The best 21st birthday decorations

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The best 21st birthday decorations
Throw a memorable 21st birthday party by decorating well. (birthday celebrations image by Photoeyes from

A 21st birthday party is a momentous occasion and should be greeted with excitement and celebrated in style. Deciding just how to decorate for a 21st birthday party is a large part of the party preparation process. In addition to creativity, bringing order and organisation to your party decorations, as well as centring the decorations around the birthday girl or boy, will help make the party unforgettable.

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Select a Color Scheme

Party decorations usually look better when you give thought to the colours with which you want to decorate. Even the best decorations can look untidy or shoddy if colours are not coordinated. Choose two to three colours around which to build the rest of your decorations. You can start your colour quest by asking the birthday girl what her favourite colour is. If you are throwing a night party that is a little more formal, consider adding silver or gold as your second colour.

Make 21 a Theme in Itself

Beyond using 21 candles on the cake, you can incorporate the number 21 into the party activities, decorations, or even food courses. Because the age 21 is a particularly big milestone, placing heavy emphasis on the number itself is appropriate. Create a 21-course meal by making many small dishes and bringing them out one at a time. Rather than a cake, make a tiered edible decoration of 21 cupcakes. If you are able to spend a significant amount of money, purchase 21 flavours of wine and display them as well as serve them--this will add to the number 21 theme as well as the decorations.

Beverage Decorations

Of course, no 21st birthday in the United States would be complete without mention of the newly legal ability of the birthday person to drink. You can create a festive decorative theme by using actual bottles of alcohol as centrepieces for tables. Wine, martini, margarita, shot and beer glasses can all make excellent decorations and centrepieces as well. Create a paper chain of cutout advertisements for fine alcohol to hang over, or adorn, a birthday banner. For more festive 21st birthday decorations with an alcohol theme, check your local party store. You may be able to find a giant cutout of a martini glass.

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