Black & white is a timeless and sophisticated combination, though some worry the absence of color may seem dull rather than refined. But this simple palette is anything but boring when inspired by the Ascot Racetrack scene from the classic movie-musical, My Fair Lady! In this beautiful (and hilarious) scene, the high-society attendees at the opening day race are costumed entirely in black and white. Keep your party equally posh by issuing a black & white dress code. Encourage enormous hats and fancy fascinators for the proper upscale ambiance. (Guests can also DIY a fascinator with this P.S. I Made This tutorial!) Spray painted horses are delightful as unexpected table decor, and bows made of black & white striped ribbon, mimicking the trim on Eliza Doolittle’s iconic dress, are striking on a white cake. Serve guests a “cuppa tea” or coffee in elegant china along with dessert, and send them home with lots of chocolates in a beautifully wrapped box!
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