Who doesn’t love a great party? But when planning one, getting started can be the hardest part. Here’s a (nearly) comprehensive list of great party theme ideas. I keep adding to the list every week as I run into new ideas. Take a look!
Trampoline Arenas: Release Your Inner Kid
This is my vote for most innovative party theme idea of 2016.
I’ve recently seen a lot of professional trampoline areas have popped up in my area. They are not just for kids– they are for adults too!
I live in Edison, NJ and there is one next to our house called rebounderz. The pricing information above is from that company, but there are several others in the area. It’s great specially for winter, when it’s cold and everyone is stir-crazy with pent up energy.
If you like arcades, physical activities, or unleashing your inner kid, but are tired of the same old Chuck E. Cheese’s, Dave & Busters, or bowling, this is really good one. Most offer special bday and event packages .
It includes following activities and more:
- Large adult sized trampolines to jump and flip on
- Foam Pits you jump into and then claw your way out (it’s hard!)
- Dodgeball arenas where you can play while bouncing on trampolines
- Basketball dunk arenas where you can finally do all those cool moves you used to practice
It’s so cool that even I want my birthday party here!
Drone Racing Party
When drones were new, they were expensive and few could afford them. Now, some are on the market for only $20-30! That’s dirt cheap compared to what the price use to be!
Why not get few drones for your kids or your friends and throw a outdoor drone racing party. This party is certainly kid-friendly, but fun for adults too. Because, let’s be real, drones are awesome. Here are some good drones that are under $50.
Similar party theme Ideas for birthday :
- Nascar theme party
- F1 theme party
- Monster truck arenas
There are some racetracks that will allow you drive your car OR F1 OR Nascar car, and they often offer birthday packages too. Check your local race tracks.
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Limousine Party (Not just for Prom!)
Here is another good party idea
When we lived in Washington DC, there was a amazing tour that we used to do. It was called “monuments by moon light.” It was beautiful, and I highly recommend it if you are in the area. You start out in the evening and take a tour to see the monuments by moonlight, drinking champagne and taking photos. The four hour tour ends at your house or your favorite bar– your choice!
My friend surprised his wife for her bday with this tour, and included a limo. It was so cool to ride around in a limo! That’s not something you get to do very often. The limo definitely kicked it up a notch.
Rent a limo from a local company. The cost will vary depending on the type of limo, including how many people it can sit, the company, the age of limo, etc. Generally, the range is between $400 and $1000 for four hours, which is typically the minimum amount of time you can rent one for.
Make an itinerary ahead of time with plenty of your favorite bars or clubs. This idea is perfect for bachelor or bachelorette parties, New Years Eve parties, or other special occasions. Everyone gets to cut loose, and no one has to be the DD!
Now for one of my favorites:
Tastings and Tours (Alcohol Version)
Tastings aren’t just for wine any more! Whisky and beer tastings are becoming more popular, too. (Pass me that Swiss cheese, please!)
These tours and tastings are in most cities. From Napa Valley in San Francisco to this tour in northern Virginia, you are covered across the United States. Pack some cheese and strawberries and set out for a wine tasting or vineyard tour! Or let them provide the cheese at a wine and cheese pairing. Equally good for an intimate gathering or romantic date or a large party– there’s something for everyone! Most places will have group rates or private options.
Here are some of your party theme options:
- Wine Tastings
- Pairing Classes
- Distillery and Brewery Tours
Be on the lookout for original offerings that will make your party extra memorable. Napa Valley even has this amazing train takes its passengers through wineries!
Do you know why they call it bar hopping? Becuase beer is made from hops! Get it?? Okay, I’m done.
Gone are the days when a bar crawl is just you and your friends hitting all the bars in the neighborhood. Now they are organized themes with costumes and maps and schedules! Here is a sample of one bar crawl event in the DC area:
Of course, the premise is the same: you and your friends meet at one bar, have a drink or shot or two, and then move on to the next! Basically you and your friends meet at one bar, take a shot or have glass of beer and move on to the next.
You can plan your own bar crawl with your favorite spots, but many companies do this professionally, which definitely has its perks. When it is through a company, you know it will be well-organized and include great spots. It has a lot of perks– they drive you from bar to bar, you don’t have to pay covers, and the bars are expecting you, so there aren’t any lines. A lot of bar crawls get very creative! Check it out:
There is beach in Delaware called Dewey Beach that is known for its party atmosphere and affinity for drinking heavily. Each August there is a big festival where you can purchase a t-shirt that features a list of bars on the back and comes with a marker. People go to each bar to take a shot and cross that bar off the list on the back of the shirt. Of course, once you are a few drinks it, good luck neatly checking off each bar. Most shirts end up signed by friends (including ones you met that night) and full of funny comments. It’s a wildly fun experience that comes with its own souvenir!
