Discover your inner Carrie Bradshaw with a Sex and the City theme

“When life gets this confusing, there is only one thing to do: attend a fabulous party.” – Sex and the City

Entering your 40s is a great reason to celebrate! Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda remind us all that you can look and feel fabulous no matter how old you are. The Sex and the City girls certainly know how to party, especially when it comes to birthdays! Our latest theme has been inspired by the sexy, fun and luxurious lifestyle they lead.

The great thing about having such a fun and extravagant theme is that you can choose a marquee, restaurant or hall as your venue, where the blank canvas can be transformed into something amazing. A Sex and the City theme is all about shades of pink and black, feather boas, glittering décor and of course, handbags and shoes!

Imagine arriving at your 40th birthday party to colourful lanterns hanging at the entrance, pink and black bunting draped from the ceiling and each of your guests enjoying a Cosmopolitan cocktail. As you enter the room, the décor screams sophistication: tables decorated with diamante shoe centrepieces, sleek black tablecloths with matching chair covers and uplighters creating a soft pink glow.

Next to the bar serving the iconic Cosmopolitan is a sweet station piled high with your favourite treats – chocolates in tall martini glasses, mini pink and black cupcakes and a Sex and the City themed birthday cake or even a skyline backdrop of New York City. However, just calling it a sweet station wouldn’t do it justice! The table is decorated with strings of pearls, diamantes, feather boas and a glittery shoe as the finishing touch.

As much as we want to perfectly capture the theme, it’s also important to add little extras to represent you. Framed photos of you and your loved ones can be placed around the room or on the sweet station, or you can choose to create a slideshow of all your best memories. Most venues have a TV or projector you can use included in the hire cost.

With such a versatile theme, you can choose to be as subtle or as over-the-top as you like. As themes are often used multiple times and passed around amongst friends, it’s always great if you have something unique to celebrate your birthday. If you choose to go all-out, we’ve got plenty more ideas up our sleeve to make your event spectacular! You could name each table after characters from the show and have them printed on black and pink card, or display classic New York posters around the room.

If you’re ready to bring Sex and the City to London or Hertfordshire, give us a call on 07877 927 246 or email us office@dashofsparkle.com

Written by Laura Baines