finer things colchester dj events ideas black and white party

In our last blog entry at Finer Things DJs, we ran through a list of ideas for a sixties themed party. In today’s post, we thought we would continue our Events Ideas series with a look at a theme that is gaining popularity rather quickly, the black and white themed party. Currently, this theme is proving to be popular with our friends in the United States, however we have noticed some clients adopting the concept in the UK in the last few years.

But just what exactly is a black and white themed party? Well, for a start, it can be either a formal or an informal occasion, just as long as the whole event centres around the colours black and white! We’re talking everything here, from the clothes you wear, to the decorations you choose, to the food you eat and, of course, to the music you listen to (more on that later.) The concept works really well for a variety of occasions, such as New Years Eve, graduation parties, charity events, wedding anniversaries, special birthdays and Halloween. If you feel like this idea for a party appeals to you, then allow Finer Things DJs to present to you a list of helpful ideas for planning your very own black and white themed shindig!

The Music

So we mentioned the music above, and while it would be difficult to theme an entire party or event around the black and white theme, it’s certainly possible to include a number of songs with references to black and white in the lyrics, as well as throwing in a few dance floor fillers to keep your guests happy! Fortunately, when you book Finer Things DJs, we take care of all of that for you, and we will ensure that your event retains that special feel to it with our professional DJ service. With that in mind, here are a few tunes you might want us to play when you book Finer Things DJs for your black and white themed event:

  • “White Wedding” – Billy Idol
  • “Back In Black” – AC/DC
  • “Black Velvet” – Allanah Miles
  • “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)” – The Offspring
  • “White Room” – Cream
  • “Back To Black” – Amy Winehouse
  • Anything by The Black Eyed Peas
  • Anything by the White Stripes

And many more!

The Outfits

The beauty of a black and white themed party is in the simple colour scheme. Of course, to remain true to the concept, you’ll want to choose an outfit consisting of either all black, all white or a combination of the two. As mentioned above, this kind of party can be either formal or informal. The choices will be slightly limited if it’s the former, so think black tie and tuxedos with a white shirt for the men and black cocktail dresses for the women. If it’s the latter, then the options can be extended to virtually any outfit, as long as it fits the neutral colour scheme! Below are some outfit ideas taken from the web…

The Decorations

As with the outfit choices above, you can pretty have free reign with your choice of decorations and food, as long as the colours match the black and white theme! After scouring the internet for some ideas, we thought we’d present a list of some of the coolest trinkets and table layouts from other black and white parties, as well as some of the nice black and white themed food we managed to find:

An amazing black and white sweet table
Black and white balloons from Amazon
Black and white themed party room.
A complete black and white room theme, including dancefloor and furnishings.

Final Thoughts

With such a stylish and classic combination, there is so much you can do with a black and white theme. From seasonal themed events such as Christmas or summer, to movie themes such as James Bond or Harry Potter, there will be a black and white themed party for every occasion. Just make sure you book Colchester Essex’s number one DJ service for any wedding, party or event in Finer Things DJs and let’s have a great time!

~Finer Things.