Chilling, partying and hanging out with friends is always a great idea. Gone are the days when you threw a party because it's your birthday or wedding anniversary. These days you don't really need a reason to celebrate having a good time with your gang. While food music and decor are known to enhance any party, we feel that the best way to go and something that really gets people excited is a theme. There are no hard and fast rules to this, you could pick any theme you like and just have fun with it! While everyone has their own themes, we think these are the top picks when it comes to universal themes. So sit back, enjoy, sip some of that smooth McDowells No.1 with your Yaars and we guarantee you will have a super fun party!
Retro Theme - If you ask me, there ain't no party quite like a retro themed party! Rewind a bit and visit the 70s and 80s for their hideous fashion sense and terrible hairdos. Of course at the time they were the height of fashion but today they are the most fun outfits to wear. Everyone coming to your retro themed party with funky wigs, crazy oversized tinted glasses, bell bottomed flared pants, tight tucked checkered shirts and platform shoes is going to have a gala time. Play some 'groovy' tunes and classics from the mid 70s, 80s and maybe even the early 90s and I can assure you, every single person with their themed outfits will be 'boogieing' on the dance floor!
Suit Up Theme - The whole James Bond-Gatsby theme might just be the most suave and sophisticated of them all. You can have your guests attending in formal attire. With the men looking dapper in their suits and the ladies gorgeous in their gowns, it's only fitting to serve canapés and wine to suit the theme. If you play it right, you might just add a bit of Vegas class to your party. No pun intended!
Bonfire Theme - There is nothing as laid back as a bonfire party. It might sound like a difficult one to pull off but it's really quite easy. A nice open space be it a back yard, garden or even a terrace, along with some chilled beer, potato salad and grilled meats and you have yourself a party. There is no stress to dress up for your guests, nor is there a lot to plan for the host. It's a quick way to plan an impromptu party, gather everyone around and at the same time have some fun. Skewered meats and plenty of drinks is always a recipe for fun, thus making this a popular theme choice for a party.
Hawaiian Theme - This is such a fun theme for any party because it's all about bright colours, happy music and this feeling of being by the beach (even if you're miles away from one). The signature costume is of course the funky colourful Hawaiian shirts that guys love to wear with their shorts and tank tops with shorts or some fun summer dresses for the girls (anything beachy). Another strict mandate for such a party is some traditional Hawaiian punch which can be any homemade recipe which of course has been generously spiked with alcohol to make it the perfect party drink. Thrown in some of those cute cocktail umbrellas, fun floral necklaces or garlands, some straw hats and you have yourself a small tiny piece of Hawaii at your party!
Christmas Theme - One of the most exciting times in the year is Christmas time. Even if you don't really celebrate the festival, you're still happy to attend a Christmas themed party with great gusto. It's super easy to have a Christmas party with red green and gold being your primary colour source, decorate the place with adorable Christmas decorations that shops around season time are flooded with and of course, who can forget the tree! Hang some mistletoe around the place to spice things up, and to add to the merriment you can even exchange presents around the tree!
Filmi Night Theme - Whether we admit it or not, we're all a big Bollywood crazy. We might not like most movies or go gaga watching some of them over and over again, but there are film stars and movie characters that have become iconic. A great theme for a party is Bollywood - where you insist that your guests dress up as a famous character from a movie. With great food, fun drinks and of course Bollywood hits blaring, it's a recipe for success and will ensure that everyone has a blast. You'll find Chulbul Pandey, Munni, Sheila and a host of other characters floating about enjoying themselves and dancing the night away.
Article By: Roxanne Bamboat
Roxanne is a pint sized girl who enjoys reading, movies, travel and is obsessed with food. She expresses her love for all things edible in her food blog. A freelancer in her profession, she is able to spend most of her time sampling the city's food offerings and reviews them as well as shares a few of her favourite recipes. More often known as The Tiny Taster, she's decided to take the world by storm - one plate at a time!
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