Molls 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.
Rain 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.
You 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
Multiple stations of food included:
Cocktail Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Crab, Scallops Sauté
Prime Rib Slider Carving Stations
We 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.
Here are the cigarette ladies, who were handing out bubble gum cigarettes.
Entertainment All Night Long
The DJ was brought indoors. The room was decorated with black lights and glow sticks.
The Uptown Angels is a trio who performs popular songs from the 20s- 60s in the style of iconic sister acts. They were incredible.
The Jazz band consisted of a singer, stand up bass, saxophone, drums, and a keyboard. They played 1930’s themed songs.
When 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.
We 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.
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.
Champagne Toast and Balloon Drop
We brought in the New Year with a champagne toast and a balloon drop while listening to the Jazz band.
New Year’s Eve The Speakeasy
I had never been to an event like this. Have you? If so, what country or state did you attend your event in?
25 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve – The Speakeasy”
The pictures say it all! What a cool cool thing!!! I’m a wee bit jealous…in a good way.
Wow looks like a great time! I am usually couch surfing on NYE but this looks like it is worth it to get out!
I’ve never done an event like this but it sure looks like fun!
You would love it.
What a great theme for a new years party!! Looks like a ton of fun!!
Those costumes are amazing! I love that everyone is so committed to making it an authentic experience. So much fun!
We thought the same thing. We were not sure how many people would dress up. More than 80% did.
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!
It all looks so spectacular!!! The costumes, food, and decor are amazing!!!
They did a great job on the decor.
What a nifty way to bring in the new year!
What a great way to celebrate the New Year. It looks like they thought of everything!!
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.
Murder mystery games are very fun
This is fantastic. What a great idea and great night. The food looks so good too. I love the theme
Wow! That’s a lot of food! Now I’m hungry!
Looks like you had a great time!
This looks like such a fun way to ring in the new year! The seafood bar is incredible!
Yes, the seafood bar was incredible.
Is there a theme? Then I’m there! This looks like such a fun way to spend NYE!
I agree I like events with themes.
Great post & great & beautiful pictures. Looks like it was an awesome time.
What a creative way to bring in the new year! Looks like everyone had a blast and the food looks delish! Happy New Year and here’s hoping your 2019 is amazing!
That looks incredible! How fun!
I was fortunate to attend this amazing event. Best New Year Eve Party ever. So much to see and enjoy. FOOD was amazing. You can’t beat music, costumes, food and gambling.
I agree- there was a lot to see and enjoy.
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