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10 Items You Need to Throw the Perfect Gatsby Themed Bridal Shower

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Searching for a bridal shower theme? We know that party planning is a lot of work, and if you're planning a bridal shower and looking for some ideas, we're here to help. Themed bridal showers have been very popular in recent years, and one of the more trendy ones has been "The Great Gatsby". Glitz, glamour, and a whole lot of sparkle. That's exactly what comes to mind when thinking about a Gatsby themed bridal shower. We love this theme for a bridal shower, and we think that you will too. So grab a glass of champagne, throw some glitter and keep reading for items you need to throw the perfect Gatsby Themed Bridal Sower!

Art Deco Style Invitations

One of the major style designs of the Gastby era is Art Deco. A simplified definition from the dictionary of Art Deco is a "decorative art style of the 1920's and 30's characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors". An invitation that exemplifies that definition is the perfect inclusion for your bridal shower. This invitation model features a gold art deco frame and elegant minimalist design with a custom font. These 5x7" invitations are completely customizable, so you can edit them to fit your needs. They can be printed directly from home, any office supplier, or our favorite printer at Prints of Love.

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DAISY Collection Art Deco Bridal Shower Invitation by Unmeasured Events

Gold Star Curtain Backdrop

For your Gatsby themed party, you can never have enough shimmer or gold. A gold star hanging curtain is great for using as a standalone decoration, a photo backdrop, or even both. Perfect for your instagram photos, this 4x6.5" foot curtain features large gold stars in a dripping fringe vertical design that will certainly be a party favorite. The curtain ships in one large piece, so set up and removal is incredibly easy, and you can order more than one piece to string them together for a larger photo backdrop.

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Gold Star Fringe Backdrop Decoration by En Fete

Gold Glitter Confetti

Nothing says Gatsby party more than glitter confetti. After all, the roaring 20's had glitter and gold seemingly everywhere. It's an easy decoration that adds some sparkle and is an inexpensive way to dress up tables or anywhere that needs a little more shine. Try adding in a few pieces to your invitations to spruce them up for a fun surprise. Something else to love about this glitter confetti? It's almost completely biodegradable, so you won't feel guilty or have to worry about harming the environment during clean up.

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Gold Glitter Confetti by Wise Child Botanicals

Vintage Champagne Coupe Glasses

Champagne and champagne cocktails are the perfect drinks to be served at a Gatsby style bridal shower. Instead of serving drinks in just standard champagne flutes, incorporate a few vintage champagne coupe glasses. Made from mouth-blown glass created to be tinted, they feature a textured, rippled surface design for a delicate appearance. These glasses were everywhere in the 1920's, making these a nice touch styled touch. Coupe glasses are incredibly elegant and you'll very feel fancy as you sip the night away.

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Vintage Champagne Coupe Cups by Moloko Perfume

Champagne Pop Cart Rental

Speaking of champagne, consider a champagne pop cart rental. We love this Oak and Poppy design below- this particular cart holds up to 42 flutes or small hold glasses, and has two steel champage bottle inserts to hold your bubbly in one place. It also comes with 6 steel cups to hold additional ingredients or add ons- perfect for a mimosa bar or cocktail display. This makes hosting your event that much easier- you can quickly add more bottles to the inserts or buckets and let guests help themselves to drinks.

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Champagne Rental Cart by Oak and Poppy

Gold Beaded 1920's Style Gown

Wondering what to wear to your bridal shower? Flapper style dresses with a lot of fringe or beaded cocktail gowns are always a good choice, but don't forget about the long styled fashion dresses of the time period. We absolutely love this dress- it's exactly what you image when thinking of that era. Gold beading and embellished sequins give off the right amount of sparkle, and will catch the light in the best way possible. This dress will turn heads, and you'll look and feel oh so glamorous as you strut your stuff.

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"Angie" Gold Beaded Flapper Gown by Jywal

Gatsby Inspired Headpiece

Big beaded sparkling headpieces as well as headbands are a signature item to add to your wardrobe for this type of soiree. This crystal and pearl headband was inspired by "The Great Gatsby", and will add that final touch to your bridal shower outfit. A gorgeous crystal beaded leaf is at the center to make it the focal point, and is surrounded by a beaded ribbon for tying in place. There are also pretty pearl attachments dangling from the centerpiece, allowing for an outfit accessory everyone will adore.

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Gatsby Headpiece by Kristin Perry Inc

1920's Murder Mystery Game

Play a game of "who dunnit" with this 1920's themed murder mystery game for a unique party adventure guests will love. "Murder Mystery at the Theatre" is an interactive activity that everyone can enjoy and participate in. You'll be guessing all throughout who the murderer is, and watching your back! Anywhere from 5 to 12 players are allowed, so you and all of your guests can get involved. Everyone loves a good party game, and we think that something out of the ordinary is great form of entertainment.

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Murder Mystery Game by Uncommon Goods

Gold & Black Rock Candy

Don't get us wrong, we here at Unmeasured Events love a party with cake or cookies (or both, but sometimes a smaller treat is all you need. These black and gold rock candies are great addition, and they fit right in with the theme. Seriously, they are absolutely adorable! These candies are handmade, and offered in 24 pieces. They are shipped individually wrapped for easy setup and less chance of breaking. You can also change the color of the candies, allowing for mixing and matching, or one color if you choose.

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Art Deco Black and Gold Rock Candy by Cupcake Novelties

Feathered Centerpieces

The 1920's were all about big glamour and eccentric designs with flashy details that made an impression. Feathers were certainly popular in the roaring 20's, so what better table centerpiece than a white ostrich feather arrangement. These centerpieces arrive in 50 pieces, allowing you to create feathered displays either large or small, depending on what you need. They are offered in a variety of sizes (and colors), so you can create a one of a kind stylish party piece. Daisy Buchanan would most certainly approve.

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Large Feather Centerpieces by Global Feathers

BONUS- Art Deco Thank You Cards

Don't forget your thank you cards! After your event, it's important to send everyone who attended a personal thank you card to let them know how much you appreciate them being at your bridal shower, especially if they gave you a gift or were a part of the planning process. These Art Deco gold framed thank you cards are the perfect way to show you're grateful. Featuring the same gold design and minimalist font as the invitations, you can keep your party stationery cohesive and well crafted. They match the theme of the party and are beautifully minimalist. You can customize them as well by editing their name directly on the front!

DAISY Collection Thank you card from unmeasured events that features gold Art Deco frames and styled design as well as a minimalist font. Card is on a brown table with a leaf in the background. All via Unmeasured Events

DAISY Collection Art Deco Thank You Card by Unmeasured Events

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Invitations | @unmeasuredevents

Gold Star Backdrop | @enfete

Glitter Confetti | @wisechildbotanicals

Champagne Coupe Cups | @molokoperfume

Champagne Rental Cart | @oakandpoppy

Gold Beaded Gown | @jywal

Gatsby Headpiece | @kristinperryinc

Murder Mystery Game | @uncommongoods

Rock Candy | @cupcakenovelties

Feather Centerpieces | @globalfeathers

Thank You Cards | @unmeasuredevents