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SUPERNATURAL

Tap into unexplained mysteries and forces of existence to enter the world of supernatural party themes, if you dare.
SPIRITS | CREATURES | SORCERY | RELIGION | PSEUDOSCIENCE | FANTASY
SPIRITS
Angels & Devils

Angels & Devils

Aka Naughty & Nice, Heaven & Hell, Sweet & Sinister, create parallel experiences of good and evil, then let your guests choose their preference.
Ghosts & Ghouls

Ghosts & Ghouls

Invoke the spirits of ghosts, ghouls and phantoms for a haunting, soul-filled manifestation of merriment.
CREATURES
Silly Monster Bash

Silly Monster Bash

Featuring adorable, google-eyed monsters, not the scary kind. Create whimsical & colorful little creatures by adding eyes, teeth, hair, horns and/or claws to just about anything.
Gothic Monster Mash

Gothic Monster Mash

An old-school, scary monster soiree featuring vampires, Dracula, Frankenstein, mummies, and werewolves.
Unicorns & Rainbows

Unicorns & Rainbows

For the child at heart, create a magical setting of mystical unicorns and cheerful rainbows.
Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse

Replicate the panicked collapse of civilized society with a night of the walking dead, featuring a disturbing scene of death, dismemberment and mutilation.
SORCERY
Witches, Warlocks & Wizards

Witches, Warlocks & Wizards

Conjure up the magic of witches, warlocks and wizards for a spell-binding good time.
Abracadabra! It's Magic

Abracadabra! It's Magic

Amuse and entertain your guests with the pomp and circumstance of a magician’s theme.
Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Recreate the magic and adventure of Harry Potter’s life at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
RELIGION
Greek | Roman Gods & Goddesses

Greek | Roman Gods & Goddesses

Summon the gods & goddesses of Greek mythology to convene above the clouds for a feast of divine nectar and ambrosia (no humans allowed) complete with columns, low couches, pillows and a lavish Mediterranean buffet.
7 Deadly Sins

7 Deadly Sins

Explore lustful pleasure, over-indulgence, vanity, desire, rage, shiftlessness and materialism in sinful ambiance and decor.
Voodoo On The Bayou

Voodoo On The Bayou

A black magic party in the Big Easy style of New Orleans Voodoo.
Bible Characters

Bible Characters

Call together the colorful characters of the Bible in your own creation of a familiar setting inspired by the world's best selling book, such as The Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, Under the Red Sea, or The Last Supper.
Come As You Were | Reincarnation

Come As You Were | Reincarnation

Bring history to life with a consortium of pre-transmigration characters of the past.
Priests & Nuns | Catholic School

Priests & Nuns | Catholic School

Break all the rules and create your own sacrilegious experience with a heretical tribute to all things Catholic.
Superstitions, Omens & Luck

Superstitions, Omens & Luck

Flout superstition and press your luck with a parade of baseless beliefs, charms of chance, and ominous omens.
PSEUDOSCIENCE
Astrology | Horoscope | Zodiac

Astrology | Horoscope | Zodiac

Venerate the divine enlightenment obtained through the interpretation of the sun, moon, planets, and stars.
Fortune Telling | Psychic | Clairvoyance

Fortune Telling | Psychic | Clairvoyance

We foresee an unbelievably fun occurrence and unforgettable happening in your future.
FANTASY
Camelot | King Arthur

Camelot | King Arthur

Bring the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to life with a medieval feast at Camelot.
Steampunk
The Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest

Create an enchanted forest with natural or simulated trees, branches, ferns, moss, grass, mushrooms/toadstools, pine cones, stone, wood and flowers, then add cute woodland creatures, bees and butterflies.
Pretty Pretty Princess

Pretty Pretty Princess

Experience the splendor of a princess with pink, blue, purple and/or teal pastel colors and ornate gold or white frames, chandeliers and fixtures.
Retrofuture | Science Fiction
Fairytales
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Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a festive amalgamation of fairytale story themes and characters, and they lived happily ever after.
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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Make Neverland a reality by combining a Hawaiian Luau and pirate party theme, then add Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Captain Hook, the lost boys, a crocodile, Indians, mermaids, flamingos, shadows and pixie dust.
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Cinderella

Cinderella

Step up your Pretty Pretty Princess theme by adding a ballroom, pumpkin chariot, glass slippers, and a pair of evil step-sisters.
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Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Against the Enchanted Forest theme backdrop, include Snow White, dwarfs, an evil witch, a mirror, and a basket of red apples.
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The Princess and Dragon

The Princess and Dragon

Start with your Camelot castle and medieval knights and stir in some of your pretty pretty princess theme, then top it off with a dragon.
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Aladdin and His Lamp

Aladdin and His Lamp

Set the scene as an Arabian tent with ceiling, walls, furniture and rugs of purple, pink, turquoise and/or red velvet fabrics and ornate patterns with gold accents and tassels.
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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Take your guests on a journey down the rabbit hole for a most unusual tea party and game of croquet that will inspire grins that remain long after they have left.
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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Insert Flounder, King Triton, Ariel, Sebastian, and Ursula into an Under the Sea theme of aqua and blue.
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Robin Hood | Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood | Sherwood Forest

Host May games and archery for Robin Hood and his band of merry man with an enchanted forest theme as Sherwood Forest.
Super Heroes
Superheroes & Villains
Batman
Spiderman
Wonder Woman
Incredible Hulk
Superman
Captain America
X-Men

SPACE & ORDER

Calculate, calibrate and combobulate the elements of the cosmos and connect with party themes of a well-ordered universe.
SPACE | SCIENCE | LIGHT | SOUND | RELATIVITY | SHAPES & PATTERNS
SPACE
Outer Space | Astronaut

Outer Space | Astronaut

Have a blast with an outer space theme featuring planets, stars, moons, rocket ships and astronauts.
Celestial | Moon & Stars

Celestial | Moon & Stars

Hang the moon and the stars to create an elegant celestial themed event.
Out of This World | Alien

Out of This World | Alien

Amuse your earthling friends with little green aliens, UFOs, and flying saucers for a party that is out of this world.
Full Moon Party

Full Moon Party

To host your own full moon party take a cue from the original moon magic celebration at Thailand's Haad Rin beach by arranging an all-night outdoor dance party with a combination of Thai/Asian and beach decor, food and drinks.
You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine

Choose the sun for a cheerful, happy party theme that will have you walking on sunshine.
Space Galaxy
SCIENCE
Rain or Shine | Weather

Rain or Shine | Weather

Celebrate the wonderful world of weather featuring clouds, the sun, rain and umbrellas.
Hurricane

Hurricane

With boarded windows and sandbags, serve guests hurricanes in hurricane glasses in your party scene of flashlights, candles and hurricane lamps.
Mad Scientist

Mad Scientist

Formulate your own mad science lab with a periodic chart, beakers, flasks, chalkboards, test tubes and lab coats.
Doctors & Nurses

Doctors & Nurses

Decorate in white and red with crosses, sundry jars, anatomy posters, pill bottles, bandages, medical charts, IV bags, syringes, and body parts (optional) for a gathering of doctors, nurses, patients, and candy-stripers.
Nuclear Fallout

Nuclear Fallout

Build a retro-futuristic fallout shelter to survive a post-apocalyptic nuclear winter complete with glowing drinks and radioactive hors d’oeuvres.
LIGHT
Color
o Black & White

Black & White

Dress it up with a classic black & white color theme to create a more elegant or formal atmosphere; optionally use gold or silver accents.
o True Blue

True Blue

For a friendly and inviting atmosphere, blue is your color. Blue is often used for boy birthdays, baby showers, and water themed events.
o Being Green

Being Green

Orient your theme around the environment, outdoors and nature with a green color scheme.
o Midas Touch (Gold)

Midas Touch (Gold)

Go to the grandeur, glitz and glimmer of glittering gold to create a posh party setting.
o Orange You Glad

Orange You Glad

Turn up the excitement and playfulness with vibrant orange as your color theme.
o Think Pink

Think Pink

Keep it fun and unique when you think pink for an event filled with innocence & universal love.
o Perfectly Purple

Perfectly Purple

Invoke the connotation of royalty, magic & mystery with perfectly purple themed events and parties.
o See Red

See Red

Make a statement of passion and power when you roll out the red carpet for an event that will have your guests seeing red.
o Teal Tomorrow

Teal Tomorrow

Enlist the beautiful colors of teal, turquoise and aqua for an atmosphere of tranquility, creativity, & sophistication at your next event.
o Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow

Let your optimism & happiness shine with cheerful mellow yellow color-themed party decor, food and drinks.
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White Party

