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75 Theme Ideas for a Theme Party

Updated on October 14, 2014

75 Ideas for a Theme Party

A crawfish broil/clam bake is just one of 75 ideas to get you out of your party rut.
A crawfish broil/clam bake is just one of 75 ideas to get you out of your party rut.

If you're looking for ideas for a theme, you have come to the right place. This list includes 75 fun party themes for both adults and children and lists of party ideas to go along with each of them. Themes include everything from wine tasting and spa parties to pirate and glow-in-the-dark parties. If you are looking for some fun, creative, and unique ideas for your party, you are sure to find some here.

1. Wig Party

A wig theme party is fun, funky, and easy to do—just ask every guest to show up in a wig.
A wig theme party is fun, funky, and easy to do—just ask every guest to show up in a wig.
  • Ask all of your guests to wear wigs to the party.

2. Red Dress Theme

  • Ask all of your guests to wear red dresses to the party—even the guys!
  • Use red decorations.
  • Serve red drinks.
  • Serve red fruits and desserts.

3. Over-the-Hill Theme

  • Use all black decorations.
  • Ask your guests to wear all-black clothing.
  • Use funny "over the hill" things for decorations like denture cream, diapers, laxatives, and hair dye.
  • Hold a mock funeral.
  • Have guest bring small "over the hill" gag gifts.

4. Beach Theme

  • Ask your guests to wear beach attire and flip-flops.
  • Set up the volleyball net and break out the Frisbees.
  • If you're hosting the party at the beach, have a sandcastle contest.
  • For party favors, pass out plastic sunglasses or pails and shovels.
  • Serve refreshing fruits like watermelons, strawberries, sliced oranges, and grapes.
  • Serve refreshing drinks like fresh lemonade and smoothies.

5. Disco Theme

  • Ask your guests to dress in '70s-style clothing and platform shoes.
  • Hang a disco ball and strobe lights.
  • Play disco music and hits from the '70s, like music from Donna Summers and KC & The Sunshine Band.
  • Play the movie Saturday Night Fever.
  • Use a fog machine.
  • Set up a lounge area with bean bags and lava lamps.

6. Luau Theme

  • Ask your guests to wear Hawaiian shirts.
  • Light the tiki torches!
  • Serve refreshing non-alcoholic pineapple drinks or stiff Mai Tais.
  • For tabletop decorations, use tropical flowers or mini palm trees.
  • Have a limbo or hula-hoop contest.
  • Hire a professional Hawaiian dancer.
  • Use leis, beach balls, flowers, and hula-hoops for party favors.
  • Roast a pig.
  • Serve Hawaiian punch garnished with fresh fruit.

7. Karaoke Theme

  • Build a small stage.
  • Hang a disco ball or other lighting.
  • Award prizes for the best singer or biggest crowd pleaser.
  • Serve treats like chips and dips, peanuts, popcorn, and cheese and crackers.

8. Toga Theme

  • Have your guests arrive in toga costumes.
  • Use gold- and white-colored decorations.
  • Decorate with lots of candles.
  • Use gold plastic cutlery tied with gold ribbon.
  • Award a prize for the best toga costume.
  • Serve Greek dishes.

9. Fondue Theme

  • Use cheese, chocolate, or oil fondues.
  • Serve with wine or teas.

10. Chocolate Theme

  • Rent a chocolate fountain and provide strawberries and other delicious treats for the guests to dip.
  • Serve lots of chocolate treats like chocolate fudge, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate cupcakes.
  • Make some yummy chocolate-covered pretzels and potato chips.
  • Serve chocolate shakes or chocolate ice cream cones.
  • Serve cold glasses of chocolate milk.

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11. Glow-in-the-Dark Theme

Get a black light and glow-in-the-dark accessories for a fun theme party!
Get a black light and glow-in-the-dark accessories for a fun theme party!
  • Purchase glow-in-the-dark merchandise (i.e. necklaces, bracelets).
  • Decorate with glow-in-the-dark posters.
  • Replace your light bulbs with black light bulbs.
  • Pass out glow sticks for party favors.
  • Use cups, straws, and coasters that will glow in black light.