If there isn’t an established party locally that appeals to you, make your own! Make it whatever theme you want, choose some great bars, gather your friends and go. You can even make your own t-shirts to commemorate the event.
Book a VIP Club Experience
With a little planning ahead, a night out can be a memorable event.
Here is what is included typically in major club packages
- Costs $350 to $1000
- Include 1-3 bottle of liquor
- Table for you and friends and cordoned off area for partying
- VIP entrance
- Unlimited soft drinks
I am sure everyone has some party promoter friends on facebook and they keep sending you invite every week as if they are paying for the damn party.There is always a nice flyer with tons of skimpily clad girls .
When you reach the all decked up , those girls are nowhere to be seen.
How often do you get to sit with good friends and enjoy a great, homemade meal? Let everyone show off their culinary skills with a dinner party. It’s a simple pleasure that we don’t indulge often enough. Good food, good wine, great friends.
Not only is this a welcome change of pace, but it’s also easy on the wallet. Make it as formal or informal as you’d like. It can be a potluck or you can host the entire meal. Perfect for indoors or outdoors, with only a few activities needed (if any!) while you relax and catch up with good friends. It’s the perfect party for a busy person who doesn’t get to see her friends often enough.
While the home-cooked meal is a big appeal to this type of party, if your homes don’t allow for that you can still get together for dinner at a restaurant. Many restaurants will accept reservations for large parties and have a separate room for such requests.
FUN FACT: In Indian and South Asian culture, birthday boy pays for everything which was much better . In the USA, typically everyone pays for the birthday boy girl or guest of honor. Communication is key, though. Find a way to let your attendees know what they will be expected to pay for before they agree to attend.
A Formal Affair
Thats me in center!
How often do you get to see your friends dressed up? Doesn’t any event become instantly classier when you are dressed to the nines? This one is easy to pull off and makes any event infinitely classier.
Pretty much everyone has a long gown and suit that they wish they wore more. It’s simple and elegant. Go out on the town looking great. Have fun making up stories when people ask what you are all dressed up for. As for anyone who doesn’t follow dress code, just cut them out in photoshop!
What American doesn’t love blowing stuff up? Stock up on fireworks, head to a rural area, and make your own light show. It’s your own July 4th, whenever you want it. Bring music, plenty of food, and a fire extinguisher.
Check your local laws before you decide to do this one, and always use safety precautions.
It sure feels good to be gangsta! Practice your Godfather quotes and get a fedora.
You have a few options:
- Upscale Mob- nice jacket and hat, but no bling. Intense looks and lots of subtext. The classy mobster.
- Hood Gangsters- bring on the bling and grills. If you have time to pimp your ride, that’s a nice touch.
- Retro gangsters- reminiscent of the good ol’ days. Gangstas these days don’t know how good they have it!
- Cigars boxes
- Fake money
- Poker chip box
- Empty liquor bottles which as act as centerpiece
Gangster Kits are available readily at online stores and party supplies outlets.
Amusement or Water Park
Be honest, when was the last time you were at an amusement park. As much as we love them as kids, at some point we seem to stop going. I have no idea why–what’s not to love? You can’t beat a day at a them park or water park when the weather is nice.
Even if you don’t live near one of the major ones, there are sure to be some options near you. Some of the smaller ones are less crowded, less expensive, and still a ton of fun. While many are seasonal, especially in the northern states, some are indoors and open year round.
Try to go during the off-season and look for deals on Groupon or other discount sites. If you need to travel, see if nearby hotels offer packages that include tickets to the park.
Want another idea for kids birthday parties ?
We live next to roosevelt park in Edison NJ and they have free summer outdoor movies all summer long. We took our outdoor chairs and food , It was amazing .
Bollywood Dance Party
Of course since I am from India, list cannot be complete without a Bollywood party!
Bright colors, fun music, delicious food– what’s not to love? Have your guests dress up, order in some authentic Indian food, and put on the music!
