List of Party Themes

List of Party Themes for Decades

A list of party themes can provide you with inspiration for a year filled with fun celebrations or just one unforgettable event.

Parties based on different decades and eras offer opportunities for fun costumes, games and decorations. They are also great themes for milestone birthdays as a nod to the guest of honor's birth year. Possible party themes include:

  • 50's Sock Hop
  • 70's Disco
  • 80's New wave
  • 90's Grunge
  • The Future

Seasonal Themes

Planning a party with a seasonal theme allows you to take advantage of the best features of that time of year. From warm weather that's just perfect for lounging by the pool to ponds frozen over and just right for ice skating, there's always seasonal inspiration to draw on. Try one of the following themes:

  • Spring Equinox
  • Pool Party
  • Harvest Party
  • Winter Wonderland

Holiday Party Themes

Working from a list of party themes for holidays, you could find something to celebrate in nearly every month. As an added bonus, holiday parties provide easy food and decorating ideas. Gather your guests for:

  • Valentine's Day
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Kwanzaa
  • Hanukkah
  • New Year's Eve or Day

Celebrate Life Events

If there's a special event occurring in a family member or close friend's life, that moment can be captured with a theme party. Consider the following milestones as inspiration for your event:

  • Baptism
  • Confirmation
  • Graduation
  • Wedding
  • Anniversary
  • Retirement

Color Scheme Themes

Party themes based on colors create a striking impression when guests first enter the room. Center your theme on your favorite color or one of these popular ideas:

  • Black and White
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Heaven and Hell (red and white themed areas)

Food Themes

Whether you prefer savory treats or sweet sensations, it's difficult to say no to a party serving your favorite foods. Cooks will enjoy preparing for party themes like:

  • Fondue Party
  • Barbecue
  • Around the World
  • Chocolate Party
  • Ice Cream Sundae Party
  • Sweet Dreams

Birthday Party Themes

No matter what age the guest of honor, a birthday party is a great time to incorporate a theme, such as:

  • Favorite cartoon character for children
  • Quinceañera
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • 21st Birthday
  • Dirty Thirty
  • Over the Hill

Formal Events

If you're planning a formal event, you want your party theme to have style and class. An increased party planning budget can also allow for more striking decorations to complement the following list of party themes:

  • A Night in Paris
  • An Evening Under the Stars
  • Roman Holiday

Whether you're hosting a casual birthday celebration or a black-tie affair, make the most of any theme with the perfect invitations, decorations and party games.

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