12. Pasta/Italian Theme

  • Serve lots of pasta.
  • Serve red wine.
  • Transform your patio or backyard into an Italian café.
  • Use red-, white-, and green-colored decorations.
  • Ask your guests to wear gangster/mobster-style hats.
  • Set the mood with Italian music or a Pavarotti album.
  • Use small Italian flags for place cards.
  • Use bowls of grapes for table centerpieces.
  • Serve gelato for dessert.
  • Serve cappuccinos, espressos, or lattes with dessert.
  • Hire a violin player.

13. Hollywood Star Theme

  • Ask your guests to dress like their favorite movie stars.
  • Award Oscar trophies for best costumes.
  • Roll out a red carpet.
  • Hire movie star impersonators.
  • Use movie posters and gold stars cut out of construction paper for decorations.
  • Make your own Hollywood Sign.
  • Hire a photographer to play paparazzi or designate someone to take Polaroid photos of your guests as they arrive.
  • Turn the room into a movie set.

14. Mardi Gras Theme

  • Have lots of beads handy.
  • Use purple, green, and gold decorations.
  • Ask your guests to wear Mardi Gras masks or dress in Mardi Gras attire.
  • Have a costume contest and crown a King and Queen of Mardi Gras.
  • Set up mask-making stations where guests can decorate masks using feathers, beads, glitter, and sequins.

15. Hat Theme

  • Ask your guests to wear their favorite hats.
  • Give a prize for the best or most outrageous hat.

16. Las Vegas/Casino Theme

  • Use dice, cards, and poker chips for decorations.
  • Hire a waitress for the night so your guests don't have to leave their playing stations for drinks.
  • Use casino-themed plates and napkins.
  • Rent slot machines from a local vending machine dealer.
  • Ask your guests to dress in mobster attire.

17. Cowboys and Cowgirls Theme

  • Ask your guests to arrive in their favorite western attire.
  • Give bandanas and plastic sheriff badges for party favors.
  • Play music that your guests can line dance or two-step to.
  • Hire a professional dancer to teach your guest country western dances.
  • Serve backyard BBQ food.
  • Have a chili cook-off.
  • If you have a fire pit, roast marshmallows and make s'mores.

18. Christmas in July Theme

  • Use Christmas decorations.
  • Serve candy cane martinis.
  • Serve eggnog.
  • Serve Christmas-themed treats decorated like gingerbread men and cookies shaped like Santa, reindeer, holly, or snowmen.
  • Rent a Santa costume and have someone play Santa.
  • Have a secret Santa gift exchange.
  • Have each guest bring a toy and donate all the toys to a charity or shelter.

19. Pirate Theme (Arrr!)

  • Ask your guests to dress like pirates and wenches.
  • Give eye patches, bandanas, and black plastic pirate hats for party favors.
  • Serve seafood dishes.
  • Have a treasure hunt.
  • Have your pirate party on the beach.
  • Sing pirate songs.
  • For fun treats use gold coin chocolate candies.
  • Make a rum punch.

20. Alien Theme

  • Use glow-in-the-dark decorations.
  • Make an alien cake.
  • Play alien movies.
  • Serve green Jell-O shots for the over-21 crowd and regular green Jell-O for kids.

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21. Fortune Telling Party

Get crystal balls to read your guests's futures for a fortune telling theme party.
Get crystal balls to read your guests's futures for a fortune telling theme party.
  • Hire a fortuneteller.
  • Hire a medium to do palm readings for your guests.
  • Hang beaded curtains.
  • Use zodiac, tarot cards, and glow-in-the-dark decorations.
  • Use crystal balls for table top decorations.
  • Give glow-in-the-dark party favors.
  • Ask your guests to dress like gypsies.

22. Elvis Theme

  • Ask your guests to dress like Elvis.
  • Play Elvis music.
  • Play Elvis movies.
  • Use Elvis decorations.
  • Serve Elvis's favorite food, fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
  • Have an Elvis impersonation contest.
  • Use Elvis merchandise for party favors.

23. Pajama Theme

  • Ask your guests to arrive in their pajamas.
  • Turn this into a sleepover party.
  • Spread lots of pillows and blankets on the floor.

24. Wine Tasting Theme

  • Have each guest bring his or her favorite bottle of wine.
  • Serve cheese, baguette slices, and oyster crackers.
  • Decorate each table with a candelabra and bowl of grapes.
  • Dim the lights or turn off the lights and use non-scented candles.
  • Before the party, ask each guest to decorate the outside of a bottle of wine and bring it to the party. Give a prize for the best decorated bottle.