Clothing can be purchased inexpensively secondhand, borrowed from a friend, or purchased in your local Indian neighborhood. For music, gaana.com and saavn.com are popular apps with Indian music. Pandora has a Bollywood station, or you can create a playlist on Youtube.
What you need:
When I used to be club promoter, we used to distribute colored LED wrist bands, head bands, neck bands, and more. They glowed in the dark, lighting up the room and creating a great atmosphere that party-goers loved.
This is easy to do for any party! Party City has a whole section for glow party items, Here is the link
This is a great addition to birthday parties theme or other fun events. They also work great for outdoor events that take place in the late evening after it gets dark. Adults enjoy them and children love them too, making them perfect for family events.
Hawaiian Luau Party
Hawaiian parties are always a crowd pleaser. People love to dream about being in Hawaii– the culture, the dancing, the laid back and fun atmosphere are all so appealing. We visited Hawaii in April 2016, and I can attest to the many amazing qualities of Hawaii. It was mind blowing! Bring a little of Hawaii to your guests with a luau!
We once threw a big luau for our house warming, my mother’s birthday, and my mother-in-law’s birthday all combined. All the various guests loved the party. Grass skirts, torches, and coconut bras are all easily found. If space and time allow, I really recommend a Tiki bar. A Hawaiian theme is a great way to dress up a backyard barbecue and really turn it into something special. That being said, it’s possible to throw a great luau indoors if that’s what’s available to you.
Poker Night Party
This is another favorite of mine. It’s quick and easy to put together. You just need a table, poker set, and plenty of food and drink. It’s a great way to have an intimate evening with close friends while you drink, play cards, and laugh the night away. It’s as expensive or inexpensive as your group wants it to be.
Pro Tip: Set up the food and drinks next to the poker table so people can continue to eat without leaving the game.
Switch up your drinking game by sporting your best English accent and turning it into an English pub theme! Getting pissed just got a lot classier. Trade your kegs for barrels and prepare to get legless! (That’s really drunk, for all you readers unfamiliar with the language across the pond.)
My friend who lives in Edinburgh once told me that there is town of 1000 people in Scotland that has 10 bars–that’s one for every 10 people! I can’t confirm the town, but my point is, Europeans know how to party.
Holi is a Hindu festival that has grown significantly in popularity among non-Hindi people. It’s a spring festival of colors, with bonfires, water fights, and color everywhere. Colored powder is purchased and thrown onto people or mixed with water for water balloon or water gun fights. The powder is safe and environmentally friendly. It even washes out! (If you’ve ever done a Color Run, that’s the powder to use!) It’s perfect for a spring day out, but can be done anytime, weather permitting. It’s great fun for the whole family– a day of outdoor activities and lots of color.
Check out this video of a Holi party in Salt Lake City.
Football Theme Party
Don’t wait until the Superbowl to throw a football party! Tailgating is in season all year round. Grab some beer and plenty of snacks and watch a game with some friends. Make it interesting with some friendly bets, or grill outside before the game in your own tailgate party. Pinterest is full of football themed desserts if you are feeling creative. You can even learn advanced cake making an dother lessons here
A garage party is just what it sounds like. Almost a house party, but you never really make it inside. It’s less formal and more loose– people can come and go as they are able. Grab a cooler and some lawn chairs and there you have it! Minimal set up, minimal clean up. This is a super casual, informal, often impromptu get-together. The best thing you can do in order to facilitate this party is to just have the space necessary to sit outside, and the willingness to pause in your day when someone stops by to spend time.
I’ve had several before. One took place while the women were inside the house at my now-wife’s bridal shower. What started with a couple of drinks turned into a party-dhol and all. No one is worried that the house will be a mess the next day, and everyone can relax and unwind.
Garage Band Party
There is a lot of singing and dancing in an Indian wedding. Comforters and pillows are on the floor, along with the dhol and other musical instruments, and everyone sings and dances the night away.
Take this kind of musical celebration ideas and move it to your garage. Invite friends to bring instruments if they have them, or otherwise just come prepared to sing and dance. Be courteous and give your neighbors a heads up. Or, better yet, invite them!
My friend in DC, Bharat, owns super upscale chocolate bar called cocosala in Chinatown. The entire menu, both food and drink, revolved around chocolate! It’s very fun and unique.
Make your own chocolate party with a chocolate fountain, fondue, fruit, marshmallows, graham crackers, and more. You are only limited by your imagination on what you can dip into chocolate. And who doesn’t love chocolate? This is a great Valentines theme or other winter party, when it isn’t warm outside and everyone is craving sweet and heavy foods.
