Destination Ideas For An Around the World Party

An Around The World theme party is a creative way to take your friends on an international expedition with all the comforts of home.

Highlight iconic images, unique tastes, and distinctive vibes from around the globe for a fun evening exploring far-flung people and places.

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One way of organizing your event is to create themed areas or stations for each destination featuring culturally inspired appetizers, drinks, and decor. Choose 3 to 7 cities or countries, depending on the size of your gathering.

And, here are a few suggestions to get you started on your adventure:

Paris, France

Eiffel Tower

      Mood: Romantic and sophisticated
      Colors: Pastel pink, black, white
      Landmarks & icons: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Chanel No 5, Fleur de Lis
      Scene idea: Charming French cafe with striped awnings, round tables, and chalkboard menus
      Decorations: French paintings, Parisian street signs: Rue de la Paix or Avenue des Champs-Elysees, poodles, berets
      Flowers: Pink Roses
      Lighting: Soft & romantic, votive candles, warm white fairy lights
      Food: Pastries, croissants, macarons, baguettes, French cheese, quiche, crepes
      Drinks: Champagne, Perrier, Orangina

Cairo, Egypt

Sphynx & Pyramids

      Mood: Mysterious and opulent
      Colors: Gold & sand with jewel tones: emerald, red, royal blue
      Landmarks & icons: Pharaohs, pyramids, Sphynx, Temple of Karnak, Anubis, Eye of Horus, Ankh, Cleopatra
      Scene idea: Bedouin tent at exotic oasis: sheer, light fabrics draped from ceiling, rugs & textiles in rich saturateed colors and interesting patterns, floor cushions
      Decorations: Hierooglyphics, King Tut, scarabs camels, palm leaves, gold coins, papyrus, metallic-gold painted accents, jewel-toned glassware
      Flowers: Potted palms, Iris, Amaryllis
      Lighting: Soft, ambient light, gold or amber fairy lights & votives
      Food: Middle Eastern falafel, hummus, baklava, baba ghanoush, koshari; add edible sand & gold luster dust
      Drinks: Arak, mint or hibiscus tea

New York, USA

Statue of Liberty

      Mood: High energy
      Colors: Black, white, yellow, silver
      Landmarks & icons: Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, Broadway, Brooklyn Bridge
      Scene idea: Skyline street scene: Skyscraper silhouette cutouts & fairy lights
      Decorations: Yellow taxis, street signs: Broadway and Wall Street; Subway map or signs: Tribeca, Harlem, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Queens, SoHo, The Bronx; Theatre Playbills
      Flowers: Yellow Chrysanthemums, Daffodils
      Lighting: Marquee & neon lights
      Food: Mini hot dogs, pretzels, pizza, bagels, cheesecake
      Drinks: Manhattan, Cosmopolitan, Lemonade, Egg Cream

Tokyo, Japan

Sensoji Temple

      Mood: Tranquil and serene
      Colors: Red, black, white, gold
      Landmarks & icons: Sensoji Temple, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Tower, Mount Fuji
      Scene idea: Serene Japanese Garden: Cherry blossom branches, bonsai tree, koi fish
      Decorations: Parasols, paper lanterns, fans, folding screens, samurai swords, kimonos, orgami, anime masks
      Flowers: Cherry blossom branches, bamboo
      Lighting: Soft, warm, diffused, paper lanterns, & candles
      Food: Sushi, sashimi, tempura, ramen, yakitori, mochi, wagashi; add chopsticks
      Drinks: Sake, green tea

Mexico City, Mexico

Angel of Independence

      Mood: Vibrant and lively
      Colors: Bright pinks, blues, greens, yellows, & reds
      Landmarks & icons: Angel of Independence, Frida Kahlo, National Palace
      Scene idea: Festive Mexican street party: Colorful streamers and banners
      Decorations: Serapes, maracas, sombreros, paper picado banners, folk art, Aztec symbols, pinatas
      Flowers: Cactus, marigolds
      Lighting: Strink lights, lanterns, & candles
      Food: Tacos, mini burritos, tamales, guacamole, churros, tres leches cake
      Drinks: Margaritas, agua frescas

Create a focal point that grabs attention and serves as a visual centerpiece at each station and don't forget the flags!

Have fun!

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