25. Patriotic Theme

  • Use presidential memorabilia for decorations.
  • Decorate the room in red, white, and blue or stars and stripes.
  • Barbecue hot dogs and hamburgers and serve apple pie for dessert.
  • Serve red (strawberry) and blue (blueberry) margaritas for the adults and red and blue Kool-Aid for the kids.
  • Serve chips in Uncle Sam hats.
  • Use American flags for table decorations—smaller flags can be used for place cards.

26. Game Show Theme

  • Create your own version of a game show like The Gong Show, Family Feud or The Price Is Right.

27. Sleepover Camping Theme

  • Pitch tents in the backyard.
  • Roast marshmallows and make s'mores.
  • Tell scary stories around the fire pit.
  • Have each guest bring a flashlight, or give flashlights for party favors.
  • Sing campfire songs.

28. Tea Party Theme

  • Hire a professional tea-leaf reader.
  • Serve scones and tea sandwiches.
  • Use floral tablecloths and floral vases with fresh flowers.
  • Use Victorian decorations.

29. Costume Theme

  • Ask your guests to arrive in their favorite costumes.
  • Give prizes for the best costumes.

30. Pool Party Theme

  • Play classic games like water tag, Marco Polo, and pool volleyball.
  • Give beach balls and plastic rafts for party favors.
  • Serve fresh fruits, salads, and refreshing drinks like lemonade and smoothies.
  • If you are having lots of kids at the party, consider hiring a local professional lifeguard.
  • Host a CPR class during the party.

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31. Picnic Theme

Barbecue, eat outside, and play frisbee for a picnic theme party.
Barbecue, eat outside, and play frisbee for a picnic theme party.
  • Host the party in your backyard or at the park.
  • Play outdoor games like Frisbee, football, and horseshoes.
  • Have a watermelon seed-spitting contest.
  • Serve picnic food like wine and cheese, grapes, watermelon, and finger sandwiches.

32. Block Party

  • Have a dance party in the middle of the street/block
  • Ask your local Fire Department if they could stop by with the fire engine.
  • Rent a moon bounce and petting zoo.
  • Hire clowns.
  • Hire a local band.
  • Have a karaoke contest.
  • Play games like a water balloon or egg toss.
  • Have a water balloon or squirt gun fight.
  • Have each participating family make a lawn banner and award a prize for the best banner.
  • Have a potluck or have several families barbecuing at once.
  • Have contests like cupcake decorating or pie eating.
  • Have each family donate goods that can be delivered to a homeless shelter at the end of the party.
  • Set up a face-painting booth.
  • Rent a dunk tank.
  • Have a street parade.

33. Pet Party Theme

  • Have your guests bring their pets.
  • Serve doggie treats.

34. Royalty Theme

  • Have party hosts dress as the king and queen.
  • Use red-, blue-, and gold-colored party decorations.
  • Place big red velvet bows on the back of each chair.
  • Play troubadour songs.
  • Ask your guests to dress as royalty.
  • Give tiaras and medieval hats for party favors.
  • Use elegant candles to light the room.
  • Set the table with goblets and metal plates.
  • Serve red wine with cheese and rye bread.

35. Snow White Theme

  • Turn your home or backyard into a fairytale setting.
  • Have the hosts dress as Snow White and the Prince and ask all the guests to dress as one of the seven dwarfs.
  • Use mirrors for decorations. Using lipstick, write "Who's the fairest of them all?" on the mirrors.
  • Serve apple slices or apple treats.
  • Watch the movie Snow White.
  • Play Disney music.
  • Use pink-, lavender-, and white-colored decorations.
  • Make a Snow White cake.

36. Recipe Theme

  • Have each guest bring his or her favorite dish and enough copies of the recipe to exchange with each guest.

37. Naked Party Theme (Adults Only)

  • Have your guests show up naked!
  • Set up a clothing rack at which guests can "coat check" their clothing.

38. Potluck Theme

  • Assign guests a specific course/dish to bring.
  • Have your guests bring enough copies of the recipes for their dishes to share with each guest. Give each guest a recipe binder to add the recipes to. It makes a great parting gift.

39. Movie Theme

  • Use lots of floor pillows and beanbags.
  • Serve popcorn or make batches of homemade caramel corn.
  • Serve movie treats like M&M's and soda pop.
  • Decorate with movie posters or "coming soon" and "now playing" posters.
  • Roll a red carpet up to your front door and block off the entrance with red velvet rope.

