How to Plan a Party - Event Themes, Designs, Party Ideas and More!

12th April 2012

Planning a Party? Where to begin?

Whether you are planning a party for your birthday, baby shower, engagement or wedding the actual preparation can be quite overwhelming! You will want to make sure that you invite the right people, pick the right venue and choose the best party supplies - after all everyone wants to throw a party that people will enjoy and remember! Choosing your venue... ... and setting the date!

Birthday Design

Save the date

The first step is to think about the venue, where you are having the party will have a big influence on your guests, how many you will invite and what sort of party it will be, you may choose a house party, beach party, your favourite restaurant or the local town hall..?! Once you know where you will be holding your party you can firstly set the date - you are likely to have this in mind before you choose the venue so that you can make sure that you get the right time etc.

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Save the Date

Once you have it all booked then start picking a theme; this will help you to come up with the ideas for your invitations, decorations entertainment and more. Party Invitations! Party InvitationsMake sure that you set a budget for your party before you send out the invites that way you will know what to tell your guests, e.g BYO drinks or Food and Drink Provided.

Birthday Party Invitation

Once you have tackled the theme you can then concentrate who you will invite, arrange to have your invitations sent out and await the RSVP's from those would love to help you celebrate!

Choosing your Party Theme

The hardest part will be to pick the theme, there are so many fantastic ideas out there and your choice will of course depend on your personality, who you are inviting and what sort of party vibe you are after. There are some pretty cool themed ideas to help you plan a memorable party that your guests are sure to enjoy.

Why not choose a 'Year Theme' that means something to you - party ideas from the 1920s to the 1980s...

1920s Party Theme

Also known as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age! The 20s saw an art deco style that represented elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity.

1920s Party Theme

1940s Party Theme

With World War II taking place in the first half of the decade and lingering well into the late 40s, why not base your party on a wartime theme; hang up your bunting, wartime posters and pictures of spitfires and camouflage!

1940s Design

1950s Party Theme

Rock and Roll dominated the popular music scene in the late 1950s. It saw artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richie and Elvis taking to the stage! So think American Diner and select your music carefully and 'rock around the clock' at your 50s theme party.

1950s Party Theme

1960s Party Theme

The Swinging 60s - think Summer of Love, Woodstock and Psychedelic influences! Peace, Love and the rise of the 'Hippie' culture make this a very colourful theme for a birthday party.

1960s Party Favors

1970s Disco Party

Create your own Disco - Boogie Nights experience with a 70s theme party! Think John Travolta, bright lights and disco balls!!

1970s Disco Theme

1980s Party Theme

Think Marty McFly - Back to the Future or Madonna and Boy George! Whatever you plan for your 80s style party you can be sure that there are some pretty cool ideas for your party decorations, gifts and favours.

1980s Party Theme

Other Party Themes

You could also consider a theme from the following list:

Back to School, Black and White, Caribbean or Hawaiian, Masked Ball or Mardi Gras, Tarts and Vicars, Hollywood, Murder Mystery, Beach Theme, Wild West or Winter Wonderland.

Party in Your Country

Why not choose a party theme based on your nationality or the country that you live in, you can choose nationality themed decorations and cuisine - here are a few... Spanish, French, Irish, British, Australian ...

Australia Theme

There are so many styles and themes to consider but with whichever you choose the golden rule is to make sure that you simply enjoy yourself, whether it is a party for you a family member or friend, all of your planning efforts must be rewarded with a little bit of fun!

Happy Planning

- Gemma

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