A Gatsby Garden Party

I had this post written up in July and completely forgot to hit "Publish!" I found it just recently in my Drafts and well, - here you go!!  

Back in June, a couple of girlfriends and I attended a Gatsby Garden Party at the Spadina Museum House just outside of the city. We all went in search of our "best" 1920s-type gear, from frilly dresses to beady necklaces to hair accessories. 

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Like most of our summer this year, the weather started off...well, simply terrible that day! Right as we were about to head out the door, a huge thunderstorm broke out; thunder, lightening, and high winds. We waited it out a bit, taking plenty of photos, until finally it cleared up a bit. 

Andrea and I went for a more "daytime" look, while Miche and Christina rocked the nighttime glam:

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There was an awesome live band playing 1920s-inspired tunes, croquet, and even a fun old-fashioned photo booth where we posed for would-be mug shots. In fact, the entire setting of the Spadina Museum looked like something straight out of Fitgerald's novel or a beautiful vintage wedding. You could find a quaint little spot to pose on your own or find a lovely backdrop for a group of people. It's no wonder someone thought a 1920s garden party would seem fit! As you can see, we went overboard and had fun taking a bunch of photos pretending we were all flapper girls living a glamorous lifestyle (who says you only have to dress up at Halloween??) 

We loved that they provided free dancing lessons, too! Andrea and Christina gave it a go, swaying to the jazzy tunes and picking up some popular "moves" from that time. 

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We all such a great time and would love to try going again next year. Recommended in our books! 

To read more about Toronto's Gatsby Garden Party or for ordering tickets for a later date, be sure to visit their website here

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