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Best Gold Party Themes (for any occasion)

If you’re looking for some amazing ideas for gold party themes then you’ve come to the right place. It can often be overwhelming to get a complete picture of everything that you might need to consider when throwing a gold party theme. There are lots of things to think about when planning and this guide will make that easy for you.

You will find everything you need for your gold themed party including stunning gold party decorations (balloons, streamers, backdrops, centerpieces) and other gold party supplies to make your party look amazing easily and within your budget. You’ll also find some gold themed party food ideas and more to make your party on theme and fun.

gold party themes

Gold Party Themes

These ideas are not just for a gold birthday party, they will suit any special celebration or event from anniversaries to bridal showers. Gold party themes are so versatile for many types of events.

Of course, a gold anniversary symbolizes 50 years of marriage and is a popular reason for a gold party theme. It is also popular to theme a 50th birthday in gold to celebrate this important milestone. Or simply to celebrate your love of gold for any age birthday or wedding or get together.

Another reason to have a gold party theme is to celebrate a very special golden birthday. If you haven’t heard of this before and it’s special meaning for 1st to 31st birthdays click the link above to read all about it. I’ve explained it in detail and it’s something special to be celebrated.

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What does the color gold symbolize?

Gold symbolizes prosperity, strength, winner mentality, gold standard and high achievements. This precious metal color also symbolizes illumination and wealth, glitz, and glamour.

What are the main shades of Gold?

  • Yellow Gold
  • Rose Gold

Read on to get some great gold party ideas and you’ll be set for your next celebration.

Gold Themed Party

Gold Themed Party Outfits

What should you wear to a gold themed party? You can go all out with total gold costume (more of a gold themed party costume than outfit), however, if you were looking for something a little more stylish and understated you could choose to accessories with some gold pieces, for example, gold shimmer tights or a gold fedora or even a scarf. If you’re the party host, make sure you note on the invitation that you would like the party guests to come dressed in gold or to wear something gold.

Leg Avenue womens Lurex Shimmer Tights. Costume Accessories, Gold, One Size US
Gold Shimmer Tights


Stunning Gold Velour Fedora Hat - 5" x 12" - Stand Out in the Crowd - Perfect Accessory for All Occasions, 1 Pc
Gold Fedora


PASKMLNA Large Solid Color Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf 80" X 27" #29 Champagne
Gold Scarf

Gold Party Decorations

To set the scene for your gold party theme you’ll need some amazing gold party decorations. It’s not always about the quantity of decor. You can have just a few chosen pieces or go all out and theme an area with the Midas touch.

This stunning gold shimmer paper garland will look amazing hanging in your party area.

gold shimmer paper garland

You don’t just have to have pure gold decorations. You can easily mix in some other colors. If you still want a gold look but would like the break up the color a little bit, then mixing in with some white is the perfect solution.

White-Gold Champagne Party-Decorations Streamers Garland - 52Ft Christmas Wedding Engagement Hanging Paper Banner,Bachelorette Neutral Baby Bridal Shower Decor Banners Lasting Surprise

Gold Party Balloons

If you thought balloons were boring think again. Check out these stunning gold confetti balloons or these amazing gold chrome balloons.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for some amazing balloon garlands there is a beautiful gold and white balloon arch below or you can find a large selection to choose from right here.

FOTIOMRG 130pcs Metallic Gold Balloon Garland Arch Kit, 18 12 10 5 inch Chrome Gold Latex Balloons Different Sizes Pack for Birthday Engagement Baby Shower Anniversary Halloween Wedding Party

Gold Party Backdrop

Party backdrops are a super-easy way to quickly decorate the party area without too much fuss. You’ll find all sorts of amazing gold party backdrops right here.