40. Seafood/Clam Bake Theme

  • Serve clams or clam chowder.
  • Host your party at the beach or on a boat.
  • Have a treasure hunt, a sand castle building contest, or a beach volleyball tournament.
  • Use seashells and fishnets for decorations.

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41. Martini Theme

Set up the room like a lounge, hire a jazz musician, and make cocktails for a martini theme party.
Set up the room like a lounge, hire a jazz musician, and make cocktails for a martini theme party.
  • Ask your guests to wear cocktail attire.
  • Play cool jazz music.
  • Decorate for a lounge vibe.
  • Set up stations were your guests can mix their own martinis.

42. Salsa Theme

  • Play salsa music.
  • Hire a salsa dance instructor to give your guests lessons.
  • Host the party in a salsa dance studio.
  • Ask your guests to wear flashy salsa costumes.
  • Serve a variety of salsas like hot and spicy salsas, mango salsa, black bean salsa, and corn salsa.

43. Trailer Trash Theme

  • Serve foods like TV dinners, tater tots, and pork rinds.
  • Ask your guests to black out a tooth or two and to wear mullet wigs, flannel shirts, and ripped jeans.
  • For decorations, use empty beer cans and really tacky stuff that can be purchased at your local Goodwill.
  • Use gag party favors.
  • Have a Spam-carving contest. Award the winner a can of Spam.
  • Have a watermelon seed-spitting contest. Award the winner a watermelon.
  • Serve Ding Dongs and Ho Hos for desserts.

44. St. Patrick's Day Theme

  • Ask your guests to wear all-green attire.
  • Serve green beer by adding a drop of food coloring.
  • Serve green-colored treats like green cupcakes, cookies, and only green M&M's.
  • Make a green veggie platter with cucumbers, broccoli, and celery.
  • Host your party in an Irish pub.
  • Use all-green or "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" decorations.
  • Serve green dips like guacamole.
  • Serve Irish beer or green Jell-O shots.

45. Board Game Theme

  • Play board games like Life, Clue, Scrabble, Monopoly, and Pictionary.
  • Serve pizza, hot dogs, or bite-sized finger foods.

46. Mexican/Margarita Theme

  • Use the colors of the Mexican flag for decorations.
  • Use piñatas.
  • Serve lime margaritas and Corona beer.
  • Use photos or posters of Mexico for decorations.
  • Ask your guests to arrive wearing sombreros.
  • For table decorations, spread out some chili peppers.
  • For a fiesta vibe, hang Christmas colored string lights.
  • Play authentic Mexican music.
  • Teach your guest the Macarena.
  • Serve Mexican food such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, chips and salsa.
  • Ask your guests to dress in fiesta attire.

47. Black (or Other Color) Theme

  • Pick one color and go with it.
  • Have all your guest dress in that color, and have all your invites, decorations, food, and drinks in one color.

48. Carnival Theme

  • Rent a moon bounce or petting zoo.
  • Hire live performers.
  • Set up carnival booths like a gold fish bowl toss, dunk tank, darts, and face painting.
  • Award stuffed animals for prizes.
  • Hire a clown, magician, or jugglers.
  • Serve carnival treats like cotton candy, candy apples, and popcorn.

49. Barbie Theme

  • Have the boys dress as Ken, the girls as Barbie.
  • Uses lots of pink decorations.
  • Make pink-colored treats like pink cupcakes and pink cookies.
  • Decorate the walls with Barbie posters.
  • Use Barbie dolls for table top decorations.
  • Stuff a Barbie piñata with candy.
  • Ties pink bows to the back of each chair.

50. Military Theme

  • Asks your guest to dress in army or GI Joe attire.
  • Decorate with brown, black, and dark green colors.
  • Use American flags for decorations. Smaller ones can be used as place cards.
  • Have a water gun or water balloon fight.
  • Decorate a cake or cupcakes with plastic Army men.
  • Use toy guns, medals, and plastic army men for party favors.
  • Play games like tug-of-war and capture the flag and award the winners with medals.
  • Have your guests paint each other's faces with camouflage face paint.

