Want to channel your inner Gatsby and throw a colossal party as if it were dating back to the 20’s? With elegant details, glitz and glam, and the the beautifully aged antiques, the most breath taking gathering can be thrown when the right decor is in place.
Book a Vintage Inspired Room This will be the hardest part of the planning process. Try your best to avoid the newer venues in your area. These venues will most likely look more on the modern side. Look for the older venues like public libraries with conference rooms. You can easily dress these rooms up with old antique furniture and artwork. Spaces with heavy drapes are a plus! Dim lighting gives off that speakeasy feel.
Find a Caterer It is important to find a caterer that will stick to the elegant vintage them at your bar and food stations. Classic cocktails served in mason jars, an eclectic range of distressed serving trays, and old fashioned candies placed at the end of your food stations are just a few examples that your caterer should be able to provide you with. If possible, have your caterer provide servers that are willing to dress in a softer colored three piece suits to compliment the look of your theme.
Incorporating The Vintage Elements This may be the most important thing to check off the list. The way you decorate your vintage inspired bash sets the mood for the night. Your tables will need old floral patterned tablecloths and old antique candlesticks or smaller table lamps. Extravagant center pieces with arrangements of deep pinks, purples, and off white florals bring a little color into the darker lit space. Be careful though, you don't want to make your tablescapes gaudy! Avoid bulky table linens and chair covers. Also make sure to tell your florist exactly the look you are trying to achieve.
Make Your Food and Drink Stations Look as Rustic as Possible RentQuest has the perfect bar for the vintage feel. The Tavern Bar placed with the System Backbar is most commonly rented for themed events such as this. Bringing in pieces with darker grains reflect the dark feel of the night. Light accent chairs like the Vintage Floral Arm Chair, that is often styled with the Victorian Sofa, adds the perfect element of softness against hardwood grains.
Don’t Forget Your Props Fill in the extra space with vintage props. Check out RQ’s props to find the perfect pieces to complete your look. The Bamboo Treasure Chest Set, Vintage Inspired Pressed Glass Stationary Set, and Vintage Inspired Creamer Set are perfect for adding the little props that you don't want lying around your house after the party is over!
With all the glitz and glam tied together with these tricks and tips brought to you from RQ, we are sure your vintage soirée will be a hit!