Black and White Party Ideas
since Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball in 1966 Black and White
Parties have been slowly becoming the “it” party. It might seem a little
risky, but when done properly a black and white party will put you on
the map and everyone will want to attend. Follow these tips and you are
sure to have an unforgettable party that will have your friends asking
for another party just as incredible.
Black and White Invitations
the beginning of the planning stages you need to make sure to send out
an invitation that will set the bar high. Your guests have to realize
right off the bat that you are serious about everything only being white
and black. You can either purchase white and black invitations or you
can make your own. Cut out small squares of white cardstock and cover
them with black lace. Cut a smaller square of the cardstock and glue on
top of the lace in the center. On the small piece write the event, date,
time, location and RSVP by. Also inform the guests on the invitation
that they must arrive only wearing white and/or black…absolutely no
color. Seal the invitations in either a black or white envelope and mail
them out to all of your friends and family.
Black and White Decorations
is the fun part of throwing a black and white party, although that may
be more of a personal opinion. There are literally tens of ways to
decorate for a black and white party dependent on your supply of
decorations. The first step is to find a venue that is perfect for the
party. It can be in your backyard under a tent or in a great room with
high ceilings and white walls. Make sure the guests have sent RSVP
before you choose the venue so that it is large enough to hold everyone
who is attending. If you are holding the event somewhere where the walls
are painted white there is less decorating you have to do and the same
goes if the event is under a white tent. If you are holding the event in
your home and there is color on your walls you will want to cover it.
There are a few options for hiding the color and transforming your room:
cover the wall in the VIP Backdrop or
black or white wrapping paper. Also, if you have the resources drape a
sheer white fabric from a central point on the ceiling to the edges of
the venue. Your guests will absolutely love this look.
At the entrance of the venue it would be best to hang a Blank Sign Banner,
but one that has been customized. You can do it yourself, or ask a
friend who is artistic to draw on the banner with black paint “Welcome”
or something more personal about the party. Around the edges draw
paisley or an abstract floral pattern because it will automatically add
elegance to the sign. The great thing about the blank sign banner is
that it is made of all weather material, so if you use high quality
paint the sign will withstand any whether in case there is a surprise
rain storm. As the guests enter the venue they should immediately be
engulfed by black and white. More than likely most of the guests will
arrive wearing black because it is harder for people to find white
outfits that appeal to them, therefore the overall overwhelming look
should be white with black accents.
Because the walls will be
white, it is like working with a blank slate adding detail after detail.
When the guests enter the venue they should be able to notice the
contrasts between the black and white. To enhance this contrast, hang Black Firework Stringers along
the walls equal distance apart from one another, but make sure it is no
more than three feet or else the black will be swallowed by the white.
Also, whether you draped sheer fabric along the ceiling or not, you can
do the same with Black Flame Retardant Gleam N Streamer.
Have them radiate from a central location on the ceiling out to the
edges and let the streamers fall gently to the ground. This will add
even more elegance to the venue and it will amaze your guests as soon as
For a creative twist to the decorations and
something none of your guests will expect, purchase some fake plants.
They can be large potted plants or smaller ones that would be placed on a
table and also make sure to grab some silk flower of different styles.
All you have to do is spray paint all of the plants and flowers black.
The pots can also either be black or they can be spray painted white, as
long as the paint as a high gloss. Place the large plants around the
room in the corners and near seating areas. As for the smaller flowers,
place them in solid white vases as well as black vases to really push
for a dark detail. The vases should be placed on side tables and can
also be used as part of the centerpieces for the tables.
Black and White Table Decorations
When it comes to decorating the tables for your black and white party you should have fun with it. Cover the tables in either a Black or White table
cover and if you are able, use chairs that are the opposite of the
table cover. For the centerpieces, use the black spray painted flowers
you made and place them in either a black or white vase opposite of the
table cover. You can also use other cheap black and white objects found
at thrift stores because they will add a fun touch to the décor and will
also make the centerpieces interesting. Another creative touch would be
to take Black and White party
beads and drape them around the vase and also have the beads hanging
from the vase or the other objects. By using party beads you not only
save money but they can also act as party favors for the guest. For some
added shine, sprinkle Black and Opalescent Fanci
Fetti Dots around the centerpiece and have them radiate from the center
to the rest of the table. The black and white masks from the Ultimate Fanci Feather Masks will also make great fun touches to the centerpiece and would also make great party favors.
for the tableware you want to choose something that is elegant but not
too costly in order to save some money. If you are holding the event at a
venue which provides tableware just make sure everything is either
white or black, although most likely it will all be white. If the event
is at your home, you can either rent tableware or purchase some. The Persia Tableware has a gorgeous black pattern on a white plate and these Designer Disposable plates
are extremely sturdy and any liquid will not be able to seep through.
Your guests will honestly be amazed at the high quality of these plates
and the best part is that you don’t have to worry about washing them.
Another option would be to use black plates on the tables with white
table covers and white plates on the tables with black table covers.
you are serving the guests then keep the tableware back in the kitchen,
but if it is buffet style lay the tableware out on the tables. If the
food is being served buffet style, the buffet table needs to also comply
with the black and white theme of the party. Cover the tables in either
a long black or white table cover and sprinkle more fanci fetti along
the entire table to add some shine. Unless you are deeply invested in
this party do not worry about the color of the serving dishes as long as
they are silver because this will not detract from the décor.