Puttin’ On The Ritz: Roaring 20’s Party Decorations

Know what’s the cat’s meow? A Roaring 20’s theme party! For the past month or so, I’ve been busy planning a local fundraising event, complete with a live band, swing dancing, a silent auction, and delicious desserts!

It was a ton of work, but the final result was pretty fantastic. I wanted to share some ideas with you about how we decorated, the desserts we made, and our super-fun photo booth in case you’re ever inspired to throw a twenties themed party of your own. There’s a lot to talk about, so I’m going to split it all up into three posts, starting with today’s look at our decor! As soon as we chose the theme, we knew everything had to be gold & black and as glamorous as possible.  You can, of course, use whatever you have on hand to put your own spin on the theme, but here are some of the supplies we used.


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Black Tablecloths
Gold Fringe Table Skirts
Black and White Feathers
Gold Votives
Strands of Fake Pearls
Gold Mesh Ribbon
Shredded Gold Basket Filler
Black, Gold, and/or White Ribbon
White String Lights
Large Vases
Black, Gold, and White Balloons

Check-in Table

As guests arrived, the first thing they saw was this check-in table, so we wanted to make sure it was all decked out to make a great first impression! We started with a gold fringe table skirt and covered the table with a black plastic tablecloth. If you happen to have “real” tablecloths, all the better!

My good friend Sylvia created this gorgeous display on the table, starting with a piece of gold mesh. She placed a pillar candle on top of a gold vase, then accented it with a few feathers and a black ribbon. Two small gold votives and a strand of faux pearls, along with some stray feathers completed the look.

Since it was a dance, after all, we included a printed sign with this fun quote about finding your place on the dance floor. Erin downloaded a bunch of pretty Art Deco clip art from Etsy and used it to create the background for this sign, as well as many of the others we used for various things throughout the evening. You can grab it here as a free printable, as well as at the bottom of the post.


Our centerpieces, also designed by Sylvia, featured all the glam and glitz you could want. Once again, a twisted piece of gold mesh makes the base of the display. Then, we filled large clear vases with shredded gold basket filler and miniature battery operated strands of lights. A strand of faux pearls went around the outside of the vase, then we placed votives on either side. Add some stray feathers, and the look is complete! I wish you could see how pretty they were all lit up when the lights were dimmed.

We wanted our guests to share their photos on social media, so we created a hashtag for them to use and displayed it on these themed signs. I went to my local Goodwill store, where I was able to find a variety of gold frames for less than $2 each. I printed and framed the signs, which ranged in size from 3×5″ to 5×7″ and we added them to the tables. You can grab the printable here and add your own hashtag, either in a photo editing program or with a marker!

Dessert Table

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing more about the decadent desserts we served, but for now, I wanted to show you the display. Like the check-in table, the dessert tables featured gold table skirts and black tablecloths. To create layers, we placed boxes of various sizes in the back and covered them with gold lamé fabric. White lights under the edges of the fabric created a gold glow, along with gold votives, and we added some loose black and white feathers too. Finally, strings of white lights under the table lit things up from the floor, creating a beautiful glowing effect.

Black, gold, and white balloon bouquets on either side of the table added another festive touch.

Printable Signs

As any event planner will tell you, the real secret to a memorable event is in the small details. It’s the little things that people will remember…tiny touches that make them smile and tie everything together. Like these bathroom signs! Erin created these to label the restrooms and they were a hit. You can print out your own copies here: fellas and flappers.

What do you think? I thought our decorating committee knocked it out of the park! Special thanks to Sylvia, Erin, Sherl, and Ken for all the assistance in making it a gorgeous, glamorous evening. Here are links to all of the printables mentioned above so you can easily grab them.

Dance Floor Sign

Share Your Shots Event Hashtag Sign

Fellas Restroom Sign

Flappers Restroom Sign

Be sure to come back later this week for more about the desserts, including an English Toffee recipe that’s out of this world, and all kinds of fun printable photo props!

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