Planning a party but can’t seem to find a theme that will work? Why not make it a black and white party? This theme is so versatile – you can use it for birthdays, weddings and even for Halloween parties for a rugged, creepy or elegant party with s touch of class. It really doesn’t matter what kind of party you are preparing, just stick with these two colors and you’ll never go wrong. We have gathered these 34 black and white party ideas for you to check out, so that you’re covered with everything from the decorations to the sweets.
Black And White Party Ideas – Decor
Aside from your guests, good decorations are a must for any fun party. If it’s your first time planning or organizing a party, here are some black and white party decor ideas to help you on your way.
Black and White Balloons
Maybe one of the easiest ways to glamour up the party venue is with balloons. Find some inspiration with these photos for how you can use black and white balloons for your next party.
Hang the black and white balloons in scallops for a more elegant look. You can also see how the straws, animal figurines, napkins and Oreos look stunning on the all-white table. This beautiful set up exudes that minimalist vibe.
If you want to add another color to the black and white theme, choose silver or gold. These colors break the monotony and add some flare to the theme without overpowering it. Just look at this photo and you’ll know what I mean.
I never thought a simple white balloon could look this elegant with just a black and white bow accent.
These black and white stripe balloons are sure to bring life to the party.
Haven’t I told you this theme can be used for any kind of party? Just look at how this balloon adds to the already-romantic ambiance.
Here, an ordinary balloon is turned into a classic looking piece of a decor. I just love how the black netting helps the balloon to achieve that classic look.
Black and White Beads and Crystals
What could be more elegant than sparkly black and white beads and crystals?
Just look at these beads in their clear glasses, which look elegant with or without the candles lit. I’m loving these black and white party ideas so much, I want to use them as my regular home decor!
How about these black and white coasters made from Hama or Perler beads? Check out how to make them here.
Complete the look of your party venue with these black and white curtains. I personally think these curtains would be boring without those black and white crystal accents.
Black and White Paper Decorations
Be it cut outs, lanterns or pompoms -the ideas for using paper decor for a black and white party are just endless!
I love how these black butterfly paper cut outs seem to really fly from the table. And you can write notes on them, too! You could also reverse the colours, making the butterflies white and the walls black – they will look equally stunning.
Or these black and white paper lanterns to adorn your party venue’s ceiling.
Black and White Flowers and Vases
Put beautiful white flowers into black vases and place them on the party table for a classic and timeless centerpiece.
Black and White Straws and Stirrers
Even straws and stirrers can dress up for the party, you know. Buy these straws at your local party supply stores, and then just adorn the stirrers with black and white Washi tapes.
Black and White Halloween Decors
When I say the theme is versatile, this is exactly what I mean. I’d call it elegantly creepy if there was such a term. Black and white party ideas are here to help you plan all your parties.
Get the right amount of the creep and the elegance for your Halloween party with these black and white items. Everything is on point here, from the tilted candles in the candle holder to the spiderwebs in the mirror.
Halloween will never be complete without a garish pumpkin but, in this photo, you can see how incorporating black and white into this traditional Halloween decor makes it almost classy. Use this idea not just for your Halloween parties, but for fall parties, too.
Black and White Table Set Up
Thinking of having a black and white Christmas? Here’s the perfect dining table for you. These photos of black and white party ideas are making my OCD heart so happy!
Black And White Party Ideas – Food
The party invitations are all sent and now you just have to finish the party preparations. Your black and white party outfit? Check. Black and white party decor? Check. Black and white party food? What food should you serve at a black and white themed party? No need to panic, the desserts are on me. Here are the black and white party ideas, the food edition.
For an effortless black and white dessert fix, Oreos win by default!
Stack them like this or however you want – Oreos are Oreos, they are yummy however you present them.
Who needs a cake when you have this?
Black and White Cake Pops
Cake pops or lollicakes are gaining popularity among the party crowd so check out these photos for how cake pops can add glamour to your black and white dessert table.
Look at all of that edible sugar glitter. Simply mesmerizing! Plus, cake pops are less of a mess to eat than cupcakes, if you ask me.
Here is another smart idea – simple black and white cake pops on top of black candies. Just don’t forget the lace bow. Perfect!
Black and White Candy Buffet
Watch how these candies are the first to magically disappear at your party.
Can you promise to get just a piece of each?
Sorry, but the lids won’t stop the guests from getting at these candies.
Sugar crystal candies! I will gladly make a dentist appointment after this.
I love how these meringues magically melt in the mouth after the first crunchy bite.
Other Black and White Sweets
You will never get enough of these sugary treats!
Black and white pretzels sure are sweet treats, not just for the tummy but also for the eyes.
These French macarons are just oozing with sophistication.
I’ll have two of these. Thank you.
Black and White Cake Table
Just can’t get enough of sweets? Everything you want, in one place. Here you go!
Black and White Popcorn
For those guests who don’t have much of a sweet tooth.
Black and White Strawberries
When you have guests looking for something “healthy” to eat at a black and white party.
Black and White Party Drinks
Because guests get thirsty after all the chitchat and dancing.
You’ve decorated your walls, you’ve decorated your food – why not decorate your party champagne glasses? The wonders that some black glitter and glue can bring. And please, don’t forget the bow.
I wonder what’s inside these black and white cups.
I know, they are cute! These can be filled with milk, eggnog, or any white drink you can think of.
Black and White Pasta
Yes, I also want some of these, please. You can buy them or, better yet, learn how to make them. Check out BS’ in the Kitchen for the tutorial.
With all these black and white party ideas, you’ll be on your way to having the best party ever! Cheers!