White Party

Make it cool and chic with all white. Ideal for summer or warm climates remove all color from decor, food and drinks for a stylish affair.
Effects
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Black Light

Black Light

Fire up the excitement with a black light dance party featuring black light paint, posters, food, and drinks; supercharge your event with a DJ and strobe lights.
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Glow

Glow

Light everything with blacklights and glow in the dark sticks, necklaces, glasses, body paint, and decor; glow parties frequently feature electronic dance music.
Phenonema
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Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

Tell a color story with an aurora borealis theme of lighting effects and draped fabrics in lavender, aqua and blue with pink highlights for a mini show of the Northern Lights.
o Rainbow | Gay

Rainbow | Gay

Broadcast diversity and fun through the full spectrum of the rainbow using a balance of each color for decorations, food & drinks; for a gay pride theme use the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, only.
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Eclipse | Ring of Fire

Eclipse | Ring of Fire

Distinguish your eclipse viewing party with a “Ring of Fire” theme against a celestial background; provide viewers or glasses for your guests. Alternatively, host a post-eclipse party with a recording of the event.
SOUND
Music | Start the Music

Music | Start the Music

Hit the right note when you compose a party theme of all things musical, including instruments, musical notes, musicians, records, microphones, and music (of course).
Harlem Swing | Jazz

Harlem Swing | Jazz

Harken back to the 1920s and the age of flappers, speakeasies and red hot jazz for a party theme centered around the atmosphere, decor and music of the infamous Cotton Club.
50s Sock Hop | Rock n Roll

50s Sock Hop | Rock n Roll

Rock around the clock at your 50s Sock Hop decorated in the style of a period soda shop with pastel pink & turquoise colors and black & white checkered patterns.
Studio 54 | Disco

Studio 54 | Disco

Step into your platform shoes, hang a disco ball, and put out the velvet ropes for the high energy dance & light show of the Studio 54 discotheque.
Hair Bands | Glam Rock

Hair Bands | Glam Rock

Electrify the party scene with neon decor & lights in lime green, hot pink, orange, purple, and turquoise against a black background and have your guests dress as members of 80s hair bands.
Rave | Electronic

Rave | Electronic

Light everything with blacklights and glow in the dark sticks, necklaces, glasses, body paint, and decor, featuring electronic dance music.
Reggae | Jamaican
Old Skool Hip Hop

Old Skool Hip Hop

Set the scene with oversized boom boxes, cassettes, large gold chains and graffiti art on brick paper or white sheets.
Country | Hoedown
RELATIVITY
Fire & Ice | Hot & Cold

Fire & Ice | Hot & Cold

Contrast red hot fire and cold blue ice for a dramatic party theme filled with chilling effects and warm memories.
Big & Small

Big & Small

Size does matter when you juxtapose oversized and/or mini versions with decor, food and drinks along a sub-theme, such as Italian, Travel or Food, e.g. serve appetizers on a giant inflatable pizza slice & drinks in giant martini glasses.
Wiggle & Jiggle

Wiggle & Jiggle

Accentuate movement with fans, lighting, and creative hors d’oeuvres for a celebration of all that wiggles and jiggles.
SHAPES & PATTERNS
Razzle Dazzle | Geometric

Razzle Dazzle | Geometric

Plan a multi-faceted event with a Razzle Dazzle theme party featuring a variety of shapes, patterns and colors.
Dot. Dot. Dot

Dot. Dot. Dot

Fill your party with circles, discs, spheres, rings, loops, balls and polka dots for an event that is spot on for fun.
Your Heart's Delight

Your Heart's Delight

For anybody or anything you love, dedicate your party theme to everything heart-shaped.
Aim For the Stars

Aim For the Stars

Have everyone seeing stars when you hang, stick and cut a room full of lucky stars for your party theme.
Animal Print

Animal Print

Capture the spirit of the wild with tiger, cheetah, zebra, leopard and/or giraffe animal prints at your next celebration.
Gorgeous Gingham

Gorgeous Gingham

Introduce down home charm and wholesome informality with cheerful country-style gingham for American summer picnics and backyard barbecues.
Show Your Stripes

Show Your Stripes

Up, down, sideways and diagonal, traverse your party scene with stripes of all sizes and colors for a bright and cheerful event or mix with polka dots for a little variety.
Zig-Zag | Chevron

Zig-Zag | Chevron

Make your stripe party kinky with zig-zag chevron stripes instead.
All You Need Is Damask

All You Need Is Damask

For an elegant touch, decorate with intricately detailed damask; combine black & white damask with pastel pink for a Parisian theme.

TIME

Turn the hands of time with party themes of the fourth dimension from the past through the present and into the future.
SEASONS | TIMELINE | DATES & HOLIDAYS | LIFE EVENTS & OCCASIONS
SEASONS
Spring
o Spring Garden

Spring Garden

Break out your gardening tools and bring together blooming flowers, bees, birds, butterflies and bunnies to celebrate all the details of a spring garden indoors or out.
o Showers & Flowers

Showers & Flowers

Decorate with umbrellas, beads for raindrops, flowers, and a flower motif for serveware, decorations, food, and drinks.
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Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Highlight the delicate beauty of the cherry blossom with subtle Asian accents and a color scheme of pastel pinks and white
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Kites & Pinwheels

Kites & Pinwheels

Welcome the wonderful world of wind this spring by hanging kites, planting yard spinners and passing out pinwheels for a moving event.
o A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life

Get down and dirty and dig up a collection of bees, butterflies, grasshoppers, ladybugs, spiders, caterpillars, and ants for a creepy-crawly coalition.
o Spring Fever

Spring Fever

Against a background of flowers and pastels, turn up the heat with fire and flame decorations, spicy foods and red drinks.
o Spring Break

Spring Break

Put a spring in your flip flop by adding lime green, hot pink, blue, and yellow to a beach party theme.
o Springtime in Paris

Springtime in Paris

Incorporate spring green accents, pink flowers and white sprays into your Parisian themed decor.
Summer
o Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

It’s all about outdoor fun and games with a fun in the sun theme, featuring beach balls, sand pails, pool noodles, sunglasses, surfboards sunshine and lots of color.
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Gingham Picnic

Gingham Picnic

Nothing says summer like the down home charm and wholesome informality of cheerful country-style red & white gingham for American summer picnics and backyard barbecues.
o Happy Camper

Happy Camper

Tap into nature for inspiration for a camping themed event, then add tents, lanterns, logs, fishing poles, and buffalo plaid to set the scene; upgrade to a glamping adventure with candlesticks and wine glasses.
o Seafood Boil | Clam Bake

Seafood Boil | Clam Bake

Aka Crawfish Boil, Lobster Bake, Fish Fry--Create a rustic seaside backdrop with weathered wood, galvanized buckets, and blue or red gingham with fishing, crab and/or lobster themed decorations.
o American Backyard Barbecue | Cookout

American Backyard Barbecue | Cookout

You don’t have to wait for a holiday to show your patriotism with a red, white & blue star-spangled banner burger broil.
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Hot Dog Days of Summer | Pets

Hot Dog Days of Summer | Pets

Aka Puppy Pawty--Make no bones about it, you, your guests, and (most importantly) your canine company will have a howling good time when you include dogs at your puppy themed party.
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All White Croquet | Lawn Games

All White Croquet | Lawn Games

Elevate an afternoon of croquet and lawn games with an all-white theme, complete with a garden buffet of finger sandwiches and cocktails.
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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Striped canopies, ice cream cones and popsicle decorations add to the excitement of an ice cream buffet social.
o Pool Party

Pool Party

Looking for a cool solution for backyard entertaining this summer? Why not host a themed pool party for a little fun in the sun!
o Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas doesn’t have to come just once a year when you break out the yuletide decorations to host a Christmas in July theme party.
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Movie Under the Stars

Movie Under the Stars

Take your movie theme al fresco with an outdoor concession stand and theatre presentation under the stars.
Autumn
o Autumn Harvest

Autumn Harvest

Recreate the spirit of the old-fashioned farm harvest feast in your own backyard with seasonal food fixin’s, hoedown dancing, and traditional folk tunes.
o Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

No need to rake your yard for a party theme celebrating the color and beauty of falling autumn leaves.
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Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Propagate your party with pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors for a smashing good time.
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Woodland Creatures

Woodland Creatures

Bring out the bunnies, hedgehogs, foxes, squirrels, owls, raccoons and skunks for a menagerie of merriment against a fall forest background.
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Back to School

Back to School

Pencils, chalkboards, scissors, books, crayons and apple martinis will make this childhood theme an adult favorite, because what kid wants to celebrate going back to school.
Winter
o Ski Lodge

