About the Theme
Turn your next event into a stylish fete with the addition of a black tie theme. Traditionally, black tie refers to a dress code that translates to: come in your finest threads. That means floor length cocktail dresses and fabulously fitted suits. In order to pull off a black tie party, just apply the elegance of this dress code to the rest of your event.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: James Bond, Red Carpet
While guests are arriving, set the tone with live piano music. A mix of upbeat jazz melodies and modern favorites will keep everyone guessing which tune will be next.
Cheese and Charcuterie
A classic charcuterie board is a party staple. Arrange a presentation of equal parts meat and cheese, supplemented by a few sweet and savory snacks and crackers. Think: prosciutto, salami, Brie, gouda, olives, dried fruit, baguette rounds and honey.
A champagne tower is equal parts classy and impressive—a true showstopper. A note from the pros: If you don’t have experience, don’t wing this party trick or try setting it up yourself. There’s an art to the balance of coups and champagne pour.
Elegant stemware adds a classy touch to any event. Designate a martini or cosmopolitan as the signature sip of the evening to take advantage of the timeless look.