Greetings! Today, I want to share with you the secrets on how to host a jaw-dropping Moulin Rouge Party in just 20 easy steps. This party idea came from my son Nathan, who has successfully organized the most incredible Speakeasy Party for the past two years. This year, he decided to switch things up and go for a French-inspired twist with a Moulin Rouge Party, but with a unique addition of his company’s signature color, “blue.” So, let’s take a sneak peek into Nathan’s Old Town Alexandria, Virginia office and discover the best party ever hosted for Capitol Hill’s movers and shakers.

Step 1: Sending Tempting Invitations

Start off by sending out a tantalizing “Save the Date” followed by an enticing invitation. Make sure to bill it as an epic event that simply can’t be missed by the most notorious Parisian bourgeoisie.

Step 2: Set the Mood with Dreamy Lighting

Create an enchanting atmosphere by incorporating mood lighting that will transport your guests back to the “Beautiful Age” of Le Belle Époque.

Step 3: Choose the Perfect Venue

Find a venue that captures the vibrant essence of Paris’ Montmartre Quarter, evoking the charm and energy of the world-famous cabaret.

Step 4: Dress to Impress

Encourage your guests to dress in their finest haute couture attire, featuring feathers, fringe, rhinestones, and sequins for that authentic Moulin Rouge vibe.

Step 5: Embrace Your Role as the King of France

As the host, embrace the role of the King of France for the night. Your guests will raise their glasses to toast your success.

Step 6: Create the Perfect Cabaret Playlist

No Moulin Rouge party is complete without the perfect musical backdrop. Hire a talented DJ to spin catchy cabaret tunes that will keep everyone dancing and having a great time.

Step 7: Keep the Drinks Flowing at a Self-Service Bar

Set up a self-service bar where guests can help themselves to a wide selection of beverages throughout the night. Consider giving it a fancy name like “Le Creux” or “Le Watering Hole” to enhance the French experience.

Step 8: Serve Signature Drinks

No Parisian nightclub experience is complete without specialty drinks. Offer classic cocktails like the Sidecar, made from bourbon, lemon juice, and cointreau, or the French 75, a sparkling concoction of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne.

Step 9: Indulge in Bubbly Delights at a Champagne Fountain

Ignite the spirit of joie de vivre with a Champagne Fountain where guests can delight in feathers and fine champagne, creating a bubbly bar experience that will make the night truly unforgettable.

Step 10: Embrace the Allure of Absinthe

Add a touch of mystery and excitement by serving absinthe. Present it in a lovely dispenser to captivate your guests’ imagination.

Step 11: Don’t Forget the Can-Can Cocktail Napkins

Add a touch of whimsy to your party with Can-Can Cocktail Napkins, paying homage to the famous dance that embodies the Moulin Rouge spirit.

Step 12: Delight in French Gastronomy

Tantalize your guests’ taste buds with authentic French gastronomy. Set up a Station de Crêpe where they can enjoy delicious, freshly-made crepes, a true feast for the senses.

Step 13: Create a Buffet of French Finger Foods

In addition to the crepes, offer a buffet of French finger foods that will transport your guests’ palates to the streets of Paris.

Step 14: Add a Touch of Glamour with a Casino de Paris

Elevate your reputation as a host extraordinaire by incorporating a captivating Casino de Paris. And why not have your pet panda join in on the fun?

Step 15: Capture Memories with a Photo Booth

Set up a Photo Booth where guests can strike a pose with your pet panda, creating cherished memories the Moulin Rouge way.

Step 16: Encourage Social Media Sharing

In this digital age, encourage your guests to engage on social media by sharing their party photos. Sweeten the deal by offering premium libations as an incentive. Who can resist a glass of Dom Perignon?

Step 17: Unleash the Seductive Power of Burlesque

Transport your guests into the world of Montmartre cabarets by hiring a high-stepping burlesque dancer to perform the captivating La Revue du Moulin Rouge. With her flirtatious fan dance, she will mesmerize your guests, just like Toulouse-Lautrec would have wanted.

Step 18: Amaze with Aerial Artistry

Enchant your guests with the beauty and grace of a Fabric Aerialist. As she twirls through the air, your guests will be left in awe, wondering how she ever learned to perform such stunning tricks.

Step 19: Dare to Be Different with Sword Swallowing

For the more adventurous guests, hire a Sword Swallower like Tyler Fyre, who will leave everyone in awe with his incredible talent. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it will surely make your party unforgettable.

Step 20: Ignite the Night with Fiery Performances

End the night on a high note by having Fyre perform his awe-inspiring fire-breathing acts. This grand finale will leave your guests speechless and make your Moulin Rouge party truly jaw-dropping.

And there you have it, the ultimate guide on how to host an unforgettable Moulin Rouge Party in just 20 easy steps! I want to extend a special thanks to my son, CEO of NJI Media and Partner in, for allowing me to share this incredible event with all of you.

If you’re looking to host your own Moulin Rouge Party in the DC area, here are some recommendations:

  • Entertainment: Cast of Thousands
  • Food: Bittersweet Catering
  • Crepe Station: Crepe Amour Catering
  • Burlesque Performer: Cherie Sweetbottom
  • Aerialist: Moira Lee
  • Sword Swallower: Tyler Fyre

Thanks for joining me on this journey! I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences, so please share them in the comments below. Remember, all opinions expressed in this post are my own, and the photos are the original property of NJI Media and should not be reproduced without permission.

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