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Flapper Fancy Dress - 5 Must Have Accessories to Make Your 1920's Dress Look Authentic
Flapper fancy dress has become really popular at Halloween parties in the last few years. It is not really surprising considering that the period when this 1920's dress was first worn was a time of fashion, fun and frivolity.
The word flapper originated in the twenties to describe those young ladies who ignored the social and sexual norms of the day. The flappers wore their skirts too short, bobbed their hair, danced to the new fad called jazz music, wore excessive makeup, smoked, drove cars and even treated sex in a casual manner. These were the original girls just wanting to have fun!
Today, just like back then, girls want to go to that party and dance the night away. However, if you do go to the Halloween party in flapper fancy dress, it is vitally important that you look the part.
The Flapper's 1920's Dress
Of course, the most important part of the flapper's costume is the dress itself. If you are very lucky you may find an original one lying about in an antique store, but the chances are if you do it will be extremely expensive. Far better is to go to a dedicated online fancy dress store and purchase one there. You will be surprised how inexpensive the budget costumes cost.
You want to get a feather boa measuring approximately 8ft in length, again this is not an expensive item. Obviously choose a color that matches your dress. One site WE like For Feather Boas is: http://PartyFeathers.com
1920s style wig
The bobbed hair style is very much part of the flapper fancy dress outfit. So to look totally authentic we recommend that you get one. If you are brunette, why not go to the party as a blonde and see if they really do have more fun.
Long Pearl Necklace
Obviously, fake pearls will suffice and the online fancy dress shop will have ones to go with your 1920's dress for next to nothing.
Probably the accessory most associated with 1920's fancy dress is the cigarette holder. If you don't get anything else, at least make sure that you get one of these.
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I suppose you mean "Orville Wright" of the Wright Brothers, flyers, inventors...Well, I looked on ebay as I normally do in search of certain things. Costumes are a plenty there also, but the only results I've come up with for that name are photos, scribbles of notes on paper by he or his brother, and so on. That's an odd question, but for a child, I don't know what to say. The dress of the times, check photographs on Wikipedia. Google Orville Wright, and go from there.
70's Theme Night?
Help, I am on the committee of a small social club, and members have voted for a 70's Theme, for a Family Night. Any ideas for inexpensive ways of adorning the room?
It is a large concert room with a large stage at the front. All ideas greatfully recieved, any ideas for themed games with cheap but good prizes would be appreciated as well. We only charge £1 for adults and kids are free, thats why we are keen to keep costs down. If you feel like giving more ideas for our other family occasions they would be greatly appreciated as well. May I take this opportunity to thank you all in advance.
ANYTHING TYE DYED...ANYTHING TYE DYED (go to familycrafts.about.com to find out how)
The 60's and 70's seem to blur together for some people, but I think of the 70's as wild colored polyester, mood rings, pet rocks, disco, Bee Gees music, Saturday Night Fever, and Charlie's Angels.
I grew up in the 70's, so bell bottoms still make me cringe.
Costume party with prizes for best dressed
Fun Invitation ideas for a 1970s party include:
photos from the era (John Travolta, Bee Gees, Charlie's Angels, Nixon, etc.)
Encourage guests to wear 70s gear (bell bottoms, polyester, etc.) or dress as their favorite 70's TV character
Fun Decorations for a 70s Party include:
Saturday Night Fever, MASH, or Charlie's Angels posters
Fun Games & Activities for a 1970's Party include:
play 70s music (Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Elton John, James Taylor, Greatest Hits albums)
show 70s movies (Bee Gee's remake of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, Saturday Night Fever)
teach 70s line dances (bus stop, hustle, etc.)
Creative Arts & Crafts ideas for a 1970's Party include:
decorate a pet rock (rocks, yarn, wiggle eyes, markers)
70s make-up (blue eye shadow, pink lip gloss!) , burb contest(after sprite drinking), do the "Jerk" contest
Fun Foods for a 1970's Party include:
fritos or chex party mix
smiley face cake
Fun Party Favors for a 1970's Party include:
mirror ball key chains
any tie dyed
Seventies Party Foods
The thing I think of most as 70s food is fondue. Didn't everybody who was truly hip have a fondue pot then? At the parties I went to, I remember Pringles potato chips, and Bugles, and French onion dip made with Lipton soup mix and sour cream, and lots and lots of Hawaiian Punch
Sangria, which reminded me also of those nasty KoolAid-like fruit wines (Annie Greensprings, Boone's Farm, etc.--not wine coolers, those were 80s). He also remembers a lot of Hamburger Helper--but even in the 70s, did anybody have the nerve to serve that to company??
I've got a couple interesting party food recipes from the early to mid 70's. One involves Bisquik dough balls around various things (cocktail weenies, button mushrooms, green olives) then rolled in poppy seeds or sesame seeds then baked. I've also got a couple real doozies--those infamous jello salad recipes.
Swedish Meatballs or Meatballs in a tomato sauce
Fries & Gravy
Steak Tartar or Steak Dianne
Munchos!! Yeah! How about Ritz & ham slices? Gooood Cracker! Then you can wash it all down with a big tall glass of Fresca.
Popcorn fresh from our Joe Namath popper!
You can add some popcorn you can still buy as Orville Redenbacher introduced his Gourmet Popping Corn in 1970. And whatever dessert you end up with, top it with Cool Whip and you're in! Do that layer thing with chocolate pudding and Cool Whip in a sundae-type glass and they'll be happy....Also granola and carrot cake, both must-have '70's foods! And '70's brownies...but they just wouldn't be the same without the magical ingredient ~~~~ : )
Jiffy Pop popcorn
Don't forget the Tang . . .
How about the Pillsbury Wienie Wraps? Didn't they come out in the 70s? Crescent rolls wrapped around hotdogs with cheese enclosed. Yum-yum!
THIS MAY BE LONG....but I hope it give you a few ideas to go on.