1920’s Great Gatsby Birthday Party

Great Gatsby 30th Birthday Party 

My brother, his wife, and their close friend had the fun idea of throwing themselves a birthday party to say goodbye to their 20’s and hello to their “Dirty 30’s”! With the rage of the roaring 20’s following the release of the Great Gatsby last year, they decided no better way to celebrate in style and class than with a 1920’s Great Gatsby themed party.


They booked the perfect venue for their event – Diamond’s Billiards in Brea, CA – not only did they have the perfect space to accommodate this creative party theme, but they were super flexible and easy to work with in planning the logistics, food and drinks, and music selection. Next, the party planning begin – guest list, invitation, 1920’s wardrobe, menu planning, details, and all of the other wonderful details that went into pulling off this elegant adults affair. Take a look at the end result – you’ll just love the FABULOUS details!


1920s invitation

I wish I could take the credit for the beautiful and creative party decor, but the credit rightfully goes to the talented decorating sister duo – Nena & Lydia Banuelos.  Inspired by the creative invitation above designed by Computer Art Nerd (Etsy shop), the elegant 1920’s Great Gatsby styled black and gold decor and a stunning dessert table and creative backdrop greeted dressed-up partygoers. These two ladies ran with the birthday couple’s vision and ideas, infusing creative elements (such as my brother’s unique vintage drink menu), and transforming the intimate space into a scene right out of the roaring 20’s.


1920's party decor

1920's party decor

1920's party decor

1920's party decor

1920's party decor

1920's party decor

1920s inspired dessert table

1920's inspired cake

1920's dessert table

1920's dessert table



1920's dessert backdrop



 I was blown away by the fact that every single person was uniquely dressed to fit the theme – I really felt like I went back in time and was in attendance at a Great Gatsby party or at a 1920’s popular nightclub. Besides the awesome decor – the music, food, and drinks were great! Not to mention the fabulous photo booth that was big hit and awesome addition to the party. Apparently some of us were addicted to the photo booth! Check out our photo obsession! We had such a blast, who would have thought a photo booth could be so much fun?!

{Vendors:} Venue: Diamonds Billards | Photography: Natalie Isabel Photography | Photo booth: Red Curtain Photo Studio | Decor & Dessert Table: Nena Chavez from In the Now Weddings & Events | Dessert: Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes | 1920’s inspired Invitation: Computer Nerd Art Etsy Shop

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