If you’re having a party, making it a themed event can really go a long way towards making it fun-filled and memorable for you and your guests. It calls for imagination and gets everyone thinking, allowing guests to channel their inner child. Whilst themes are a fun idea in theory, when it comes down to the planning, you have to be willing to go the extra mile. If you let your creative juices flow, there are inventive ways to link your food, décor, drinks, music and dress code to fit your chosen theme. Don’t let the extra effort of planning a themed party put you off – the end results will be well worth your time. Here are some tips for planning the perfect themed party.
Choosing A Topic
First things first, you need to pick your niche. Get creative and think about what you and your friends like to do, watch, or listen to and see whether that can be turned into a theme. If you want to get people talking, try theming your party around on-trend subject – perhaps your favourite TV show or something in the news. For something simple that is open to interpretation, why not theme it around a letter so that everyone has to come dressed as something beginning with ‘P’ for example. If you’re looking to put on a more sophisticated affair, try a 1920’s Gatsby party or a high-end 007 do. If you just want to let loose and have fun, why not go for a throwback kids party. Whatever you choose will all depend on your taste as well as your budget.
Now For the Planning
If you’re going all out, you might want to look into hiring furniture and props to fit with your theme, and perhaps even a marquee. If you’re planning a party in Victoria, check out party hire in Melbourne Eastern suburbs for the best deals. For a lower budget, you may want to focus your dollars on hiring a sound system and do the decorations yourself. Don’t forget about the small touches – a successful themed party should have the topic running through every aspect, so do your best to match your canapes, your drinks, and your music with your décor. If you have the budget for it, catering not only ensures high quality food but also takes a load off your mind, as they can prepare and serve the food so you don’t have to.
Any reputable host knows that a solid party rests upon a steady flow of alcoholic beverages. If you’re going for volume, a cheap and cheerful punch is the way to go. Disguise the taste of cheap spirits with plenty of fruit juice, grenadine and lemonade – your guests will never know! If sophistication is your game, try some simple prosecco cocktails by mixing in brandy and brown sugar. Or if your party is catered, leave it to them to dazzle your guests with whatever they have to offer!
So if you’re planning a party, why not go wild and give it a theme, you’re sure to have the time of your life and your guests will too!