Ski Lodge

Even if you can't hit the slopes this year, capture the camaraderie and relaxation of apres ski with a Ski Lodge themed house party.
o Snowmen & Snowflakes

Snowmen & Snowflakes

Keep the spirits high and the party happy with a Snowman & Snowflake Winter Party for a theme everyone can enjoy,
o Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Create your own winter wonderland with white fabrics, blue lighting and shimmering silver and glass for an over the top tribute to the old man (winter).
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Penguins & Polar Bears

Penguins & Polar Bears

Unite the frigid ends of the earth for a snowy winter theme party featuring cute penguins, loveable polar bears & ice; contrast tiffany & sky blue against a background of white as your colors.
TIMELINE
History of the World
Caveman | Prehistoric

Caveman | Prehistoric

Rock out with stones, animal skins, and plants as your primary design elements when you take a step back in time with a prehistoric party.
Roman Empire
Vikings & Dragons
Medieval | Renaissance

Medieval | Renaissance

Experience your own Renaissance Olde World faire with a medieval themed party featuring a castle, banners, jousting knights, musicians, jugglers, and thrones for the king & queen.
Let Them Eat Cake | Marie Antoinette
Victorian Tea Party
Vintage | Shabby Chic

Vintage | Shabby Chic

Weathered and worn and just a bit frilly is the tone for a vintage themed party featuring aged items of high quality aka shabby chic.
Roaring 20s & Dirty 30s
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Gangsters & Flappers | Speakeasy
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Silent Movie Premiere
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Gatsby | Black & White Grandeur
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King Tut | Egyptian
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Cotton Club
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Comedy Teams
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Wizard of Oz
Fabulous 40s
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Soldier Soldier | Wartime
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Detective | Private Eye
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Casablanca
Nifty 50s
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Rock n Roll Sock Hop
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Soda Shops & Car Hops
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Drive-in Movie
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Tropicana Club
Swingin' 60s
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James Bond | Casino
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Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Summer of Love | Hippie
Super 70s
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Studio 54 | Disco
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Tie Dye | Flower Power
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Trucker | Smokey & The Bandit
Big 80s
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80s Arcade | Pac Man
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Miami Vice
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Indiana Jones
Grungy 90s
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High School | Saved by the Bell
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Latin | Macarena
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Where's Waldo?
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Jurassic Park
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90210
Future
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Futuristic | Cosmic

Futuristic | Cosmic

Leap forward with smooth lines of clean white and sleek silver to create a dramatic futuristic theme of glowing blue & white lighting.
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The Future Looks Bright

The Future Looks Bright

Light bulbs, sunglasses and bright colors are the basics for The Future Looks Bright party theme.
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Picture The Future

Picture The Future

Lots of photos of varying sizes, cameras, polaroid templates for signs, and a photo booth with props for pictures of the future.
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Nuclear Fallout

Nuclear Fallout

Build a retro-futuristic fallout shelter to survive a post-apocalyptic nuclear winter complete with glowing drinks and radioactive hors d’oeuvres.
DATES & HOLIDAYS
Chinese New Year
…for more sporting events see SPORTS & LEISURE
Valentine's Day (FEB 14)
Mardi Gras
Passover
Easter Bunny Brunch
Earth Day (APR 22)
Kentucky Derby
Hanukkah | Deck the Halls With Matzo Balls
Halloween (OCT 31)
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Jack-O-Lantern Carving
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House of Horrors
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Ghostly Graveyard
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Dead Celebrities
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Movie Monster Mash
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Day of the Dead
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Insane Asylum
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Bewitch Fest
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Skary Skulls & Skeletons
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Nightmare Before Christmas
…for more ideas see SUPERNATURAL
Christmas (DEC 25)
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A Christmas Story (Movie)
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Ugly Sweater
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Retro | Vintage Christmas
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Christmas Movies
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Victorian | A Christmas Carol
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Country Christmas
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Christmas Around the World
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12 Days of Christmas
New Year's Eve (DEC 31)
o Fortune Telling

Fortune Telling

We foresee an unbelievably fun occurrence and unforgettable happening in your future.
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Glitz & Glam

Glitz & Glam

Include all that glitters for a traditional New Year's Eve celebration of glitz and glamour in black and gold.
o Times Square

Times Square

Start spreadin' the news and plan a New York, New York themed New Year's Eve party featuring iconic symbols of the city that never sleeps.
o Around the World

Around the World

Quadruple the thrill and anticipation of this momentous annual occasion by toasting our fellow American and world citizens as the New Year arrives in each time zone.
LIFE EVENTS & OCCASIONS
Birthday
o Kid At Heart | Whimsical Birthday

Kid At Heart | Whimsical Birthday

Create a delightful birthday party for adults by combining whimsical elements of childhood memories with lots of color.
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This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life

Surprise your guest of honor as you narrate a timeline of their life, highlighting special people and events
o Decade | Year Party

Decade | Year Party

Choose the guest of honor’s birthday year or decade as your theme.
o Zodiac | Astrology

Zodiac | Astrology

Venerate the divine enlightenment obtained through the interpretation of the sun, moon, planets, and stars.
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Milestone

Milestone

16, 21, 30, 40, 50, etc: Let their age be your guide for a milestone birthday, e.g. 50 photos on a wall, “50” carved into a pumpkin, 50 hors d’oeuvres that say “50”—you get the idea.
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Over the Hill

Over the Hill

If you want an excuse to make fun of the effects of aging, plan an Over the Hill party to highlight the physical deterioration, senility, and inevitable trials of being old.
o Bon Voyage XX

Bon Voyage XX

Say goodbye to the past year or decade with a Bon Voyage XX, eg 29, 30s, with a nautical themed birthday party.
o XX and Still Hot

XX and Still Hot

Give your guest of honor an extra ego boost with an XX (Age) and Still Hot and make your theme Mexican Fiesta.
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Magical XXth

Magical XXth

Work your magic with a celestial theme for a figurative interpretation or take a literal approach with a magician’s theme.
o XX Year Round-Up

XX Year Round-Up

Host an XX (Age) Year Round-Up for a country-western themed birthday party for your guest of honor.
o Paradise Found at XX

Paradise Found at XX

Just add a few birthday extras to a Hawaiian Luau theme for a Paradise Found at XX (age) birthday celebration.
Graduation
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Your Future Looks Bright

Your Future Looks Bright

Light bulbs, sunglasses and bright colors are the basics for The Future Looks Bright party theme.
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Picture Your Future

Picture Your Future

Lots of photos of varying sizes, cameras, polaroid templates for signs, and a photo booth with props for pictures of the future.
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Aim For The Stars

Aim For The Stars

Have everyone seeing stars when you hang, stick and cut a room full of lucky stars for your party theme.
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Taco 'Bout A Future

Taco 'Bout A Future

Looking forward to a Mexican Fiesta graduation party theme.
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Chalk & Cheese | Chalkboard

Chalk & Cheese | Chalkboard

In addition to chalkboard signage, make a chalkboard table runner, wine glasses, serving trays, & photo booth. For Chalk & Cheese, use a table runner to display & label cheeses & wine.
Farewell
o Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

What better way to say “Farewell” than a nautical-themed Bon Voyage party?
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Moo-ving

Moo-ving

Keep the mood light with a Moo-ving party send-off featuring Holstein cow print decorations and bovine themed food and drinks.
o Good Luck!

Good Luck!

Flout superstition and press your luck with a parade of baseless beliefs, charms of chance, and ominous omens.
Marriage
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Engagement

Engagement

Virtually any theme is appropriate for an engagement party; tailor the event to the guests of honor by focusing on a common interest, such as travel, gardening or crawfish.
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Bachelor | Bachelorette

Bachelor | Bachelorette

Plan the “last night of freedom” with fun wearables and props for the group, games or scavenger hunts, eating and drinking adventures, and (optionally) some form of sexy entertainment. The nature of the party depends on the guest of honor and may include a quiet home gathering, a rented hotel room, a bar crawl, and/or a trip to another city; bachelorette parties typically follow a hot pink and black color scheme.
Wedding Shower
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Interactive Themes

Interactive Themes

Spa Day | Beauty Makeover | Flower Arranging | Cooking | Wine Tasting
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Style Themes

Style Themes

Elegant | Vintage-Shabby Chic | Bohemian-Woodland | Glam-Sparkle | Breakfast at Tiffany’s | Parisian | Retro | Garden | Beach
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Gift Themes

Gift Themes

Linen | Travel | Wine & Cheese | Sports | Gardening | Mixology-Bar | Tools | Bath & Beauty | Kitchen | Lingerie | Fashion | Coffee
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Wedding

Wedding

Virtually any theme is appropriate for a wedding, but the traditional preferences are classic, vintage, rustic, seaside or ethnic.
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Anniversay

Anniversay

Although you may use any theme for an anniversary party, you may want to use the milestone each wedding anniversary signifies, such as diamond for 75th, gold for 50th, Sapphire for 45th, Ruby for 40th, etc.
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Divorce

Divorce

With a focus on empowerment and lifting spirits, a butterfly theme will symbolize the transformation to independence.
Baby Shower
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Rubber Ducks

Rubber Ducks

Keep it cute and cheerful with a rubber ducky theme featuring the iconic yellow bathtub toy, blue water, and white bubbles.
o What Will It Bee?

