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    Posted May 6, 2013 by
    Great Neck, New York
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    Your 1920s parties

    My 30th Birthday Gatsby Party


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     RBailyn123 says he spent six months planning a lavish "Great Gatsby" themed party for his 30th birtday. He and his wife grew up in Great Neck, New York, which was F. Scott Fitzgerald's inspiration for West Egg in the book. Several of the photos in this set were taken by Sasithon Photography.
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    For my 30th birthday I decided to rent a historic mansion (a la Jay Gatsby) in the Litchfield area of Connecticut. The party was a throwback to my home town (Great Neck, NY) as my friends and I were always fans of The Great Gatsby and proud to live in West Egg. We rented the house for an October weekend in 2012 and Saturday night had a Gatsby-themed affair. We had top-of-the-line everything from the catering and bars to string quartet and 1920's themed DJ. It was a party we will never forget. Ironically, we didn't know about the movie coming out when we first starting the party planning in 2011.
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