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 1920's flapper costume. Or this unusual long gold beaded headpiece
, a great accessory for a stylish bohemian 1920s look. This vintage looking black teardrop hat
with gorgeous flower and bow detail is perfect for a burlesque outfit or for a more showgirl style costume.
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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 this pretty short blonde and wavy 1920s flapper wig
are perfect to complete your 1920s flapper, or jazz dancer look. But I really love this gorgeous long blonde wavy wig
, perfect for a glamorous 1920s Hollywood look.
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See our full range of wigs here
1920s Jewellery and Accessories
and pearls are a huge part of any 1920s costume and you really can't have too much. This vintage style Charleston bead necklace
is perfect teamed with this classic pearl style bracelet
and topped off with a stylish vintage cigarette holder
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See our full range of 1920’s jewellery here
and our full range of accessories here
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
is a quick way to get that gangster look. Add a pencil moustache and you will be looking like the godfather in no time!
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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 costume
which includes jacket, trousers and dickey with tie or this Old Time Barbershop Striped Jacket
is a dapper look.
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For women, my favourite costumes are; this 1920S red and black gangster costume
, with skirt, shirt, braces and gloves, complete with some fishnets, tommy gun and a trilby. This Chicago style All That Jazz Costume
, with a black and beige dress and hair piece, perfect for the roaring 20s and also this stylish 1920'S 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.
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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
New Year's Glittered Head Dress
- a dramatic black, gold and silver card New Year head dress, featuring glittered detailing and metallic streamers is sure to make your stand out - not for the shy and retiring type! The Silver feathered tiara
features prismatic card decoration with a silver foil headband, the Glittered Metal Star Tiara
is simple yet elegant and has 2 attachable combs to keep it in place or this cute Top Hat Hair Clip
will look great with any outfit.
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For the men these smart hats and accessories are just the ticket - Black/Silver Casino Fedora Hat
, purple top hat
, gold sequin braces
and red sequin bow tie
will instantly jazz up a plain outfit and make it New Year ready.
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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!
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Dont Forget Fireworks
Remember we now have a huge range of fireworks with a selection for any sized event. Read our fireworks night blog
to find out more about which fireworks you should use at your event. Visit our fireworks shop to see the full range
Hope you have a blast!
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