Bob your hair and party like it's 1929
April 16, 2009
With numerous news reports stating the recession is the worst since the Great Depression, some people may want to throw their worries out the window with a party.
And since much of the Depression started in 1929, why not bring back some of the style from that time period and throw a flapper party?
Theme parties can offer a break from the norm, especially with the costumes and atmosphere involved with harkening back to the days of jazz and speakeasies.
Music is an important component to this party theme and can properly set the atmosphere. While it is ideal to incorporate music from that time, any upbeat jazz album with a hint of swing will do the trick (hint: stay away from the interpretive talents of John Coltrane).
In terms of costume, women may want to research some of the flapper party styles of the 1920s, which included short skirts (for that time) and a bob haircut. For men, any vintage-looking suit will do as long as it's topped off with a hat.
And don't worry about suddenly wanting to break out and dance. That's just the jazz that has you.