Many of us are familiar with the Shades of Grey trilogy. I have talked to some women who have no appreciation for the book and several who were completely enthralled by the main characters. Nonetheless, when I began thinking about planning an adult only 40th birthday party for two female clients, Shades of Grey seemed to be the perfect theme for many reasons. Both birthday girls loved the color gray and they were excited about having their guests wear masquerade masks. Most of all, they were both Shades of Grey fans. The theme itself is somewhat “risque” and as a party stylist, my greatest challenge was to create a soiree that complimented the theme in a classy fashion. As always, the team from Creative Party Designs (CPD) was successful in doing so and the birthday girls were more than pleased.
The guests were asked to wear masks and gray, black and/or red attire.
The dessert table
Non alcohol and alcohol infused desserts
We placed references (signs) from the book on the food, dessert and guest tables.
The candy buffet sign
If you are planning a 50 Shades party, use table linen, candles and flowers to give the event a more elegant feel. Plan to have foods and desserts that compliment the theme. Your guests will love it!