24 is one of those awkward birthdays when you don’t know how to celebrate. You hit the 21st milestone a few years ago by probably throwing a major birthday party, and you’re one year away from reaching your impending quarter-life crisis. However, every birthday deserves to be celebrated no matter what. We’ve found the perfect way to ring in your two-dozenth year: a 24k gold birthday party theme.
We know what you’re thinking, “how is 24k gold a party theme?” Between the classic party entertainment options, food and drinks, as well as decor, there’s a ton of opportunity to play up this 24k gold birthday theme for your 24th birthday. Of course, you don’t need to be 24 for this glamorous party aesthetic; you can also use this 24k gold party theme for any age, or even ring in New Year 2024!
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Nothing gets the party started like a DJ, adding high energy and plenty of excitement to your celebration. Making sure every moment is accompanied by the perfect soundtrack, professional DJs are skilled in reading the crowd to guarantee a mix of songs that everyone will want to dance to. If you want to make your 24k gold birthday party even extra memorable, book a karaoke DJ to get everyone singing and dancing all night long.
We think every party should include a champagne tower. Not only does it help create the perfect party aesthetic, but it also allows for fun photo opportunities. Stack glasses on top of one another to create a tower as high as your heart desires. Then, the guest of honor slowly pours their choice of champagne or sparkling cider, filling each glass as it trickles down. Don’t forget to make a toast!
Gold Dress Code
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Obviously, this 24k gold birthday party will need gold outfits to match. In the invitations, encourage guests to wear their best gold dress, suit and tie, and gold jewelry to make the party venue shine. Getting everyone in shades of gold will really carry out the 24k gold theme.
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If you’re hosting a 24th birthday dinner party, incorporate this warm color into your main dish. For a golden pasta entree, you can serve guests any creamy pasta sauce including carbonara, Alfredo, or even brown butter. Garnish with edible gold glitter for a delicious birthday dinner option. If you want to elevate your birthday dinner party, consider booking a caterer to whip up plenty of gold dishes.
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If you love building playlists on Spotify, this is the perfect opportunity to get creative with your music selection. Add in classics like “24k Gold” by Bruno Mars and “Gold Digger” by Kanye West to stay on theme, while also including your favorite party songs.
Pro Tip: If you book a DJ, you can collaborate beforehand to create the perfect song lineup.
24k Gold Margaritas
Margaritas are a go-to cocktail for any type of celebration. For this 24k gold birthday party, why not sip on 24k gold margaritas? Using gold tequila (obviously), orange liqueur, lime juice, sour mix, and orange juice, this drink shakes up to create the perfect golden hue. Check out The Spruce Eats for the full recipe.
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Keep the drinks flowing at this birthday celebration by booking a professional bartender to mix up signature drinks. From gold shots to golden mojitos, plan with your bartender beforehand to create a custom menu to celebrate your special day. Start your search on The Bash to book a local bartender for your 24k gold birthday party.
Fast Food Station
For a more casual food option, opt for a fast food station that all guests will enjoy. To stick with the color theme, serve french fries and chicken nuggets that are golden toned and easy to eat. If you’d rather have guests dancing and mingling rather than sitting down for a seated dinner, a food cart is a smart option.
In addition to the sparkle and shine, why not have golden decor that glows too? Neon signs add a fun backdrop to any type of event. Plus, they can even be used after the party’s over. Find custom golden neon signs on Etsy with your favorite word or phrase to create a photo backdrop or just add additional lighting.
Gold Table Settings
When planning any sort of color party, one of the best ways to showcase the hue is with the place settings. Browse Amazon to find disposable gold plates, utensils, tablecloths, and napkins that will not only help enhance the theme, but make cleanup a breeze.
Gold Grazing Board
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Everyone loves a good grazing board. Plus, it provides the perfect opportunity to easily stick to the golden theme. Choose a variety of golden-hued cheeses like gouda, manchego, or cheddar, add crackers and breadsticks, and also feature an array of golden fruit like pineapple and pear.
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What’s a birthday party without balloons? Decorate your event space with plenty of gold balloons to create backdrops, arches, and much more. In addition to the classic rubber balloons, you’ll also want to pick up a big gold “2” and a “4” shaped balloon.
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Capture the glitz and glam of your 24k gold birthday party with the ultimate accessory—a photo booth! This entertaining element provides guests with a fun party activity, plus plenty of silly pictures to take home or post on Instagram afterwards. Strike poses with gold colored props and backgrounds to commemorate the 24th birthday party festivities.
Champagne Jello Shots
You can never go wrong with Jello shots at a birthday party, so it’s time to get creative for this 24k gold theme. Champagne is already gold in color, so it’ll be the perfect addition to your birthday treats. The Soccer Mom Blog uses sparkling wine, simple syrup, ginger ale, unflavored gelatin, and gold sanding sugar to whip up these sparkling shots that are not only aesthetic, but delicious.
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Put your name in lights, literally! Marquee signs make a great event decor option, especially this 24k gold birthday party. Choose light up letters to spell your name, age, favorite phrase, or all the above. Book an event planner to bring this vision to life for an extra special touch.
Golden Birthday Cake
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Whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla, a golden birthday cake is the way to go for this celebration. Decorate your delicious, buttery cake with layers of gold and edible gold flakes to match the 24k gold birthday party theme perfectly. Add some sparkler candles on top for the guest of honor to make a wish, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate birthday dessert.
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Capture golden moments candidly during the 24k gold birthday party with the talent of a photographer. These event professionals are experts with a special eye for detail, to help preserve the magic of your celebration. Guests will love looking back at pictures of them dancing and mingling, while the photographer can capture you blowing out the cake candles or making a speech!
Ambient lighting is key for creating an inviting party setting. While decorating your event space, opt for warm toned string lights that will accent your venue while enhancing the theme. You can also find gold light bulbs, flood lights, and curtain lights to make your birthday party glow.
Gold Drink Rims
No matter what cocktail you're drinking, an edible gold glitter garnish or gold sanding sugar will make it extra special for this 24k gold party theme. Browse gold drink rims, garnishes, and other accessories on Amazon to make each cocktail picture perfect.
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Surprise guests at this birthday celebration with gold confetti cannons and poppers that will create sparkle and shine when they pop off. Once the confetti cannons go off, the fallen pieces will double as decor, adding more of a gold element to the event space.
Nothing beats the excitement of live music. Choose from cover bands, acoustic artists, and other professional musicians on The Bash that will help create an upbeat party atmosphere. Live music always makes a fun entertainment option because guests can interact with them and request songs throughout the event.
Find more party ideas and inspiration here on The Bash.