A speakeasy or gangster party is a great theme for costumes! Take your guests back in time to the 1920’s! Our wide selection of speakeasy, prohibition, Gangster, and Great 20's party supplies and decorations help you turn your home into the place to be for guys and dolls!
Roaring 20's Gangster Party & Decorating Ideas Jazz was topping all of the charts, the streets were notorious for organized crime, and Prohibition had just been established - but the people still wanted to party! Our instrument silhouettes and 3-D silhouettes in black or gold are sure to help evoke the feeling of jazz music for your party.
You couldn't during prohibition, but now you can be sure to spread the word about your next big speakeasy party! Whether you’re planning a party for children or adults, our extensive collection of decorations, supplies and accessories will let everyone know who the Big Cheese is!
Top your gangster costume off with a Gangster Hat or a flapper headband that matches the style of the 1920's. The ladies may also want to consider adding the Gun and Holster Garter to help keep the men in check.
Decorate your walls with silhouettes and Gangster Street Sign Cutouts to give your guests the feel of the roaring 20's. If you want a fun activity for a 20's gangster party, check out the gangster photo prop that you can sit or stand behind to make it look like you're driving a black car peppered with bullet holes! In the 1920's, people were going through what could be described as a modern Cultural Revolution. World War One had ended and art, music, and parties seemed to be everywhere. Browse our seemingly endless assortment of speakeasy party supplies and decorations for your next 20's theme party or event.
Fun Facts from the Roaring 20's:
cities in the United States were booming and many also called it the
"Golden Twenties". The nickname “Flapper” was given to the trendy young
women of the time that were often seen at roaring 20’s parties. Along
with enjoying jazz music, a flapper was characterized as an independent
woman that could drink, smoke, and wear short skirts, all while
maintaining her feminine charms. For a complete 1920's slang guide,
follow this link.
- In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote.
- More Americans started to move to cities rather than live on farms.
- Pittsburgh’s KDKA became the first commercial radio station in the US in 1920.
Baseball became America’s favorite past time & national newspapers created sports sections for the first time to publish news about baseball games.
- In 1927, The Jazz Singer became the first motion picture with sound.
- Prohibition made selling alcohol illegal, which gave rise to bootleggers and gangsters.
- By 1927, Capone had raked in $60 million in alcohol sales.
- Reader’s Digest Magazine was first published in 1922 .
- Winnie-the-Pooh was introduced in 1926 by A.A. Milne.
Handheld Hair Dryer - 1920
- Adhesive Bandages- 1920
- Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid - 1921
- Television - 1924
- Frozen Food - 1924
- Aerosol Sprays - 1926
- Liquid Fuel Rocket - 1926
- Quartz Clock - 1927
- Talking Pictures - 1927
- Videophone - 1927
- Electric Razor - 1927
- Antibiotic Penicillin - 1928
- Iron Lung - 1928
Top 10 most popular names in the 1920's