Gold Wedding Invitations

Lux Gold wedding invitations add a touch of elegance to any style. If you have champagne tastes and don’t want to break the bank but look like you did then here are the Editor’s Choice for gold invitations in modern, art deco and vintage designs.
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Just click on the link and it will take you to the designer’s invitation where you can easily edit with your special day information and check out the RSVP’s and other wedding suite extras.

Your wedding day is unique and so your wedding invitations should be too!

1. Gold Leaf Look Fleur de lis by Audrey Jeanne

2. Chic Faux Gold Foil by Antique Chandelier

3. Modern Faux Gold Foil by Antique Chandelier

4. Elegant Monogram Gold by Monogram Gallery

5. Golden Romance 1920 Art Deco  by Chocolatte Designs

Roaring 20s Couples Bridal Shower Theme Ideas

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You’ll be the cat’s pajamas when you arrange this entertaining Roaring 20s couples’ bridal shower party. The  bride-to-be who likes the romance of the Roaring 20s will think you’re swell for holding the swankiest Speakeasy party.

The jazz age exploded in the 1920s and with Prohibition came back-alley nightclubs or Speakeasies—outlets for musicians, hootch and beaucoup cash for the gangsters. You can easily re-create the gritty glamour of a Speakeasy for a couples’ bridal shower.

Let your bridal shower invitation set the mood for your theme. Here are a few great selections:

1920s Couples’ Bridal Shower Invitations

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1920s Decorations for Bridal Shower

The dimly-lit nuance of the Speakeasy will help transport guests back in time. Browse your local thrift stores  (borrow from friends or check out yard sales) for cheap decorations that can be used throughout the room—lamps, bowls, teacups etc.

Shades with fringe reminiscent of a flapper’s dress are ideal or get some fringe from a fabric store and tape it on a simple shade. Inexpensive, non-scented pillar candles in varying sizes from your local dollar store would beautifully enhance the ambiance. Have some Louise Armstrong or Cole Porter playing in the background.

Tables in different shapes and sizes augment the pieced together look of your Speakeasy décor. Table cloths made from lush fabric remnants can be used to cover the mismatched tables. Visit a thrift store for cheap faux fur stoles and accessories as accents to drape over chairs and place around the room. Throw some fringed shawls over the back of chairs. Your best bet is to go black and white with your entire decor—it’s classy and easy to coordinate.

Mix and match black and white for full contrast in your décor. Use your best silverware. Black and white floral arrangements in a glass vases would make fabulous centerpieces. Have a different centerpiece on each table.  Bowls of goldfish were used as centerpieces, but unless you want more pets, use floral arrangements, candles and lamps as focal points accented with costume pearl necklaces. Leave copies of 1920’s literature (Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sinclair Lewis) laying on the tables to generate the feeling that people are returning soon. Have packages of candy cigarettes on the tables and chocolate cigars.

1920s Themed Games

Games aren’t necessary so these activities can be cancelled at a moments notice. Just watch the mood of your guests and it will tell you if you need to nix the games.

Crossword puzzles were all the rage in the 1920s and you can create a bridal party themed crossword for your guests at Crossword Puzzle Games.  Simon and Shuster Publishing came into existence by publishing the first crossword puzzle  books in 1924.

Simple 1920’s trivia games or a multi-choice game featuring quotes from Hemingway or Fitzgerald are quick and simple to set up during the shower.

Teach your guests the Charleston.

And the Lindy Hop 

1920s Food

Salted Nuts were considered party food so have bowls of peanuts, almonds and pecans on your buffet table.

Tea Sandwiches

Sandwiches became quite popular because of the introduction of sliced bread. Cut the crusts off and cut them in triangles or rectangles. Egg salad, chicken salad, turkey, ham and cream cheese are all good selections.

Desserts and Sweets

1920s recipe for Chocolate Devils food cake

1920s recipe for Apple Koch

1920s recipe for Cider Jelly

And remember to have fruit cups or a large bowl of fruit salad your guests can serve themselves. Fruit salads were very popular in the 1920s.

Retro Candy

Have bowls of Charleston Chews, Slow Pokes, Chick-O-Sticks and Baby Ruth for your guests or package them up as party favors. Put a few of each in a ziplock bag and stick a custom label on it.

Beverages

Many of today’s cocktails were created in the 1920s to mask the strength and bad taste of bathtub liquors and moonshines. Here’s a few to ideas to get started:

Between The Sheets
3/4 oz. each of rum, brandy, Cointreau; a splash of lemon juice or sour mix; blend with ice, strain, and serve up in a chilled cocktail glass

Mint Julep
1. Fill a tall glass or silver tumbler with crushed ice
2. Put 2 sprigs of fresh mint in another glass
3. Add 1/4 oz. of water
4. Add 1 tsp. sugar
5. Muddle ingredients well
6. Add 3 oz. of bourbon
7. Stir gently, but thoroughly
8. Strain into glass with crushed ice
9. Garnish with fresh sprigs of mint

Manhatten

  • 2 cups (500 mL) rye whisky
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) red vermouth
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) bitters
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 8 strips lemon rind

Stir together whisky, vermouth and bitters in a large pitcher. Top with ice; stir until well chilled. Cherries and lemon rind speared on cocktail picks make a good glass garnish for guests. Strain Manhattan into glasses.

Party Favors

Mini bottles of gin with a party sticker tied around the neck, goodie bags of retro candy to take home or perhaps a copy of your menu done up to look like a 1920s restaurant menu. The possibilities are endless.

 

Hope  you have a swell time!