Menu inspired party
You can have any single menu inspired party such as chicken barbeque party, kabab party, fish and tacos party . Kind of simple but works like charm , You can have several style of menu ,
For example , You can have
- fried fish
- breaded fish,
- smoked fish,
- roasted fish
- Fish Party
Pig Roast — Inspirational Dream land Party but achievable
Ok if you really find whole pig , you can do a pig roast
I saw that in Luau party that we went in Hawaii . I believe you can find that in either Korean or chinese store or you will have to find a pig farm around your place.
Pretty cool and lot of people will be talking about it for long time .
Food Truck Themed Party
Lot of people are doing a food truck party , where food truck come and caters the food, Great for summer and outdoors , Taco trucks seems to be all the craze these days, but there are pretty much every cuisine available on trucks.
In fact we recently went to a food truck festival and pigged out so badly.
Food truck pictures really come good with instant polaroid camera
Its one of my favorite and I have done it several times, basically you rent a cabin or suite for a night or two , may be just outskirts of city , not too far
Basically everyone comes to cabin and have a party , I generally rent it for 2 nights , First night is family and very close friends kind of night, Second night is general party for everyone.
Make sure to check cabin restrictions , Its generally illegal to have too many guests, Should be used only if you are going to have less than 15-20 people .
Oscars Party / Movie Marathon Party
Throw an Oscars watching party, asking everyone to dress up like they’re walking the red carpet, Ideal for pre oscars party or oscars watching party .
If you are lazy parents or spouse and throw a easiest party of all times .
We all are guilty of doing this at some point
You can also do netflix series marathons watching , Here are some ideas
- Orange is new black
- breaking bad
Get 3 or 4 movies , food , surround sound speakers, big screen tv or projectors,
Keep the snacks and food ready , All you do is watch movies and eat , kind of fun once in while for a change
LAN Party OR Video game birthday party idea
If you played video games in early 1990 and 2000, you will know what a LAN party means .
It is basically bunch of nerdy/ geeky kids coming together to play video games against each other, Its called LAN ( Local Area Network ) party because 15 years back , internet was dreading slow ( also called WAN -Wide area network ) ,
Trust me I am a network engineer by day time, thats why I know this.
Fast forward it today, You can bring everyone for Video games party , Remember the time when Wii was launched , People went crazy.
Now you have nintendo, xbox all kinds of multi player games , Good kids party idea.
Surf Party / Beach Party
We recently were in Hawaii on vacation and I was inspired by surfing culture there .
Everyone this made of surf boards, Name sign, Post box , Doors, you name it and you got it .
You can have surf party / Beach party , where every is dressed beachy ,you can get few surf board for added attraction
Pokeman Go Party Theme
Here is one of newer birthday theme ideas that nobody has done it yet.
You invite all your friends and you go pokeman hunting . To add to vibes, you can all wear pokeman costumes or pokeman hats
I am personally not played pokeman go but I am sure you can create a neat theme out of it.
Here is where you get all your birthday party stuff.
Camping in backyard party / Campfire
We recently did this campfire /camping party in our backyard , Its lot of fun,
Actual fun is to get everyone involved and cook everything outside , We cooked mutton curry and man it tastes amazing .
Best part is :
unlike camping outside , you don’t have to prep too much as everything is available in house, I hate camping because no matter what I take , I am always missing something .
Our neighbor regularly invite people and they camp in their backyard , Its true, I am not making this up .
Here is link to find kids birthday party decorations
Color theme party
Basically you pick a color and everyone dresses up in same color , Kind of lame but atleast pictures looks cool .
For Example :
- White Party ( Goes well with summer , beach or poolside )
- Black Party ( More elegant , Regal upscale party affair )
- Gold Party ( gold digger party 🙂
- Red Party ( Goes well with Halloween )
- black and yellow ( Remember this Wiz khalifa hit song )
- White and black party
- Green Party ( St patricks day )
Sipping and Painting
This is all the rage these days , We went to couple of sipping and painting events in DC , Tons of fun
Basically get some drawing boards and color and everyone draws along with the wine, As night progresses , drawing somehow gets better, its weird but true .
Make sure to put large plastic on floor, best done in garage or spare room . Here a video of sipping and painting that our building hosted in Washington DC .
Why not get your friends together for a good old-fashioned trivia night ,You can also do a who wants to millionaire night with fake money
There are tons of trivia games available in market include cell phone apps .
