At the Table / Bits & Bites

At The Table: Prohibition Party

When I realized how much money I was spending on food for my Prohibition Party, I put myself on a tight budget for the decorations.  I propped books from the era (“The Great Gatsby” and “The Beautiful and Damned”) at the ends of the buffet and draped a white boa and silver beads everywhere.  On the name cards identifying each dish, I incorporated an image of the Chrysler Building – the most iconic silhouette in the art deco theme.  It was simple but spruced up.

I was against doing a photo wall or balloons because I wanted this to feel like you were in the era, not like a cheesy representation of the time.  I preferred placing little touches all over the place rather than go wild and unrealistic.  (See the original post for additional images, like signs for the front door and party favors.)  I was going for soirée, not bar mitzvah.

prohibition table 1 prohibition table 2

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