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51. Horror Movie Party

Serve blood-colored drinks out of a coffin and invite your guests to wear costumes for a horror movie theme party.
Serve blood-colored drinks out of a coffin and invite your guests to wear costumes for a horror movie theme party.
  • Ask your guest to arrive dressed as vampires or ghosts.
  • Use gothic decorations.
  • Use fake blood and red and black colors for decorations.
  • Use horror movie posters for wall decorations.
  • Hang bats from the ceiling.
  • Play horror movies.
  • Play Halloween horror music.
  • Tell scary ghost stories.
  • Light the room with candles or black lights.
  • Use a fog machine.
  • Instead of serving food on a table, make a coffin to serve it in.
  • Create a haunted house.
  • Turn off the lights and have all your guest use flashlights.

52. Cocktail Theme

  • Use black-and-white-colored decorations.
  • Ask your guest to wear elegant attire.
  • Print out fancy drink menus.
  • Hire a professional bartender and waitress.
  • Set up several stations where guests can create their own drinks.
  • Serve stuffed mushrooms and veggies and dips.
  • Play drinking games.

53. Dessert Theme

  • Ask your guests to bring their favorite dessert.
  • Use soft lighting and candles.
  • Serve flavored coffee, espresso, and lattes.
  • Serve a la mode desserts in wine or champagne glasses.

54. Rock Star Theme

  • Ask your guests to arrive dressed as their favorite rock stars.
  • Play rock music and rock videos.
  • Use cut outs of rock stars for decorations.

55. Roaring '20s Theme

  • Use vintage decorations.
  • Have the guys dress as gangsters, the girls as flappers.
  • Use plastic martini or margarita glasses to serve desserts in.
  • Play casino games.
  • Play Roaring '20s type music.
  • Play silent movies.

56. Wizard of Oz Theme

  • Create a yellow brick road from the street to the door and throughout the party room.
  • Ask your guests to dress as one of the Wizard of Oz characters.
  • Play the Wizard Of Oz or its soundtrack.
  • Make a Wizard Of Oz cake.
  • Serve lollipop treats.

57. Spa/Beauty Theme

  • Ask your guests arrive in robes and slippers.
  • Buy a heated massaging footbath.
  • Hire a professional manicurist.
  • Hire a professional massage therapist.
  • Hire a make-up artist.
  • Serve finger foods, fresh fruits, and veggies.
  • Serve refreshing lemonade with slices of lemons.
  • Have plenty of water on hand. Garnish with slices of lemons, lime, or oranges.
  • Dim the lights and use lavender-scented candles.
  • To help soothe tired eyes, slice cucumbers and have your guests place them over their eyelids for 15-20 minutes. (Make sure the cucumbers are cold.)
  • Use rose petals for table decorations.
  • Decorate the room with plush pillows and health magazines.
  • Serve champagne in decorative flutes.
  • Play tranquil spa music for relaxation.

58. Slumber Party

  • Ask your guests to arrive in their pajamas.
  • Spread lots of pillows and blankets on the floor.
  • Have a pillow fight and play board games or charades.
  • Have each guest bring a new white pillowcase to decorate. Provide them with markers, glitter, and rhinestones.
  • Rent a movie.
  • Have a sleeping bag race.
  • Serve hot chocolate and s'mores.
  • Make banana splits or ice cream shakes.
  • In the morning, serve bagels, French toast, or waffles garnished with fruit.

59. '60s Theme

  • Ask your guests to dress in their favorite '60s costumes or wear clothing like platform shoes, go-go boots, tie-dyed shirts, or ripped jeans.
  • Play '60s music like "The Twist," and "The Mashed Potato," or anything by the Beatles.
  • Use love and peace signs, flowers, and bright colors for decorations.
  • Decorate your treats and desserts with peace and love signs.
  • Use love beads or headbands for party favors.

60. '50s Sock Hop Theme

  • Rent a soda fountain bar.
  • Ask your guests to dress in poodle skirts or other '50s costumes.
  • Have a hula-hoop and limbo contest.
  • Play '50s music.
  • Use old records for decorations.
  • Cut out music notes from construction paper and hang them on the walls.
  • Decorate to create a drive-in atmosphere.
  • Use small black '50s-style combs and black frames plastic glasses for party favors.
  • Serve ice cream and milk shakes.
  • Play the movie Grease or some re-runs of Happy Days.
  • Rent a jukebox.