Lock and Key parties
These use to be rage before, kinda big in UK, design for singles ice breaker events
Each person gets a lock or key and you kinda talk to everyone to find out which key matches that lock, specially good for big group and ice breakers .
All you need to do is buy some locks . You might have to little bit of planning . Great if unknown group of people are meeting up ,
You don’t have to go and introduce everyone .
One of the best interactive party games for adults . We use to have a lot of these lock and key parties for singles events in washington dc .
Pillow Fight Party
Who doesn’t like a good pillow fight , we all have fought with our siblings or cousins with pillow .
Now to do this as adults is different challenge, But I remember seeing an email They organized pillow fight in dupont circle in Washington DC .
Now make sure your crowd is nice , It can go out of control and violent pretty quickly .But if you care about having fun much more that bearing the consequences like me , then go for it .
There are cheap pillows available in market , You can provide 5 or 6 on your own , but ask everyone to bring 1 or 2 pillows .
Great if you have workout buddies and fitness freaks.
Slip and Slide Water Theme + Foam Party
Most awesome birthday party ideas —My vote for this one
Nothing brings out the kid in adults better than slip and slide , I went to a party longtime back and they has this slip and slide , Man I loved it . Too much fun .
All you need is this slip and slide plastic and some soap liquid . Soap is not required but will make sliding more fun and easy .There are some ready made slip and slide kits available online.
Combine this idea with this blast sprinkler , its unpredictable blast keeps people busy and entertained .
You can buy or rent a foam machine and everyone is covered in foam
Renting a machine is around 450$ and buying it 750$ , Good theme party birthday ideas for 15 to 24 year old
Tomatino Festival of your own
Who say you need to go to spain for tomatino festival , You can have your own, Just buy some cheap rotten tomatoes , Get a plastic with some soap and you are all set
In fact , me and my wife went to tomatino festival organized in baltimore state fair , Its pretty cool , Its lot of fun , Smell is terrible .
Mix it with slip and slide , Thats what organizers did for tomatino festival
There is third option other than home and chuck and cheese , you can do picnic parties for kids and adults . My friend Wayne always does his birthday in parks, Its lot of fun.
Make sure to keep games like volleyball , football, frisbies for everyone to play , One of the real fun and engaging games is corn hole bean bag, the great american pastime.
Even swimming in summers if place happens to be near lake or ocean
My friend Vishal these parties , Basically its day long party , He does it polo club , where its day long game of cricket along with tent party on the border line . You can play anything such as volleyball, baseball .
He came up with this words cricpic party , which is cricket + Picnic party.
This is followed up by an after party at this place
You can come up with your name
- footpik — Football +picnic
- basepik –baseball + picnic
- basketpik — basketball + picnic
- volleypik — basketball + picnic <—-My favorite
This is totally british thing getting adopted by wordwide audience again 🙂 , basically its afternoon tea party , old british ways , you drink tea , biscuits etc
Its really catching up in west
Nice way to spending a sunday afternoon for your kids birthday party , instead of doing a big all out party.
Keep a low key event specially if you have done big ones for last few years
To make it more attractive , you can keep different kinds of teas from all around the world and wide variety of biscuits and snacks.
By the way
These biscuits are not the ones you get in KFC ,
the American biscuit is soft and flaky like a scone; whereas British biscuits are drier and often crunchy.
I had lot of success with potluck events , Everyone brings different cuisines , Its lot of fun and lot of topics for conversation such as
How did you make this food ?
Each each , teach one .. Great conversation pieces
We actually did this party last year , perfect for onam /pongal occasion . My friend Vijay and Nitika threw this party where everyone has to dress up in lungi .
We had lot of fun and one lungi even came loose 🙂
Loved it , Simple to pull of because its easy to get a lungi.
Who does not like Johnny depp and his cool look in pirates of caribbean?
Answer : amber heard 🙂
Well this is really cool theme and pirate dresses and accessories are readily available everywhere .
Cruise Party / Bus Party
We recently took my mother and mother in law family for Spirit of New York Cruise party
It as amazing , Wine , views , amazing company, djing , dancing , Turned out to be one of the best evenings .
Everyone loved it, You can do it too, All major cities have a river and river cruises .
There are also several party buses which are converted for dance and fun, In DC , we had boomerang buses ( which I heard not is defunct )
These buses were literary school buses converted to party bus, Lots of fun, Sad they are closed .
