You want dim lighting that can be found through table lamps or candles. Or Edison bulbs, which are so in you can find them anywhere.
The Speakcheasy used antique stores to find cool, used lamps. Like this Tiffany lamp in their library nook.
The easiest way to set the scene is to turn on some music. And it can make or break the party. Electro swing is fun because it marries the 20s sound with an upbeat feeling. You want something like that to make it more lively.
Dressing up can be so much fun! Bekki has used a rental place to find the long gloves, the boas and the feathers. Other options for costumes are to go to a thrift shop, or put a post out to your social media network.
What’s great about speakeasies is they were all the different socio-economic stations getting together and partying because of prohibition and the war breaking down social barriers. So your costume can be all class with a faux fur stole, or an untappered flapper dress. For men it is a little bit easier. Think pin-striped suits and most definitely a fedora!