Burlesque is sexy. Burlesque is playful. Burlesque is a wink, a slow removal of an opera glove, a way of life. Burlesque is a theme that promises a magical party. Here’s your guide to throwing a burlesque-themed party.
Set the mood with this burlesque party playlist.
Set Dita Von Teese’s Crazy Horse show to play in the background.
Hire a professional burlesque troop like Atlanta’s Dames Aflame.
Pick up Jo Weldon’s The Burlesque Handbook and show off a few moves yourself. Ooh la la.
Food & Beverages
Order edible peacock feathers made out of sugar to top decadent red velvet cupcakes.
Make French Kiss martinis. Mix 1 1/2 oz vodka, 1/4 oz Chambord raspberry liquier, 1/4 oz pineapple juice with ice in a martini glass. Shake it, shake it, shake it. Pour into your glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.
Don’t forget the stemware. These Eiffel Tower glasses from Z Gallerie will do the trick.
Sprinkle lip confetti on your tables. Muah!
MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick is the perfect shade for a burlesque queen.
Let the glamour travel south to your hands in these exquisite lace gloves, available on Etsy.
Burlesque wouldn’t be the same without a little teasing. Show off your assets in a set of nipple tassels, available on Etsy.
For more burlesque party inspiration, peruse the Burlesque Party Theme board on Pinterest.