Generation lost .
Who does not like to sing songs
Karaoke is huge in Phillipines and Korea and that part of world ,
My friend Greg took me to karaoke joint in Falls Church VA area , they have small rooms with karaoke equipment and table to have drinks , It was amazing experience .
Its good for an hour or two after which excitement declines unless you are having drinks , in that case your bathroom singer comes out .
Ugly Sweater Party
Ugly sweater party has really become Christmas mainstays along with secret santa gift exchange but there is no reason you have to wait till christmas .
You can have your own version of ugly sweater themed party
- Ugly pants
- Ugly shirts
- Ugly hair party
Retro Theme party
Dress up old style and rock it !!!, There can be several subsections
Instead of keeping games for the parties.
Games are the parties , Games are like center piece of the party.
Keep beer pong, flip cupbs , corn hole etc and you got yourself a nice little party that is fun
Charity themed party + Block Party + Garage Sale
There will be some times you don’t feel like partying but want to give back to the society
Here are some charity theme
- Spend a day in shelter and provide food for the animals
- There are several charity themed events that you can do
- Collect all the gifts received and give them underpriviledged
- It can combined with block party where all your neighbors sell their junk to collect money for charity
Boat is private version of cruise party.
Rent a boat and just go somewhere with your friends on the river , We rented a boat in myrtle beach and went to place river meets ocean . It was very serene and beautiful .
On the way we stopped by for some great seafood right on the river , Kinda cool .
Take a cooler with lots of beer and tons of snacks and you will be all set
Dog / Cat Pet Theme
We have been planning this for long time but didn’t get a chance , Call all the neighbor with pets and make new friends and let your pets make new friends too.
Keep some pet treats all over the place and let the pets play
Kids will enjoy running around the pets too .
Yoga / Work out /Soul Cycle Theme Party
On similar note, you can do work out themed party too , Come with workout clothes etc
Lot of the gyms now offer work out parties for the kids and adults
I go to New york sport club and here is what they offer for kids parties , Check your gym what they have to offer .
I was reading this book , never eat alone and the author keith ferrazi, takes his clients to barrys bootcamp in NYC for very rigorous work out
He says it created a strong bond with his client, Anytime he calls the client , they always talk about that amazing work out .
You can create your own version for your party
There are several places that offer bootcamps or how about soulcycle , Even president obama took a class in soulcycle .
Military Themed / Obstacle Race Themed
I love obstacle races, I think everyone loves obstacle races .
You can throw amazing race party if you have a nice decent size backyard
This article explains it nicely how you can create your own obstacle race .
I think all parents want their kids to go out and play and not play with phones, This way your party is going to be hit , Sure it requires lot of work but you can always ask for help in setting this up , Great for relationship building and fun
You can also go professional if you are lazy like me ,
Depending upon where you live, there are pre build obstacle courses build for professional athletes ,
There are several parkour and retro fitness kind of gym which can build a special small course for you for small price,
Call your local parkour gyms, They will have several party planning ideas for you.
Rock Climbing Themed
Rock Climbing birthday package
Again this is little different and easy , There are several rock climbing places near your place in every state and my quick google shows me the birthday packages are quite reasonable .
Iflyworld.com Indoor skydiving Theme
Here is sample pricing I found on there website
Indoor Skydiving Packages for Parties and Events
If your kid or guest of honor is all into flying , there are several iflyworld indoor skydiving center that have recently popped up ,
Its definitely on the pricy side , 808 dollars for 12 players , You might be able to negogiate better. Great for fun 30th, 35th , 40th birthday party theme, Since it little expensive but classy, little older folks would enjoy it much more.
We use to live in Westend25 building in Washington DC and they had the best rooftop
Here is amazing rooftop party blog post by my friend Kamana
We had some amazing times there, Best for barbeque and casual parties like watching fireworks , star gazing parties or even meteor shower watching parties ,
Would have been great if you can watch northern lights from your rooftop.
Water Balloon Fight Theme Party
Nothing is more fun than a balloon fight, for kids and adults , fun of balloon fights cannot be underestimated,
There is no reason not to have a water balloon fight party in this 21st century since hardest part of putting water in balloon is solved .
Sleepover themed Pajama Party
Why stick the age old time when you can do something different, For my birthday this year, instead of inviting friends at 6 PM , We are doing a sleepover pajama party at 9 PM
Just come over late , we have made arrangements to sleep , Gather together in room in comfortable night dress, drink up , talk and just collapse to bed 🙂 , Collapse might be too strong word but hey whatever ..
