1920s Themed Events

The iconic 1920s theme has to be one of our favourites here at Daniel Lay Event Services. It steals the show with the era of glitz and glamour. In this blog we will show you how to show off this theme. Décor, props and venue dressing is a top priority – we can transform any space into your Great Gatsby themed event.
As it covers a decade, you can take your event in a lot of different directions!

Great Gatsby Gala Dinners

First watch the movie – The Great Gatsby, it will give you so many ideas! Black and Gold is very popular. Some popular ideas to add to your event include:
Wall draping, large feather displays, black VIP carpet with gold posts, art deco signage, photo booth with a themed backdrop:
Starburst 1920 Art Deco Prop Hire
Giant 1920s Starburst Props For Hire
A little party never killed nobody great gatsby sign hire
Great Gatsby Welcome Sign
Art Deco Lamp Hire - Lady Holding Globe
Art Deco Lady & Lamp
Great Gatsby Theme London - Black & Gold Carpet Package
Giant 1920s Starburst Props For Hire

Prohibition Theme – Speakeasy

The Prohibition era in America, which lasted almost 14 years and effectively banned the sale and production of booze in the United States, ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933. The time when Prohibition imperfectly reigned, meanwhile, has endured in the national consciousness and the pop-culture pantheon as a period of unparalleled violence, gangsterism and corruption. 

You can use a wide range of themed props, decorations and bars to convert your space into an authentic speakeasy bar. Vintage signposts, furniture, whiskey barrels, dressed-up staff, and jazz music come to mind.
When sending your invites out, keep in mind the secrecy of speakeasies. A password on your invites for the guests to use when entering is a fun way to welcome the theme.

Roaring 20s

Get your headbands, pearls and long gloves ready or your hats, suits, bow ties and scarves! Your guests can help roll back the clocks with a roaring 1920s party. Why not hire a bar and staff to serve French 75, Gin Rickey, Bee’s Knees, Sidecar or Mary Pickford’s. A classic example of a bar that has tailored a drinks menu to the 1920’s is The Sidecar Bar. You too can bring the 20’s to your event with a themed cocktail menu.
Devilled eggs, shrimp cocktail and oyster Rockefeller are popular themed food options. Sweet treats such as the banana foster are a hit with guests too. This is not to say you have to opt for themed food, any food can work well.


Bring the mystery and allure of masks to your Gatsby Event. This is a fun way to add class and sophistication in keeping with the prohabition era.

Peaky Blinders

The award-winning show makes this theme very popular. Three-piece suits, overcoats, flat caps, and laced boots are popular. Not to mention the glamorous flapper dresses and fur coats.
Entertainment Ideas:
Flapper Dancers
1920s themed event inspiration
1920s Bands
1920s Themed Gangster Performer for great Gatsby event
Gangster Performers
1920s Selfie Photo Booth
Music Ideas:

Check out our Spotify playlist with some 1920’s inspired songs to give you some inspiration:

How To Plan The Ultimate James Bond Casino Themed Event

The James Bond or Casino theme is an ever-popular choice for events. It’s a brilliant theming option for many event types. It is completely adaptable from Corporate functions, galas & award ceremonies to private parties.
Oozing luxury style, shaken (not stirred) cocktails and sophistication. A Bond casino theme is an excellent way to set the tone for your event. There are so many clever and unique ways you can incorporate the theme into your event.
On this page, we will give you lots of ideas and extras to include in your themed event. So whether you are a host or looking for some inspiration. Read on to find all the information you need to create an unforgettable themed event.
James Bond Themed Backdrop & Silhouette Boards

Some Events That Can Be Enhanced By A James Bond Themed Party

Corporate Events

Christmas Parties

Product Launches & Brand Activations

VIP Events

James Bond Silhouettes next to a Red Carpet
Illuminated Silhouette Boards With A Red Carpet

Tips For Planning A Bond Party

  • Think about how to create an ambience. The best way to make your event a success is to create a themed environment. Themes make your guests feel like they are in a James Bond film or a casino.
  • Create a show-stopping entrance. This is the first impression your guests will get of your event; you want it to be a good one! Red Carpets or Even Black VIP carpets provide a classy entrance for your guests.
  • Have lots of James Bond decor. This goes without saying, but you’ll want to add lots of props and decorations to your venue. This will ensure your event carries the theme throughout for continuity. Popular James Bond Props are available here.

James Bond Decoration


Once you’ve invited your guests, you’ll want to think about how you are decorating your venue.
A popular idea that many people go for is adding casino props and decorations to their venue.
You can include casino tables with fun money so your guests can have a spin or count to 21 with blackjack. Creating a fun atmosphere – we at Daniel Lay Events can suggest some tried and tested suppliers for this.

We can provide large-scale prop hire and venue styling with themed centrepieces. It is an easy way to impress your guests. We can work with your budget to create a theme that is unique to you.

From sourcing casino tables, themed centrepieces, giant dice props, amazing entranceways & more.
Royal Flush Giant Playing Cards For Hire
Royal Flush Giant Casino Playing Cards

Casino Tables For Hire

James Bond Cropier at Casino Themed Party London
Professional Croupier With Blackjack Table
Hire roulette tables for your James Bond Themed Event
Roulette Table At Corporate James Bond Themed Party
Daniel Craig Lookalike
Hire a James Bond Impersonator
Cocktail Bar with 007 Light Projection
Cocktail Bar with 007 Light Projection

We can also offer draping, lighting, and staging to ensure the venue space looks its best.

Bar, no party is complete without one. Whilst you could serve up champagne and wine it might be more fun to get creative with a themed menu. For example, you could serve the Vesper Martini – the James Bond cocktail.
One of the best ways to bring your themed event to life is by encouraging guests to dress the part. Generally, a black-tie event goes down well. This could mean anything from a tuxedo or evening gown to a suit and cocktail dress. You could always come as a villain or bond girl for an extra fun touch!

Making an Entrance With a Backdrop or Red Carpet

An entrance fit for Bond - A VIP Red Carpet & Giant Dice Props
James bond Marquee Party in Kent Complete With Red Carpet Entrance
James Bond Backdrops & Decoration Hire
Icon James Bond Backdrop With Uplighting at Horsley Towers in Surrey

We hope our page has inspired you on how to host the ultimate James Bond themed event. Remember to have fun and be creative. Daniel Lay Event Services will ensure a Casino Royale night to remember. You can find our James Bond Themed Props here.