Bring out the crystal and gold accents! The Baz Luhrmann production of The Great Gatsby has made quite an impression on the event scene. From elegant garden parties to full-on black tie events, the roaring twenties are in full swing. This is one event theme that you don’t have to hold back on.
Glitz up the venue by using accents of feathers, pearls, sequins and/or lace, all of which are perfect for table decorations. For an authentic Gatsby style, stick to floral arrangements consisting of only white flowers; a variety of white flowers is stunning. Consider draping strands of faux pearls over centerpieces and floral arrangements. Black, white and gold are all fantastic color choices for just about anything. A stack of vintage suitcases certainly helps to set the tone, especially when paired with old cameras. And if possible, use rich fabrics and textures wherever you can.
For the menu, plan for simple, yet extravagant. Start with mini hors d’oeuvres as appetizers to hold your guests until the main meal is served. Oysters on the half shell would also make quite a statement and showcase some of the Northwest’s finest offerings. A seafood-based entrée or a steak dinner are both excellent choices for the main meal. Don’t overlook the beverage offerings, as this is a perfect time to offer a champagne cocktail or martini. To finish it off with an appropriate dessert, lemon cake, macaroons, or mini desserts would all fare quite well.
Encourage your guests to dress the part- it really adds to the fun and gives guests a chance to break out the clothing and accessories that rarely get to make an appearance outside of the closet. Consider a live band- possibly jazz- to tie in the theme.
Looking for a perfect location to host your Gatsby themed event? Look no further than The Heritage Room, which offers outstanding views of the Capitol, Heritage Park and Capitol Lake. With its historical charm, high ceilings and beautiful pillars, it is the perfect place for this theme, or any other theme for that matter. Call 360.943.9494 to schedule a tour.