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61. Prom Theme

Bring back prom and, this time, do it right for a fun theme party.
Bring back prom and, this time, do it right for a fun theme party.
  • Have your guests wear prom dresses and suits.
  • Crown a prom king and queen.
  • Place disposable cameras on each table.

62. Hippies Theme

  • Ask you guests to wear bell-bottoms, tie-dyed shirts, and headbands.
  • Use the words "Love" and "Peace" in decorations.
  • Burn incense.
  • Set up face painting tables.
  • Hang beads in the doorways.
  • Decorate the walls with flowers made from bright construction paper.
  • Break out the lava lamps and Sonny and Cher music.

63. Woodstock Theme

  • Use old Woodstock pictures for decorations.
  • Play music by Woodstock performers.
  • Ask your guests to dress in attire from the Woodstock era (late '60s).
  • Use "Make Love Not War" signs for decorations.
  • Serve vegetarian food.

64. Sports Theme

  • Ask your guests to arrive in sports attire (e.g. like baseball, football, or golf players).
  • Have the girls dress as cheerleaders.
  • Have the party hosts dress as referees.
  • Play sports movies.

65. Disney/Mickey or Minnie Mouse Theme

  • Use Disney decorations.
  • Use Mickey and Minnie ears or buttons for party favors.
  • Play Disney movies.
  • Play music from the Mickey Mouse Club.
  • Use Disney stuffed toys for decorations.
  • Make a Mickey Mouse cake.
  • Tie a Disney character balloon to the back of each chair.
  • Use red-, yellow-, and black-colored decorations.

66. Dance Party Theme

  • Make a dance floor.
  • Use a fog machine.
  • Set up a disco ball and strobe lights.
  • Award prizes to the best dancers.
  • Hire a dance instructor.

67. Nascar Racing Theme

  • Use checkered flags and toy cars for decorations, prizes, and party favors.
  • Have a bike race.
  • Have a remote control car race.
  • Have a candy filled piñata that's in the shape of a car.
  • Decorate cupcakes with candy cars.
  • Bake cookies or a cake in the shape of cars.

68. Yoga Theme

  • Ask your guests to dress in yoga attire.
  • Hire a yoga instructor to teach a class.
  • Place yoga books on the tables.
  • Use bamboo place settings.
  • Dim the lights and use lavender-scented candle.
  • Play relaxation music.
  • Serve healthy snacks, such as fruits and veggies.
  • Play yoga videos.
  • Host your party in a yoga studio.
  • Serve tea instead of alcohol.
  • Hire a henna tattoo artist.

69. Olympic Theme

  • Kick off your party with a torch lighting ceremony.
  • Use patriotic decorations.
  • Have competitions like tug-of-war, relay races, and watermelon seed spitting.
  • Use flags from various countries to decorate the walls and tables. Use smaller flags for place cards.
  • Have a buffet with dishes from around the world.

70. Tailgate Party Theme

  • Host the party in a parking lot.
  • Serve beer, beer, beer!
  • Prepare foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, chips, and dips.
  • Play a game of touch football.
  • Use team pennants for decorations.
  • Ask the guys to dress as football players, the girls as cheerleaders.
  • Have guests wear their favorite team's jersey or hat.
  • Use whistles, noisemakers, and pom poms for party favors.
  • Break out the folding chairs and ice chests.

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71. Oktoberfest Theme

Ideas:

  • Play German/polka music.
  • Serve a variety of German beers.
  • Serve sausage and German foods.
  • Do the "Chicken Dance."
  • Drink out of steins or boots.

72. Cinco de Mayo Theme

  • Use bright colored decorations.
  • Use bright colored fresh flowers for tabletop decorations.
  • Hang a piñata.
  • Serve tequila-based drinks
  • Serve fruity margaritas.
  • Make a mango salsa or homemade guacamole.

73. Naughty or Nice Theme

  • Ask each guest to show up wearing either devil horns and all red clothing (for naughty) or a halo and all white clothing (for nice).
  • If you want to get a little wild, you can also ask your guests to arrive in either red or white pajamas.
  • Use red and white decorations and balloons.
  • Serve naughty red drinks like red margaritas or martinis and nice white drinks like piña coladas.
  • Use red beads and white boas for party favors.
  • Make red cupcakes topped with red-hot candies and white cupcakes topped with white sprinkles.
  • Use red and white rose petals or flowers for table decorations.

