Explore Your Inner Child
Harken back to the happy parties of your youth with a theme that focuses on pure fun. Get a bounce house rated for adult use, a giant ball pit, plenty of bubble wands and games to play. For this type of party, serve a snack and sweets buffet instead of a sit-down dinner.
Football, Basketball, The Olympics and More
If you and your favorite people love sports of any kind, it would make a great theme for your next party. Of course, if you invite people over to watch the Superbowl or the Olympic opening ceremony, you have an automatic seem that defines your decorations, food, and entertainment. Even if a big sports event is not currently in the news, you can still use anything from All-American baseball to figure skating as a fun party theme.
The Circus Comes to Town
While you will have to skip the lions and elephants, hosting your next party in a striped circus tent or pavilion will fit the bill. Invite people to come in costumes and have jugglers, fortunetellers, or balancing acts on hand. For your more daring and agile guests, consider renting a trampoline to perform tricks. Just keep everything safe.
Fantasy and Enchanted Worlds
With you decorate your party room is a mystical forest with a fog machine, plenty of trees, and fairy lights in the trees or go for a castle look with faux stone on the walls and an animatronic dragon, you are sure to impress your family and friends who love fantasy more than the real world. Make up unusual hors d'oeuvres and customize cocktails served in mystical goblets. Play Celtic music or scores from favorite fantasy movies like Lord of the Rings.
Las Vegas or Casino Parties
Although gambling may be illegal in your location, you can still host party that hits all the right things for a big win. Decorate with glitz and glamour, playing cards and chips, and the type of icons you see in a slot machine. Think opulence when it comes to your decoration choices: red and gold, neon lights, and sheer excitement. An open bar is probably best for this type of party, and make sure to have plenty of delicious appetizers and snacks on hand. Rent a roulette wheel, slot machines, and poker tables for the evening.
Party With the Pirates
Ever since Captain Jack Sparrow graced the big screen, people have been clamoring for more pirate experiences. A great themed party idea combines the wide-open ocean with a sense of danger and venture. You can find plenty of decorations that look nautical and add in the classic Jolly Roger skull and cross bones flag, treasure chests with fake gold and jewels, and treasure map motifs. Even if your guests do not want to don a pirate hat or strap a fake sword to their side, they can get in on the fun with scavenger hunts for booty, and other pirate-themed games and activities.
Outer Space or Celestial Theme
Whether you want to throw a party with rocket ships and astronaut motifs or prefer a focus on the planets, moons, and stars, family and friends you invite will thrill to the amazing decorations and experiences they find. Pick midnight blue, silver, and sparkling lights for most of the style options. Serve outer space themed cocktails named after the planets in the solar system and don't forget a wide selection of "moon" cheeses to enjoy. As an added attraction, consider heading outside with a few telescopes for your guests to try out.
Host a Murder Mystery
Whether you design it after the cult classic movie Clue or use one of the commercially available packages, throwing a murder mystery party can be great fun. This works best for a smaller group of people who can enjoy a sit-down dinner before the main event. It does require a bit more planning as you will need some of your friends or family to get in on the action to play the host, the house staff, possibly a detective on the case, and the murder victim.
Finding a good theme for a party must take into account your personal interests, what you know your friends and family will love, and what you could realistically do within your budget and the parties place you have available. Do not be afraid to get creative and go a little wild with decorations, costume requests, and seemed food and drinks. Your guests will remember a themed party for a long time to come.