All white party venue set up

Bright colors and rainbow-themed parties are definitely still on-trend, but there’s an understated contender on the block — the all-white party. These celebrations feel fresh, contemporary, and bright, and they work perfectly for all kinds of big and small life moments. 

In this guide, we’ll cover how to throw an all-white party, share some of our best tips for an impressive event, and showcase some of our most-loved, all-white invite designs. 

How to Plan Your All-White Party

An all-white party theme is a refreshing way to celebrate a lot of occasions. Whether you’re planning a birthday party, bridal shower, wedding reception, or another get-together, here’s how to make it happen. 

Set the Date

While plenty of people host these themed events for pre-Labor Day parties, don’t feel like you have to restrict yourself when it comes to the event date. An all-white theme can work equally well for a bridal shower brunch in April or a winter wonderland party in December. 

Find a date that works best for your guest of honor if there is one, then consider your guests too. For a wedding or special occasion, a weekend day might be better. For a birthday party, a sophisticated evening soiree with an all-white theme can work on any night. 

Find the Perfect Venue

Once you’re settled on a date, you can scout around for the ideal venue for your all-white party. The perfect venue depends a lot on the reason you’re celebrating, the people involved, your budget, and what your tastes are when it comes to event venues. 

For a themed baby shower or all-white dinner party, your favorite local restaurant is a good choice. You could book a private room and transform it with some gorgeous all-white decor. 

For a decadent quinceañera, book out your local banquet hall and work with an event designer on the space. You could also keep it simple and host a cozy graduation party or family get-together in your yard — with white tents and decor making an impression against the greenery. 

Spread the Word

all white party: French Bloom Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Inspired by Luly Yang

With most of the details confirmed, you can get excited about finding the perfect invites for the white party. Keep it traditional by sending invites by mail, or keep your white party green with online invitations. Online invites give you so many more customization options, plus the benefits of easy RSVP management and communication. 

Look for all-white party invites that closely match your ideas and theme for the party. We have lots of gorgeous all-white designs, and ones that feature subtle flowers or greenery — ideal for all-white garden parties. Once you’ve found a design you love, customize the wording, and don’t forget to include all the key details like the event date, time, location, and dress code. And if your favorite design features colors other than white? No problem — our designers can help you transform it in no time.

7 of Our Favorite All-White Party Ideas

all white party: Watercolor Leaf Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Stacey Meacham Design, LLC

After you’ve handled most of the pre-party admin, you’re free to start thinking creatively and coming up with fun ways to make your all-white party bash the best you’ve ever thrown. To help you out, here are some of our favorite ideas for party decor, party food, and party supplies for your themed celebration. 

1. Find an Eye-Catching Outfit

With an all-white attire dress code, it can be a little trickier than usual to stand out. If you or your guest of honor wants to catch some attention, look for a way to bring interest to your white party outfits. 

Look for something with an unusual texture for your white party dress, or go for a big, bold statement with a unique designer-inspired piece. If you’re happy to break the rules a little, the guest(s) of honor could come in a party dress or suit of any color. Opt for a stark black and white look, or add a fun accessory like a quirky headpiece or bright shoes. 

2. Host an All-White Candy Buffet

Everyone loves a candy buffet, and you can’t go wrong with one at an all-white party either. Make it fit your party theme by opting for candy in a white color — the perfect mix of stylish and sweet. 

Fill your candy buffet with the most delicious white candy you can find. Marshmallows and white chocolate are great for this, and you can also get custom-made M&Ms and other candy in your favorite shade of white. To make your candy table even more grand, create a balloon garland and glitzy sign to show guests where to find the best treats in town. 

3. Create the Perfect Photo Spot

There’s no reason your all-white party should end with last call. Help your guests take their memories home by creating the ideal photo spot for selfies and group shots. This works great for birthday parties, wedding showers, and big milestone celebrations. 

Find the perfect spot in your venue to make your go-to photo opportunity area. Look for somewhere with a gorgeous backdrop, or space for you to hang your own. Make sure the lighting is great and you have plenty of props, or bring in a professional photographer to help you out. 

4. Sprinkle in Confetti Balloons

All-white party decorations don’t have to be bland. Add some bling to your walls by making balloon arches and tablescapes with confetti balloons. These are easy to find in party supply stores, or you could DIY your own confetti balloons

These party decorations are a great way to brighten up a space and guide your guests to important event features. Keep the sprinkles on-brand in gorgeous shades of white, or add some color with gold, rose gold, silver, or even rainbow colors if you’re happy to veer slightly off theme in the name of fun. 

5. Set up a DIY Milkshake Bar

You might be wondering what kind of drinks to serve at your all-white party. Milk is a great option — and a “create your own” milkshake bar is an even better idea. This is a fun activity for kids and the young at heart too. 

Create a retro milkshake bar where your guests can flavor and style their milkshake from a huge range of options. You don’t have to stick with the all-white theme here, but if you do, look for colorless flavored syrups, mini marshmallows, and plenty of whip cream. 

6. Dress Your Tables With Feathers

There’s nothing quite like feathers to add a sense of grandeur to your table decorations. Invest in some big, beautiful faux feathers to style your centerpieces and create the perfect backdrop for your dinner or buffet. 

This look works really well if you’re hosting a sophisticated private dinner, but it can work equally well for a brunch baby shower. For a hint of color, dip your faux feathers into some brightly colored or pastel paint — this will help them stand out against your all-white party theme. 

7. Create All-White Party Bags

We all want our party guests to have an amazing time while they’re with us, but we can also send some of the fun home. For a stylish way to say thank you, put together sweet party favors or bags for your guests with an all-white theme. 

Choose a beautiful white box or bag for your party favors, then pull together some thoughtful items to include. For adults, some hard candy, shot glasses, or a mini notebook and pen set are lovely ideas. For kids, cupcakes with marshmallow topping and a bubble wand with a personalized white wrapper make great party favors. 

Stunning All-White Party Invitations

Time to start finding the perfect all-white themed party invitation design? Whether you’re going for a white birthday party theme, or hosting a wedding shower for a happy couple, here’s a handful of our most loved designs to inspire you. 

White Party Invitation

all white party: White Party Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Laura Bolter Design

This gorgeous white party invitation is the perfect choice if you want something subtle yet stylish. The decorative white text against the lightly textured background makes it great for a variety of events. 

Striped Party Invitation

Striped Party Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Shari Margolin Design

We love the slight hint of color on this gorgeous white and stone striped party invitation. With its contemporary pattern and modern fonts, this would be perfect for a special birthday party or a get-together to celebrate one of life’s big moments. 

White Summer Chic Invitation

White Summer Chic Invitation by Greenvelope

Design: Loree Mayer Design

If you’re looking for an all-white party invite with a hint of shimmer, this summer white invitation is ideal. The combination of the bold contemporary fonts and the shine effect help to set the tone for a glamorous get-together you wouldn’t want to miss. 

Throw a Sensational All-White Party

An all-white party doesn’t have to feel cold and sterile. With a few fun additions, you can transform a bland event space into something that feels truly magical. It all starts with finding the perfect venue, styling it, and putting some extra love into the food, drinks, and decor. With the right finishing touches, you can throw an all-white party your guests will rave about.