Now we know that themed parties can often be perceived as cheesy, but be brave! A themed party done right can definitely be tasteful and entertaining. After all, sticking with a theme is an easy way to ensure your party packs a memorable punch. So whether you’re hosting an Under the Sea Birthday Celebration, a Backyard Country Hoedown or a Black and White affair… the Ladies of L&L are here to give you a few tips on how to host the perfect theme party!
Throwing a party in general can be expensive and not everyone has the budget to spend countless dollars on decorations. So why not skip the overpriced party stores and use some of the many DIY websites such as http://www.pinterest.com as inspiration to make your own?! Remember… the dollar store can go a long way! And for all you non-crafters out there, there is still hope! Check out http://www.etsy.com you will be sure to find some items that suit your theme and/or price points!
Clarify the dress code:
If you want your guests to arrive wearing costumes, make sure it is clearly stated in the invitation. No one likes to be the only person in the room dressed as a mermaid or cowboy! Also, keep in mind that sometimes people get more stressed out about finding something themed to wear, rather than getting excited to attend the party itself. You know your crowd, so judge accordingly. If you don’t think your guests are up for the costume challenge, then keep in mind that if you are consistent with the theme in all the other details, you don’t need costumes to complete the puzzle!
Create a signature drink:
There are endless possibilities when it comes to finding or creating a signature drink! Not everyone has the professional skills of a mixologist, so you can simply opt for a drink that suits your color pallet or even just make up a fun and theme appropriate name for your standard bar favorites.
Label your food:
Try and come up with some fun and theme-appropriate names for the different foods you plan on serving at the party. No detail is too small!
Set up a photo booth:
This is a cheap and easy way to carry out your theme using props, and it also gives your guests a chance to let loose and strike a pose!
Get creative with the party favors:
If you plan it out right, your party favors can serve as part of the décor AND give your guests something to take home. Chocolate covered almonds are passé, so think outside the box!
Follow through with your theme as much as possible:
We aren’t suggesting that you go out and buy new glasses, plates or serving trays that match your (probable) one time party theme BUT do try and work with what you got and get creative!