Party Ideas and
Party - Face your
Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Muriel's Wedding, the ultimate 70's Party
- Animal print fabrics really get the party howling. Feather
boas are bound to tickle your fancy.
Party - Choose a
letter of the alphabet that requires everyone to dress up as a
character that begins with... Examples: P = Peter Pan, Pirate,
Pig, Policeman. Award a prize for the best / original costume
Arabian Nights Party
- Your own Lawrence of Arabia spectacular with veils and long
robes. Someone might even go as a camel.
- Boot Camp will never be the same! Watch the show for ideas
but remember army greens, face paint or Good Morning Vietnam.
Powers - 60's
party.. groovy baby!
- Invite your guests to dress-up as their favourite pop star.
Back to School Party
- Hold the party at a school gym (maybe even the guest of
honor�s old school if possible). Invite old school friends.
Decorate room with memorabilia from the honoree�s school years,
crepe streamers in school colors. Serve "kid" appropriate food
or food from that period in time.
Party - Lame idea if
you ask us, but at least 2 people sent us this one.
Backyard Olympics -
Really a day party for the backyard. Think of any game you can
turn into a mini Olympics of challenges.
Dress Ideas - Torn Stockings, Clashing Colors, Sagging Chests
(bra filled with water balloons), Housecoats, Curlers,
Unbuttoned Shirts Showing Hairy Chests, Gold Chains,
moustaches, Characters: Hitler, Tampon, Royal Family, Decorate
the place (or undecorate it?) and make it tacky: Plastic
Coverings On the Pillows, Sheets On the Couch/Sofa, Lit Up Santa
In the Window,
Country and Western Party The typical barn dance.
(Pool) - Another old favourite, requiring people to dress
casually as if they were at the beach, decorate the house
accordingly and have a beach ball!
Voyage Party - Great
'going away' Party! Requires everyone to dress up in costumes
according to the place where the person is going... Examples:
London = Bobby (policeman), Beefeater, Robin Hood, Knight, Maid
Marion or Patriotic - Aussie colours and dress! And don't
forget decorating.. snow, fog...
� Vinyl makes great boob tubes, loin cloths, dog collars, arm
bands, wrist bands, even g-strings! Stick on studs for a fresh
/ Dinner Party -
Aussies have been doing this for years! Any number of
couples/families agree to host a weekly/monthly dinner at
alternating houses. One prepares and cooks an entree, another
the main and another the desert. Everyone rates each dish out
of 10 to decide the best dish.
- Choose a colour that requires everyone to dress up in that
colour. Award a prize for the best / original costume (bottle
Dressing - The boys
go as girls and the girls go as boys! Who can forget Mrs
(Love Boat) - Think of activities: a casino, a lounge or a
dining area. Using available props, build a pier, a cruise ship
with lights as your focal point and add some shimmery paper that
doubles as water.
- (1950's, 1960's, 1970's & 1980's) Always popular. Everyone
dresses up in gear from the period and decorate accordingly
(60's = peace signs. smilie faces, psychodelic lights).
- Green with envy � People whom
we�re envious of � brides, pop stars, film stars, sports people,
filthy rich people, fabulously beautiful people. Wicked witches
always seem to be consumed by envy.
Fabulous Forty F party
- Not sure what it is?
Party - Decorate the
room in all white and glittery and include balloon clouds with
iridescent shreds, white glittery castle towers, a staircase and
a beautiful gate with glittery plumage d�cor. Add white fantasy
trees made of balloons and iridescent shreds�and a magical
walkway of white disks covered with white gossamer, which makes
a great entrance.
(1) - Pleasure seeking
missile: (Guys) Try the obvious criminals of passion, the
great tempters of history will do just fine. The hard-core,
flirt-without-shame boys like Don Juan, Casanova, Errol Flynn,
Jon Holmes (!), James Bond, Warren Beatty, Shaft, Bill Clinton,
Hugh Grant, Julio Inglese, Chef from South Park, Barry White,
and of course Tom Jones! (Girls) Come as a woman who is totally
unafraid to flaunt her sexuality; Madonna, Monroe, Cleopatra,
Aphrodite, Patsy from Abfab, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Cat
Woman, Monica Lewinsky, Mae West, Sharon Stone or Ivana Trump.
Flirt Party (2) -
Flirt with Fantasy: Dress like
your about to hit on anything that has a pulse! Think leather,
fur, snakeskin, stilettos, plunge tops (and that's just for the
boys!). The tightest jeans, the flimsiest tops, that little bit
of red bra showing. Hmmm. Try body paint! Or, how about black
teddies, fishnets, and baby doll pyjamas (down boys!). Of course
the really mesmerising flirtsters will dress normally and just
show a little bit of bra, a little bit of this or a little bit
of that! Did we say tease?
Glow in the Dark Party
- flashlights, glow necklaces and bracelets (the kind you
"break" and they glow for hours), glow stickers, glow in the
dark glue crafts and glowing face paint.
(1) - The Decade of Greed �
Use the opulent eighties decade as inspiration. Gordon Gheko
from Wall Street, JR from Dallas with that hat, Tim
Robbins in The Player. Dress for success with pin-striped
jacket, white man�s shirt, tie, black bra and fishnets. An
attach� case bulging with play money is the ultimate accessory.
Top it off with a man style hat. Boys � join the Don Johnson
Miami Vice pastel suit brigade or do The Godfather thing.
Greed Party (2) -
Putting on the Glitz � go for
anything gold, go to your local op shop for all things gaudy or
glitzy, buy a can of gold paint and create your own glitz
blitz. Sequinned fabrics are available by the metre to easily
make boob tubes, halter tops, hot pants etc.
