Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party!

Inspired by The Great Gatsby, Colette spent months envisioning and planning a Gatsby New Year's Eve Party!  Invitations were sent to come and sip champagne and Charleston into the new year.

She searched consignment stores and antique stores for months and acquired a nice collection of silver serving pieces and champagne glasses.

Party decor was lots of silver and gold streamers, giant confetti (snipped from metalic tissue paper), and balloons, balloons, and more balloons!  All the furniture was moved out of the living room, so it could be used as a dance floor.

The foyer and formal dining room were also decorated.

Since early summer, I'd been finding these silver forks in antique stores all over southern New Hampshire.  Every time I saw some, I'd snatch them up.  I was very grateful that I had more than enough to serve the entire party on real silver!

Five dozen helium balloons joined in the party!

Resorted to a selfie, so you could see the ornament in my hair...really one of Colette's necklaces enthusiastically pinned into my hair.  

Colette's ready for the party!

Almost time to party like Gatsby!

The invitation specified "1920's attire required", and people went all out to look elegant and fabulous!

-Gatsby Party Menu-

Gourmet Cheeses and Crackers
Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Gruyere Tarts 
Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake
White Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake (gluten free)
Assorted Chocolates

Apple-Ginger-Cranberry Punch
Sparkling Cider

Now there's an elegant group!

Dancing the night away!

As one guest left, he shook my hand and said, "Thank you for letting us thoroughly trash your house!"  I guess the party was a success!  Really, the mess was part of the fun!

Clean up?  It happened the next day.  Zzzzz...


  1. Lovely pictures. What a fun theme for a party. Happy New Year!

  2. Just amazing new year party!! I think you all had a great time together. My friends attended the best new year eve party nyc this year but I couldn’t attend them due to some important work. But I’ll definitely join them in the upcoming holiday party!

    1. Thank you for your kind words! Wishing you (far in advance) a great party this New Year's!

  3. This is so lovely post on Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party! I love the idea of balloon décor. At some domestic venues San Francisco I am also going to throw grand NYE bash. I would use vintage theme for all the decorations.


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