Throwing a birthday party can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work. If you want to ensure your party is a success, you must plan ahead and choose a suitable theme.
A themed birthday party can be much more fun than a regular old birthday party, and it will give your guests something to talk about for years to come! In this blog post, we will discuss several ways how you can make your birthday party pop out.
Choose a relevant theme
This is the most crucial task at hand. You want to make sure you are picking a theme that is not only popular but also relevant. For example, if the birthday girl is turning 18, she might want a party with an adult theme, like casino night. Alternatively, you can run with:
- A “Burn Book” party where guests write mean things about each other in a book.
- A Star Wars-themed “Jedi Training” party where guests learn how to use a lightsaber.
- 1980s-themed party or Barbie’s house if that’s what your guests will be interested in.
If you have trouble coming up with ideas, it’s better to ask the birthday girl what exactly she wants. This will give you a general idea of what options you have on the table.
Be creative with your invitations
Your invitations should be creative and reflect the theme of your party. For example, if you are having a beach-themed party, your invitations could be in the shape of flip-flops or sunglasses. If you are having a “Mad Men” themed party, your invitations could be in the style of vintage ads.
If you are having trouble coming up with ideas, there are plenty of resources online that can help you out. We strongly recommend using an online graphic design tool and checking out these birthday invitation templates. You can also hire a professional designer to create custom invitations for you.
Decorate, decorate, decorate!
This is one of the most important parts of throwing a themed birthday party. You want to make sure your decorations are on point and reflect the theme of your party. For example, if you are having a “Great Gatsby” themed party, your decorations should be opulent and luxurious.
If you need some inspiration, Pinterest is always a great resource. You can search for specific themes and get many ideas for decorations, food, and activities. The bottom line is that your decorations should be festive and set the tone for your party.
Also, don’t forget balloons, ribbons, themed posters, and confetti! We also recommend having a wall art competition, where all the guests can draw or write something heartwarming for the birthday girl.
Plan activities relevant to the theme
Your party should have activities relevant to the theme that keep your guests entertained. For example, if you are having a beach-themed party, you could have a sandcastle building contest or a limbo contest. If you are having a “Great Gatsby” themed party, you could have a Charleston contest or a costume contest.
You can also hire entertainers that are relevant to your theme. For example, if you are having a Star Wars-themed party, you could hire someone to come dressed as Darth Vader and lead a lightsaber training session.
Alternatively, set up a photo booth for all the guests! This is always a hit, and it will give your guests something to do during the party. You can either DIY your photo booth or hire a professional company to set one up for you.
Don’t forget about the food
The food you serve at your party should reflect the theme of your party. For example, if you are having a luau-themed party, you could serve Hawaiian-style food likePoké bowls or spam musubi. If you have an Italian-themed party, you could serve pizza or pasta.
You can also get creative with the presentation of your food. For example, if you are having a beach-themed party, you could serve your food in sand buckets or palm leaves. Another great idea is to have a themed dessert table. This is always a hit with guests, and it will give them something to look forward to at the end of the party.
If you don’t want to deal with food, consider hiring a food truck! This is a great option if you want to have a variety of food options for your guests.
Wrapping it up
Last but not least, every birthday party is different. So, all you need to do is figure out what would make your party stand out. The easiest way to do that is consider the theme and tailor it to the birthday person’s and guest’s tastes. Finally, it always helps to arrange for props and costumes to make your birthday theme more immersive.