Parties are held for a variety of exciting reasons and it can be fun to add a slightly different element such as party themes or fancy dress themes to make the occasion memorable.
Whether the occasion is a birthday, reunion or an anniversary, a themed party can encourage guests to get more involved with the festivities. Here are a few different themed party ideas:
Party themes based on a favourite character from a movie or book allows guests the opportunity to be their favourite actor or character. Television shows and Disney characters are very popular, especially for children’s parties where characters such as Hannah Montana and characters from Transformers are frequently chosen. The party host should consider purchasing themed plates, hats and napkins to really complete the fun theme. A cake designed like the host’s favourite character makes for a great finishing touch.
Fancy Dress Themes
These types of parties are popular amongst adults. A Hawaiian theme really adds a sense of the tropical as guests dress up in bright, festive clothing and grass skirts and don funky leis.
Fruity punches and brightly coloured cocktails add to the vibrancy of the theme and if there is a swimming pool available, a pool party is a good idea. Serve fresh fruit in the hollows of coconuts and pineapples and have rhythmical Hawaiian music playing in the background.
A decade party theme is always fun. Choose the ‘80s for vibrant stockings and big hair and some really fun music or the roaring ‘20s for a more sophisticated affair. Decorate your space according to the decade and play music of that era too for fun memories and forgotten dance moves. Invite guests to dress accordingly and have movies from the decade playing in the background. A fun trivia contest can be held about facts from that time with prizes to be won.
Holiday themed parties are a festive way to celebrate a particular time of year with friends and family. Decorate according to the holiday and send out themed invitations. Serve food that’s appropriate for the time of year, such as heart shaped chocolates for Valentine’s Day, green cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day or pumpkin fritters for Halloween.
A murder mystery adds a sense of thrill to a dinner party. Ask guests to dress up from Dr. Watson’s era and play a game of “whodunnit” after dinner. A professional company can even be hired to host the mystery evening, along with props and costumes.
A themed party adds festivity and fun to any occasion and allows guests to get into the spirit of the theme wholeheartedly.