The stunning gold party backdrop below is perfect for any type of gold party. It would be great for behind a party table or even for gold party photobooths.

gold party backdrop

Gold Centerpiece Ideas

If you have just one party table or several you’ll need some amazing themed centerpieces to decorate them. You’ll find lots of stunning gold party centerpieces right here to choose from.

gold centerpiece ideas

Gold Party Streamers

You can find two main types of gold party streamers here. One has a metallic look and the other is made from crepe paper and is the texture of regular streamers. Either or both would work well to decorate your party area.

Gold Party Supplies

The quickest and easiest way to decorate a party table is with a colored table runner to match the party color scheme. It also makes it easy if you don’t want to serve gold themed party food so you can improvise by decorating the food table with gold table runner like the one below or a gold tablecloth.

Set of 5 Satin Table Runners Gold 12x108 inch Table Runner for Party Wedding Reception Banquet Decoration Bright Silk Smooth Fabric Spring Party Chair Sashes


Gold Party Hats

There is a large selection of gold party hats right here. You’ll find some of the typical cone hats, gold paper crowns, and headbands as well as some unique gold hats with sequins and feathers.

Gold Party Plates

You can find a large selection of gold party plates here that are disposable however, the ones below are next level with the pretty gold shimmer.

WELLIFE 50 PCS Gold Glitter Salad Plates with 50 PCS Plastic Forks and 50 PCS Gold Glitter Disposable Cups 9oz, Shiny Dessert Plates 7.5 inch for Party and Wedding

Gold Party Cups

There is a large range of gold party cups here including the unique and on-theme gold sparkle cups below.

EASERCY Glitter Plastic Cups Gold Glitter Disposable Cups 9 Oz 100 Pack Clear Plastic Cups Old Fashioned Tumblers Recyclable Wine Glasses for Parties Elegant Plastic Party Cups Wedding Decorations


Gold Themed Party Food

What should you serve for your gold party food? Starting with snack foods you could serve golden fried chips or potato chips, golden baked sausage rolls, or party pies. Basically anything with golden puff pastry and you’re onto a winner.

sausage rolls party platter

For sweeter treats, you could serve golden brown pastries such as croissants, pancakes, cinnamon donuts, cinnamon rolls, danish, and scrolls. For desserts, you could always serve a delicious apple pie, which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

party food sweet pastries

Of course, the easiest way to decorate sweet treats such as slices, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes, and even ice cream whilst keeping on-theme is to use gold sprinkles on top of the icing. It can be hard to get the icing to look a proper gold color, so the easiest way to do this is to add gold sprinkles to a plain colored icing.

You’ll love the amazing selection of edible gold sprinkles here including gold stars, metallic gold sugar, white and gold, black and gold, rose gold, gold sugar pearls and more.

edible gold sprinkles

Or another stunning gold dessert idea that looks amazing for an adult’s celebration is golden meringues served in champagne glasses. Simply make your meringues a longer shape so that they can slip easily inside the glassware of your choice. Or if for a kids’ party then you could serve them on plates rather than the tall glasses.

Golden castor sugar or brown sugar is the secret ingredient to make these meringues slightly golden. However, if you’re looking for more of a gold color for your meringues you might want to use an edible gold spray or simply some metallic gold sugar crystals to sprinkle on the meringues once they’re made. These golden meringues would also look amazing on a dessert table.

gold themed party food

Gold Party Favors

You can find lots of unique hand-crafted gold party favors here including bath bombs, hair ties, chocolates, and more.

Check out these delicious gold-dusted french macarons if you’re looking for something extra special for your gold party theme.

gold macarons party favors

Gold Candy Buffet

A gold candy buffet is a great way to both decorate your party area and provide fun DIY party favors for your guests to help themselves to. Simply decorate your table and stock it with lots of gold candy to suit your party colors. You can either use gold cake stands or alternatively different size clear glass jars or containers to display your sweet treats in.

gold candy buffet

Don’t miss our other fun color party themes.

Check out these fun colorful themes below:

White party themes

Black party themes

Yellow party themes

Red party themes

Blue party themes

Green party themes

Pink party themes

I sincerely hope you enjoyed these ideas for gold party themes. Enjoy your special celebration!

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