There’s nothing better (or more important, in my opinion) than choosing a theme! It’s the guide to your whole party! It’s the foundation for all the great party details! I’m going to show you how to choose a party theme!
Where do you start? Are you planning your child’s first birthday? Want to throw a surprise 30th, 40th, 50th?? Need ideas for your best friend’s bridal shower? Feel stuck? Don’t worry, these tips will guide you in your search for a party theme.
So how do you pick a theme? No worries! I’m here to help. Here are 5 tips for picking the perfect party theme!
1. Know your guest of honor – You need to consider the guest of honor’s personality and desires throughout the entire planning process. Starting with the theme, consider what the person likes. What are their favorites – hobbies, music, movies? Do they have a favorite sports team? What are their favorite colors? All of these can help you brainstorm for the perfect theme.
Example #1 – You are planning your best friend’s bridal shower. She rides horses and is getting married at a nearby rustic barn. She loves country music, too. A vintage country themed shower sounds perfect for this event!!
Example #2 – Your mom is turning 60. She doesn’t like surprises or big crowds. Her favorite thing to do is cook, and she has a few favorite restaurants. Sounds like an elegant dinner party with close family and friends will be perfect. Theme? Cooking! Create centerpieces that feature wooden spoons/spatulas along with flowers. Have one of her favorite restaurants cater the event. Gather 60 recipes from loved ones to create a special memory book.
Can you see how knowing the guest of honor can guide your party? Just remember, it’s all about the guest of honor. Give them an event to remember!
2. Consider the season – There are a few reasons to consider the season.
The first one is that it is practical. Seasonal party items are easy to find and affordable.
Another great reason to think about the season is because it could potentially be the theme for your party. Maybe you couldn’t come up with anything particular for the guest of honor. Is it Summer? A beach theme or luau is a great idea! Fall? Think pumpkins, harvest, maybe even Halloween! As you can see, the season itself can guide your party theme ideas.
3. Think about the guests – This one is important, but it doesn’t come before the guest of honor. That is why the guest of honor is number one! The guests will make the party memorable, so we can’t forget their needs.
Think about how you will incorporate the guests into the theme? How will they walk away with memories of the party? The theme of the party can carry from the invitations to the food to the activities to the favors, and even to the thank you cards you send after the party is over. The guests will remember ALL the little details!
4. Turn to Pinterest -Pinterest is a great place to gather party ideas. I did plan parties pre-Pinterest, and I loved it then too – I planned my own wedding without it! Yes, there was the internet, lol, BUT, Pinterest has taken party planning (ok, all things) to the next level. Pinning is a must-do when planning a party. So, while you’re over there checking out ideas, follow me and follow my party inspiration board too! I’m adding ideas all the time!
5. Contact Me – Still stumped? Want help? I’m currently offering party theme consultations for $1.99.
What is a party theme consultation? It’s a chance for me to take some of the headache from you. What will you get?
- Email consultation to share information about the event and guest of honor
- 3 party themes with bonus party ideas for each theme
- 10% off future party consultations (good up to one year)
This is a great deal! For under $2, you will be on your way to planning the perfect party for your guest of honor.
Hopefully, these tips and ideas have helped to guide you in finding the perfect party theme. To get over 100 party theme ideas, scroll up to the top of this page and subscribe to get your free download! Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more party inspiration. Visit Life and the Little Details’ profile on Pinterest.