A festive serving cart is the focal point for this Christmas party. Gold spray paint dresses a utilitarian wire kitchen cart (#752444) for the celebration. To protect the painted surface, spray with clear polyurethane. After the party, the warm gold finish adds a sophisticated accent to everyday decor. Add to the party feeling with simple wall decorations made from battery-operated string lights draped amid a black-and-gold tassel banner. A lighted “Cheers” sign balances the wall design.
Include a holiday party twist without losing serving space. A metal ornament stand adds vertical interest to a serving cart or tabletop, but doesn’t take up much room. Keep it whimsical with randomly placed gold ball ornaments and a small white nutcracker ornament.
Black, white and gold work so well together. Carry the color scheme into straws, paper goods and serving pieces. These black-and-white striped straws include a holiday message.
A Christmas card holder—like this glossy black nutcracker—can be a place card holder, display the menu, list beverage choices or just set the mood.
Wrap gifts to coordinate with your color scheme and they become part of the decor. Establish the palette with solid and patterned black and gold wrapping paper. Then add a subtle accent, such as this minty green, to soften the look. Mix in accents such as a glossy black reindeer to complete the arrangement.
Stick with black and gold on your serving table, too. Ground decorations and serving items with a metallic tray and a neutral table runner to give small items more presence. Amid the food, plates and napkins, mix in metallic accessories, such as gold-dot LED votives for a little glow.
Give party crackers center stage on a table. Arrange the gold, black and white party favors in a clear container, then place them on a mirrored tray. The mirror and metallic finishes emphasize the glittery party atmosphere.
Patterned pinwheels are so much fun. Group multiple sizes and patterns—all in black, gold and white—in a window or on a wall. Set a golden nutcracker with a customizable chalkboard in the arrangement to add a visual resting spot.
Party favors and hostess gifts can fit the color scheme, too. Look for small gift boxes, tissue paper, gift bags or wrapping paper in black and gold.
Use black and gold for gift wrapping, too. Start with basic black, gold or white wrapping paper (patterns are fun too). Then go beyond the bow: Mini stockings with greenery or holiday-theme drink coasters as gift embellishments. Use black-and-gold cord and greenery sprigs in place of a bow. Even a miniature golden reindeer can add pizzazz—and it’s a bonus gift for the recipient. Attach tags and gift-card holders in unexpected ways—along a length of ribbon or as a tissue paper tie.
Black and gold create a party scene that’s sophisticated and stylish. Spray paint transforms a utilitarian kitchen cart into a festive serving station that’s also attractive for everyday display.
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