This black and gold party has lots of stripes and polka dots. This theme is very modern and sophisticated and can be used for bridal showers, weddings, birthday parties, and baby showers. This party was for a 12 year old girl’s birthday.
Everything always starts with the invitations. We decided to add a thin line of gold under the black stripes to give this them more glam. We also added an aqua border and coral flower on the top to make it our own. Here’s our birthday invitation.
Next we decided what kind of foods to serve and added stripes and polka dots to everything. Since we had a water slide & bounce house, we decided to keep the food very simple and kid friendly. We had: dozens of cupcakes (6 flavors…yum), cookies, chips, gold candy, and lots of water.
The plates and cups were black and gold to pull everything together. If you look closely, you can see a light aqua “12” behind the name “Alexis.”
I love how the gold really popped on the tables.
I used gold glitter tape around the bottom of each spoon & fork. I then added pink silverware to each jar for more of a POP! This was such a simple idea that added so much glam to the party. Of course after seeing this now, I could have saved some time & tape by just putting the glitter tape on the outside of the Mason jars…there’s always next time.
Black and white striped banner:
I made this black and white striped banner and hung it with a shiny gold ribbon. The border on each flag is aqua and each letter is coral to match our invitations and bring in a little bit of color.
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Black and gold party favors:
Since this party was for 11 & 12 year old girls, I decided to thank them with chocolate! So instead of a traditional treat bag, I used these chocolate candy bars that simply said “Thank you for celebrating my birthday with me. Love Lexi” Half of the candy bars had black and white stripes and the other half had gold dots on them. Each girl received a chocolate bar as they left.
This party was a big hit with all the girls! They loved the cupcake selection and party decor. I heard a few of them say they want to have a party like this one.