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Roaring Twenties Picnic

21 July, 2007; 14:00 Leave a comment Go to comments

A friend from my earlier stay in Stockholm has been planning, along with three of her friends, this picnic for nearly six months. My understanding is that the idea came when she somehow acquired a white blanket that she didn’t particularly like, so they thought they needed to find a way to “accidentally” spill red wine on it. Spilling wine led to picnicking, which led to roaring twenties.

This, by the way, led to substituting red wine for champagne, because at this point the original purpose was long superseded by the loftier goal of going back in time and reproducing a twenties-style afternoon party. This loftier goal required all attendees to wear very light-colored clothing, appropriate for that era. The event was replete with a champagne pyramid, cucumber sandwiches, and other decadent hors d’oeuvres. It was also a real marathon…it lasted from 2pm until midnight, and then the party continued as groups split for various night clubs around Stockholm. Some pics below (click to enlarge):

The Setup CrewChampagne Pyramid CroquetPicnickers on the Lawn

Even more pictures are here.

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  1. Amy
    25 July, 2007; 23:09 at 23:09

    I love the suspenders. Looks like great fun!

  2. Patrick Gilroy
    1 August, 2007; 23:15 at 23:15

    Tres Chic! I’ve always wanted to try that champagne glass pyramid scheme…

  3. 2 August, 2007; 10:27 at 10:27

    It really works! There’s likely to be some spillage, but you can minimize it if you really line up the edge of each glass’s foot at one level with the points of contact between the glasses’ bowls on the next level down.

  4. Neely
    3 August, 2007; 21:01 at 21:01

    Hi Joel-
    What a great party idea! It looks like you’re having fun in your new city. I’ll keep checking your blog for updates.

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