Vintage Parties Gaining

Vintage is the flavor for parties this year. Hosts in Austin, Houston and beyond are taking advantage of available archive vintage party rentals to craft evenings that have the aesthetic, decor and experience of another time. Consider one of these themes for your next event and get ready to travel to earlier days for a memorable and unique evening.

Mid-Century Swing

Get the martinis shaking and put on a Sinatra record for a 1960s-style cocktail party. Encourage partygoers to dress in their “Mad Men”-inspired finest for the night, choosing slim suits and dresses with fearless prints. Set out a snack spread that captures finger foods in all their glory, with bites of snack mix, stuffed mushrooms, deviled eggs, cheese balls and canapes. Pour cocktails to match the mood, including the obligatory martini and an Old Fashioned.

Consider completing the scene with Austin party rentals and decade-appropriate furnishings, featuring sleek lines and bold colors. Roll out the bar cart, stock the party trays and set a mid-century scene.

Tasteful Tea Party

Treat your party guests to an elegant afternoon with a charming tea party. Event rentals Houston has to offer can provide archive vintage party rentals like tableware from saucers to cutlery, along with stately settees and other on-theme seating. Serve buttery scones with a variety of spreads and jams, alongside petite cucumber sandwiches, buttery cookies, and English-inspired desserts. Provide an array of teas and pour piping hot water to steep them in colorful teacups.

Craft a tea party-appropriate soundtrack of classical music to set the mood and start feeling classy. Top tables with elegant touches like lace runners, embroidered napkins or embellished table coverings.

Gatsby Gala

Live large in the roaring ‘20s with a soiree inspired by the literary classic “The Great Gatsby.” Think lively jazz, swingy dresses, sturdy cocktails and shimmering adornments when planning this party theme. Details are key in embracing the Art Deco aesthetic of this era. Look for gold-colored decorations, geometric patterns and feathery accessories to set this scene. A stacked champagne tower makes for a stunning centerpiece, as well as a captivating moment when the bubbles start flowing.

‘50s Dance

Recreate the high school dance scene from “Back to the Future” for your next gathering to get everyone doing the twist. Load up a playlist with Chuck Berry and challenge attendees to showcase their best rendition of “Johnny B. Goode” as they take it back to the 1950s and the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. Offer a menu of diner-themed favorites like a milkshake bar, icebox pies, burgers and fries. Make the dress code big skirts and bowties and roll out the checkered tablecloths. Your friends will have a ball dancing, swinging and twisting the night away.

Get a little vintage inspiration and throw your next party back to a different era. To set the retro vibe, head to a trusted vendor of archive vintage party rentals to deck out the space to match the theme, get all the needed accessories and make for a timeless affair.