A Black and White theme is a great choice for a teen party. It doesn’t have to be formal, but everyone should come to the party wearing either black, white, or both.

Black and White Party Invitations

Use a decorative black border on white cardstock, with the invitation wording in the center. Add words saying that guests must dress in black, white, or both.

A variation on this theme is to make it a James Bond Black and White Party, where the guys dress like James Bond and the girls wear black cocktail dresses.

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Black and White Party Decorations

  • Choose black and white for most of the decorations with a few things in silver as an accent color.
  • Lots of black and white balloons tied in bunches.
  • Black tablecloth, black plates, white napkins and silver forks.
  • Fat white candles with black ribbon tied around the center.
  • A basket full of black and white party bead necklaces.
  • Hang a black curtain over the doorway into the main party room.
  • Outline the ceiling with clear Christmas lights and dim the overhead light fixture.
  • Hang black and white paper lanterns over the food table.
  • Hang a black light over the dance floor and all the white clothes will really stand out.

Black and White Party Activities

  1. Good music playing in the background while people arrive. Turn up the volume later in the evening when guests are ready to dance. Spend some time choosing a playlist of fun, popular music and include a few songs that tie into the theme. Some ideas are White Shadow by Coldplay, Back in Black by AC/DC, Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones, Black or White by Michael Jackson, White Wedding by Billy Idol, Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues, etc.
  2. Play an old black and white movie with the sound turned off, like Casablanca or King Kong.
  3. Play the Who Am I? game – Tape the name of a famous or fictional character onto everyone’s back. Then start asking each other questions until each person has figured out who they are.

Black and White Party Food

  • Cheese Pizza (white)
  • Mini Meatballs (black)
  • Egg rolls
  • Marinated mozzarella balls and black olives, served with party picks.
  • Sushi rolls with dark seaweed paper wrapped around the outside
  • Black and White Brownies
  • White cheesecake drizzled with chocolate sauce.
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting, and chocolate with vanilla frosting.
  • Lots of non-alcoholic drinks like sparkling apple juice in wine glasses, Virgin Chocolate Martini, Coke and Sprite, and plenty of water.

Black and White Party Favors

  • Two small candles, one black and one white; tie a ribbon of the opposite color around the middle of each candle.
  • A bag full of Hershey kisses
  • A bag of black and white M&M’s
  • A set of dice
  • Small silver candy tin filled with black and white mints.

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