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Roaring 20’s Summer Ball at the Saunton Sands Hotel, Devon



The most glamorous party North Devon has ever seen – the 1920s roar to life at the first ever Saunton Summer Ball on June 13th.



‘The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter…’

That was the quote from The Great Gatsby that inspired the team at North Devon’s glamorous Saunton Sands Hotel to create the first ever Saunton Summer Ball – and to choose a theme of ‘The Roaring Twenties’ to match the art deco period of the hotel.

Feasting tables, vintage cars, flapper girls, swing bands, gin bars and champagne fountains, lit up gardens and lounging in the speakeasy are all part of the experience, taking place this summer on June 13.

Guests are invited to dress in period finery and to transform themselves into beautiful 1920s glamour at our spa and hair salon – or indulge in a session at the pop up boudoir at the hotel with local stylists Steven & Laurent. There’ll be a make-up artist team available too.

Guests can either join us for a two-night stay or simply for the event itself on the Saturday night. On the Saturday for weekend guests there’ll be a themed afternoon tea in the garden, with croquet, coconut shies, a vintage-style ice cream stall and live music. Things will start to hot up at tea time, when the boudoir opens and guests can have their snaps taken in the themed photo booth.

The party kicks off at 7pm, when guests can take their pick from a range of pop-up bars offering everything from a glass of fizz to a 1920s style gimlet cocktail made with Plymouth Gin, which is supporting the event as the feature spirit.

As the night wears on, expect to discover a decadent menu served as feasting tables with ice sculptures, a live pianist playing Cole Porter and Gershwin, a hoochie-coochie swing band, and bourbon, a strolling magician and casino games in the speakeasy.

Outdoors, if the weather’s fine, the stunning terrace which overlooks miles of beach will become a themed alfresco bar area with a champagne fountain and lit up by storm lanterns and a thousand fairy lights. For those looking to party into the next day, an electro swing DJ set will follow the live music.

Saunton Sands Hotel is working with Blue Fizz Events and Salt Media to put on the event, in addition to Steven & Laurent and a number of other party and period specialists. Blue Fizz has assisted the venue in pulling together fabulous elements to create a spectacular event. Here’s what we have in store…….

Afternoon Pop Up Hair and Beauty Boudoir to create your 1920s look …….

Hair with  £25 for Vintage updo

Make up with

1920’s Themed Full Makeup (to include Base, Primer, Cheeks, Eyes, Lips) = £25

1920’s Themed Eyes only (to include Primer, Shadow, Liner, Mascara and false lashes = £15

1920’s Themed Lips only (to include Primer, Lip liner, Lipstick, Lip gloss = £15


Vintage clothing recommendations :


Let’s party……

Afternoon Jazz and Evening Swing


Electro DJ Swing Set


Gatsby dancers


Pop Up Vintage Photo booth


Vintage Magic


Gamble the night away

Thanks also to

Gatsby photography from our styled shoot with Lucy Shergold and models Jasmine Palmer and Ed Knight

‘We wanted to create an annual party that would blow people’s expectations out of the water,’ said the team at Saunton Sands. ‘Our aim is to showcase the fabulous art deco refurbishment the hotel had over the past year, and give people another reason to visit the hotel and enjoy a party in the spectacular surroundings of one of Britain’s most stunning coastal locations.’

Golden tickets are on sale now, priced £70 for a party ticket (including feast and welcome cocktail) or prices start at £300 per person for two nights’ stay at the hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast, a ticket to the ball and an afternoon tea on the Saturday afternoon.

The summer ball will be an annual event with a different theme each year.


If you would like to read more about our party planning and events, take a peek at some of our previous events:

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