Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Party Theme Ideas Series (part 1)

Party Theme Ideas will be something we'll blog about a lot over the coming months.... and years! There are always new ideas for a great party, so for our April (1st!) edition of Party Theme Ideas, here are a few to get you started!

Letter of the Alphabet Party

This is a great idea for someone's birthday using their initials. For example, for a friend's birthday a few years ago, all guests had to come dressed as something beginning with a K, a V or a W - her initials.

The results were brilliant and it was interesting to see how inventive people had been... and how much the tried to stretch it to come as something they could manage! We had a Viking, Knight, Wench, miss Kitty, KISS, Where's Wally, Wonderwoman, Amy Winehouse... and so many more! 

Decades will always be popular, with 60's, 70's and 80's themes being brilliant, but it works so much better if they are relevent to the party itself, or have a twist!

So the party could be based on the year the person was born for a party (so for a 30th birthday this year, a 1982 party would be brilliant!), or the year a couple were married. Rather than classic 80's costumes, by choosing a specific year, you get people thinking and some more creative ideas based on the Press that year, Film and TV and music charts.

Or making the decades film about something specific, such as 80's Film and TV (always going to be a good one!) of 70's music can help set the mood. A big screen showing music videos or films to match would really help set the theme for this kind of event.

Check out our range of TV & Film themed costumes - and there are plenty more to come!

New Year - why not try basing it on the News?

New Year is always a time for reflection on the past year, so why not base the theme for a New Year's party on this? This was the theme for the last New Year party we went to and it was a great success. With news about the Royal Wedding, Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson dying, Russel Brand and Katy Perry splitting up, and so much more, people got really inventive with their outfits and it was a great ice breaker for those who'd never met discussing what they had come as!

Hollywood/Oscars party 
These are great because you can do so much title the d├ęcor, and entertainment! And it is a theme that poeple can get really into, basing their outfits on their favourite films, or just getting glammed up for those who're not into fancy dress.

An Awards ceremony is a nice touch, so would work especially well for birthdays, company chirstmas parties and the like, plus provides great entertainment for the evening and keeps the guests in the theme.

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