ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Party Themes - Black and White Ball

Updated on March 20, 2012

Recommended for: Sweet 16’s and Quencienta Celebrations

A Black and White Ball is the perfect way to play up the glitz and the glamor of bygone eras. Ask your guests to wear their most fancy black and white dresses or to dig out their dad’s tux and let the celebration begin.


Invitations

Idea 1 - Get high quality black scrapbook paper and a few white gel pens. Then put your best handwriting to work and write out each invitation.

Idea 2 - Cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white cardstock into quarters and cover each piece with a black lace overlay and glue it in place. Then Cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white card stock into 7 1/2" x 10" and then cut that piece into four pieces with you party invitation printed on each one. Glue one piece to the center of each piece of card stock that is covered with black lace.

Idea 3 - Find postcards printed in black and white with monuments like the Eiffel tower or starlets of the 40’s and 50’s. On the back of each one write out your invite.


Decorations

  • Cut out card stock stars in black, white and silver. Using fishing line hang them from the ceiling.
  • At the entrance on a large easel have a black poster board and silver and white pens for the guests to leave birthday wishes and congratulatory notes for the guest of honor.
  • On the tables use white table cloths with black lace over or black table cloths with white lace over them.
  • Black Top Hats with balloons in silver, white and black tied to them make excellent centerpieces
  • Drape walls in white net Christmas lights with black lace over them to hide the wires
  • Leave disposable cameras with black and white film around the room

Games

Name that tune

  • depending on the group people can play as individuals or as a table. Play five to ten seconds of a classic swing or big band tune. Give one point for the right tune, one for the artist and a bonus one for the decade. The team with the most points after 10 - 15 songs wins.

Don’t Say...

  • Make black, white, and silver ribbon necklaces. As everyone arrives, give them one. Pick a word that can’t be said it could be “birthday”, the guest of honors name or something else entirely. If another guest hears someone say the forbidden word, they can take their ribbon necklace from them. The person with the most ribbons at the end of the evening, or whatever time you set for this event to conclude, wins!

Black and White Trivia

  • Come up with a list of questions for a trivia game that all have to do with black and white films. An example could be “What was the first color film?” or Who stared in Casablanca?”

Food

Finger Sandwiches - Use marble, white and rye bread

Pizza - Top with White cheese and black olives

Chicken - Chicken Brest served with black bean sauce

Fondue - Have both white and dark chocolate available

Chocolate Strawberries - Covered in white or dark chocolate


Favors

  • Hershey kisses in sliver foil in a fluted champagne glass
  • Black and White Jelly beans

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Larry Okeke profile image

      Larry Okeke 

      6 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

      Sounds like it would be fun. Too bad i hardly hold parties. Am usually too busy reading Dan Brown. Voted up and useful

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)