People throw parties for all sorts of reasons.
They may be celebrating important milestones or special occasions like birthdays and moving to a new home, or they may just feel like they’re in the mood to host get-togethers with their friends.
Regardless of your reason, having a party may be just what you and your friends need to bond with each other and create priceless memories together.
Why not turn it up a notch by planning a party with these special theme party ideas?
A themed party can be based on a movie, an era, popular events, and many more.
The chosen theme or motif can be reflected in the event’s decorations, activities, food and drinks, and the guests’ attire.
Your choices of theme for a party are endless, which is part of what makes the planning so fun. But for starters, here are some cool ideas you can try:
Best Theme Party Ideas For Women
A Slumber Party
While it’s a popular party theme among young girls, a slumber party will be just as fun for grown-ups.
As adults, you can relive the fun you all had at sleepovers when you were kids or teenagers—but you can also do away with early bedtimes and indulge in grown-up food and drinks like cocktails and a charcuterie board.
A grown-up slumber party is also the perfect occasion for activities like doing each other’s nails and trying out homemade beauty treatments.
For example, you and the gang can make homemade exfoliating masks with natural ingredients like honey, oatmeal, avocado, and aloe vera.
To make the event even more special, get matching women’s sleepwear sets for you and your friends so that everyone is in theme.
Complete the slumber party ensemble with comfy bedroom slippers and cute eye masks, and give everyone a nice memento of your sleepover.
For nostalgia’s sake, you can also watch old rom-coms or listen to vintage albums together. These can set the mood and help you and your friends enjoy each other’s company as you all stroll down memory lane.
A Spa Experience Party
What’s better than a day in the Spa?
A private spa experience at home with your best friends.
Besides being relaxing and glamorous, it’s a wonderful way to simply catch up with your friends.
Set aside some lux hotel bathrobes, finger food, face masks, and tea (or champagne, if you feel like spicing it up). If you want, these nighttime beauty tips for women in their 30s actually do work and can be great ideas for your luxury spa.
Your friends will leave feeling rejuvenated and beautiful.
Old Hollywood Glamour
Do you want to make yourself and your friends feel like stars for a night?
If so, an Old Hollywood glamour-themed party may be in order. Start by dressing up in vintage couture and embodying the timeless beauty of famous actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Marlene Dietrich.
Be sure to complete these outfits with quintessential Old Hollywood accessories like feather boas, opera gloves, strings of pearls, jeweled tiaras, and cigarette holders to name a few.
Because you’ll all be dressed up, take photos to remember the night by. Polaroids are always a fun way to create mementos (just don’t forget to buy extra film so that everyone can take a few pictures home).
Hang some gorgeous draped fabrics in the background to create a makeshift photo booth reminiscent of old sets, and furnish your space with a clapperboard and a director’s chair.
Take the vintage theme even further by snapping photos in black and white or sepia before printing them out or posting them on social media.
To finish off the decor, recreate the famous Hollywood sign from LA in miniature or stick star tiles on the floor to mimic the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Summertime Pool Party
Is it warm outside?
Another classic and endlessly fun themed party idea is hosting pool party. It’s perfect for casual get-togethers or summer catch-ups with your friends.
Celebrate the warm weather by going for a tropical vibe, which you can achieve with your decorations. Try styling up your backyard with images of palm trees and colorful tropical flowers.
It’s a good idea to prepare fun pool party activities like a pool race, a water balloon fight, or poolside relays.
Your friends will have a great appetite for food and drinks after splashing around, but consider keeping the menu simple so that it’s easy for your guests to serve themselves and clean up as they go.
Go for bite-sized foods on picks and skewers like sliders, kebabs, summer salads, and fresh fruit.
To capture that singular summer vibe, serve tropical drinks like piña coladas and mai tai cocktails in pitchers.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a simple yet engaging party theme, try throwing a game night. Since it also requires little preparation, a game night-themed party is the kind of event that you can throw on a moment’s notice.
All you have to do is grab your favorite board games and make them available for your friends to play. Alternatively, you can plan your night around popular party games like Charades, Catch Phrase, Pictionary, and Taboo.
For party food, you can cook, ask people to chip in for your favorite takeout dishes, or organize a potluck dinner.
Get your “game” on with classic finger foods like chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, poutine, and jalapeño poppers and some chilled wine or craft beer.
Ready to throw and unforgettable party for your best friends?
Whether you want a night of relaxation or wholesome adrenaline, there’s sure to be a fun party theme for you and your friends.
Try any of the suggestions mentioned above the next time you want to plan a party—and for maximum enjoyment, get your friends involved!
I love the idea of an adult slumber party! Charcuterie boards are so fun (and delicious!) and snack foods in general, while watching movies or binging a favorite show. Very fun!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend! 🙂
Make Life Marvelous
Hi Ashley, I love adult slumber parties too. It’s fun AND fancy. And don’t even get me started with the charcuterie board. It’s my guilty pleasure and the culprit of me gaining 4kg during lockdown hehe
have a wonderful day as well, my dear. Hope December is treating you well 🙂