The Great “Great Gatsby” Party

Last Saturday, after running (and winning my age group!) at the St. Leo’s 10K race, I had a birthday party to look forward to. A surprise 1920s/Great Gatsby-themed 30th birthday party for my friend Liz! I had ordered a dress online that was perfect but come party-day, it hadn’t arrived. I rushed over to Forever 21 and hit their sale rack to find something with sequins. I figured with a sparkly dress, a headband and long pearls, I could pull off a flapper look. Then just 3.5 hours before the party, my dress arrived! Wahoo!

I did my hair & make-up. The dark eye make-up turned out pretty well!  My date said “Wow…I don’t think I’ve ever seen you with so much eye make-up!” ha! I don’t think I’ve ever seen myself with that much eye make-up either but I kiiiinda liked it.

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But the hair was more Farrah Fawcett, less flapper. See? Farrah.

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I got a bit rushed for time so even though I’d googled 1920s hairstyles I couldn’t pull it off! So, I just tucked it up and pinned it under to create a bob-ish look, threw the headband on, drew on red lipstick, and voila, I instantly felt like I belonged in The Great Gatsby. [The white mark on my cheek is a dirty mirror, not a poorly applied beauty mark. :)]

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The party was held in the VIP room at Tate’s.

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I felt so fancy up there looking down on my minions the crowd.

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Helloooo Spock ear. That’ll teach me to feel high & mighty in the loft private room.


The girls looked pretty great as a group!


The men lacked our creativity. 😉

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The signs cracked me up. Fortunately, I don’t think we had any pickpockets or loose women on the run.

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Happy Birthday Liz!




15 comments // by Teri [a foodie stays fit]

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 19, 2013 at

You look stunning!! What a great outfit! And I love what you did with your hair. Beautiful!


2 janetha March 19, 2013 at

Oh my gosh–how FUN! You looked amazing!


3 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance March 20, 2013 at

I LOVE the outfit–what a fantastic theme!!


4 Mrs Type A March 20, 2013 at

You look gorgeous! I am DYING to host a great gatsby party.


5 Anna March 20, 2013 at

I love your dress, Teri! Where’d you find it? I’m SO excited about this 20s trend. (Thanks, Gatsby movie!)


6 Teri [a foodie stays fit] March 22, 2013 at

I bought the dress on amazon 🙂


7 Emily G. March 20, 2013 at

You look beautiful! What a fun party theme!


8 Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen March 20, 2013 at

Spock ear, too funny! What a fantastic idea for a 30th bday party! I turn 30 in a couple months and cannot believe it yet!


9 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run March 20, 2013 at

I spy a new Ellie tank – isn’t in fabulous!?

You’re stunning, lady. Love the costume 🙂


10 Teri [a foodie stays fit] March 22, 2013 at

yes i love it!!


11 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs March 20, 2013 at

Looks like such a fun party! Love your outfit!


12 BroccoliHut March 20, 2013 at

I love the idea of a Great Gatsby party! Truth be told, I’ve read the book four times now–clearly, it’s one of my faves!
Your dress is gorgeous!


13 Trisha March 21, 2013 at

This is my dream party!! I LOVE the idea of a Gatsby theme and I simply cannot wait for the new Gatsby movie to come out. I think I may just have to throw a party like this on opening night. 😉
You looked fab!


14 Meg March 23, 2013 at

Gorgeous! Bet you got to use some of the fun colors on the Naked palette! You do a smoky eye well. Party looked fun (happy birthday Liz!) and I hated to miss it!


15 Christina Fields March 23, 2013 at

LOVE the outfit!! You looked fab!
(Also loved the curled look before you pinned it up. Don’t forget – Farrah Fawcett was a total babe)

Your friend is a lucky girl being surrounded by such fun and thoughtful gals!


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