Your Guide to Throwing A Burlesque Party

15 Apr

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.


Swap out regular light bulbs for red or pink. They’re much more flattering, and guests will relax knowing they aren’t being observed in garish light.

Don’t forget the stemware. These Eiffel Tower glasses from Z Gallerie will do the trick.

Sprinkle lip confetti on your tables. Muah!

Play Dress-Up

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.



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