Choosing a Party Theme

You made the decision to throw a party! Now how do you choose a  party theme?

Choosing a theme for your next party can be an exciting process for some and for others  a bit stressful.  Look, we all have strengths and weaknesses. Some are really wanna-be Martha Stewarts and others are hashtagging #EPICFAIL so often that their smartphone knows what they want to write as soon as they hit the # sign.

We are here to help!  No matter what the occasion, whether it be, a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party, Quinceanera or a birthday, a theme will make your event more memorable.  It’s always easier to remember a themed party then anything else.

Add your own personality when choosing a theme so it’s authentic. Themes add atmosphere to the event – it’s almost like creating your own brand. There’s nothing more visually appealing than walking into a room full of color, glitz and glam, and there’s nothing more rewarding to hear the approval of your guests. That’s when you know all your hard work has paid off!

Create a list of theme ideas for your event taking into consideration who and what the event is for. Themes can be chosen by latest trends, colors and patterns or traditions If you are having a party that is a joint effort- like a co-worker’s baby shower or Holiday party, create a small committee and brainstorm ideas. Assign everyone and task and have follow up conversations so you make sure everyone is on track.

Having a birthday party or anniversary party listen to the likes and ideas of who the event is for. You want them to love their party, and fit their personality.

Choosing a theme can be daunting but don’t let it. Give yourself time, get online to find inspiration. Make sure you are happy with your decision. Think about the details will the colors be hard to find? Will all the little details need to be made from scratch or can you order them? If you have the time do the research. Give your self about 4 weeks to pull it together.

Here some ideas on trends.

  • Gatsby
  • Geometric prints
  • Neon brights
  • Ombré tones
  • Pink and gold
  • Colors of the rainbow children’s parties
  • Romantic and vintage themed weddings and tea parties
  • Whimsical and hand crafted decorations

How are trend themes determined?–  They are often lea by a blockbuster movie, latest fashion runway collection, or new product that takes the world by storm. Pinterest is a great way to keep up with the latest trends. While you are there follow us!

We also love Loverly, WeddingGawker and WeddingPartyApp. While these are geared towards weddings, you can pull great ideas for any party here.