Best Speakeasy Party Ideas
Forbidden pleasures: organizing a Roaring 20s themed party
Transfer to the atmosphere of Chicago in the 20s, plunge into the world of chic and gloss, find yourself in a pub filled with the smoke of expensive cigars, will help a gangster party. Gambling, expensive jewelry, alcohol-forbidden, but such enticing pleasures that await participants in a Grand gathering of “bad guys”.
Invitations to a gangster party
The overall mood of the evening should be created long before the event. All guests receive advance information about where and when the “mob meeting” will take place, as well as requirements for compliance with the dress code.
Speakeasy Party Invitation
Since the party is secret, the invitations must also be secret. If such an event is planned as a corporate event, you can, for example, throw leaflets with the necessary information in the desktop drawers.
How to meet guests?
At the entrance to the room where the event will be held, you can put a person who will invite guests with the appropriate enthusiasm. This can be a guy dressed like “a boy who sells Newspapers”, and he will tell you about the latest news, about who is getting married, or who has an anniversary today.
You can invite a photographer with an old camera, he will meet guests and capture happy faces. To make the photos memorable, you can organize a special stand or a photo booth. It bears beautiful arrival the honoree to the front door in a rented vintage car, and while waiting to do the waitress from the past that serves aromatic coffee (in cups can be himself a coffee, and gin, whiskey).
Speakeasy party entourage
The walls are best decorated with posters in the style of the 20s. Black-and-white “Wanted” leaflets, photos of New York, portraits of artists and musicians of the period. Tables for playing roulette, game chips, as if accidentally forgotten by previous visitors, any rare items-all this should be used because it is from these little things that the overall mood of the evening is formed.
Spread out Newspapers about gangsters on the tables, of course, use the real names of the participants of the evening and fictional events about them, do not forget about humor – you will get a great publication that will brighten up the waiting minutes and become a wonderful souvenir.
By the way, do not forget to pour alcohol into coffee pots, teapots, or “milk” bags-this is required by the era when many things were forbidden. Glasses will also have to be set aside somewhere far away – coffee cups are quite suitable, encrypted-so for real.
Dress like a gangster
It would be nice to attach a small educational program on costumes for each invitation. For women, these are silk dresses, feathers, furs, cigarette holders, Flirty hats, and retro hairstyles. To create a male image, you will need suspenders, ties, striped suits, hair combed sideways, small mustaches, cigars, revolvers.
Gangster party menu
Fresh meat fried in a hot pan, juicy vegetables (fresh and baked), potatoes in the slices-the menu can be quite diverse. But with alcohol, things are more complicated, since the prohibition, which was in effect in the 30s in America, makes you go-to tricks. You need to think about the beautiful serving of strong drinks in advance. Maybe you should order labels for bottles in the style of those years with the words “Juice, “Milk” in the printing house.
The sound of retro music helps you finally feel the era, feel the rhythm of that time, its melody. In the twenties-thirties, it was very popular
- Argentine tango.
If you plan to perform a live music group, it is best to focus on the guys performing jazz. And to play music in the recording, select tunes from “the Godfather”, the musical “Chicago”.
Speakeasy entertainment ideas
Initiation into the mafia
Hand out flyers with the mafia code to your guests. Inform the participants that they are joining the mafia for life, and only death can break these ties. To become a member of the society, all participants must stand in a circle, read the mafia code in the chorus, and alternately kiss the hand of the party organizer or the mafia leader, if one has already been elected.
Text of the mafia code
Members of the mafia mutually help each other, whatever the nature of this assistance.
Any attack on one of the members of the mafia in any form is an attack on all; it should be avenged at any cost.
They undertake to obey their superiors completely.
When you need to bring to justice, the mafia members don’t refer to the civil authorities and to the mob itself. It is she who passes sentence. It is she who carries out the sentence.
If someone gives out the names of the members of the organization for any reason, they can be killed, by anyone, at any time; the revenge extends not only to them but also to their entire family.
During the party, you can distribute various secret messages written on small pieces of paper, which will contain puzzles, riddles, or questions related to the theme of the party. If the message is solved, then the one who solves his message gets a prize.
Organize a mini-casino
Use a toy roulette. Roulette should be with numbers, which will be accepted bets. Choose a croupier from the most active guests. You can bet on winning chips or personal items, and the prizes will again be items of a gangster orientation.
Competition ‘Gangster couple’
Several couples participate in the competition, they are handcuffed to each other or their hands are tied with a rope. Each pair is given a bottle of whiskey and a ribbon. The task of each pair is to tie a bow from the ribbon on the bottle. The winner is the pair that is faster and better than all coped with the task.
Contest ‘Disarm the enemy’
Participants are divided into two teams. Each team receives a set of paper pistols and revolvers printed on a printer with the name of a particular team. Each team hides its Arsenal in different places, and then the teams on the “start” of the leader must find all the” weapons ” of the enemy. The team that finds more or faster will be the winner.
Set up a store
Instead of currency, use the chips that guests received for winning contests. These chips “gangsters” can change to a favorite product, namely a cigarette case, cigar, whiskey, a deck of cards, a mouthpiece, women’s jewelry.
A party in the style of Chicago is an opportunity to feel like a real mafia, try on chic outfits, put on the skin of conspirators and lawbreakers. Such fun, forbidden, but attractive, will remain in memory for a long time.