1920’s Party

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If you are studying the Roaring Twenties, why not throw a 1920’s party! You can dress up in helmet-shaped hats and wear beads with your dress. Have the men wear a black shirt with a white tie to represent a gangster from this time period.

We are using All American History, Volume II this year for our American History studies, and we are going through the different decades of the modern era. To actually feel like you are there, it’s fun to have 1920’s-style decorations. For example, for our centerpiece, we had a glass vase full of beads, with white ostrich feathers sticking out.

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1920’s Party Invitation

For our invitation, I found a picture of a gramophone, and I cut out a silhouette in black card stock paper. I glued that to some purple card stock paper, writing the party information on the inside of the folded card.

1920s-invitation

1920’s Gramophone Cake

The cake was similar. I made a gramophone cake by frosting a chocolate cake with purple frosting. I outlined a gramophone with chocolate frosting, piping it on through a Ziplock bag with a corner cut off.

1920s-gramophone-cake

1920’s Music

We played some 1920’s music in the background of the party to create the ambience. Here is some 1920’s music you can play:

Old Family Photos of the 1920’s

We looked through some old genealogy pictures to find family members who lived during the 1920’s. It brings this time period in history home because this decade wasn’t so long ago after all, if grandma’s mother lived at that time!

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1920’s Headband Craft for Kids

We made a 1920’s headband craft. We started with a ribbon that I found in the curtain section of a craft supply store. We used hot glue to add embellishments like feathers, buttons, broaches, or tassels.

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Watch this video demonstration to see how I did these fun 1920’s activities:

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32 Responses to “1920’s Party”

  1. Allyson says:

    Such a fun idea for hands-on learning! I especially love the headband craft!

  2. Katie says:

    This looks like so much fun! the 1920’s are one of my favorite eras! Clever and adorable ideas!

  3. Hannah says:

    So fun! Such a creative and fun way to connect with history!

  4. Heather Hart says:

    This sounds like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing, this sounds like it would be a blast… and it just so happens I’m planning a birthday party…

  5. Melissa says:

    That would be so much fun! I’ll have to pin this post for when we get to the 20’s! Thank you for the ideas.

  6. Alyssa says:

    How cute is that!! Love it!! Thank you for sharing! This is such a good idea.

  7. Julie says:

    Looks like lots of fun! I love the headpiece you made and the cake was great too!

  8. How fun is this! My older daughter would love a party like this. Love all the ideas to make it happen.

  9. Awesome ideas. I loved the gramaphone cake too. So easy too.

  10. Sasha Mills says:

    Such cute ideas for studying the 20s with your kids. I know my kids would love it if we all dressed up for history lesson! 🙂

  11. Ann (Neethu) says:

    even though it’s 1920s it definitely was classy and neat. So good to come up with such activities of creativity.

  12. Alice Mills says:

    You make learning so fun and interactive! The twenties are such a fun period to study.

    • Susan says:

      The Roaring ’20’s were a special era. The show “Downton Abbey” was really popular because it took place in this bygone era of big dresses, landowners, and lots of servants.

  13. Marie says:

    I absolutely love this! I love this era! I love the music from this period. This is such a great idea for teaching history!

  14. Kristi says:

    Such cute ideas! I remember learning how to dance the Charleston in elementary school. The headband craft is super cute!

  15. Merry says:

    This looks like it was so much fun! I love the idea of having old family photos from the 20’s!

  16. Dominika says:

    Hi Susan, you are such a creative woman. I love the 1920s inspired party. From the gramophone cake, the beaded gold pearls to the invitations, I loved all the concept. Great job.

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