What Will It Bee?

Decorate in black and gold with an assortment of honey bees in all shapes and sizes for a What Will It Bee? ba-bee shower theme.
o Welcome Aboard

Welcome Aboard

Ahoy Baby! A nautical or sailing theme makes an ideal choice when welcoming a baby boy.
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Animal Parade

Animal Parade

Turn out the animals for this charming traditional baby shower favorite featuring jungle, zoo and farm animal decorations.
o Happy Trails

Happy Trails

Saddle up to celebrate the baby buckaroo bouncing into town. This theme is great for girls and boys alike; choose a gender neutral key color like teal or yellow, or swap out the key colors for pink and blue to turn it into a cowboy/cowgirl theme.
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Welcome to the World

Welcome to the World

Highlight travel and international icons for a Welcome to the World baby shower theme.
o Pink Flamingo

Pink Flamingo

A playful twist on the traditional pink baby shower theme.
o Under the Sea

Under the Sea

This stylish water themed party gives depth to the occasion with an oceanic flavor.
Housewarming | Home Sweet Home
Homecoming | Yellow Ribbon

Homecoming | Yellow Ribbon

Tie yellow ribbons around trees to say “Welcome Home” then continue the theme indoors with more yellow ribbons and stripes.
Retirement

Retirement

Plan for a retirement party with the retiree’s plans, interests, or destiny such as travel, fishing, boating, or home repairs.
Irish Wake

Irish Wake

Include emerald green, Irish decor, and plenty of whiskey for an all-night celebration of life.

LAND &
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Chart your course over land and sea to explore party themes inspired by the resources, settings, and locales of planet earth.
RIVERS & LAKES | NAUTICAL | UNDERWATER | BEACH | GEOLOGY | TOPOGRAPHY | GEOGRAPHY | CITIES
RIVERS & LAKES
Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin'

Reel in the fun when you host a fishing theme party with bobbers, poles, nets, bait, hooks, tackle, boats and fish, of course.
Rollin On the River | Rafting

Rollin On the River | Rafting

Go all outdoors for a water-adventure themed river party featuring elements of nature along with rafts, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.
Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn

Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn

Take a step down south and back in time with rustic & rudimentary decor of lanterns, homemade fishing poles, makeshift sails, coonskin hats, gingham and burlap.
A Day At the Lake

A Day At the Lake

Combine all the ingredients of a day at the lake, such as rustic signage, boats, water toys, and fishing tackle, with trees, bugs and lake water.
NAUTICAL
Welcome Aboard

Welcome Aboard

A nautical theme is the perfect setting for a spiffy cocktail party or baby shower and makes an excellent backdrop for a bon voyage or farewell tribute.
Ahoy Matey! | Pirate

Ahoy Matey! | Pirate

Chart a course for a swashbuckling good time with nautical theme decorations and pirate accents of Jolly Rogers, skulls & bones, parrots, & treasure chests filled with bucaneer booty.
Sailboats & Sailors

Sailboats & Sailors

A breezy and casual style featuring crisp, clean lines and bold colors, include white-painted wood, sailboats, flags, and related items.
Love Boat | Cruise

Love Boat | Cruise

Take your party guests on an ocean voyage to selected ports of call with ship railings, a gang plank, life preservers, portholes, signal flag banners and a captain’s hat.
Titanic

Titanic

Choose either the grandeur of an early 20th century cruise ship or a post-iceberg underwater shipwreck.
Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Decorate in the style of a rustic nautical pier with natural and ye olde seaman items, such as weathered wood, lanterns, buoys, nets, and fisherman accessories.
UNDERWATER
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Combine the intrigue of the ocean depths with whimsical sea creatures to establish a unique and fun setting for a house or cocktail party.
Octopus Garden

Octopus Garden

In an underwater garden of kelp, coral and marine life, highlight the extraordinary octopus in food, shapes and decor.
A Whale Of a Time
Mermaid's Cove

Mermaid's Cove

Highlight the mythological mermaid in an underwater or tropical island setting for an original expansion of an ocean party theme.
The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Insert Flounder, King Triton, Ariel, Sebastian, and Ursula into an Under the Sea theme of aqua and blue.
BEACH
Fun Day At the Beach

Fun Day At the Beach

Invite your guests for an evening of beach-themed fun with a stroll along the boardwalk or a fun day at the beach.
Surfin' Surfari

Surfin' Surfari

Create the ambiance of a surf shack for a mondo wave of excitement, then invite your favorite crew to grab their board shorts and hang loose.
Beach Blanket Bingo

Beach Blanket Bingo

Give your beach party a 60s retro twist with a throwback to the days of Annette and Frankie.
Ocean's Bounty | Seaside Scenery

Ocean's Bounty | Seaside Scenery

Highlight the beauty of the seashore with shells, driftwood and natural elements in contrast with the rich ocean colors of aqua, turquoise and blue.
GEOLOGY
Jewels & Gems

Jewels & Gems

Make it sparkle in jewel tones of green emeralds, red rubies, blue sapphires, turquoise, purple amethyst, pink diamonds, golden topaz and pearly white.
Prospector | Gold Rush

Prospector | Gold Rush

Set your scene in the old west at a cantina saloon, gold mine or train depot, then add some lanterns, mining tools, outlaws, dancing girls, and plenty of gold nuggets, gold bars and money bags.
Black Gold | Texas Tea

Black Gold | Texas Tea

Include oil derricks, pump jacks, cacti, armadillos and lots of black in a country western setting of cowboy boots and red bandanas.
Rock Out

Rock Out

Open up the "Make-Shift Mine-Shaft" to host a rock n roll dance party with rocks, minerals and mining as your guide for a geologist’s dream theme.
TOPOGRAPHY
Tropical Island

Tropical Island

It doesn’t always have to be Hawaiian to be a tropical island party featuring palm trees, pineapples, coconuts, raffia table skirts, tiki torches, and drink umbrellas.
Mountain Lodge

Mountain Lodge

Elevate your party theme to the rustic charm of a mountain lodge with weathered wood, buffalo plaid, tree trunks, evergreens and black bears.
Exotic Desert

Exotic Desert

Against a sand-colored backdrop, decorate with many varieties of cacti and the bright pink and yellow of their blooms, along with cow skulls, dried flowers in glass jars, muslin fabrics, armadillos and rattlesnakes (optional).
Volcano Blowout

Volcano Blowout

Center a volcano focal point in a setting of greenery and lush foliage, with decorations and hors d’oeuvres symbolic of lava & fire in contrasting dark brown and red-orange. Optionally, add a Hawaiian twist with leis and drinks served in ceramic Volcano bowls.
Jungle Jamboree

Jungle Jamboree

Simulate a jungle setting with lots of green, including lush green plants, tree trunks & limbs, and green lighting, then add a collection of exotic animals, such as tigers, boa constrictors, parrots, gorillas, monkeys, and jaguars.
Serengeti Safari

Serengeti Safari

It’s all about the animals on safari, so include lions, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, zebras, leopards, water buffalo, cheetahs, wildebeest and animal print patterns against a background of tans and muted greens with the iconic Acacia tree silhouette as a focal point.
Bayou Swamp

Bayou Swamp

With Spanish moss hanging overhead, build a weathered wood walkway over a black tarp swamp filled with tropical plants, alligators, snakes, frogs, herons, cypress trees and turtles. Add a little apprehension with a fog machine or dry ice.
GEOGRAPHY
Around the World

Around the World

Feature tastes, iconic images, sounds, and even fashion from around the globe for a fun evening celebrating new and novel places.
Artic | Antarctica
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Penguins & Polar Bears

Penguins & Polar Bears

Unite the frigid ends of the earth for a snowy winter theme party featuring cute penguins, loveable polar bears & ice; contrast tiffany & sky blue against a background of white as your colors.
o Arctic Bliss

Arctic Bliss

Play it cool with an elegant Arctic scene of white fabrics, blue lighting and shimmering silver and glass for an over the top tribute to snow and ice.
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Ice Age (Movie)

Ice Age (Movie)

