13 Ideas for a 'Great Gatsby' Theme Party

Evoke the 1920s with flappers, champagne, and other style ideas.

By Jenny Berg May 6, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

Moët & Chandon hosted an after-party for the New York premiere of the film at the Plaza in New York. The evening began with a festive procession, which saw costumed performers making their way through the crowd holding champagne bottles from 1921 and sparklers. 

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As you may have heard, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby hits the big screen on Friday. The classic novel doesn't skimp on the party scenes, and Jay Gatsby's famously decadent style has been an enduring inspiration for event planners. From dressing greeters as flappers to using mini champagne bottles in lieu of place cards, here are 13 fun ideas for 1920s-style soirees—which, we predict, will be on an upswing for the next several months.

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