Your best relationships and bonds are created as people loosen up and be themselves , Works best for less than 10 people .
Cinco de Mayo /Fiesta Theme / Cowboy Western themes
Grab some large cowboy hats and boots and you got a party
Sloppy Super hero theme
More appropriate for Halloween or if major super hero movie is going to release
Everyone dresses up in their favorite superhero dress, You can make it , totally cool by throwing “Sloppy Super hero “ party
Super hero who act like mall cops , Or when dresses are torned , shabby super hero , kinda cool.
Here is how to throw a cool superhero party for girls
Kentucky Derby Theme / British Royal Theme
Best for outdoor parties and you need elegant decorations and elaborate preparations to go with it , otherwise its going to look terrible ,Large royal hats are available everywhere
Have you seen Kate Middleton unique british hats , just like that, you can have those elegant hat parties , Again decor must match otherwise be prepared to get ambushed by rotten tomatoes etc
Generally you need to have a large outdoor tent set up to go along with it .
Social Media Party / Each one Bring one Theme
Invite all your social media friends for a potluck and meet other friends , each one has bring his or her one friend to the party , Its kind of “open letter “ of party .
Multi culture Theme
Either you can decorate house with different culture themes or pick just one theme ,
Picking just one theme would be much reasonable and doable as you can material in bulk and put in all party rooms
If you have multi cultural friends , may be they are second generation multi cultural , ask them bring dishes from their own country and help you do the theme
Mexican , french , Indian, Chinese , Middle Eastern etc
Survivor – Do it yourself theme
You can do a survivor kind of theme , where you do not take anything from house,
You will have find your own food, may be you can take fishing rods etc , fire , create everything from scratch ,
I prefer semi survivor style
Here’s How :
You take some food but no stove, vessels etc , You make your fire etc, Would be great fun .
I know a friend who went to company event where they had to make their own raft etc, He said it was killer fun and team bonded like crazy
Who doesn’t fantasize every now and then of being able to wield a powerful gun aimed at a few friends, amirite? Well this is a safe way to satisfy that urge by running wild in a paintball arena. This is best done during off-peak hours to avoid crowds. Most birthday party packages are around $150-$250 for 6 people and include most of your common birthday perks.
Here is one site package:
Here’s a tip:
Go to a thrift store and buy suits or slinky dresses to wear for the party. You’ll ruin them, but it’s worth the second-hand price tag when you get to dash through the woods feeling like James Bond.
This is a popular party theme idea with young girls, or drunk adults. Put your fairy wings on, find your tiara, and douse everything you can in glitter.
For a children’s party, play dress up, use make up, or have tea parties. It’s incredibly easy to pull off, even if you aren’t into DIY or don’t have a lot of time. Stores are full of Disney princess supplies and decor, and the Internet is full of parents who would love to sell it to you at a discount as long as you don’t mind that it’s been used once!
For adults, it’s much of the same, but trade your princess costumes for glamourous outfits and trade those juice boxes for princess-themed cocktails. (The tiaras remain the same.) For some reason, drinking is just more fun when you are all dolled up and wearing a tiara.
One of the most adorable little girl birthday party themes.
Nerd and Geek Party
Why are we all here? To embrace our inner geek. Take it to the next step and make it a party theme! Geeks anawd nerds (or geeks VERSUS nerds) is a lot of fun. It’s basically a party embracing stereotypes and the games and movies you love. Video games? Star Wars? Star Trek? All appropriate sub-themes or the basis for your party activities.
Here is an excellent article on how to look like nerd or geek, as if you need inspiration! Easy to do, and great for adults or teenagers alike.
Here is another cool
Anything But Clothes theme has been getting popular among adult party-goers.
Attendees show up in “Anything But Clothes.” Use your imagination here: Plastic bags, towel, cardboard box, bed sheets, curtains, balloons, or Duct Tape for the brave. There doesn’t have to be prizes, but everyone is competing for bragging rights.
Take your ABC party theme one step further and have an “anything but cups” rule where everyone brings in something to drink from that isn’t a cup.
Circus /Clown / Joker Themed Party
This is your classic costume party. Everyone dresses up like a clown, joker, or circus act. See which of your friends secretly know magic tricks or illusions. And even better, see which are scared of clowns.
Here are some other good party blogs and website