Dec 02 2009
The Queen of Halloween sometimes thinks that she was born in the wrong era. There are times when she thinks that being a bobby soxer in the Fifties was what she should have been. Other times she thinks that she should have been a Flower Child in the Sixties or a Disco Queen in the Seventies. And then there are the times when the Queen thinks that she should have been a flapper in the Roaring Twenties, that golden era filled with the Charleston, gangsters and the sexy flapper dress.
Don’t save this idea just for Halloween time, though. A Roaring Twenties theme would be great for a party any time of the year. Think of it- instead of celebrating your twentieth anniversary with a boring dinner party or spending an evening in a perfectly nice restaurant with another couple and snoozing on the inside, you could be rolling up the rug and learning to dance the Charleston and listening to he music of the era while everyone tells stories about what they know about the time period. You would be shocked at what your friends come up and it beats an evening of thinking about tripping the waiter for a little excitement.
For the women, there are two options that come quickly to mind for this era: the sexy flapper dress and the more demure temperance woman. If you would like to be a little more political, dress in a gray, high necked dress and carry signs demanding the vote for women. If you would prefer to make it a little more amusing and party friendly, change the sign to “Give Ducks the Vote” “Equal Voices for Ducks” or your choice of oddball causes. For the flapper, make sure that you have a brightly colored, fringed dress, as short as you dare to go. Long strands of pearls, and a feathered headband complete the look. Make sure that you add nail polish in a matching color to really “jazz” up the look.
The men can dress as gangsters if they would like to go suave and in a flapper dress if they want to go for the laughs. There is nothing like seeing a room full of hairy legs in short, fringed flapper dresses to get a party kicked into high gear. Have a Charleston contest and play a musical trivia contest.
Whether you use it as a party theme or for Halloween, the Charleston, Roaring Twenties concept is fun, colorful and leaves a lot of options open for discussion
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