Within what is considered as “vintage”, there are many different styles, both elegant and casual. For sure, if you have a vintage style, at some point you will have thought about organising a vintage themed party.
Now, how to implement a vintage style to our party? What are the most outstanding styles to use? In this article we will answer this question, and we will help you to be able to have a vintage themed party.
Art Deco Style
The Art Deco or Great Gatsby style dates back to the 1920s, and is characterised by a decadent and mysterious style, with some drama added to it.
In order to implement it well, the dominant colours should be black and gold, contrasted with light colours. In addition, geometric figures also appear. If there is one word to define it, it would be: elegance.
Shabby Chic is probably the theme we all have in mind when we refer to vintage style. This theme, which appeared in the 1940s and 1950s, stands out for its pastel tones, which give a more romantic feel to this style.
It also features other decorations, such as florals. Delicate lace, birds, pearls and bows also appear. However, we have to know how to choose these elements, which we will use at the corresponding moments. If there is one word to define it, it would be: romanticism.
The rustic style is the most natural of the vintage themes that can appear. It is characterised by a high proportion of elements from nature, such as ropes or wild flowers. But this does not mean that only natural elements appear; in contrast, more elegant and nostalgic elements are also used.
How to mix both elements? There is no perfect formula, as everyone has their own tastes. However, by playing with the elements, it is possible to form that stronger and more robust style. In this case, the most defining word for this style would be: natural.
General tips for implementing any style
Before choosing the elements to be used in our party, the best thing to do is to watch a film that has this theme, so that it can give us new ideas and improve what we had in mind.
The lighting should be appropriate to our theme, although in most cases the light should be soft. The guests will also have to match the style in question, so they will have to be given the respective dress code beforehand.
In addition, the food will have to be prepared according to the original recipes of the period. In case you hire a catering company, they will have to receive the instructions, both in terms of clothing and food, so that they also match the chosen style.
By following these tips, you will be able to have the vintage party you desire.
Vintage styles are very diverse, and could even be ordered by other methods, such as the eras in question, but these are the main ones. In other articles we will talk about other styles that are frequently implemented, such as the use of the theme of “Grease”.
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