Insert Manny, Sid, Diego, Scrat, Buck, Crash & Eddie and a few acorns into a setting of contrasting blues and white.
USA | America
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State | Country Fair

State | Country Fair

Gather the sights, sounds and smells of a country fair with weathered and worn homespun decorations of wood crates, bushel baskets, hay bales, gingham patterns, ring & bean bag toss games, popcorn, candy apples, pies & blue ribbons.
o Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Keep it country with a farm theme featuring barnyard animals and/or cow print patterns, weathered wood, hay, windmills, picket fences, vegetables and burlap.
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Vintage Americana

Vintage Americana

Decorate with aged & weathered tubs, painted wood, and early American furniture, picture frames & artifacts; make it patriotic with baseballs, pennants, apple pie and muted red, white & blue colors.
Patriotic
¤ Stars & Stripes

Stars & Stripes

Fill your party scene with star shapes and striped patterns for a lively patriotic tribute to Old Glory.
¤ All American Backyard Barbecue

All American Backyard Barbecue

Get traditional with a good ol’ American barbecue cookout theme with red & white plaid, classic diner-style decorations & serveware, and USA flags & pennants.
¤ Red, White & Brew

Red, White & Brew

Beer is the theme for a patriotic brew tasting featuring a variety of beers with bottles, cups, kegs, & caps for decorations.
¤ Patriotic Picnic

Patriotic Picnic

Have yourself a summer picnic indoors or out with a theme featuring grass, bugs & garden decor with red & white gingham pattern accents.
West
¤ Country Western Hoedown

Country Western Hoedown

Take it out to the barn for a country western themed hoedown featuring cowboys, hay bales, fences, red bandanas & square dancing.
¤ Wild Wild West | Old West

Wild Wild West | Old West

Revive the rustic ruminations of life in the wild wild west when you set your party scene in an old west mining town, cantina saloon, or train depot with outlaws, Indians, and dancing girls.
¤ Rodeo | Cowboy

Rodeo | Cowboy

It’s all fun and games when the cowboy is king with a party theme about cows, horses and cowboys.
¤ Cowboys & Indians

Cowboys & Indians

Pay tribute to native Americans and western cowboys with teepees and wagon trains from the days on the early American frontier.
South
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Southern Belle (Hat)

Southern Belle (Hat)

Fashion a good ol’ Southern garden party with lattice, lace, spring flowers, cucumber sandwiches, sun dresses & big hats.
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Sweet as Pie (Dessert)

Sweet as Pie (Dessert)

Showcase an assortment of desserts and pies on an antique buffet with lace doilies & faded gingham, use chalkboards for signage, and fill mason jars with lemon slices & daisies.
¤ Get Southern

Get Southern

Aged and graceful is the setting for your Get Southern scene featuring worn painted wood, mismatched dishes, hanging ferns, and weathered buckets & tubs.
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Redneck Hootenanny

Redneck Hootenanny

String up a clothesline, trash the yard, bring out your camo decor, and serve your best roadkill recipes for a memorable redneck hootenanny.
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Gone With the Wind (movie)

Gone With the Wind (movie)

Recreate the grandeur in the details, such as frilly lace, crystal, pearl beads, ornate frames, velvet & heavy fabrics, parasols and fans.
Texas
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Cowboy Casino

Cowboy Casino

Give your Texas casino party a country western twist with cowboy boots, hats, hay bales, hurricane lanterns, wagon wheels, black & red bandanas, and horseshoes for luck.
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Taste of Texas

Taste of Texas

Highlight the delicious diversity of Texas with tastes of barbecue brisket, chili, fajitas, pecan pie, sweet tea & margaritas in a country western scene of Lone Star red, white & blue.
o California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

Set up a surf shack beach party scene with wine accents at the bar, sushi & avocado appetizers, and a Hollywood style entrance.
o Hawaiian Luau

Hawaiian Luau

For a festive and interactive party that everyone can enjoy, the Hawaiian Luau or Tiki theme offers a number of easy decorating options.
Mexico
o Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta

Decorate with a palette of vibrant colors including bright pink, yellow, purple, turquoise, red & lime green, then add sombreros, cacti, Mexican blankets, chilis, maracas and margaritas.
o Mexican Patriotic

Mexican Patriotic

Use the Mexican flag and red, white and green colors for a traditional south of the border celebration, featuring serapes, maracas and cactus themed decorations.
Spain
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Spanish Fiesta | Flamenco
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Running Of the Bulls
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You Say Tomato
Italy
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Viva Italia
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Italian Restaurant
Morocco
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Arabian Nights
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Casablanca
Ireland
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Irish Pub
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Kiss Me, I'm Irish
Japan
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Geishas & Samurai
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Ninja Warriors
France
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French Countryside
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Marie Antoinette | Let Them Eat Cake
Jamaica | Reggae
Asian | Chinese
Australia | Party Down Under
India | Bollywood
Scotland | Highlander
Egypt | Jewel Of the Nile
CITIES
Venice | Carnival
Monte Carlo | Casino
New York
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I Love New York
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Big Apple
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On Broadway
San Francisco
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Streets of San Francisco
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Golden Gate
New Orleans
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Night in N'awlins
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Mardi Gras
Paris
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Parisian Chic
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Moulin Rouge
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Springtime in Paris
London
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London Calling
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London Underground Fancy Dress
Chicago
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My Kind Of Town
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Chicago Gangster
Miami
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Hot Miami Nights
Key West
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Margaritaville
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Fantasy Fest
Hollywood
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Night At the Oscars
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Movie Premiere

PLANTS & ANIMALS

Have the time of your life when you let nature take its course with party themes about plants, animals and their habitats.
FLOWERS | FRUITS & VEGETABLES | CANNABIS | BIRDS | PETS & DOMESTIC | EXOTIC ANIMALS | REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS | AQUATIC | INSECTS | HABITATS
FLOWERS
Floral Garden
Everything's Coming Up Roses
Sunflowers & Burlap
Upsy Daisies
Japanese Cherry Blossom

Japanese Cherry Blossom

Highlight the delicate beauty of the cherry blossom with subtle Asian accents and a color scheme of pastel pinks and white
Wild Flower Party
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Pumpkin Patch
Fruits & Berries | Fruit Bowl
Wonderful Watermelon
Sweet Strawberry
Apple of My Eye
Farmer's Market | Fruit Stand
Vegetable Garden | Gardening
CANNABIS
Marijuana Mixer | Pot Party
Jamaican | Rastafarian
BIRDS
Wing Ding
A Cockle Doodle Doo
Parrot Fashion
Pretty As a Peacock
Something To Crow About
Bird Cage
Angry Birds
Rubber Ducky
Night Owl
PETS & DOMESTIC
Doggone Fun
Feline Fete
Hot Dog Days of Summer
Party 'til the Cows Come Home
Bunny Hop
Pig Outing
Little Lamb
Giddy Up (Horse)
Moo-ving
EXOTIC ANIMALS
A to Zebra
Giraffic Jamboree
Monkey Business
A Roaring Good Time (Lion)
Get Spotted (Leopard)
Cheetah Chic
Tiger Country
Big Bear Bash
Going Batty
Elephants In the Room
Happy Hippo
Kangaroo Outback
Big, Bad Wolf
Animal Prints
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
Leapin' Lizards
Hip Hop Hooray (Frog)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
See You Later, Alligator
Dinosaur | Jurassic Park
Python Party
Here Be Dragons
AQUATIC
Whale Of a Good Time
Shark Attack
Octopus Garden

Octopus Garden

In an underwater garden of kelp, coral and marine life, highlight the extraordinary octopus in food, shapes and decor.
Crab Boil | Lobster Bake
INSECTS
Luck Be a Ladybug
Butterfly Social
Dragonfly Over
Grasshoppers, Crickets & Katydids
Picnic Ants
Buzz Buzz | Bee Happy
Very Hungry Caterpillar
HABITATS
Barnyard Bash
Zootopia
Jungle Jamboree

Jungle Jamboree

Simulate a jungle setting with lots of green, including lush green plants, tree trunks & limbs, and green lighting, then add a collection of exotic animals, such as tigers, boa constrictors, parrots, gorillas, monkeys, and jaguars.
Serengeti Safari

Serengeti Safari

It’s all about the animals on safari, so include lions, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, zebras, leopards, water buffalo, cheetahs, wildebeest and animal print patterns against a background of tans and muted greens with the iconic Acacia tree silhouette as a focal point.
Woodland Creatures
A Bug's Life
COMPLEMENTS
Penguins & Polar Bears

Penguins & Polar Bears

Unite the frigid ends of the earth for a snowy winter theme party featuring cute penguins, loveable polar bears & ice; contrast tiffany & sky blue against a background of white as your colors.
Cat & Mouse
Fox & Hounds
Spiders & Snakes
Buds & Bugs
Dirt & Worms
Birds & Bees

