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Party Themes Ideas & Fancy Dress For Adults & Children, Cocktail Drink Recipes For Every Occasion

Updated on December 26, 2015

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Themed Party Ideas.

Themed parties make awesome parties. The fact that everyone can wear fancy dress and even role play for an evening is fantastic. Many wonderful themed parties are simple to organise and will always be a party to remember.

Children's themed parties or fancy dress parties delight every child as their heroes come to life.

Adult themed or fancy dress parties hold no bounds as there is so many themes to choose from. Making your theme party go with a bang is easy, it only take a little imagination to organise the event of the year. Cocktails will also add a magical touch on the occasion.

Adult Themed Parties

The ideas for adult themed parties are limitless. Many themed parties are paired off into fancy dress for men and women such as Guys N Dolls, Gangsters and Molls, and even Paupers and Princesses.

Although themes do not need to be in such pairs, it does help with the total layout of the party area.

Demons and Angels

This theme for a party is excellent. Most men usually dress as a demon whilst the fairer sex think they should dress as angels. But women demons can be very sexy and attract attention throughout the whole evening.

White and red are the main colors of the décor at such parties, and many people will be wearing fantastic contact lenses of all descriptions. The lenses really do show magnificently in photographs and add a touch of class to an evening.

Cocktail Recipes for a demons and angels theme night can have their names changed from normal cocktail names to something more fitting. A Long Island Iced Tea could become Beelzebubs Spawn, whilst a Black Russian could be renamed Satan's Blood. Imagination is the key to holding a themed or fancy dress party.

And since there is no limit to imagination, the sky is the limit.

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Dead Celebrities

This is a classic of an idea for a fancy dress party. Dead celebrities is confusing for people who do not watch much television or do not know about history. A dead celebrity can be Jesus Christ, Joan of Arc, Florence nightingale, or a deceased sports or film star.

The possibilities are endless. Somebody always comes as Caeser from Roman times.

With adult themed parties, each dead celebrity can be vamped up and be more sexy or debonair than the original. There are no proper rules concerning dead celebrity theme parties, except for lots of fun.

Vampires and Werewolves

Another fantastic idea for a fancy dress party. Usually this type of theme party is organised in the cooler months, especially for Halloween. Generally because of the heat whilst inside a werewolf costume. Most guests will arrive as vampires or vampiresses, and they do look awesome.

Cocktails could be renamed to all sorts of blood thirsty drinks such as Fresh Blood, Vampiresses Peril, or even Wolf Sweat. Décor could be virtually any dark color scheme with a bit of red and again contact lenses such as pure black would be excellent.

Witches and Warlocks

A fantastically suggestive themed party. Black fishnet tights for the ladies with off the shoulder shawls whilst the gentlemen wear robes of dazzling magnificent. Cauldrons with red or orange lights underneath add a fantastic eerie glow to the whole scene.

Old video tape can be cut up and stuck to the top of the wall to resemble a black curtain flowing in the breeze.

Sparklers add sparkle to cocktails and if a fog machine is present all the better for the effect. Change light bulbs for green, red and orange colors, the total effect is awesome. Make a giant paper mache spider for the front of the house and paint it black with luminous eyes.

Other Themed Fancy Dress Ideas

Other ideas include Gods & Goddesses, Medieval, and Science Fiction themed parties. All these styles of parties will produce an excellent evening of fun. For slightly raunchier evenings, the Doctors & Nurses is an old idea, whilst the Vicars & Nuns is actually more traditional and trying Brides & Grooms may set off a few alarm bells.

Newer ideas for an adults theme party include the Bimbos' & Nerds fancy dress party. This can be hilarious and heaps of fun, or there is always the Tarts & Gigolo's theme. Anything can be made up to create a powerful party atmosphere.

Themed Fancy Dress For Children

Children have always loved to dress up as their favourite heroes' or cartoon characters. Kids fancy dress parties are a brilliant idea even though they can be hard work, they are still very enjoyable. Food and drinks should be kept basic as the party is not an invitation to a meal and children's attention will be on playing rather than eating.

Disney Themed Party For Children

Disney is the greatest cartoon film make ever, although Pixar is excellent as well. Disney characters seem endless and all the girls usually dress as a princess of fairy. Push the boat out and get your own little princess an elf costume, or something either different or absolutely spectacular, all her friends will remember it.

Decorate the hall or home in bright colors, a few banners, etc Sparklers are nice in drinks but with children it is better not to use them, just in case of burns to them or the furniture and carpets. Add an umbrella to their drinks for a touch of adulthood and rename drinks into Disney characters.


In a child's eyes there is no such thing as a bad pirate. Even Captain Hook from Peter Pan was a lovable rogue. Make a set of stocks where the head and wrists are are sandwiched between two boards. This would be an excellent photo opportunity or an adult can be incarcerated in them whilst children throw wet sponges at them. Invent a small walking the plank game into a paddling pool or splash pool, the idea is fun.

Medieval Fancy Dress Party Ideas For Kids

Knights of old are a favourite among young boys. Battling with heathens whilst riding on horseback has always been a favourite game to play. Girls can be wenches or damsels in distress, maybe a Princess waiting for her knight in shining armor. Have an archery competition, use the plastic suckered end type, that way injuries should be nil.

Print off some certificates for winners of competitions, but ensure that all children have won a certificate by the end of the party, they really appreciate them and will keep them for ages. if possible try to get of the costumes where they appear to be on horseback. Then they could be used for jousting competitions and races.

Chocolate Fountains

These cheap little machines bring lots of fun and chocolate faces to any themed party. Nearly all non crumbly food stuff can be used in a chocolate fountain but marsh mellows are a favourite. Chocolate fountains have been dreamt of by children since 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' first hit the cinemas many years ago and can make an excellent centre piece.


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      Arnou Massé 

      4 years ago

      Wow, you shared a very nice idea. I love cocktail parties and would love to have such kind of inspirational theme on my next party

    • marimccants profile image


      7 years ago

      Some great tips here. Thanks

    • SnapHappy profile image


      7 years ago from U.S.A.

      Great ideas! Like pirates idea very much.

    • jacqui2011 profile image


      7 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      Some fantastic ideas here for costume parties. I may have to steal your "bimbos and nerds" idea for the next halloween party. Great hub and voted up/useful.


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