Speakeasy-Inspired 1920s Party Ideas

Back when the bathtub gin was cold and the nights were hot - people really knew how to party! You too can travel back to the scandalous time of the bygone Roaring Twenties! Throw your own Prohibition-themed party with everything you need from with our Speakeasy Party Idea. Just be ready to run from the "fuzz" if your trip back in time gets out of hand!

Step back into time where the bathtub gin was cold and the nights were hot with our speakeasy-inspired ideas! All you need are a few basic supplies to throw the shindig of the decade.

Gold paint can help you create a simple DIY centerpiece, vinyl prohibition-themed bottle labels will totally impress your guests, and you can even send out customizable invites. Check out our favorite tips for an easy, inexpensive speakeasy party!


  • This beautiful gold paint by Deco Art really takes any art project from 'so-so' to sophisticated! Try this DIY Gold Vase project to create your own statement centerpiece for your party by repurposing glass bottles with a coat of gold paint.

  • ‘Hooch,’ ‘Bathtub Gin,’ and ‘Moonshine’ are just a few of the key terms you’d have to use if you were trying to order a cocktail back in the Prohibition Era. To really throw a fun party, mark your bottles with some customVinyl Bottle Labels by Favors by Jay.

  • The theme of your party can be reflected in these gorgeous peacock feather printables to set your table and mark dishes and drinks. Get the full scoop here on some tips for personalizing your Speakeasy Party with these gorgeous printables.

  • No Speakeasy party is complete without refreshments. Try this delectable recipe for our ‘Perfect Manhattan,’ made just for you and your guests and served in a mason jar. What makes this recipe so special? Your very own homemade spiked maraschino cherries. 

  • Use striped straws to create a fun and vintage aesthetic, and create a great centerpiece using a simple mason jar. You can also use the mason jars to display your straws, and of course serve your cocktails.

  • Excuse me sir, do you have a light? A great centerpiece item and fun party favor, these cute and non-carcinogenic candy cigarettes are a great addition to your speakeasy party! We can’t think of a better conversation starter that’s also a sweet treat!

  • Dazzle your guests before they even arrive to your secret Speakeasy Party! A beautiful personalized invite from Celebrations.com makes quite a statement.

  • A party without music just isn't a party. A Speakeasy party without tunes from the Prohibition era may as well be busted up by the cops! We've got a razzle-dazzle selection created just for you on Songza.com.

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