MAN & SOCIETY

Plan, build, and organize party themes based upon the structures, systems, and personalities of man & society.
GOVERNMENT | CRIME | EDUCATION | TRANSPORTATION | CAREER | HEALTH & BEAUTY | FASHION | FOOD | PEOPLE & CHARACTERS
GOVERNMENT
Election Night

Election Night

Include floral arrangements, cocktails, appetizers, hanging decor, banners, straws, candle holders, signs, candy, vase fillers, napkins, table skirts, bunting, & pins in red, white and blue with a map of the election area as a focal point and donkey & elephant accents.
Military | Army Camouflage

Military | Army Camouflage

Take guard with a military party theme of brown, army green & camouflage, featuring nets, tents, green-painted wood boxes & crates, and army surplus accessories, such as canteens, binoculars, helmets, metal trays, water bottles, and hand grenades.
Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money

Count the ways you can decorate with money: paper currency, gold bars, coins, dollar ($), pound & euro symbols, cash registers, money bags, diamonds & gems, poker chips, pearl beads, stock market tickers, wallets, purses & clips, credit cards, banks, treasure chests, casinos, & monopoly game pieces are a few.
CRIME
Cops & Robbers

Cops & Robbers

Mark your entrance with ‘Crime Scene’ tape past a half-opened safe & spilled money bags to a party scene of handcuffs, badges, robber masks, convict stripes, chains, wanted posters, a mug shot photo booth, and a far wall of black jail bars.
Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery

Stage the scene for a killer murder mystery theme party or dinner by purchasing a kit with an interwoven theme, characters, plot, and recipes.
Wild West Outlaw

Wild West Outlaw

Capture the spirit of the wild west with a theme featuring an old west jail, outlaws, sheriff & deputies, wanted posters, playing cards, gold, six-shooters, boot hill graveyard, gallows, & money bags.
Crime Scene | CSI

Crime Scene | CSI

Turn your party scene into a crime scene investigation with a body chalk outline, evidence markers & tags, crime scene tape, rubber gloves, shell casings and a mug shot photo booth.
Mafia | Gangster

Mafia | Gangster

Invite the “family” underground to the secret rooms of a 1920s prohibition era speakeasy, featuring gangsters, mobsters, gun molls & flappers.
Pirate | Ahoy Matey!

Pirate | Ahoy Matey!

Chart a course for a swashbuckling good time with nautical theme decorations and pirate accents of Jolly Rogers, skulls & bones, parrots, & treasure chests filled with buccaneer booty.
Serial Killers

Serial Killers

Invite your guests to come as their “favorite” serial killer to your bloody crime scene setting, featuring bones, body parts and a wall of framed serial killer photos.
EDUCATION
Back to School

Back to School

Pencils, chalkboards, scissors, books, crayons and apple martinis will make this childhood theme an adult favorite, because what kid wants to celebrate going back to school.
School's Out | Have A Ball

School's Out | Have A Ball

Do what comes naturally when school’s out, Have A Ball! Include spheres, orbs & globes of beach balls, basketballs and gumballs along with chalkboard signage.
Back to Prom

Back to Prom

Decorate in black & gold with twinkly lights, serve retro hors d’oeurves, like pigs-in-a-blanket, cheese ball & crackers, and fondue, accompanied by nostalgic tunes.
A is for Alphabet

A is for Alphabet

Spell out the fun with a party theme of letters and numbers including giant alphabet blocks, magnetic letters, number wine charms, and cursive handwriting banners.
School Bus | Wheels on the Bus

School Bus | Wheels on the Bus

In yellow, black and red, decorate with road signs, traffic lights, roadway markings, and a school bus bar or serving table with a bus driver bartender, of course.
Football Tailgate

Football Tailgate

Whether you're planning a gathering for a college bowl game, NFL playoff or the super bowl, assemble footballs, goal posts, a football field serving table, Gatorade coolers, helmets, chalkboard diagrams, peanuts & cheerleader pom-poms for a winning combination.
Chalkboard | Chalk & Cheese

Chalkboard | Chalk & Cheese

In addition to chalkboard signage, make a chalkboard table runner, wine glasses, serving trays, & photo booth. For Chalk & Cheese, use a table runner to display & label cheeses & wine.
Fraternities & Sororities
Interactive
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Foam

Foam

Throw in some pool noodles, floats, beach balls, rubber ducks and snorkeling equipment to lift the fun factor of your foam party.
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My Tie! Mai Tai?

My Tie! Mai Tai?

To prepare, collect 1 or 2 ties from each guy attending (so there is at least one tie for each girl) and pre-mix Mai Tai punch. Upon arrival, let each girl choose a tie to wear, and as each guy finds someone wearing his tie, he should offer to get them a Mai Tai, hence My Tie! Mai Tai? This can optionally be followed by “Might I?” (have this dance)
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Paint

Paint

Wearing all white, line the walls with plastic, turn on the blacklights, start the music, and pass out squirt bottles of vibrant, glowing, neon (non-toxic, washable) paint for this interactive expression of free-form pARTy.
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Graffiti

Graffiti

Provide a load of colored markers for your guests (wearing white shirts) to tag each other; decorate walls with white and/or brick-patterned paper or sheets tagged with graffiti. Alternate: Use highlighters and turn on blacklights periodically to reveal the night's artistic missives.
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Stoplight

Stoplight

Indicate your dating availability by wearing red for “in a relationship/not looking”, green for “single/looking”, yellow for “not committed/maybe”, and white for “bisexual/gay”.
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Rubik's Cube

Rubik's Cube

Arrive wearing a piece of clothing for each color of a Rubik’s cube (white, red, blue, orange, green & yellow) with the objective of wearing all the same color by swapping with other guests. Alternate: Arrive wearing many items of clothing & accessories of the same color with the objective of becoming a jumbled mess (take before & after photos).
Dress Up
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Redneck | White Trash

Redneck | White Trash

String up red party cups, trash the yard, bring out the pink flamingo lawn ornaments, serve up some Hostess Twinkies and dress to un-impress with wife-beaters & Daisy-Dukes for a hellavu hillbilly hoedown.
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Catholic School

Catholic School

Break all the rules and create your own sacrilegious experience with a heretical tribute to all things Catholic.
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Pajama

Pajama

Hang moons, stars, and pillows for a sleep-themed pajama party featuring cute PJs, sexy nighties, boxers, flannel housecoats & fuzzy slippers.
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Ugly Sweater

Ugly Sweater

Typically, Christmas decorations are appropriate for an ugly sweater theme, but you may also want to string a clothesline of sweaters & mittens, hang giant sweater cutouts and decorate with argyle & houndstooth patterns.
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Toga

Toga

Show off your Greek style with creatively inspired togas and decorations of white fabric swags, gold cord and ivy garland to host this classic college favorite.
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Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches

Exclusively for the rich and poor, dress as a homeless hobo or super wealthy; strictly off limits to the middle class.
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Stereotypes

Stereotypes

Dress in the spirit of high school stereotypes, such as jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, motorheads, skate punks or goth. Mathletes & Athletes is another stereotype theme focused on jocks & nerds.
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ABC | Anything But Clothes

ABC | Anything But Clothes

Construct an outfit from plastics, boxes, tape, paper, foil, cellophane, and anything but clothes i.e. no fabric.
Combos
¤ Pirates & Wenches

Pirates & Wenches

Hoist the Jolly Roger, line the entrance with skulls, fill a treasure chest with buccaneer booty and chart a course for a swashbuckling good time.
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Gangsters & Flappers

Gangsters & Flappers

Access the secret room of a 1920s prohibition era speakeasy for a glitzy scene of pin-striped suits, feather boas and tommy guns.
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Pimps & Hoes

Pimps & Hoes

Street corners are the setting with red lights, street signs, & graffiti tagged brick walls (see Graffiti party) when you bring out the bling for this sex worker stereotype soiree.
¤ Cowboys & Indians

Cowboys & Indians

Hay bales, fence posts, wagon wheels, cow skulls, cacti & teepees are the background for this congregation of feathers and bandanas.
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Golf Pros & Tennis Hoes

Golf Pros & Tennis Hoes

Roll out the Astroturf, hang tennis rackets, tennis balls & golf clubs, line the entrance with golf flags, & skewer drink garnishes with plastic golf tees.
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Cheerleaders & Jocks

Cheerleaders & Jocks

Break out the jerseys, gym shorts & pom-poms for an athletic-themed cheerleaders & jocks social with pennants, footballs, basketballs & vintage cheerleading megaphone decorations.
TRANSPORTATION
All Aboard | Trains

