often your Twenties party will come alive with music from the Big Band era, party streamers, party banners and balloons. These twenties party goods in addition to the usual party supplies like paper plates, cups, napkins and inflatable centerpieces will make your Twenties party a success.

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. The handmade party supplies and costumes will be king at your Twenties party. More often than not, your guests will enjoy wearing homemade party supplies such as flapper costumes, feather hats, boas and beaded necklaces. These handmade items will make your party realistic. Additionally party goods for your Twenties party can include Twenties music, gangster hats, flasks, and costume jewelry. These twenties party supplies along with Big Band dance music, flapper hats and Zoot suits will bring the twenties to your party.

Homemade party supplies and handmade party goods will add a special touch to your Twenties party. Most often planning and organizing your Twenties party will take time, but the party itself will compare to no others. Traditional Twenties party supplies such as silver party streamers, silver and black balloons, costume jewelry, noise makers and party banners will make your party very special.


The twenties was an interesting time in history and an ideal cake for this party would be a traditional white sheet 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 simple, but can be decorated a variety of ways to incorporate the twenties theme. Along with the twenties themed cake, an assortment of designed to highlight the twenties 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 twenties theme. The perfect cake for a twenties party is an Italian Crème cake. This cake can be topped with a variety of miniature twenties objects.

With a twenties 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 twenties 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 twenties party supplies that are chosen for this party will keep your friends amused for hours.

The twenties cake and party supplies such as gangster hats, miniature gangster cars and other twenties 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 twenties objects such as gangster cars, flappers and flasks. A twenties theme party with a twenties cake will only get better with an assortment of party supplies and other twenties party items.

The Twenties Party or twenties costume party would be a popular theme for young adults or older guests. The fashions of the time are as fun and youthful today as they were eighty years ago making costume parties especially fun parties. This exciting celebration 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.

Another possible direction for the Twenties Party is the murder mystery dinner party following one of the many popular books of the age. This is best when all of these popular party elements are merged. In this elaborate game plan, a really good dinner party combined with twenties costumes and a murder mystery game or performance are used.

A simpler party might just involve one of the murder mystery party board games and snacks. Easier yet is renting one of the many mystery movies set in twenties to be used as entertainment and paper party goods and invitations that use the roaring twenties as their themes. Music of the time can include the crooners or ragtime to give the right background sound.

If mysteries are not popular with prospective guests then there are still lots of potential entertainment options for the Twenties Party. Many classic movies are available on DVD and feature silent film stars as well as the first talkie performers. Silent films are best used as background to other activities and those movie buffs who are interested can still read the subtitles while playing games, dancing or talking with other guests.

When the flappers and zoot-zooters arrive for the Twenties Party be sure to have a camera ready to get those precious memories on digital storage for posterity. The costumes may be vintage but the pictures must be thoroughly modern. Make certain to get pictures of the pinstripe suits and spats worn by the guys as well as the bobbed hair and yard-long strings of beads worn by young gals.

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Twenties History, Facts and Educational Resources

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

The twenties offer a lot of great opportunities for fun activities, great music and excellent costumes for a family get together or party. In history you will see that the twenties were real big on the flappers, which the facts will tell you the twenties were the starting point for the flappers and when that era was launched. If you are unsure what kind of party you want to use this particular theme for, stop and take a look at some of the different pictures or stories in history that are out there. Whether you are wanting to have a costume party, flapper style pub party, birthday party, music themed event or fun themed reunion there are several different options out there when using the twenties as your inspiration for fun and good times.

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. Remember that the twenties is one of those eras where you have plenty of different options as to what you want to focus your party or event on. When you send out your invitations for the event, regardless of what you are celebrating take that opportunity to go through and mention different fun filled facts about the twenties, and draw names when they get there, start two different teams and have a twenties inspired trivia party. Again the twenties may seem like a challenging party theme, but in the end you will see nothing but good times, laughs, old great music, historical habits come alive again, and people will be talking about the party for weeks to come. Plan ahead by including at start time for the day and if needed include a reasonable end time as well. Don't wait until the last minute to set up for a celebration, you will be hurried and stressed by the time the guests start to arrive. Plan ahead by including at start time for the day and if needed include a reasonable end time as well. The history of Twenties 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 Twenties to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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