New Year’s Eve – The Speakeasy

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New Year Eve - The Speakeasy carMolls and Dolls, Mobsters and Flappers attended the biggest event of the YEAR. We were transported into the “Speakeasy” of December 5th, 1933. This is the day Prohibition ended. We celebrated as we brought in the New Year across different time zones in New York City, Chicago, and Phoenix, Arizona! The entertainment and food menu was superb.

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy CoverRain did not stop this event. The organizers of this indoor and outdoor event made great use of the indoor space and covered areas when the day brought a consistent rain. There was so much going on that the 4.5-hour event went by in a fun blur. Let us share some of the activities.

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy mapYou know it is going to be a good event when you receive a map of all the food tables and entrainment locations.

A Grazing Menu

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Multiple stations of food included:

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Cocktail Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Crab, Scallops Sauté

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Prime Rib Slider Carving Stations

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy Dessert Rooms (2)

Dessert Rooms

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy Dessert Rooms (1)

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy ice luge

Gangster Luge

Costumes

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy gansta pokerWe dressed for the times and the occasion – Gangsters, Hoodlum, Godfather, Flapper, Henchwoman, and Dolls! I spotted this group of gangsters playing cards and it looked like a scene from a movie.

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy cigarett ladiesHere are the cigarette ladies, who were handing out bubble gum cigarettes.

Entertainment All Night Long

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy DJ room (1)The DJ was brought indoors. The room was decorated with black lights and glow sticks.

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy TrioThe Uptown Angels is a trio who performs popular songs from the 20s- 60s in the style of iconic sister acts. They were incredible.

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy Jazz BandThe Jazz band consisted of a singer, stand up bass, saxophone, drums, and a keyboard. They played 1930’s themed songs.

Photo Booth

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy photo booth groupWhen there is a photo booth at an event, it is fun to partake. If you were not already dressed in costume, there were hats and accessories to wear.

Casino

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy casino moneyWe received our $500 voucher at the beginning of the event to be exchanged with the dealers for real casino chips which are used as play money. We won as many chips as possible, for a chance to win a prize at the end of the event.

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy casino tables (2)The professional dealers and a Casino Manager (Pit Boss) dressed appropriately for the theme. Our dealer taught us how to play the game and made the evening enjoyable. We played 21. There were many more games available.

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy casino tables (1)

Champagne Toast and Balloon Drop

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy champainWe brought in the New Year with a champagne toast and a balloon drop while listening to the Jazz band.

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy balloon drop

New Year’s Eve The Speakeasy

New Year Eve - The Speakeasy Happy New YearI had never been to an event like this. Have you? If so, what country or state did you attend your event in?

23 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve – The Speakeasy
  1. Oh my, how cool is this? I’ve never attended a special New Years Eve event but I would love to do something like this after seeing your awesome photos. Thank you!

  2. No. I’ve never been to an event like that. It sounds like a lot of fun. When I was in college I went on a floor date where we dressed in 20s clothes and had a fancy dinner at McDonalds before playing a murder mystery game. That was fun.

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