All Aboard | Trains

Lay down tracks to your party train station featuring tickets, train cars, locomotives, railroad crossing signs, blue & white stripes, and red bandanas.
Take to the Skies | Airplane

Take to the Skies | Airplane

Check in, take to the skies, and hang out with your head in the clouds when you host an airplane themed party.
Up, Up & Away | Hot Air Balloon

Up, Up & Away | Hot Air Balloon

You’ll be floating on air when you fill your party scene with the uplifting charm of vintage-style hot air balloons.
Road Trip | Auto

Road Trip | Auto

Put the show on the road when you host an auto theme party with cars, highways, road signs, traffic lights, license plates, maps, RVs & luggage. Give it a nostalgic twist with a Route 66 focus.
CAREER
My Dream Job

My Dream Job

Against a backdrop of hanging stars and twinkling lights, highlight a variety of coveted careers for this costume party where each guest dresses the part of their dream job.
Uniform

Uniform

Let uniforms be your theme for a costume party of construction workers, flight attendants, doctors, cheerleaders, athletes, chauffeurs, soldiers, Catholic clergy/school girls, nurses, referees, maids, pilots, fast food workers, delivery men, race car drivers, chefs, police, firemen, & super heroes.
Doctors & Nurses | Medical

Doctors & Nurses | Medical

Decorate in white and red with crosses, sundry jars, anatomy posters, pill bottles, bandages, medical charts, IV bags, syringes, and body parts (optional) for a gathering of doctors, nurses, patients, and candy-stripers.
Fast Food Mascots & Workers

Fast Food Mascots & Workers

Have your guests dress as fast food mascots, characters, workers or food items for your party setting of plastic trays, napkin dispensers, straws, checkered flags, gingham food boats, and plastic ketchup & mustard bottles under golden arches.
Construction | Building

Construction | Building

Build a work zone of caution tape, ladders, cones, saw horses, and signs in yellow, black and orange for a construction theme party.
Truckers | Truck Stop

Truckers | Truck Stop

Pull out all the stops for a truck drivers theme with fuel pumps, hub caps, highway signs, stoplights, gas & oil and trucker caps against a background of diamond plate and black & white checks.
Mad Scientist

Mad Scientist

Formulate your own mad science lab with a periodic chart, beakers, flasks, chalkboards, test tubes and lab coats.
Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Stock up the pills and pass out the drugs for a pharmacy themed event with prescription pad signage, lab coats, pill bottles, medicine cups, sundry jars, syringes and a mortar & pestle.
Lumberjack

Lumberjack

Bring in the great outdoors for a lumberjack theme of tree trunks, pine cones, hurricane lanterns, and evergreens with wood grain and buffalo plaid check patterns.
Rock Star

Rock Star

Make music your decorating theme with guitars, microphones, musical notes, records, and stars for a costume party where guests dress (and act) like rock stars.
Spy | Secret Agent

Spy | Secret Agent

Add intrigue to an elegant cocktail party when guests arrive as their favorite secret agent, detective or spy with the mission to identify all of the other attendees.
CAUSES
Communist

Communist

Paint the party red against a gray background with a Soviet Union/Russian theme of flavored vodkas, ushankas, stroganoff, onion domes, and gold stars, where party guests must give up their personal property (cell phones) to enter.
Green | Environment

Green | Environment

Go green with shades of lime, avocado, jade, olive and emerald for decorations, food, and drinks served in an environmentally friendly setting of plants, paper, and reusables.
Gay Pride

Gay Pride

Display your dignity and show your pride with the diverse and vibrant colors of the rainbow (purple, blue, green, yellow, orange & red).
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Pajama | Slumber

Pajama | Slumber

Drape the ceiling and walls with sheets and blankets; pile cushions & pillows; hang moons, stars & stuffed animals; string party lights, and pass out fuzzy slippers for a sleepwear themed costume party. For a sleepover/slumber party, plan activities like playing mad-libs, watching a movie, making s’mores, and telling ghost stories.
Spa | Makeover

Spa | Makeover

Pamper your friends and yourself with a Spa Day party of manicures, facials, aromatherapy, and pedicures in a relaxing setting of neutral colors, wheat grass, river rock, and bamboo. Alternate: Arrange transportation and take your party on an excursion to a spa facility for the day.
Beauty Pageant

Beauty Pageant

Decorate with metallic gold foil, red velvet, trophies, blue ribbons, tiaras, and sashes, then provide an assortment of fun accessories and make-up for your guests to (optionally) create their own pageant of beauty for the others to judge.
FASHION
Barbie Fashionista

Barbie Fashionista

[Child] It’s all sparkle and frills in pink, black and white for a Barbie Fashionista theme featuring mini makeovers, sunglasses, jewelry, and over-the-top accessories.
Fashion | Modeling

Fashion | Modeling

Camera flashes and a lighted runway mark the entrance for a fashion theme of dress forms, tape measures, fabric bolts, high heels and handbags where each guest dresses in the style of a specific period.
Hippie or Hipster

Hippie or Hipster

Compare and contrast the trendy countercultures of bohemian 60s flower-child hippies to contemporary grunge hipsters in a mix of vintage androgyny.
FOOD
Chef's Bistro

Chef's Bistro

Let your guests build their own shish-ka-bob, pasta dish, baked potato, and/or cheesecake with a bistro theme combining European chefs, kitchen utensils, rolling pins, chalkboards, skillets, food items, wine bottles, and check patterns in black, white and red.
Wine & Cheese

Wine & Cheese

Wine bottles, corks, glasses, crates, barrels, baskets, grapes, vines, & cheese are the setting for a tasting of selected fruits, breads, cheeses, and wine.
Clambake | Lobster Boil

Clambake | Lobster Boil

Create a rustic seaside backdrop with weathered wood, galvanized buckets, and blue or red gingham with fishing, crab and/or lobster themed decorations.
Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Reel in the fun when you host a fish fry with bobbers, poles, nets, bait, hooks, tackle, boats and fish—fried, of course.
Coffee Time
Gingham Picnic

Gingham Picnic

Nothing says picnic like the down home charm and wholesome informality of cheerful country-style red & white gingham for outdoor outings and backyard barbecues.
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Candy | Sweets

Candy | Sweets

Lollipops, peppermints, ice cream cones, gumdrops, popcorn, jelly beans, and cupcakes are the principals in a whimsical candy-colored setting of swirls and sprinkles.
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Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Keep it cute & sweet with a colorful cupcake theme filled with frosting, sprinkles, and this delectable confection.
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Sweet as Pie

Sweet as Pie

Showcase an assortment of desserts and pies on an antique buffet with lace doilies & faded gingham, use chalkboards for signage, and fill mason jars with lemon slices & daisies.
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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Striped canopies, ice cream cones and popsicle decorations add to the excitement of an ice cream buffet social.
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Chocolate Indulgence

Chocolate Indulgence

Centered around chocolate-based food and drinks, feature brown tones, ivory and turquoise colors along with gold foil, cocoa beans, m&ms, chocolate boxes and representations of chocolate cakes, truffles, bars, and ice cream.
Tastings
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Whiskey
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Wine
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Beer
PEOPLE & CHARACTERS
Famous Persons
Dead Celebrities
Movie Stars
Cereal Brands
Cookie Brands
Disney Characters
Serial Killers
Bible Characters
Greek Gods & Goddesses
Cartoon Characters
Comic Book Characters
Super Heroes

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Create a show-stopping performance featuring party themes from the art world and entertainment business.
VISUAL ARTS | MUSIC & DANCE | THEATRE | FILM | PRINT | SCIENCE FICTION | SUPER HEROES | DISNEY | ILLUSTRATIONS | BOOKS & MOVIES | TV SHOWS
VISUAL ARTS
Painting | Art Studio
Photography | Picture Perfect
Chalkboard | Chalk & Cheese
MUSIC & DANCE
Music

Music

Hit the right note when you compose a party theme of all things musical, including instruments, musical notes, musicians, records, microphones, and music (of course).
Elegant Ballerina
Flamenco | Spanish Fiesta
Harlem Swing | Jazz

Harlem Swing | Jazz

Harken back to the 1920s and the age of flappers, speakeasies and red hot jazz for a party theme centered around the atmosphere, decor and music of the infamous Cotton Club.
50s Sock Hop | Rock n Roll

50s Sock Hop | Rock n Roll

Rock around the clock at your 50s Sock Hop decorated in the style of a period soda shop with pastel pink & turquoise colors and black & white checkered patterns.
Studio 54 | Disco

