A speakeasy party has so many fun options to entertain your guests and get them moving. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
1. Hire a great Jazz band to get your guests out on the dance floor.
Pictured here: Agents Speakeasy Band
2. Learn to dance the Charleston
Hire a local dance teacher to lead guests through the basics. Luckily Charleston steps are simple enough that even guests who’ve had a few “bees knees” can master them. This fun video will give you a head start.
3. Hire Dancers
Professional dancers can perform in costume, teach the Charleston, hand out champagne, sell raffle tickets, and mingle with guests. Pictured here: 1920s Flapper Dancers available for hire through The Entertainment Contractor
4. Set up a Whiskey Tasting Bar
This can be a casual self-serve set up or your bartender can offer special vintages for tasting. Choose variety of whiskey from your local Costco, BevMo or specialty liquor store.
5. Set up a Photo Booth
Rent or borrow a few vintage furniture items such a velvet chair or couch and side table. Depending on your room, consider adding a vintage rug and curtain or backdrop behind the scene.
An alternative is a “mug shot” set up with classic backdrop and inmate ID sign for guests to hold. Set out a few props such as fedoras, feathered hair bands and boas. Hire a photographer or encourage guests to snap their own photos and post to your party site. Background pictured here available at stumpsparty.com