If you want to throw a fete that’s fit for royalty, impress guests with a Marie Antoinette-inspired ball. For this over-the-top theme, go all out with pastels, gold accents and French inspired décor. Incorporate antiques and large candelabras onto the tablescapes and around the room—remember the more opulent the better.
OCCASION: Bridal Shower
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Royal, High Tea, Masquerade
When you want to feel like royalty, you have to do something big! Nothing will offer your guests more space to mingle, dance, and dine than an exquisite ballroom. This elegant venue offers all the dressings to transport your party to eighteenth century France. Marie Antoinette may not have been the most beloved queen, but she knew how to throw a party.
The only thing Marie Antoinette loved more than a party was gambling, and frequently included such entertainment in her lavish events. Have classic french table games like roulette and vingt et un (blackjack) to gamble and gossip like the french elite.
Nothing says French luxury like a string quartet serenading guests to the dance floor. From Bach to pop, string quartets are well versed in a wide range of genres that can cater to any crowd.
While Marie Antoinette famously said “Let them eat cake,” we all know she wouldn’t have stopped there. Indulge in a variety of French confectionaries like delicate macarons, scrumptious petit fours, and decorated cookies.
Round out the culinary experience with bubbles, courtesy of Champagne, France. Make this champagne tower the over-the-top centerpiece of the party. Not only is it a stunning décor piece, but it keeps the alcohol flowing.
Send your guests home with a token of their time in the bourgeoisie, with adorable teacup favors. Fill them with flowers or candies for a personal touch.
Of course, an event this extravagant requires a dress code. Encourage guests to wear attire in keeping with the sumptuous theme. Full skirts, pretty pastels, with lots of lace and beading will do the trick. If you want to feel like the queen herself don’t forget your wig.