74. Magic Theme

  • Asks your guests to dress like magicians.
  • Hire a professional magician.
  • Before the party, learn a few magic tricks that you can use to impress your guests.
  • Give plastic top hats and magic wands for party favors.
  • Serve chips and other treats in black plastic top hats.
  • Use a deck of cards for decoration.
  • Hire a balloon artist.
  • For table decorations, use black hats stuffed with silver tinsel and a stuffed toy rabbits.
  • Play Harry Potter or other wizard movies.

75. Garden Theme

  • Host the party in your backyard garden.
  • Use flowers and vegetable for decorations.
  • Use vases filled with flowers for tabletop decorations.
  • Decorate with glass bowls filled with fruits such as lemons, oranges, and cranberries.
  • Ask your guests to bring floral arrangements or potted plants to swap with other guests.
  • Serve sorbet, fruit tarts, vegetables, salads, or other dishes using herbs from your garden.

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      SherryHolderHunt 7 years ago

      Wow, you worked extra hard on this fabulous lens. I see so many wonderful ideas for some really great parties. Thanks for including one of my designs! Excellent lens. 5*s and faved

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      SherryHolderHunt 7 years ago

      Oh, I forgot...Stumbled, too.

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      PopcornSalt 7 years ago

      Wow, Tee, what a lot of great ideas! Great lens!-Beachwalker

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      SmilinEyesTreas 7 years ago

      Wow! Another awesome lens. Thank you for featuring one of my binders.

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      Natalie W Schorr 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for featuring my garden party bicycle cart invitation! Excellent lens full of great ideas. Merry Christmas and a profitable New Year!

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      Wow, plenty of theme party ideas here! Thanks for featuring the Picnic invite card from my Zazzle Shop (Image Factory). I may just plan a Redneck Theme party soon ...

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      divacratus 2 7 years ago

      Excellent lens full of innovative ideas !

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      shops 7 years ago

      All I can say is WOW!!! Great Job! I don't think you missed a thing...lol!Thanks for helping some fellow Zazzlers!

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      Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Holy Cow! Nice Job!

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      Great to see our ocean theme card here; thanks :) A fun, useful lens that should help a lot of people! Something here for everybody...

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      biglnet 7 years ago

      Love the lens but which theme do I choose? So many ideas gives me lots to think about.

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      semas 7 years ago

      A great lens! So much choices in one place! 5* for your efforts

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      Crichtonslover 7 years ago

      Beautiful Lens you have here! Colorful and a great resource for parties. :) Thanks so much for putting my vampira mouth design up with the Halloween invitations. ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great party themes. Any one of them would be fun. I'm not sure my friends would show up to a naked party! LOL 5*

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      deemac1 7 years ago

      Thank you for using my bunny in the top hat. She was a rescue I was fostering and has been adopted.Looks great and rated accordinglyz

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      So many fun ideas! A fantastic way to showcase some wonderful designs from Zazzle too. I want to go to a Wizard of Oz party! :D ~*~* Angel Blessed *~*~

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      Bellezza-Decor 6 years ago from Canada

      I think theme parties are great. They may be a little extra work in decorations and costumes, but they're worth it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a great party lens. This is creative and fun. I need to add a link to this on Happy Birthdays Shelly lens that I'm still developing, I'm slow, your cool! lolDog-gone it, every time I go to post in a guest book this morning I get signed out of Squidoo and have to sign-in to comment. This is getting old. My laptop isn't doing that though, must be FF.

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      glowchick 6 years ago

      Great lens~ very well put together and I liked the way you put them by ages. Very vreative ideas too :-)

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      nyxxie 6 years ago

      Awesome and very informative Lens, as usual. And thanks for featuring my fondue invitations.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Great ideas! I love a lot of them!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome and very informative Lens! My wife threw a 80's themed party for my 40th birthday and it was blast! The internet has made getting costumes and various items for parties like so easy and inexpensive. We had both an Atari2600 and a NES fired up at my party. The response we got was unforgettable!

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      Paul 5 years ago from Montreal

      Fun ideas, I blessed this lens, party on!

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      roastedpiggies 5 years ago

      Great party lens! very informative I really love every single of each post you have.. in my next 25th b-day i want to implement your advice and to learn more on how cook a pig in 4 hours!

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      i could go for the fondue party.thanks redneck bud!

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      Jonhy 22 months ago

      Oo, some of them are awesome :)

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