Hey, it’s party time! You can bet that the COVID 19 is not going to last long. When it ends, which will be very soon, let’s get ready to have a big bang party! Use this quarantine, lock-down, isolation – whatever name you want to call this brief lousy period of our lives, to plan and get the logistics organized for the party time. Here are 5 unique ideas for best adults party themes.
Most fun parties are not formal black-tie affairs. Nor there is a red carpet or a guest of honor. They are generally created around a fun theme. Of course, the selection of the party theme idea is entirely on the host. It would depend on the current situation and availability of the costume and accessories. These days even corporate events are made into a fun party by holding a themed event. They could be spa parties or even a jazz heavy great Gatsby-themed party.
Best party themes can be traditional, modern, or even wild ones. Even religious events can be fun like the Mardi Gras held just before starting the lent season. Great party themes don’t need a reason to celebrate. Every occasion is party time! Parties are fun events aimed to bring a big dot of happiness for a lot of people.
Before exploring the great ideas for theme parties and planning your next party, let us quickly review why we should have a party? Are parties only meant to splurge money? Or only the rich and the elite can throw a party? There are several good reasons for throwing a party with a good theme.
Parties obviously a place for fun and frolic. Amidst the stress of the work and the business, people look forward to downing their stress, and parties are the perfect places for it. It is where you can throw your inhibitions and be yourself. For instance, at a pool party, everyone can jump into the pool and have fun whether you swim or not. This helps in perfect bonding.
One of the best places to network is not the conferences or the golf clubs. Party. At a party, a new friendship is made faster than you can imagine. Over a glass of beer, you would suddenly realize the other person has been your lifelong buddy. Very rarely anyone leaves a party without exchanging their emails or mobile numbers. Attending a summer party would give you more meaningful contacts than social media can provide.
Want to test your leadership skills? The best way to test your leadership skills is to throw a successful party. Contrary to the fun and games a party offers, the preparations that go behind the planning of a party might sound like planning for World War 3. Whether it’s a big party or a small party, every party requires minute planning. The party’s theme, the food, the drinks, the venue, the guest list, invitations, entertainment… the list is endless. Your organizational and leadership skills are on full display for your friends to review!!
We have not heard of anyone who will complain about attending a fun party. The challenge is to make the party fun so that the guests have the perfect time of their lives. Whether it is a master golf viewing party or a Mexican-themed dinner party, the devil is in the details. Themed parties require meticulous planning and execution. And this brief intro into five exciting and unique ideas for best adults theme parties will give you enough ammunition to execute the perfect party.
This list of party themes has been selected for its variety, uniqueness, and fun element for all the guests to have a great time.
Let us get the drums rolling.
1. 80’s Retro Theme Party
The ’80s was that rocking time which many of the millennials will never experience. The many music stars they would have heard or admired were the reigning stars in the ’80s. Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner… the list is endless. It was the decade of music, the birth and growth of the internet, and the birth of modern Germany. Many developments happened during the 1980s.
An ’80s theme party will be a rocking time and a sure hit for all the party guests. It is a unique party theme, especially for the millennial. And a great way to honor your favorite rock star if you have one.
The party hall can be splashed with the superstars of the 80s. The colors should be bright and loud. The music can be the Michel Jackson type. The invitations should be in a flowery envelope and handwritten. Internet was not yet widespread, and handwritten notes were still prevalent in the ’80s. The hair must be waxed and reaching up to the skies. If you feel your handwriting is not readable, then use free printables application to print your cards
The dress code should be baggy pants with jackets with padded shoulders, emphasizing masculinity and the macho image. The women can wear dresses with sequins or with one shoulder with Penny Loafer shoes.
No party hats for this particular theme. Instead, announce prizes for the spikiest hair and the authentic Tina Turner looks. Charlies Angels were one of the most popular TV shows in the ’80s. Encourage the women to dress up as the Charlies Angels. The winner will get a date with the guy who is voted as the best dress man! Tough luck if the winners happen to be husband and wife!! Party games can also be organized on this theme.
