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Black Tie Party Theme

“Oh this old thing? I just threw it on, really.”


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.

VIBE: Sophisticated

SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: James Bond, Red Carpet


Venue Settings

PENTHOUSE

Where else would you host this fancy-to-do soirée? Elevate the ambience with a great view and plenty of room to mix and mingle.


Entertainment

PIANIST

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.

Dominik Scythe; Unsplash

Food

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.


Beverage

MARTINIS

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.

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Beverage

CHAMPAGNE TOWER

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.


Creative Detail

CALLIGRAPHED SIGNAGE

Calligraphy is a small detail, but once it’s noticed, it’s not forgotten. Hand lettering is an art and it lends sophistication to any stationery piece, from invitations to food labels.

Abby Farson Pratt; Flickr
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