Last year’s Roaring 20’s party was so much fun that we wanted to do it again this year but invite more friends. So as magical as the sit-down Gatsby-esque dinner was, we switched things up and focused on the cocktails and snacks for a Speakeasy-themed cocktail party. Fact: this is a party designed to get drunk, making it a lively one. Of all the prohibition cocktails we made, The Penicillin (scotch, lemon, ginger, honey, laphroaig, angostura bitters) was my favorite and definitely gets one feeling all warm & fuzzy. Snacks were salty and filling, enough to sop up some of the booze. And we really went for it with the 1920s themed desserts. Both rice krispies and hostess cupcakes were invented in the 1920s, so we made homemade versions of the marshmallow filled cakes and browned our butter for extra special rice krispy treats. The 20’s are also known for a boom of new candies: Charleston Chews, Charms Sweet & Sour Pops, peanut cups and many more! Old Time Candy is an amazing on-line source for old-fashioned sweets and made our colorful candy bar very festive. Their retro candies, organized by decade, makes me want to throw an 80’s party just so I can have Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape, Crybabies, gummy worms & Nerds: my childhood!