Black and White Party
by Ellen Dissevelt
We live in Doha, State of Qatar.
My daughter (12) will have her party this weekend and I was wondering what party items we could think of in black and white (besides balloons and napkins, cups and plates) and what kind of (pool) games? She also has a slumber party that night.
What ideas do you have for a black and white birthday cake and finger food?
EllenBlack and White Party Response:
There are so many things you can use to decorate for a black and white party. Some examples are:
Black and white checkered tablecloths and flags.
And for a more elegant party... a black tablecloth overlayed with white lace, white glitter confetti, or white placemats, etc.
Black and white candles can be used to decorate even if you don't want to light them. Put the taper type on stands or put floating candles in glass bowls.
Newspaper can be shaped into all kinds of decorations. Most newspaper is black and white. Wrap boxes with newspaper and tie black or white ribbon around it just for decor. For a casual party you could even wrap the food table in newspaper or use it to make placemats. I would wipe it a bit with a dry paper towel. It tends to give off some black ink.
Sheet music is great for a black and white theme and black and white picture collages. Black and white photos could be set out all over or you could scatter them over a table and
cover with a clear tablecloth or glass.
Game pieces can be used to decorate also... things like chess men, the 8 ball from pool, etc.
As far as a birthday cake is concerned, I like the the "cake" I see made for weddings sometimes now, using cupcakes... perfect for twelve year olds. Otherwise, I would maybe make a checker board cake and try to get chess men candles or use chocolate and white wafer cookies as checkers. There are a ton of ideas for a black and white birthday cake actually. If you want a more specific idea, please use the comment box below to add more information.
It would be fun to put out little bowls of black and white jellybeans. There is a recipe for black and white chocolates on my site if you're interested. I don't know if your kids like black olives, but pizza with white cheeze and black olives would fit the black and white theme. You could also mix regular popcorn with chocolate covered popcorn. Did you want the finger foods to be black and white or did you just want finger food ideass in general?
As for pool games, are you referring to an above ground backyard pool or a large public pool and is there a diving board? This will make a difference in my answer.
Likewise with the slumber party, are you wanting to follow the black and white theme or are you looking for ideas in general?
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