Alexa, play 24K Magic By Bruno Mars.
I'm currently 25, but I had a pretty lit 24th birthday. & by lit I mean all gold everything. I love sparkly things and gold- who doesn't? So having a 24K gold themed birthday for my 24th seemed like the perfect party idea. I think this theme would also rock for a golden birthday (See ya soon 28! - hopefully not THAT soon!). You could also do the a karat/gold theme birthday party for an 18th or 75th!
Here's how I decorated & celebrated keeping that 24K theme!
Food & Drinks:
If you like it then you shoulda put a (donut) ring on it! Donuts are so cheap I love it as a go to party dessert food. In lieu of cake or cupcakes, I went with donuts! I added edible gold glitter to the tops since I'm extra. I made sure to keep gold chocolate coins ALL over as well. You really can't play up the gold theme enough.
For food, I went with a Chick-Fil-A nugget tray. Only the best. Plus nuggets go well with the theme. I considered doing chicken and waffles as well but decided to save that for another time.
Drink wise, well champagne was everywhere! A must for sure. I also think doing Mexican mimosas (champagne & tequila!) would be a great cocktail option to stick with the gold theme.
Decorating is relatively easy because you can just be super boujee. I put gold fringe everywhere (and even bought this super cheap but glam fringe chandelier - pictured far right). I think the champagne glass tower is a super fun way to decorate. It's like Gatsby is hosting your party. My previous apartment had a strange layout which made decorating more difficult, but if you get creative any space can be the perfect space to throw a party! Glassware, candlesticks, and anything that dazzles makes for the perfect table top display.
I totally recommend getting a few packs of gold glitter tea light candles. They're super great for adding mood lighting and more gold throughout your party space. Place them on bookshelves, cabinets, and various furniture tops to give a more dramatic look to your event.
Because I'm all about doing it for the Insta, I also put up a gold sequin photo booth backdrop for my friends to use. The backdrop was complete with number 24 gold balloons (did you even have a birthday if you don't include the inflatable number you're turning?).
To make these cute donut toppers, I bought black letter sticker sheets from the craft store and stuck them on to tooth picks. I then displayed them however I wanted in the donuts. You could easily do something similar with a cake or cupcakes. While I went with "Old But Gold", this topper DIY makes it easy to spell out whatever your heart desires!
Get The Lewk:
I've rounded up all my favorite gold decorations, accessories, and items that I think are perfect for creating a 24K gold themed or golden birthday party. Some of these ideas and products would be great for a NYE or Gatsby themed party as well. Don't be afraid to go a little wild & overboard!
Now I Ain't Sayin' She A Gold Digger:
I've come to the conclusion that gold is ALWAYS a good theme for a party. It can be bad, it can be boujee. It can be glamorous or you could do a speakeasy vibe. Whatever you decide to do, your playlist is equally as important. Here's my list of songs that I made sure were on repeat the night of my party:
Gold Digger - Kanye West
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Glamorous - Fergie
Gold - Kiiara
Sunny Side Of The Street - Shazalakazoo
We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - Fergie
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
Gin Tonic - Parov Stelar
Fashion - Lady Gaga
Le Disko - Shiny Toy Guns
Beauty Killer - Jeffree Star
Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco
Fancy - Iggy Azalea
Rockstar - Post Malone
Mannequin - Britney Spears
Pretty Girls - Britney Spears + Iggy Azalea
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Boom Clap - Charli XCX
Material Girl - Madonna
Never Let You Go - Waldeck
Paris - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Cinderella - Diana Vickers
Sparkling Diamonds - Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge)
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Cheap Thrills - Sia
No Money - Galantis
Barbie Girl - Aqua
1999 - Charlie XCX
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