- Posted May 3, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your 1920s parties
- katie, CNN iReport producer
Everyone likes a good party, and event planning is one of my favorite pastimes. This year for my 25th birthday, I threw a "Great Gatsby" themed party in honor of the book and new movie release. To make it the most memorable birthday for myself and guests, I honed in on popular social media outlets; a Pinterest board for 1920s inspiration, a hashtag for Instagram/Twitter and a Facebook event page for all the details. I even created a photo backdrop with my boyfriend Jake Murray (http://www.murr-art.com) and friends, Dave Armstrong (http://davearmstrongart.blogspot.com) and Rachel Dangerfield (http://imaginarybeast.com). It is inspired by Georges Méliès's "A Trip to the Moon". It's perfect for guests to pose in front of. The resulting party so surpassed my expectations that I felt like Jay Gatsby himself!
For the opening night premiere of the movie next Thursday (5/9/13) I also created an event on Facebook for those who are coming to the movie with us all. We have reserved seating in the Arena Grand (http://www.arenagrand.com) balcony and are dressing up again! A little party never killed nobody...
Here are other blogs that featured the party:
The Flapper: A splash of St. Germain, Champagne, Raspberries
The Dapper: Gin, Tonic Water, Lime Juice
Macaroons and other fine desserts from Pistacia Vera
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