20 Unique Themed Party Ideas


Theme parties are not just about superheroes and princesses. There are so many options one can choose to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion. You don’t even need a reason to get together with friends; having a theme party and bringing it to life is enough.

Here are 20 theme party ideas that will make everyone want to be on your guest list.

01. Harry Potter Magic.

Bring the magic of Harry Potter home. Create banners with the four houses insignia. The wise and haunting owls are a must for any party, in addition to your own mysterious concoction brews.


02. Hollywood Glamour.

If you love the glitzy world of the show business, this is the perfect party for you. Oscar and movie reels toppings give any cupcake the glamour touch to help you celebrate. And there are never enough stars when we are going Hollywood.


03. Pink flamingo delights.

Bring the tropics to your yard with flowers and pineapples. This party needs a lot of pastel colours that blend with the pink flamingos.


04. Jungle Party.

Animal prints and lots of greenery will make your guests feel like they are on a safari. Cool signs like “don’t feed the animals” or “beware,” and explorer hats just make this jungle adventure feel real.


05. Bright and glowing parties.

Place star stickers on the wall for a space experience. Glow sticks and bright planet balls will make your party out of this world.


06. It’s 90’s retro party.

This is a throwback to a different time. Serve the most popular and favourite candies from this era. Cassette tapes and cookies with 90’s phrases like “whatever man” and “as if” written on them will be loved by everyone. You can also dress up as your favourite 90’s famous person.


07. Sweet snow cone party.

Paint styrofoam balls in bright colours like fuchsia, blue, and yellow. Glue them to a paper cone to make your own shaved ice cones. You can even buy or make your own dessert pinata. Cotton candies on paper cones are a great idea.


08. Carnival time.

The carnival has made a stop at your house. Whether its playing a balloon shoot game or making popcorn, adult and children alike will love this type of party. Remember to have plenty of small winning toys to hand out.


09. Luau time.

Make a beautiful umbrella wreath to welcome friends to an island inspired party. Blow-up coconut trees and set a tiki hut to hand out the lei or garlands to all the party goers.


10. Donut party.

What’s the best way to give homage to your favourite dessert? Do a whole party full of donuts . From the balloons, garlands, and serving containers, it’s all about the ring-style sweet. And for dessert? You guessed it, give out donuts .



11. Sock hop party.

You don’t have to take your shoes off for this party. Just provide the 50’s feel with vinyl records as plates and cat-eyed glasses for cookies.


12. Circus galore.

No need to have real-life animals for this circus to work. Candy apples, and popcorn will bring back childhood memories. You can never have too many balloons or banners for such an event either.


13. Popsicle.

Bring this icy delight to life with garlands, pool floats, and even stickers with the popsicle design on them. This is a fun and refreshing summer party that should have an unlimited supply of popsicles.


14. 1001 Arabian Nights.

Bring the exotic and mysterious folk tales to life. Bright pillows, peacock feathers, and a lot of gold decorations are a must in this rich and opulent style party.


15. Ice cream.

You can keep it all pink for this soft and fluffy party. Set a table with everything necessary for guests to prepare their own ice cream. Serve the flavour, cones, and all the delicious toppings for everyone to enjoy.


16. Margarita party.

The margarita flavours you can serve your friends and family is limitless. Don’t forget the classic lime margarita but some to consider are, watermelon, coconut, and cantaloupe. As delicious as these drinks are, don’t forget the food.


17. Bring back the 80’s.

Ok maybe no need to bring back the 80’s but you can certainly party like you are from that era. Big hair, bold make-up , and lots of Bon Jovi music are a must for this throwback. Don’t forget the neon shirts, and stacked bracelets. There is just so much material for this 80’s theme party.


18. 50’s retro.

A celebration of more innocent, bubble gum time is in order for a 50’s retro party. Soda floats have to be present at this party along with the famous circle skirts with a poodle on them. Don’t forget the classic cafe menu board.


19. Watermelon party.

Watermelons are synonymous with hot summers. Make a watermelon theme party by serving everything involving this sweet fruit. Watermelon juice, slices, and ball bites will be devoured by your guests. You can also serve watermelon flavoured candies.


20. Taco Party.

Do a little research on this one. There are plenty of delicious taco recipes that go beyond the ground beef, lettuce, and cheese toppings. Make sure you provide options for the meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans.


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