1920’s Speakeasy or 1930’s Cocktail Party
Its the roaring twenties, think young, wild folk known as ‘Flappers and Dappers’ that drink, smoke and dance all night at these “Speakeasies”, having a good time and getting a little ‘Ooo La La’!
This is a fun theme for a party whether you choose to hire a venue with a bar or set the scene at home. Small round tables, low lighting, empty liquor bottles for candle holders all add to the atmosphere. Cocktails should be served in crystal glasses or serve them innocently in little cups & saucers in keeping with the underground world of the 20’s gangster bars. Canapes served by ‘bartenders’ in some sort of uniform too.
Flappers wore finger waved bobs with feathered headbands, drop waisted, fringed dresses, over the knee stockings and sexy round toed heels. Think gangster style for the men, pin striped suits, fedora hats, spats & accessorize with guns & cigars!
For a 1930’s Cocktail Party think Downton Abbey, English Country House or shooting party, light the room with candleabras and style with a few well placed house plants. Full length evening gowns, long gloves & faux fur were the order of the day. Black Tie & Tuxedos for the gents with a touch of Bryll cream and a side parting. Enjoy the party darlings!
1920’s or 30’s Menu – £18.95 per head
(2 Cocktails pp & a Selection of 9 Canapes)
(includes some scene setting & vintage glass hire & crockery)
Champagne Cocktail (sparkling wine based)
Hanky panky (Gin based)
Angel Face (Gin based)
Between the Sheets (Rum based)
Old Fashioned (Whiskey/bourban based)
Mint Julep (Whiskey/bourbon based)
Ginn Fizz (Gin based)
Sidecar (Brandy based)
We suggest approx 9 canapes per person for an event lasting 2 hours or more.
Salmon & Dill Tartlets
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Blinis
Prawn & Advocado Crostini
Green & Black Olive Tapenade Crostini topped with sun dried Tomato
Chicken Liver Pate Toasts
Chicken skewers with a Satay dip
Mozarella, Basil & Tomato stacks
Bresaola & Parmesan Crostini
Stilton, Pear & prosciutto Wraps
Mini Goats Cheese & Pesto Bites
Spicy Meatballs with a hot Tomato Salsa
Sweet Potato & Prosciutto Stackers
Mini Cream Cheese Jkt Potatoes
Stuffed Mushroom Bites
Greek kebabs with Tzatziki dip
Mini Chocolate Brownie Bites
White & Dark Chocolate dipped Strawberries
Mini Fruit Tartlets
Mini Sweet Scones with Strawberries & Clotted Cream
Mini Lemon Tarts
Vintage Parties – Putting on the Ritz
Make every day a holiday and celebrate life with a vintage party; tea parties, birthday parties, dinner parties, cocktail parties, Christmas parties, street parties, bridal showers, baby showers, surprise parties, engagements, fundraisers, graduations, weddings, hen nights, pre parties, after parties……seriously life can be one big party!!
Love the idea of throwing an unusual party to mark your special occasion? 1920’s Speakeasy or Tea Dance, 1930’s Cocktail Evening, 40’ & 50’s Hanger Style Dance, 60’s Retro or Vintage Tea Party – Choose your favourite and we can style your event, provide catering, marquees and even the band to match!
Vintage Tea Party
There’s something so sophisticated and elegant about hosting an old fashioned style tea party with delicious treats and impeccable manners. Vintage tea parties can be a great idea for all ages, bring back memories of days gone by for Grandma, enjoy being Mothers & daughters and have a good gossip with old girlfriends. For a touch of true vintage etiquitte send handwritten cards & encourage guests to dress for the occasion.
NEW – Vintage Crockery Hire
By popular demand we now offer Vintage Crockery Hire within Norfolk and Suffolk. Everything for that special occasion, including fine china, quality silverware and tablelinen. Click here for more details and prices.
Tea Party Menu – £18.95 per head
(includes dressing the tables & vintage crockery hire)
A selection of dainty sandwiches & rolls
Choose from the following fillings:
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese
Home Baked Ham & Mustard
Cheese & local chutney
Tuna & Cucumber
Egg & Cress
Freshly Baked Scone with Preserve & Clotted Cream
Selection of Homemade Cakes & Pastries
Selection of Teas & Coffee or Soft Drinks
1940’s & 50’s Hanger Style Dance
War time meant people needed an outlet to forget their troubles, hanger dances sprang up in ‘hangers’ or village halls. This is a great party theme if you have an uninspiring venue as the whole theme lends itself to a ‘make do & mend’ feel. A bit of bunting here, a few vintage props there and the ‘big band’ style of music create a fantastic evening. Men in uniform, land girls & 1940’s film stars could all be inspirations for your costumes.
Choose a buffet with a traditional twist & add a Vintage Sweets Table for a bit of fun. We can provide all of this to help your party go smoothly!