For me, New Year’s Eve is all about dressing up and celebrating in style. Whether you’re out on the town, at a house party or a large organised event, wearing fancy dress for New Year's Eve will always help make your night feel that extra bit special.
Anything with glitter, sequins, gold and a bit of old school glamour is a great way to make you feel a million dollars. Having a stylish NYE party theme such as the roaring 1920s or 1930s Hollywood are popular, with fancy dress themes for both men and women. Take inspiration from classic films such as the Great Gatsby, Bugsy Malone, Chicago, The Untouchables and Miller's Crossing. Here’s our guide to your 1920s style NYE themed party, with fancy dress and accessories as well as some explosive entertainment to help your party go with a bang!
1920s Themed NYE Party
A 1920s/1930s theme is always popular because it’s represented well in film, easy to interpret and there are lots of easy ways to turn an existing outfit into a 1920s one. Women can add a feather boa, headdress, beads and a cigarette holder to a fringed, beaded or embellished dress to achieve an easy 1920s look. There are also some quite distinctive styles within the era, so whether you want to go flapper, showgirl or gangster you will look ready to do the Charleston.
A 1920s headdress is the cheapest and easiest way to update your look and these gorgeous headdresses in three very different styles will give you instant glam. The classic deluxe silver sequin flapper headband is a beautifully detailed accessory, ideal for a 1920s flapper costume. This vintage looking black hat with a gorgeous flower and beading detail is the perfect addition to a 1920s outfit. See our full range of 1920’s hats and headdresses here.
I love 1920s hair styles; from the iconic cropped bob to the glamorous Hollywood red carpet wave, there is something to suit everyone. The black 1920s bob wig and and wavy 1920s flapper wig are perfect to complete your 1920s flapper, or jazz dancer look. But I really love this gorgeous long blonde wig, perfect for a glamorous 1920s Hollywood look. See our full range of wigs here.
1920s Jewellery and Accessories
Feather boas and pearls are a huge part of any 1920s costume and you really can't have too much. This vintage style bead necklace is perfect teamed with this classic pearl style bracelet and topped off with a stylish vintage cigarette holder.
Men can go for a gangster style suit, a classic tux, Charlie Chaplain style suit and bowler or even a top hat and tails. If you already have a black suit then adding spats, a hat and braces is a quick way to get that gangster look. Add a pencil moustache and you will be looking like The Godfather in no time!
1920s Fancy Dress Costumes
If you don’t have a suitable outfit then we have an amazing range of 1920s costumes for men and woman. For men, my favourite looks are this Charlie Chaplain 1920's star costume, with jacket, trousers, mock waistcoat and tie, the deluxe gangster hat or this old time barbershop striped jacket is a dapper look. For women, my favourite costumes are this 1920s gangster costume and this stylish 1920s fringed beaded flapper costume, which includes a stunning flapper dress with lace front and fringing with gold bead detailing along the top layer of fringing, simply add a feather boa, headdress and cigarette for 1920s chic.
Quick & Easy NYE Accessories
If you've left it to the last minute to find something to wear then these New Year accessories will work with any theme. Simply thrown on a posh outfit and add one of our glamorous hats, bow ties, crowns or tiaras to add instant sparkle to your outfit. The silver feathered tiara features prismatic card decoration with a silver foil headband, the light-up star tiara is the perfect princess accessory or this cute top hat hair clip will look great with any outfit. For the men, these smart hats and accessories are just the ticket - purple top hat, gold sequin braces and red sequin bow tie will instantly jazz up a plain outfit and make it New Year ready. Or for groups of 10, you can save money with our great value hat packs. These ones are perfect for a 1920s party. This Chicago style hat pack includes 5 velour fedoras with printed bands, 5 glittered plumed tiaras, 10 9"" foil horns and 20 flame-proof serpentine throws or the black and gold hat pack includes 5 plastic toppers with foil band, 5 glittered fringed tiaras, 5 9" foil horns, 5 soft twisted poly leis, 5 deluxe noisemakers , 20 serpentine throws and great value at under £2 per person!
Don't Forget Fireworks
Remember we now have a huge range of fireworks with a selection for any sized event. Read our Bonfire Night blog to find out more about which fireworks you should use at your event.