By Emily Dorward

Published on October 1, 2015

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It’s the season of the themed party. Make your next soiree fit for a very special queen. Read on for Marie Antoinette-inspired party style. 

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Dress code

Of course, an event like this requires a dress code. Attire should be in keeping with a sumptuous theme. Plunging necklines and full skirts in pretty pastels, along with elegant satin heels, or toss on your chucks with Coppola-like irreverence. In short, dress code: Resplendent.

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Entertainment

Pass your time as did the eighteenth-century French elite, with elegantly crafted table games and a heavy dose of gossip.

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Food

This party is all about indulgence, and your sweet tooth is no exception. This pile of macaroons takes the cake, but there are plenty other dainty desserts to be had. Some delicate cream-filled pastries would look even more appetizing upon a cake plate complete with a fluttery gilded skirt.

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Drinks

Champagne served in gold-rimmed glasses is a must. But delicate pink glasses of punch would hardly be amiss, we love this recipe.

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Décor

In terms of décor, bigger is better. Gold, pastels, fine china, and plenty of feathers are a surefire backdrop for decadent revelry. Candles and a few sparklers will elevate festivity and lend authenticity to the theme.

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Party favors

In lieu of teacup pups, teacups make a charming and useful party favor.