Being a party host is no easy task, especially when you have a tough crowd on your hands. As an event organizer, whether it be a small Saturday night get-together or a birthday celebration, you have to think about all the details. The food, the decorations, the guest list, and entertainment activities are all up to you. When you’re throwing a party for your close-knit group of friends or colleagues, you’ll have to take into consideration their preferences and interests. For instance, if you have a friend who suffers from peanut allergies and you’re planning to make a Snickers cake, then you might want to rethink your menu. Or, if you know most of your friends are not fans of being in the limelight, activities such as karaoke are definitely a no go.
However, as long as you have a good party theme in place and manage to keep your guest engaged, your party will be talked about for days on end. People love to dress up and experiment with their style and make-up and a theme party is a great opportunity to let off some steam and go crazy. Whichever theme you opt for, you’ll have to make sure the decoration fits, so have that in mind. If you don’t have too much time on your hands, then it’s maybe better to stick to something less complicated that doesn’t require a lot of your effort.
If you’re in doubt about which theme to choose and you find yourself lost in the pool of ideas online, we’re here to lend you a hand. To check out our list of suggestions that will earn you the host of the year award, keep reading the text below.
For some reason, people worldwide have always found the Asian folk tales fascinating. From Scheherazade and “One thousand and one night” to Aladdin and his adventures, these intriguing stories have been with us since our childhoods, and we’ve grown used to encountering these characters in our favorite books and on-screen as well.
So, if you want to refresh your guests’ memory and remind them of these stories, why not host an Arabian nights party and have your friends enter a whole new world of colorful decoration and tasty oriental food. The main thing on your to-do list should be the decoration as this is what will grab your guests’ attention immediately. The first association when someone mentions the Middle East are brightly-colored walls, colorful bed-throws, fluffy cushions and shisha pipes, of course. You can even ask some of your more creative friends to help you get all the decorations and ornaments in order.
A night in Vegas
You don’t need to go to Vegas to actually experience Sin City’s exciting atmosphere. Las Vegas is the epicenter of the casino industry and the city has become synonymous with thrill and risk. Unfortunately, if you don’t live anywhere nearby, it’s not like you can simply hop on a bus and go to Las Vegas each time your heart desires. But, that doesn’t mean you can bring the atmosphere to your home and have your guests participate in a round of poker or get them all working together towards developing a slot tournament strategy. You’ll not only practise your team work, but you’ll also have fun along the way and reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a long time.
Plus, you can include a black tie dress code on the invitations and encourage your guests to take their best dresses and suits out of the closets and have a glamorous night, just like in the movies.
If you’re thinking of hosting a girls night, then this is the perfect theme for you. It’s a great way to entertain your closest circle of girl friends, let your hair down and leave all your troubles behind, at least for the night. Whenever someone mentions burlesque, you can’t but not think of the cabaret Moulin Rouge, which was also the main inspiration for the 2001 musical. A good burlesque party will have all of your guest dancing to some of the well-known can-can beats in their stylish dresses and costumes,
When choosing the ornaments and details, keep in mind just one word—red. This color is what defines the burlesque spirit, so make sure to incorporate it as much as possible.
Organizing any type of event is always difficult for the person in charge, but as long as you prepare in advance, you won’t lose a night’s sleep over it. Hopefully, some of our ideas will strike a chord with you and help you plan your next celebration. If you want to find out more about what each theme should include, feel free to check online for some more in-depth information and accompanying images.