Posh Birthday Party Ideas

Updated April 17, 2017

Want to host a posh birthday party? Posh parties can be hosted at lavish locations or tailored to suit even a backyard budget. Focus on elegant menu items, colour schemes and table settings to achieve a posh effect or book a reservation at a trendy venue. Either way, once the preparations are made and the party is in full swing, enjoy the chic birthday party you pulled off with panache.

Moonlight Brunch

Forget that brunch is typically served between breakfast and lunch. Host your brunch birthday party in the evening, under the light of the moon. Serve luxurious Eggs Benedict, lavish champagne mimosas and a variety of elegant brunch menu items. Host this in your backyard decorated with luminarias or flameless candles, or host indoors with white string lights to create a starlit ambience. Hire a string quartet to provide background music and to play the birthday song when cake is served.

Black and White Cocktail Party

Always considered fashionable and elegant is the black and white cocktail party. The symmetry of the colour scheme offers an air of chic. Send invitations printed with white ink on black card stock. Inform guests to dress in black and white cocktail attire. Set tables in contrasting black and white linens and china settings. Decorate with white flower arrangements in black vases and black and white balloons. Incorporate black and white food items into the menu. Some items to choose from include black olive spread, marble rye or pumpernickel bread with white cheese spreads, caviar, sushi, black olive and mozzarella pizza, white pasta with capers, black bean dip with white corn chips and black forest birthday cake. Give fine chocolates wrapped in white paper with black ribbon for party favours.

Spa Party

Invite a few close friends and family to a day of posh treatments at a trendy spa. Enjoy sparkling wine and finger foods while basking in the glow of your freshly pampered skin. Try out the latest luxurious massage technique or state of the art facial products. Choose an overnight spa resort to celebrate an entire birthday weekend of personal pampering. Use a fancy font to design a birthday message on blank mailing labels. Purchase some products at the spa and place the custom birthday label over the product branding. Give these products as birthday gifts.

Garden Tea Party

Host a tea party in an outdoor setting with fancy table settings. Dress the table with a fine linen tablecloth and elegantly folded linen napkins. Serve tea from birthday tea pots which you can purchase online (see resources) along with finger sandwiches and sweet pastries served on elegant china settings. Use freshly cut flowers from the garden in crystal vases as centrepieces. Invite guests with handwritten invitations to indicate this is a formal affair. Use high back dining chairs in place of folding chairs and cover them with dining slipcovers that complement your setting. Play croquet on the lawn. If your own yard is not suited to host such an event, inquire about having the party at a local park, on the grounds of a museum or the patio of a fine restaurant.

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Christine Gauvreau is a freelance writer from the East Coast. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and has spent over 10 years writing for several online publications.