An excellent party has a theme. Period.
Choosing the right theme for your event can make or break the evening, so you should think twice before deciding on the subject around which you build an entire event. Consider your guests, their preferences, the location, and your budget when choosing a party theme.
After all, the purpose of having a party is for everyone to have fun and enjoy a relaxing evening.
Here are 20 popular theme party ideas that can help you delight your guests! They’re ideal for both adults and kids parties, being fun and easy to implement. Which one do you prefer?
Sweet treats and small prizes make the backyard carnival bash an event for all ages, from the little ones to grown-ups. What do you need to organize such an event?
Depending on your budget, you can choose from:
- Hot dog stand;
- Popcorn bar;
- Candy bar with cotton candy and treats;
- A clown;
- A fortune teller;
- Bounce house;
- Photo Corner with printable pops;
- Lemonade stand;
- Balloon hats;
- Carnival games – knock down, ball toss, spinners, giant dice, sack races, balloons.
This one is simple: pinatas for the kids and Margaritas for the grown-ups. Add some lovely printables, tasty Mexican food, and Mariachi music. Everybody will love the fiesta!
If your friends like to sing (and your neighbors are on vacation), summer is the perfect time to organize a karaoke party.
Buy or rent a karaoke machine and sing the first song, to encourage your friends. Kids will have no problem to step in. For adults, make sure you have tasty snacks and plenty of drinks to maintain a relaxed atmosphere.
Make Your Own Pizza Party
Making pizza is fun at all ages. For such a party, you need pre-made pizza dough and plenty of topics — from mozzarella and tomato sauce to mushrooms and olives. You need a good oven to make things happen.
Who says we can only have breakfast in the morning? Everybody loves a good hotcake late in the evening.
A breakfast party is easy to organize: focus on good food and include french toast and pancakes for everyone. You may want to skip the coffee, though, and replace it with some fancy cocktails.
Game Night Party
Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary, Clue, or any other board game your friends like. Add some pizza and ginger beer (or soda, for kids), and you’ll have an entertaining night.
The little girls’ favorite theme party can be a cute idea for all ages. Elegant invitations, decorations, and a tiara for every guest will turn an average evening into a glamorous event.
Star Wars Party
If your not a real Jedi in your heart, then replace that with “Your Favourite Movie Party.” From invitations and decorations to drinks and snacks, make everything about the movie. Easy as that.
Excellent for boys between 3 and 99, a sports party is an original way to spend a summer evening. From popcorn, hot dogs, and hot wings to boxing party decorations, anything related to sports is a good fit for your sports party.
It has the potential to become an excellent party if you take the time to build around this idea: baskets, blankets, balloons, colored plates and glasses, to mention some elements.
Go for classic picnic Lunchables – salads, sandwiches, watermelon sticks, tarts, pies, or fruits on a stick. Add some fresh lemonade, and you have everything you need to cool a hot summer day.
Marshmallows, camping treats, and all other things that make remember your childhood. If you can add a campfire somewhere in the road, there’s no way you can fail with this theme.
Sounds like a kids-only party? Grown-ups would enjoy some water, too you know? Just let everybody know what you’ve planned for the evening. Ask your guests to bring their bathing suits, and make sure you have plenty of towels and a couple of hair dryers.
Hire a bartender, buy some snacks, and invite your friends over. Enhance the evening with excellent music, and everybody will love the party.
The theme is easy to adapt for teenagers, with non-alcoholic beverages.
The classic summer party is always a nice way to spend time with friends and family. Pasta salad, corn, sweet treats, they’re all great choices for your party. Add some printables, decorations, and some entertaining activities, and you’re ready to go.
If your friends enjoy such an event, you must organize it sometime this summer. Make sure you have enough chairs for everyone, add some snacks and drinks, and prepare a lot of tricky questions.
To make things more interesting, keep a score and make sure you have some prizes for the winners.
Mad Scientist Party
Sounds insane? Because it is. A mad scientist party is an excellent way to entertain the little ones. But, with a bit of imagination, you can make this into an original party for adults.
A laboratory for drinks, crazy experiments with exotic ingredients, and even a special cake. There’s a lot to build around this idea.
Everybody loves to dress up like pirates. From the youngest to the oldest, they’ll all enjoy the party. Add some pirate party supplies and a decorated buffet, and you’ll be ready to look for the hidden treasure.
Sleepovers can be a real challenge, but if you organize everything ahead, you can have an excellent time with some close friends.
Make sure you have good comfort food and some treats, add some drinks, maybe a movie, and the evening will be a success. Two more tricks: sleeping bags, if you don’t have enough beds for everyone, and a cozy breakfast for the day after.
Cowboys and Indians
This theme has huge potential if you think about all the beautiful decorations you can use to create the Western atmosphere. Hats, toy guns, and whiskey will make a difference. When it comes to food, you can choose anything from hamburgers, ribs, corn, steak, smoked sausages, to mention some.
Another summer classic, it’s the perfect theme when you own a pool. Go for light and refreshing snacks, cocktails and long drinks, and nice music. There’s no lousy side in a pool party.
When you take the time to organize a beautiful, funny, and entertaining event, your guests are more likely to enjoy the evening and have a great time, whether you host the party indoors or outdoors.