The food in the eighties was a mix of trendy finger foods and traditional steak and chips. Some of the popular dishes that can be served for the party are:
• Mexican food
• Japanese sushi
• Indian chicken tikka
• Fish and chips
• Stir-fried prawns
The ’80s theme party is a must for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
2. Rustic Farm Theme Party
Farms are the ultimate dream destination for every urban dweller. They evoke the magic of rural settings and fresh air and the smells of the cows and fresh fruits. Having a farmhouse is a fashionable extension for many people, especially the rich and upwardly mobile executives. But you can create a perfect theme party around the farmhouse concept. Bring the magic of the farm right into your sweet humble home.
The décor should be reflecting the rural farm setting. Depending on the country you are living in, the farm setting would differ. If space allows, you bring in a tractor, a few packed hay bales, a few baby lambs (make sure you are cleaning up the poop regularly!). The color schemes should be earthy browns, yellows, and green. You can hire artificial palm trees next to pool floats to create an oasis! The whole atmosphere should be rustic.
This is undoubtedly not a black-tie affair, nor a formal dressed-up party. The advantage of this great theme is that it allows people to come dressed informally. Shorts and tees are likely to be favorite with most people. Baggy jeans, bright colored frocks are also a great option. If it is sunny, a hat, preferably the Texan cowboy kind, should be encouraged.
A significant event of this size deserves to have great food. An outdoor barbecue is a perfect choice. The variety of meat for the barbecue would depend on the food choice of the guests, but chicken and beef are a great option. For vegetarians, capsicum, roast potatoes, cottage cheese all marinated and grilled to brownish perfection will be a big hit. Fresh fruit cocktails are a must-have in this event theme party.
And for the drinks, beer and cocktails are a must. Have a cocktail mixer handy, or better still, hire a professional if you can afford it. Have great music with the country hits from the late ’60s.
3. Indiana Jones Theme party
“Don’t call me Junior”, that’s a memorable line in our minds. This dialogue was from the senior Jones (Played by Sean Connery) calling his son (played by Harrison Ford) in the Indiana Jones movies. Indiana Jones is an iconic series of Hollywood movies rivaling the James Bond series. They offer adventure, action, thrills, and comedy.
Indiana Jones theme party is one of the best theme parties offering a lot of scope for fun and adventure. Because this popular theme provides the flexibility of fairy tale fantasy and the thrill of a pirate party. It offers a lot of scope for creativity and fun. A masquerade ball featuring all the famous characters is also a great idea.
This theme allows a lot of convenience in terms of décor. You could set up a classroom-style décor to remind us of the archaeology professor that Indian Jones is, or it could be a German barracks or a jungle setting. The different movies in the series offer a wide variety of choices for the stage. Seek out professional event planners for executing your choice of idea.
You can even set up video game consoles with the Indiana Jones arcade-style shooting games! If held in the night, have black lights and string lights.
Leather pants, leather jackets, and of course, the trademark hat!! The hat Indiana Jones wears in the movies is the wide-brimmed and high crowned sable fedora hats. These types of hats may not be available everywhere. The fedora hats that Jones wears are so loved that in 2018 someone bought the one for almost US$ 425,000 (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/harrison-fords-indiana-jones-hat-fetches-520000-at-auction/). So much so for being a movie buff!!
While all of us cannot afford to spend that fortune on a mere hat, the guests can be allowed to wear any wide-brimmed hats. The shirts can be open and sleeves rolled up.
Since the theme is high octane and rollicking affair, the food should match up to the tempo. Finger foods are a great choice since it offers the convenience of grabbing a few bites, before heading off to fight with the evil villains! The Party menu should have chicken lollipops, spicy sausages, chips, nuggets are all the perfect choices for this theme.
Make sure no one is bringing a real gun over!!!
4. Sholay Theme Party
“Sholay” (which means a burning fire) is the ultimate cult movie in Indian cinema. The film was released in the mid-’70s and is still a raging success amongst different generations. The dialogues of the villain Gabbar Singh are still in vogue at most drama competitions in the schools and colleges across India.
