Themes at parties

Parties on their own are fun gatherings for socialization, conversation, and overall festivity. However, parties with a theme or what we call “themed parties” add extra excitement to the attendees, adults or kids alike, especially when they are encouraged to dress up or follow a set of rules. By having a theme, you as a host have a semblance of rules or guidelines to follow when you arrange for important party aspects such as the kind of food to serve, the activities, the motif of guests’ outfits, and most importantly when you are choosing the decorations.

Children usually love to have themed parties. These events are great opportunities for children to feel special and to interact with their peers. The added wonder and excitement of having themes make everything more interesting and stimulate every child’s imagination. Some themes popular at children’s parties are also suitable for adults.


Fun Children’s Party Themes

It is common knowledge that children immensely enjoy themed parties. These are memorable events that may become part of impressionable childhood memories they might accumulate. Of course, it is always fun to play make-believe and dress up!

What themes can you choose for children’s parties? Click on it to get helpful ideas and suggestions for invitations, clothing, activities, decorations, and music.

In some cases, theme party decorations can be all out and include the entire house. Other times, you may want to stay low-key and have an intimate setting with decorations on just one side or place in your home. However you want your decoration, the above list will definitely give you some helpful hints.

The same can be said about the appropriate clothing for a kids’ party and your guests should wear. In some themed parties, I wrote above, I have included guides and suggestions for guests and celebrant attires.

Incidentally, what games or activities can we do at a themed children’s party? I also have a helpful guide HERE for anyone looking for good games to do even at parties with no particular theme.

No children’s party is complete without gifts. Gifts should depend on the recipient’s interests. But the most common gifts are probably cuddly toys or even craft books.

Fun and Unique Adult Party Themes

As I have stated above, themed parties not only capture the hearts of children. Even adults love to organize and attend these parties. Having fun and playing dress-up is never restricted to kids only. Here are a few adult-themed party ideas you might be interested in.

Superhero Shindigs

With Marvel and DC churning out superhero content left and right, dressing up as someone with powers appeals to most people. I mean, who doesn’t like to dress up as Superman? Superhero insignias or merchandise can be used to decorate the place, with movie soundtracks as background music. Superhero powers are not required.

Harry Potter World

Remember what I said about children’s party themes that are also adult-friendly? The wizarding world of Harry Potter captures the hearts of children and adults alike. The magical banners of the four houses can be purchased or even done by hand. Balloon owls, floating candles, and Hedwig’s theme in the background add mystery and magic to the venue. Food with magical and whimsical names is a must.

Game of Thrones

Fancy channeling your inner Khaleesi? Why not go all out and do a Game of Thrones-themed party? Prepare some meat pies and spend the time swapping GOT trivia. Quiz bees about your favorite characters can be organized too. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters.

A Thousand and One Arabian Nights in One Night

Bright and gold decorations are a must in this exotic themed party. Guests can have the chance to wear their most opulent Arabian costumes. Cookies with beautiful and intricate icing patterns will not look out of place.

Cars

Not the movie but the actual cars. Adults with automotive interest or hobbies will definitely enjoy this theme. You can go all out and hold the event at a car museum if you can. Car displays make for interesting conversation starters. Pro tip: hot wheel car giveaways.

Masquerade

This tried and tested party theme has been around since the olden days. Lavish decorations and even lavisher masks make this theme one of the best there is. If you want to, you can either tone down the decorations or do one that could rival the one in “The Mask of the Red Death” minus the death part of course.

Color Party

Really, really like the color purple? Then, you and your friends can go and have an “All Purple Party.” Everything from decorations down to outfits should be purple, or whatever color tickles your fancy. Monochromatic food might sound unappetizing but imagine the visual impact of a purple food buffet! Want to spice it up? Post a penalty for anyone wearing something of a different color.

Bring Your Own Food Festival

This one involves every attendee as they would be required to bring food assigned to them. You can have everyone bring food from a list of countries. This theme is perfect for gastronomic adventurers.

All Aboard the Murder Mystery Train

Perfect for fans of whodunit murder mysteries, this exciting theme will not be complete without actual case solving. The food can be anything you fancy. Detective outfits can be optional. Mystery-solving skills, however, are a must.

Hello Luau Time

Guests can wear their best Hawaiian attire. Welcome them with beautiful leis and drinks on coconut shells, complete with little umbrellas. Reggae music is a good addition. In addition, you can all sorts of happy games such as Limbo Rock or Belly Dancing Competitions.

More adult party themes to consider are pizza party, anime party, toga party, Dungeons and Dragons, and Coming out party.

No matter the age, a themed party is always a good way to socialize and be merry. You have to find that perfect theme you and your friends will definitely enjoy.

Related questions

What to play at the children’s party? Looking for good games at birthday parties, games that are not tied to any particular theme at the party? I have collected games for the birthday party here.

What to give the children gifts? What’s great gifts to the children, of course, depends on what the child is interested in. But the cuddly toy and craft books are gifts that many people like.