Throwing a party can be stressful, especially if it’s a themed one. Yet planning a themed party doesn’t have to be as challenging as it seems.
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Keep reading for 7 secrets to throwing the party of the century.
1. Do a Fun Take on a Classic Theme
How many decades parties have you been to? Although wearing ’80s clothes can be fun, it can get old fast. Consider trying something similar, but different.
How fun could an “across the ages” party be? A Marilyn Monroe could be standing next to Michael Jackson while talking to a beatnik.
You can also try a less-popular period theme. Instead of going for the 1950s or the 1980s, what if you throw a party set in the future?
2. Keep It Broad Enough
Although you may have a great niche idea in mind, your guests may be less excited about it than you are. Instead of throwing a “Romans partying in Egypt on a beach” party, pick one of those themes.
Togas, Egypt, or beach are all simpler themes that will be easier to make the most of.
3. Make Sure People Can Dress for It
Some of the best-themed parties are those that don’t require anyone to buy anything.
The “Romans partying in Egypt on a beach” idea sounds fun, but will your guests know how to dress? Instead, choose something simpler. Nerd or hipster parties are great because odds are, everyone already has the right costume in their closet!
4. Ask for Help and Ideas
If you’re ever unable to come up with an exciting party theme, don’t be afraid to ask for help. More minds are greater than one, and a collaborative party can be even more exciting.
Your friends can also help you set up and bring things. This can help you save money, while also ensuring that everyone has the best time possible.
5. Make Sure You Commit to the Idea
If you struggled with choosing a theme or changed it last minute, your guests will probably be able to tell. A themed party requires commitment and proper planning. Spending time beforehand will ensure that you’re theme is cohesive.
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Regardless of which idea you settle on, make sure you commit to it. Don’t be afraid to go all out!
6. Look for Inspiration
Aside from asking friends for ideas, you can also turn to the web to find the perfect theme.
Websites such as Pinterest let you see what others have done, allowing you to get some great ideas and inspiration. You can find food, decor, and activity ideas, among others.
7. Plan Themed Activities
When planning any party, you shouldn’t micromanage every little detail. Sometimes, the best moments are impromptu.
However, by setting up several themed activities, you’ll be bringing your party theme closer together. Toga-clad Romans can be fun, but what games can they play? Twists on class games such as Pictionary and charades can be a great place to start.
A Themed Party No One Will Forget
Planning a themed party can be nerve-racking, but by following these tips, you’ll be sure to throw a rager.
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