I’m working on writing a bunch of posts for the holiday season (gift guides! hurrah!) and for HelloGiggles (random DIY posts! weird!), so I was afraid I’d be a bit short on content this week… but then I remembered that I could pilfer photos from a fabulous party we threw a few years ago for my husband’s birthday! My writer/director hubby is a huge film noir buff and references it often in his work, so it seemed only appropriate to do a 1930’s and 40’s noir-themed bash for him on his 31st.

The details for a film noir party are pretty simple—decorate with vintage movie posters and a black & white color palette, send instructions to guests to come dressed for the 1940’s, and serve up lots of fabulous themed cocktails (see ours below). Guests dressed to impress…

film-noir-party-4-550x366.jpg

You can check out images for appropriate attire HERE...

(side note: the handsome fellow on the left in the above photo is talented songwriter Derek Carter, who has a show tonight at Room 5, so if you’re in LA you should go!)

film-noir-party-2-550x366.jpg

I went down to the fabric mart downtown and picked up some red velvet fabric for about $20, looped it over a curtain rod, tied it back with some ribbon and voila, we had a dramatic entryway for the party.  Some other great inspiration ideas & images for a 1940s party of your own can be found herehere, and here.  xoxo