10 Phantom Of the Opera Party Ideas That Will WOW Your Guests

If you’re planning to throw a party and need some Phantom of the Opera party ideas, try these easy and inexpensive ways to create fabulous decorations that are sure to wow your guests.

Fake black and red roses in black wine bottles are the center piece
Fake black and red roses in black wine bottles are the center piece

For a little more elegant take on my annual Halloween party, I decided to go with a Phantom of the Opera party theme this year.

The color scheme was perfect for Halloween (black, red and white), and it’s easy to add a few “scary” details to transform it into a spooky Halloween setting.  But it could also be a non-Halloween theme if you eliminate those extra spooky bits.

This party definitely was a hit with my friends. Everyone loved the elegant decor!

Keep reading to get some Phantom of the Opera party ideas that you can use for your own event.

Make An Entrance

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Black velvet curtains with Phantom of the Opera masks cloak the party entrance

Hang black velvet curtains* between the front entryway and the rest of the room to give the party a grand entrance.

It adds to the surprise factor when your guests can’t see the whole room as soon as they walk in.

Print out Phantom of the Opera mask pictures (you can download the printables below) and pin them to the front of the curtains. They give guests a hint of what is coming next!

Add an Opera House Scene Setter

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The Paris Opera House backdrop

Covering a wall with a Paris Opera House scene setter really makes the room feel like a theater.

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Paris Opera House Scene Setter with backlighting

This “wall” happened to be made up mostly of windows, so I used flood lights outside the windows to backlight the scene setter. It makes it look those balconies have lights!

You can also see the creepy cloth “spider webs” that are hanging from the ceiling to add that old, abandoned feeling. And since my party was for Halloween, it adds to the spooky factor!

Opera House backdrop*

To get this look I ordered this 48″ x 134″ opera house backdrop and a second one for the top part of the opera house. Unfortunately, it looks like they no longer carry the top one.

You can learn more about installing scene setters HERE.

Hang Curtains Around The Room

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Add drama with candelabras against black velvet curtains

Hanging ceiling to floor black velvet drapes* around the walls makes the room look like the inside of a theater and gives the room a luxurious feel.

Light Lots Of Candles

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Candelabras with Phantom picture

Adding candelabras and candles of different heights adds to the atmosphere.

Black candelabra*

Black candelabras* add to the mystery of the event.

I really like the look of real candles, but you need to be really careful about where you put them (see the Important Safety Tips below).

If you want to make sure that you don’t have a fire hazard, use flameless candles* instead. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, often are made of real wax, and many even have a remote control for easy “lighting”.

Important Safety Tips: If you are using real candles (like I did), make sure they aren’t too close to the curtains or the spooky cloth hanging from the ceiling. You certainly don’t want to start a fire! (We almost did at my party so I’m speaking from experience here!) Also try to keep any lit candles in places that won’t get bumped into…that keeps them from accidentally getting knocked over.

 

Use Layers on the Table

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Red Tablecloth With Black Lace Overlay

Cover the tables with a red tablecloth* and a black lace overlay* to create a vintage feel.

Since my party was for Halloween, the lace tablecloth just happened to have a spider web design*, but a regular lace table cloth would work just as well.

If you can’t find an actual tablecloth you like, you can also buy black lace fabric and cut it to the right size (which gives you lots of flexibility).

Add Gold and Roses To The Table Setting

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Gold, black and red table setting

Adding gold to the table settings really ups the glam factor.

These table settings used black chargers*, gold-rimmed glass plates*, gold cutlery* and gold wine glasses*.  If you want to save some money, you can try making our DIY gold stemmed wine glasses instead of buying them.

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Red, black and gold table setting

Black napkins with a sparkly napkin ring* and a red rose* finish off the Phantom of the Opera party table setting.

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Wooden Red Roses*

I used fake roses so that I could put them out ahead of time and didn’t have to worry about them wilting…believe it or not, these ones* are made of wood!

Accessorize the Plates

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Charger with music

To add a little more of the Phantom of the Opera to the table settings, print out some music onto parchment colored paper. You can download the printables below.

Then cut it out in a circle that fits on top of the charger but under the dinner plate.

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Gold-rimmed glass plates let the music show through

Because both of the plates were clear glass in the middle, the music shows right through.

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The Phantom of the Opera Mask Background

If you want more variety, you can do the same thing with a print out of the Phantom of the Opera mask.

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Phantom of the Opera Table Setting

Or if you want to use both, alternate the place settings so that some have the music background and some have the mask background.

Create An Inexpensive Centerpiece

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Fake black and red roses in black wine bottles are the centerpiece

You can make inexpensive table centerpieces using empty black wine bottles and a few flowers. Because the wine bottles have small openings, you only need a few flowers to fill them, which helps to keep the cost down.

For my Halloween event, I used fake red and black roses in the vases (the same wood ones that are on the table settings). However real flowers would work just as well.

For a non-Halloween version of the event, you might want to replace the black roses with babies breath which would also look good together.

Add a Candy Buffet

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Phantom of the Opera Candy Buffet

A candy buffet is an easy way to add more of the black, white and red colors to your room.

Fill apothecary jars with the candies and put them out on the buffet for easy and edible decor.

The final product is an elegant Halloween look that didn’t cost a lot of money and looks great!

Make Phantom Of The Opera Cupcakes

Phantom of the Opera Cupcakes
Phantom of the Opera Cupcakes

These Phantom of the Opera cupcakes add to your party decor and taste great. I love desserts that do double-duty!

Find out how to make them HERE.

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Have comments or questions on our Phantom of the Opera Party Ideas? Tell us in the section below.

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  • I am decorating for a grad prom with the Phantom of the Opera theme and would love to know where I might find an opera house scene setter! could you please tell me where you found yours? Thank you!

    • I wish I had a way to post a picture for you of my Phantom of the Opera photo op that I created for our ‘Music of the Night’ themed New Year’s Eve Ball, 2017. Would make a great photo op for Prom! Please let me know if there’s some way I could do it. Love Phantom themes!!

      Update: Here is Pamela’s Phantom of the Opera party picture:
      Phantom of the Opera photo op

      What a great photo op!!

    • Hi Jodi…I got the larger plates with the jagged gold edges from zgallerie.com. They also have a smaller sized plate with the same pattern. The smaller ones I used with the gold band came from One Kings Lane and unfortunately, it looks like they don’t have them available any more. I did find another one at wayfair.com that’s not exactly the same but might work. Hope this helps! Wanda.

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