Building a theme party around this movie is a unique and creative party theme because of its popularity. It is a great way to celebrate special events like milestone birthdays. The guests are guaranteed to have a good time at this theme party.
The most part of the movie takes place in an imaginary village called Ramgarh. This set was created by the Art Director in a location near Bangalore, India. If the space permits, you can create a circular space with various kiosks dotting around the circular to represent the village square. The stalls could be giving out food, drinks, desserts, etc.
The central space in the circle must be used as the dance floor. Music can be of the Indian hits of the ’70s and ’80s, including the famous “Mehabooba, mehabooba” number. Toy guns can be given out to the guests to indicate the gang of Gabbar Singh. Since this is a gangster theme, a treasure chest can be kept at a secret location, and invite the guests for the treasure hunt!
The dress will be the typical North Indian village dresses. If the men are comfortable, they should be encouraged to wear the white ‘dhoti” and white ‘kurta’. Women can wear colorful Rajasthani-style dresses. Some men would definitely like to dress up in the green trousers and shirt that the villain wears in the movie. Large belts with fake bullets around will be much fun.
The recommended food for this theme is the Indian fast food variety. Special Kiosks can be identified to dish out tasty ‘pani puris’ or ‘golgappas’; some can serve ‘chaats’ and others tandoori kababs and tandoori paneer. There should be plenty of ‘chaas’ or buttermilk along with tall glasses of lassi “sweetened buttermilk”. A better way will be to add a bit of ‘bhang” to the buttermilk!
5. Hawaiian Beach Theme Party
Where is Paradise on earth? Where do the sun, ocean, sky, and the breeze come together to weave magic? Hawaii. The name conjures the image of fun and party time. It’s a non-stop party time in Hawaii. The smallest state of the United States, Hawaii, is in the far corner of the Pacific Ocean, nearly 3,200 km away from the US mainland.
The Hawaiian theme is a trendy adult party theme across the world. It is the most recommended theme, especially if it is a beach party. You can call it a wild party in a fun way where the only objective is to have fun. With plenty of music, colorful dresses, and lots of food and drink, Hawaiian theme parties are a fun idea to entertain your guests. It is also one of the favorite ideas for a 50th birthday party theme.
Hawaiian theme parties are generally held on a beach. Hence the décor is primarily tropical and colorful. Hawaiian parties are called luau and are a mix of food, drinks, and entertainment. Organizing a luau is easy since the party decorations are minimum, and the natural surroundings of a beach will do. Have lots of flowers around. Every guest coming in should be garlanded with flowers, called leis.
“Aloha” – most people would have heard this word, even if you have not visited Hawaii. It is the quintessential Hawaiian clothing style, large and colourful printed shirts and dresses called mu’umu’u. The dress code should be made compulsory so that the entire party resembles a Hawaiian beachside. Anyone in a formal dress should be barred from attending the party or fined heavily! Sunglasses and hats are recommended if the weather is bright.
Hawaiian food is tropical and is a mixture of fruits, seafood and meat. Pineapple is one of the most popular fruit in Hawaii and is available in plenty. So have plenty of pineapples as starters, bitings and even in the desert. Pinacolada, a drink made of a mixture of coconut and pineapple, is highly recommended. Served in tall glasses with crushed ice and a mint topping, it is refreshing and cooling. Tropical cocktails should be there all over. For people swimming arrange for inflatable drink holders . One of the traditional food is loco moco. Loco moco is a complete meal by itself and has rice, topped with meat patties with brown sauce and fried eggs.
If logistics permit, you should have the kalua style of cooking, which is cooked in an underground oven. Kalua pork is one of the tastiest dishes of Hawaii.
There are hundreds of innovative ideas on which a party can be organized. All theme party ideas require the support of every family member. It is essential to plan every detail meticulously, ensuring that the guests have fun. Perfect planning guarantees that the party can be as perfect and fun as attending a cabaret at the famous Moulin Rouge! Invest time and money and hire professional help.
Whether it’s a baby shower or an Italian dinner party theme, every big event offers a lot of fun. To participate and to organize.