Elegant Birthday Party Ideas

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An elegant birthday party is a fine way to add a touch of grace, sophistication and drama to the guest of honor's special day. This theme is ideal for the birthday boy or girl that enjoys fancy things. Create an elegant and memorable birthday party with these great party ideas.

Elegant Table Linens

  • Set the tone of this elegant birthday party with stylish table decorations. Dress up your tables with satiny table linens in colors such as creamy white or ivory. The tablecloth should be long enough to drape down to the floor. Place a second tablecloth made of tulle or organza on top of the first for an iridescent decorative effect. Set the table with fine china, crystal and polished silverware.

Candle Decorations

  • Candles are an easy to way to add a warm and enchanting glow to the room. Select candles that match your color theme or that are a neutral color like ivory or white. Create a magical ambiance around the table with tall white candles and silver candlesticks. Create a soft light that will flatter your guests with a row of evenly spaced tea lights. Use votive holders that are embellished with details such as pearls, silver, or rhinestone.

Dress Up Your Chairs

  • Chair decorations are an easy way to convey your elegant theme plus make a striking impact at your party. Transform any chair with a chair cover that matches the table linen. Or choose a chair cover in a contrasting color that accents the table cloth. Tie a two toned bow made of organza or gossamer on the back of the chair. Add a touch of romance to your party by allowing the tails of these bows to drape gracefully down to the floor.

Ideas for Elegant Table Centerpieces

  • The table centerpiece serves to enhance the beauty of the table. Consider filling a transparent square container with citrus fruit slices like lime, lemon, or orange. Place three to four large blooms such as peonies or roses into the container for an unusual yet simply gorgeous centerpiece. If you want to combine the dazzling look of flowers with the light of candles, use a tubular glass bowl. Tuck an ivy or floral garland beneath the rim of this bowl. Fill the bowl with water and place floating candles that match your theme color in the bowl.

Metallic Balloon Decorations

  • Even if this is a black tie affair, don't forget balloons. Large bouquets of 5 to 10 silver and gold balloons with metallic curling ribbon work well. Place these balloon bouquets throughout the room to create a festive atmosphere. Create a focal point with bouquets of balloons that display the guest of honor's age. Define the head table with two spiral columns of metallic balloons. Metallic balloons that float to the ceiling will be the perfect finishing touch to this party theme.

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