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The Party Theme: Step 3 of the Party Planning Checklist

How many parties have you held before?

Have you ever thought of having  a themed party to make it stand out from the crowd?

If you LOVE holding parties, you are going to love themed parties, and step 3 of the party planning checklist will put you on the right track!!!

In this post we are going to look at the following:

How to decide what theme to choose.

What it means to have a theme at your party.

♥ Why having a theme is important.

Incorporating a theme to your party is what is going to bring that WOW factor.  It will give your party life!  Your party will be set apart from the others and will give it that extra special flare.

It doesn’t have to be difficult deciding what theme to use, but you will need to give it a little bit of thought.

Unsure of what party theme to choose?

When deciding on a theme it is useful to consider some initial questions:

> Who is the party for?  Is it for you or somebody else?

> Are you holding the party for a specific occasion?  For example a birthday, christening, retirement?

> What are the age groups of the people that will be attending?

> Does the guest of honour have any special interests or hobbies that could be incorporated into the theme?

>Would you like this to be a dress up party?

> What does your budget consist of?  Can you afford extravagant decorations?

> Are your guests likely to take part in your chosen theme or are they more reserved?

It is easy to start narrowing down some ideas when you have answered these questions.

What comes into your mind when you think of a theme party?

When people think of themed parties, they usually think of an extravagant affair.  It doesn’t have to be this way.

A theme party can be as simple as ‘black and white’ or ‘dazzling red’.

A theme is as simple as that… idea that will run through your party.

Your theme will provide a focal point and will provide your guests something to talk about!

Still stuck for a theme idea?

Browse my blog and you will find plenty of theme ideas for inspiration.  There are literally thousands to choose from but here is a helping hand to get your started:

Mobster and Gangster; Cocktail; Masquerade; Chocolate; 1920’s (or other era); Superhero; Alice in Wonderland; The letter (x); Hawaiian; Casino; Murder mystery; Dance; Colour theme; Butterfly or other animal; Children’s games; Jungle; Blue’s brother’s; Pirate…………


Once your theme has been decided, it is a good idea to revisit the party planning checklist to put all the final touches for the rest of your party planning together.

Has your theme been decided?

Are you ready to move on in your party planning?

Your next stop is step 4 of the party planning checklist: The Party invitations.

Thanks for reading.

Catherine Holt


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4 Responses to The Party Theme: Step 3 of the Party Planning Checklist

  1. Nikola September 10, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    You have such a wonderful blog. Keep writing !

    • cath September 10, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Thanks Nikola. Hoping that you find some useful information here for your party planning ;0)

  2. My Travel Affairs September 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Wow, you are a great event host! How about this blue cocktail? Is it your masterpiece?

    And I personally love theme party, and always hosting few a year like Summer White Party and Red Christmas Party etc etc

    • cath September 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

      Thanks for visiting. What a great idea for a theme – “Red Christmas Party”, that would certainly get you in the Christmas spirit ;0) I would like to say the blue cocktail is mine, but sadly it is not. I do however make a mean Blue Lagoon which looks very similar. I think i will have to write a cocktail post!!

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