To quote the ever popular Trick Daddy:
Tuck tuck that ice in, you ain’t, you ain’t iced out. Tuck tuck that ice in, I shine like a lighthouse.
I value this quote because Daddy’s words cut straight to two simple truths.
- People love anything shiny that they can wear on their bodies….especially those that sparkle, glint, shimmer, twinkle, or of course bling.
- We love to be competitive in our conspicuous consumption and display of our shiny, twinkly, glinty, sparkly, and blingy items.
Pair these truths with the fact that party goers love novelty and free things and you have yourself a recipe for one EXCELLENT party theme. Thus, the Bling Ball is born.
The purpose of the Bling Ball is to provide enough fake jewelry for everyone to get “Iced Out.” In order to do this, you actually need surprisingly less bank roll than you might assume. Cheap bulk lots of costume jewelry and fake crystal jewelry can be bought online for less than a pretty penny on most occasions. BUT nevertheless, the theme itself can rack up some expense with bigger parties, so make sure you have the budget, or possibly consider going BYOB.
Step 1: Buy the bling. Try completing searches on sites like eBay such as “Wholesale Lot Costume Jewelry,” “Wholesale Crystal Rings,” “Wholesale crystal watches,” “Wholesale crystal bling.” The queries are infinite especially where you can interchange crystal with rhinestones and other phrases.
You Can also Try this eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/so-high-Jewelry-2011
Step 2: Lay out the bling all around your house almost like it is a jewelry store.
Step 3: Inform all of your guests that you are throwing a “Bling Ball.” If you like, you can come up with a dress-code, otherwise just let your guests know that they should don as much gaudy and overstated jewelry as possible. Make sure to also let them know that you will have some on hand in case they are lacking.
Step 4: Ascend to Bling Status…then ball.
For this type of party, you definitely need a bit more light. Without the light, your ice won’t shine….and that we cannot have. Keep the light present, but still a bit dimmed, and try accenting with other color lights like blue, or maybe black light. Another good way to accent the theme is to make it a Color Party where everyone must wear white. For some reason this really brings out the sparkle. Plus it just makes everyone look so fresh and so clean.
- Color Parties (Especially White, and Black)
- Glitter Parties
- Anything But Cups Party (Sometimes people bring chalices)
- Hip Hop Gs and Rock n Roll Groupies
There are a few different types of drinks that pair well with the Bling Ball, and they all share something in common. They are carbonated. Sparkling drinks for sparkling ballers. Champagne, Gin and Tonic, Aurora, and many many others are always a good option.
OR, if you have the bank roll you can buy alcohols that come in crystla and rhinestone encrusted bottles…See our Post on World’s Most Expensive Alcohols.
All images in this gallery are affordable on eBay (except the alcohols). Click the image to see the title with price info.