Catering Corner: The Great Gatsby

March 20, 2013

With spring upon us and summer right around the corner, wedding season is officially in full swing. And what will be inspiring weddings all season? The Great Gatsby! With a new movie inspired by the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald coming out, along with our continued nostalgia for the glitz and glamour of the 1920s, this season will be filled with images, customs, and décor from this vibrant time period. Here are a few ideas:

  • The Champagne Coupe: Whether you fill it with champagne or your signature cocktail (made with gin of course), this retro glassware is the perfect choice for a Gatsby inspired event.
  • Jazz: No 1920s party would have been complete without this classic American art form. Have a jazz trio perform during cocktails and then add a full band to get the dancing started later in the evening.
  • Period Inspired Hors d’Oevres: Nothing made Gatsby’s parties more glitzy than a spread of lavish passed hors d’eouvres. Take your culinary inspiration from era favorites or you choose a more modern take, either way make sure your hors d’eouvres are passed on silver trays with white glove butler service.