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Harlem Nights Party Theme

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If you’re looking for a party theme that is fun, festive, and sure to get your guests dancing, then a Harlem Nights theme party is the perfect choice! Inspired by the musical and fashion styles of the 1920s- 1930’s Jazz Age, and movie “Harlem Nights“. Then this Harlem Nights party will transport you back in time to the vibrant streets of Harlem.

Think big bands, flapper dresses, and of course, plenty of whirling and twirling on the dance floor! To really get your guests into the spirit of the party, make sure to decorate with plenty of feathers, beads, and sequins. And don’t forget the signature cocktails – a classic champagne punch will definitely help get the party started!

So if you’re looking for a fun and unique party theme, why not try out a Harlem Nights party? Your guests are sure to have a great time!

Harlem Nights Themed Party Lady in costume

Harlem Nights Theme Decor

When it comes to decorating for a Harlem Nights theme party, there are plenty of ways to get creative! Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

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  • Hang colorful streamers and lanterns from the ceiling to create a festive atmosphere.
  • Use black, gold and white balloons to create a dramatic effect.
  • Cover the tables with black tablecloths and accessorize with gold or silver centerpieces.
  • Scatter feathers around the room for a touch of glamour.
  • Set up a photo booth with props like boas, fedoras, and long cigarette holders.

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Harlem Nights Casino Theme

Want to add a little more excitement to your Harlem Nights party? Why not try out a casino theme! Guests can dress up in their best 1920s-1930s attire and play classic casino games like blackjack, poker, and roulette. 

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Cocktail Recipes for Your Harlem Nights Party

No Harlem Nights party would be complete without some signature cocktails! Here are a few recipes to get you started:

Champagne Punch: Combine champagne, orange juice, lemonade, and a splash of grenadine in a punch bowl. Add some sliced oranges and lemons for garnish.

Harlem Nights Martini: Combine vodka, coffee liqueur, and chocolate syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with sugar around the rim, a chocolate candy bar and a cocktail drinks umbrella.

Flapper Fizz: Combine gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and egg whites in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine or soda water. Garnish with a cherry or raspberry.

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Harlem Nights Costume Ideas

For a Harlem Nights party, you can’t go wrong with classic Jazz Age style! Here are a few costume ideas to get you started:-

For women: Flapper dresses, headbands, long beads, and feather boas.-For men: Suit jackets, fedoras, suspenders, and spats.-

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For couples: Think 1920s-1030’s gangster and moll! Pair a pinstripe suit with a feathered boa for the ultimate in Gatsby-inspired glamour.

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For Men: Pinstripe suits or for something a little more low key, try pairing suspenders with a fedora and some jazz shoes.

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Gangster and moll costumes are perfect for a Harlem Nights party! To get the look, pair a pinstripe suit with a feathered boa for the ultimate in Gatsby-inspired glamour. Whatever you choose, make sure to have fun with it! And don’t forget to practice your Charleston – you might just end up winning the prize for best dancer at the party! So what are you waiting for? Get planning your Harlem Nights party today!

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Harlem Nights Party Games

No party is complete without some fun and festive games! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Harlem Nights Theme Party Food Ideas

When it comes to food, there are plenty of options for a Harlem Nights party theme. Serve up some classic Jazz Age dishes like shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, and mini beef wellingtons.

Or, for something a little more modern, try serving sliders, chicken wings, and pizza. And of course, no party would be complete without a dessert! Why not try making some homemade cookies, cakes or cupcakes? Or you could even set up a candy buffet with all of your favorite sweets. Whatever you choose, make sure to have plenty of food on hand to keep your guests dancing all night long!

If you’re looking for a unique and fun party theme, Harlem Nights is perfect! This theme transports your guests back in time to the Prohibition era, when jazz music and dance were all the rage. With our help, you can create an unforgettable evening that will have your guests talking about it for weeks (or maybe even months) afterwards. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Harlem Nights party today!

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