I read this articleabout a group of seminary students in Portsmouth that recreated that Nauvoo party.
"When the first guests walked up the snowy path to the home of Dell and
Laura Fox on December 23, 15 costumed teenagers were still running
upstairs and down, checking fireplaces, whipping cream, arranging
ringlets, and threading yarn through oversized needles. Our “Joseph Smith
Birthday Party” was the culmination of four months of study in our
Church history course. Early in the fall we began collecting ideas and
materials. We wanted everything—food, costumes, games, program—to be as
true to the period 1805–1844 as possible."
Its a great article I hope you will take the time to give it a read.