One of (many) great things about parties is that they are great places to show off your creative side and try out lots of new themes. In addition to planning an eclectic menu, whipping up some tasty cocktails, creating a mean playlist filled with energetic tunes, and inviting all of your favorite people, parties allow you to get your inner crafty guru out and decorate to your heart’s content. Today, we will take a look at four of the trendiest party themes that will take over 2017 and that you should definitely consider throwing for you and your friends!
Thanks to films like “The Great Gatsby”, speakeasy themes have been making big strides in recent years. What’s more fun that getting all dressed up like a flapper girl or a mobster and enjoying some tasty, “prohibited” booze all night long? Going with the speakeasy theme allows for endless decorations ideas like witty and covert signage, a hidden party area, pearls, feathers, and long-stemmed “cigarettes”. And just think of how creative you can get with the appetizers, gin punch recipes, and table centerpieces. Plus, all of your guests will have way too much fun getting their 20’s-era makeup on or finding the perfect, flashy gangster suit to sport at the secret event.
The John Hughes Party
The 80’s might be long gone, but that decade has left a lasting impact on all of us, even people who didn’t even exist in the 80’s! Films like “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink” have become beloved classics, so why not throw a John Hughes themed party? Everyone who attends will have to dress up as some character from a John Hughes movie (or at least dress in 80’s fashion) and you can decorate the party to provide that nostalgic 80’s feel! Don’t forget to whip out a custom made John Hughes soundtrack with tunes from all of his moves.
A Taco And Tequila Party
We can thank Mexico for this invaluable contribution to the world and no matter how many decades have gone by and how often we hear about tacos and tequila, we never get tired of these mouth-watering treats. Since society can’t seem to get enough of these culinary delights, why not dedicate an entire party to tacos and tequila? Just think of the food station potential! You could have taco buffets for guests to create their own chicken, pork, or fish tacos and wash it down with a frosty margarita. Encourage everyone to come dressed like they’re about to vacation in Cancun and don’t forget to play some lively Spanish music!
The Wine And Cheese Book Fair
Though perhaps a little more low-key than other party ideas, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who didn’t love a glass of red, an aged cheese, and a good book. And to combine all three? That’s basically like hitting the jackpot! Invite all of your friends to attend a wine and cheese pairing party, but entry requires one book. All guests can bring a book they no longer want to hold on to and swap it out for another book that a different guest has brought. Everyone can appreciate the literary gifts and new friendships over a glass of vino verde from Portugal, a yummy slice of smoked Gouda with bacon or any other wine and cheese pairings you decide to serve up at the party.