Studio 54 | Disco

Step into your platform shoes, hang a disco ball, and put out the velvet ropes for the high energy dance & light show of the Studio 54 discotheque.
Hair Bands | Glam Rock

Hair Bands | Glam Rock

Electrify the party scene with neon decor & lights in lime green, hot pink, orange, purple, and turquoise against a black background and have your guests dress as members of 80s hair bands.
Rave | Electronic

Rave | Electronic

Light everything with blacklights and glow in the dark sticks, necklaces, glasses, body paint, and decor, featuring electronic dance music.
Reggae | Jamaican
Old Skool Hip Hop

Old Skool Hip Hop

Set the scene with oversized boom boxes, cassettes, large gold chains and graffiti art on brick paper or white sheets.
Country | Hoedown
THEATRE
On Broadway
Cabaret | Burlesque
Carnival | Circus
FILM
A Night At the Oscars
Hollywood Premiere
Silent Movies
Movie Charcters
Movie Monsters
Movie Under the Stars
PRINT
One For the Books
Newspaper | Magazine
Once Upon A Time | Storybook
Vintage Library
SCIENCE FICTION
Steampunk
Retro-Future
Futuristic | Cosmic

Futuristic | Cosmic

Leap forward with smooth lines of clean white and sleek silver to create a dramatic futuristic theme of glowing blue & white lighting.
SUPER HEROES
Superheroes & Villains
Batman
Spiderman
Wonder Woman
Incredible Hulk
Superman
Captain America
X-Men
DISNEY
101 Dalmations
Cars
Finding Nemo
Brave
Aladdin
The Incredibles
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Insert Flounder, King Triton, Ariel, Sebastian, and Ursula into an Under the Sea theme of aqua and blue.
Mickey Mouse
Toy Story
Cinderella
Beauty and the Beast
Frozen
Tron
Monsters Inc
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Tangled
Lilo & Stitch
ILLUSTRATIONS
Winnie the Pooh
Dr. Seuss
Sponge Bob
Peanuts | Charlie Brown
Dora the Explorer
Bernstain Bears
Minions
Rugrats
Popeye
Where's Waldo?
Scooby Doo
Strawberry Shortcake
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Bubble Guppies
Loony Tunes
Bob the Builder
The Flintstones
South Park
Blues Clues
The Simpsons
The Jetsons
Powerpuff Girls
The Smurfs
Hello Kitty
BOOKS & MOVIES
Wizard of Oz
Gone With the Wind
The Godfather
Casablanca
Back to the Future
Twilight | Twilight Zone
Lord of the Rings
Moulin Rouge
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Harry Potter
Star Wars
Rocky Horror
Hunger Games
The Great Gatsby
Treasure Island
Willy Wonka
Pirates of the Caribbean
Titanic
Jurassic Park
James Bond
Narnia
Grease
Beach Blanket Bingo
Animal House
Revenge of the Nerds
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Make Neverland a reality by combining a Hawaiian Luau and pirate party theme, then add Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Captain Hook, the lost boys, a crocodile, Indians, mermaids, flamingos, shadows and pixie dust.
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Take your guests on a journey down the rabbit hole for a most unusual tea party and game of croquet that will inspire grins that remain long after they have left.
Robin Hood | Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood | Sherwood Forest

Host May games and archery for Robin Hood and his band of merry man with an enchanted forest theme as Sherwood Forest.
TV SHOWS
Mad Men
Saved by the Bell
Game of Thrones
I Love Lucy
The Price Is Right
CSI | Crime Scene Investigation
Friends
Gilligan's Island
MASH
Doctor Who
Glee
Sesame Street
The Muppet Show

SPORTS & LEISURE

Go the distance with strategic party planning and themes targeting sports & leisure activities.
TEAM SPORTS | AUTOS | HORSES | MOTORCYCLES | RECREATION | GAMES | VIDEO GAMES | SPORTING EVENTS
TEAM SPORTS
Sports Team | One For the Team
All Sports | Play Ball!
Basketball | Slam Dunk!
Volleyball | V-ball Blast
Baseball | Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Soccer | Just For Kicks
Hockey | Icing On the Cake
Football
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Game Day Tailgate

Whether you're planning a gathering for a college bowl game, NFL playoff or the super bowl, assemble footballs, goal posts, a football field serving table, Gatorade coolers, helmets, chalkboard diagrams, peanuts & cheerleader pom-poms for a winning combination.
AUTOS
NASCAR Racing | Get in the Groove
Formula One | Wheels In Motion
Cars (Movie) | Radiator Springs Road Rally
Road Trip | Road Show
HORSES
Equestrian | Giddy-Up
Horse Racing | Place Your Bets
Rodeo | Cowboy Round-Up
Steeplechase | Play to Win
MOTORCYCLES
Biker | Revvin' Revelry
Motocross | Whoop-De-Doo
RECREATION
Golf | Par-Tee Time
Tennis | Game. Set. Match.
Running | Marathon Madness
Surfing | Surfin' Surfari
Skiing | Ski Lodge
Fishing | Gone Fishin'
Hunting | Camo & Ammo
Camping | Happy Camper

Camping | Happy Camper

Tap into nature for inspiration for a camping themed event, then add tents, lanterns, logs, fishing poles, and buffalo plaid to set the scene; upgrade to a glamping adventure with candlesticks and wine glasses.
Survivalist | Wilderness Adventure
Bowling | Retro Bowl
Sailing |Sailboats & Sailors

Sailing |Sailboats & Sailors

A breezy and casual style featuring crisp, clean lines and bold colors, include white-painted wood, sailboats, flags, and related items.
Boating | Welcome Aboard

Boating | Welcome Aboard

A nautical theme is the perfect setting for a spiffy cocktail party or baby shower and makes an excellent backdrop for a bon voyage or farewell tribute.
Scuba Diving | Diver Get Down
Hot Air Balloon | Up, Up & Away

Hot Air Balloon | Up, Up & Away

You’ll be floating on air when you fill your party scene with the uplifting charm of vintage-style hot air balloons.
Paintball | Baller Shoot Out
Pool | Splish Splash
Gardening | Vegetable
Travel | Around the World
Picnic | Gingham Picnic
Lego | Hit the Bricks
Kites & Pinwheels
Reading | One for the Books
Origami | Origami, Oh My
Music | Start the Music

Music | Start the Music

Hit the right note when you compose a party theme of all things musical, including instruments, musical notes, musicians, records, microphones, and music (of course).
GAMES
Casino Night
Playing Cards | Poker
Board Games | Game Night
Monopoly | Advance to Go
Twister | Get Twisted
Clue | Catch A Clue
Scrabble | Buzz Words
Chess | Fit For a King
Dominoes | Domino Effects
Candyland
Rubik's Cube
Outdoor | Lawn Games
Croquet & Cocktails
VIDEO GAMES
Arcade | Game On
Super Mario
Pac-Man
Tron (Movie)
Pokemon
Sonic the Hedgehog
Minecraft
World of Warcraft
Legend of Zelda
Angry Birds
SPORTING EVENTS
Kentucky Derby
Super Bowl
Olympics
World Cup
Stanley Cup
March Madness
Daytona 500
World Series
Tour de France
Indy 500

Party Planning Ideas: Unique Party Themes For Adults

Your party may have a theme as simple as the color Teal or as detailed as a Retro cocktail party, complete with Snack People!  Regardless, the theme is central to your event’s continuity and distinction.

Whether your theme is inspired by a guest of honor, holiday, event or other purpose, it will serve as your guiding reference for planning party invitations, flow, decorations, lighting, cocktails and music.

We've organized a wide variety of party themes to get your creative juices flowing. You're invited to peruse our evolving list of party themes below, or click on a section to jump ahead...

Guest of Honor Themes

Although you may be hosting a party for the guest of honor, choose a theme that everyone will enjoy and remember. For example, a Birthday Luau or Pink Flamingo Birthday is much more creative and memorable than an Over the Hill party.

If you want to relate the theme to the birthday boy or girl, instead of a 30th Birthday Party, throw a “Bon Voyage 29 Party” or simply use the guest of honor’s favorite color as your theme.  Here are some ideas for inclusive birthday party themes specific to the guest of honor, I'm sure you can think of more:
  • Favorite Color –Color theme
  • Birth Decade or Year – 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
  • XX and still hot! – Mexican Fiesta theme
  • Bon Voyage XXs – Nautical theme
  • Magical XXth – Magic theme
  • Favorite TV show or movie – Specific TV or movie theme
And remember, every theme can be adapted with a few extra touches and surprises for the birthday boy, anniversary couple, graduate, divorcee, bachelorette, or honoree.  See Birthday Considerations for details.

Once you have chosen a theme, you are ready to put together your guest list and invitation.