Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Great Gatsby Party: Decorations




So hopefully you have already seen The Great Gatsby (maybe you have seen it 17 times already...), and if you haven't, watch the clip above. Jay Gatsby's parties were over the top extravagant. Throwing a party that has the same lavish feel is achievable, no matter what your budget or what the occasion is. It's all about the decorations.

After you watching this clip of the movie, some decorating themes become very clear. The colors used are mainly black, white, gold, silver, and champagne. Some of the decorations used are balloons, tinsel, streamers, flowers, confetti, lights, feathers, and basically anything shiny, sparkly, metallic, and luxurious.

"At least once a fortnight a corps of caterers came down with several hundred feet of canvas and enough colored lights to make a Christmas tree of Gatsby’s enormous garden."
- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald



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Balloons fill the house and are scattered all over the yard.


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All that sparkles.


Gold and Silver tinsel everywhere you can hang it will make your party almost as sparkly as Jay Gatsby's.

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Constant confetti is a must.
Give your guest confetti poppers and have confetti drop throughout the night.

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Center pieces of flowers, pearls, feathers, and candles will make the party.

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And not everyone is lucky enough to have the fabulous chandeliers that decorate Jay Gatsby's mansion, but never fear. There is an alternative. You can easily create a faux chandelier using tinsel. It will create the same effect as a chandelier would, but it will only cost you a couple dollars.









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