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In recent years both the Osterhout Library in Wilkes-Barre and the Jason Miller Playwrights Project in Scranton have benefited from the proceeds of parties that celebrated a 1920s theme.


If you’re contemplating your own party, here are some ideas based on those earlier events, along with clothing suggestions from Costumes by Barbara in Luzerne:


• Give guests a password that gets them past the door.


• Arrange for a “raid.”


• Put gin in the bathtub.


• If you’re a woman, consider wearing a flapper dress, perhaps with a cloche hat or a headband decorated with a feather.


• If you’re a man, consider a seersucker suit with a straw hat or go for the gangster look.


• Carry a flask.


For more information about celebrating Gatsby style, see the Sunday Extra section in Sunday’s Times Leader.


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