party inspiration: the dirty thirties

Before I leave the subject of thirtieth birthday celebrations, I wanted to post an inspiration board for a party idea that requires a little more time and planning, but has the makings of a fantastic theme: the dirty thirties. The 1930's, while known primarily for the great depression, also had a more glamorous and sultry side including jazz, supper clubs, art deco, burlesque and cabaret. I could see hosting this party at a dimly lit wine bar or lounge and encouraging costumes with an abundance of velvet, silk or feathers...

Resources: Art Deco invitations by Gala DesignNational Hotel and Colony Hotel located in South Beach Miami; vintage wedding photos by Adi Nevo via Snippet & Ink blog; other images available through google.

1 comment:

tp24 said...

Great idea - I'm turning thirty in a couple of weeks....and I LOVE the thirties! I may have to think about doing something like this!

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