(3) - Greedy titbits � big hair, go
the chunky fake gold Rolex, dark glasses, heaps of chunky
diamante rings, gold chain by the kilometre, mobile phone, ruby
red lipstick, black nail polish, anything Mafia complete with
Luau - Fake palm
trees, fruity punch and cool tropical fruit drinks.
Heaven and Hell Party
- Angels, wings, devils....
- Check out the Beverly Hillbillies for inspiration...
Party- There is so much
available to execute it. A backdrop that says "Hollywood" just
like the one in the Hollywood Hills will really set the stage.
Large film reels, a celebrity star walkway, old-style movie
cameras, large rolls of paper film to use for decorations and
even spotlights you can build all add to the glamour and allure.
Everybody will feel like a star because they are invited to
dress as their favourite star!
- Plenty of scope for costumes, decorations and a load of fun...
How to Stay Young Party
- Hold the party at a spa or a fitness club, or decorate a party
room with posters and advertisements for vitamins, exercise
equipment, liposuction, and so on. Request the guests to bring
"how to stay young" gag gifts, such as vanishing cream, books or
magazines on the topic, etc. Set up a buffet with all sorts of
Hire a comedian to poke fun at the guest of honor, or enlist
some of their buddies to present silly and/or sentimental life
Party - Come dressed
as your initials. ie MM = Mickey Mouse, BS = Barbara Streisand,
MB = Mr Bean
- Lustful titbits � think
suspenders and black fishnet stockings, 50s and 60s sex sirens;
Marilyn Monroe, Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, garters, blonde
wigs, beauty spots, stiletto heels, bustiers, corsets, knee high
boots and minis, choker collars, red lipstick and nails,
ultra-long cigarette holders, black teddies (the one you wear,
not the one you cuddle), Playboy bunnies (black leotard and fur
tail and ears will do it).
- It�s colourful, it�s easy and it�s fun. Using purple, green
and yellow streamers, masks, banners and other touches, you can
create a carnival atmosphere without even trying. Hats,
noisemakers, feathers and beads for all. Give people masks�and
let them arrive incognito, at least at the beginning! Top the
tables with green plates, purple napkins and gold garland napkin
rings. Inexpensive and fun.
Medieval Mischief Party
- Watch films like Robin Hood, Lancelot or Braveheart for a
- Great fun decorating a Mexican house, cactus and bash the
- Hot on the success of the film comes the party... See the
film, check out the outfits, music and the fun! Roaring when?
Mystery - These are
great fun! Either plan one for home or go to one of the
specially arranged ones.
Party - Ships,
ports and all aboard..
- Dress up as your favourite stars! Beatles, Elvis, Material
Girl, Rock'n'Roll... also called a 'celeb' party.
(Space gigs) Futuristic Party -
- Yabba dabba do..
Unofficial Flintstones Page
- always an option for adult
birthdays, especially milestones. When deciding if you want the
guest of honour to know about the party, keep in mind that if
it�s a surprise, you will have to figure out a way to ensure
that the birthday celebrant attends.
Here are some suggestions:
- Have the party at a location the birthday person wouldn�t
consider suspicious - a relative�s house for dinner, restaurant,
favourite bar, etc.
- Have the party either a few weeks before or after the date of
the actual birthday.
- If you�re having an at-home surprise party, take the guest of
honour out to dinner, and have an assistant welcome the guests.
When you return from dinner - surprise!
- Throw an early-morning (breakfast buffet) or late-night
(dessert buffet) surprise party to catch a suspicious one off
- Make sure that everyone parks away from the party site,
especially if they have a unique car or license plate, or if you
are hosting at your house.
Instead of the traditional "jump out and yell surprise", have
the guests walk in on the birthday person, as if nothing out of
the ordinary is going on.
Survivor Party - Everyone is asking about survivor
parties.. Watch the show... castaways, head bands, tribes,
- The Titanic is a marvellous theme for a party or special
celebration because it has something to offer everyone...
- Popular because it is simple, but not popular with mum because
she looses a few sheets.
Party - American
concept, transform the house into an island paradise: palm-treed
islands rest placidly in front lawn lagoons next to thatched
roofed bamboo huts; boats tethered to docks float on
plastic-lined, flooded porches or swamped basements; real
beaches, made with tons of imported sand, cover the entire first
floor; paper-mache volcanoes belching smoke erupt next to
native-dressed mannequins that spout a steady stream of
champagne through their mouths; and lawn torches illuminate the
palm fronds, bamboo rods, and tiki god images that are placed
everywhere to give the total effect. And all this is lavished on
appropriately clad partiers as they sip exotic punches from
chopped-off coconut shells and sugar cane rods or voodoo-faced
mugs, topped with miniature parasols, as they await the
delicious offerings of the authentic pig roasts and Hawaiian
luaus served up in the backyard.
- After you scramble their minds with drink, make them star in a
- Cowboys and injun's!
- Old-West shoot-'em-up parties.
of Oz Party -
Decorate with poppies, sunflowers, bunches of straw, small metal
funnels, paw prints, diplomas, hearts, medals, green balloons
with baskets hanging from the bottom, big pink bubbles... Party
Hats: small metal funnels, decorated. Name tags can be decorated
with Oz stickers or rainbows or Oz rubber stamps. Use yellow
street chalk to turn the pathway to your door it into a yellow
brick road. Put the appropriate shoes (ruby) on a pair of socks
stuffed with newspaper and have them sticking out from under the
house. Let the guest of honour dress like Dorothy because all
takes are braids, a blue checked dress, and a stuffed dog in a
basket, and don't forget the shoes! Make Dorothy's shoes: Spray
old shoes with glue and rolled in red glitter.
in July Party -
Sometimes these really go off
- Go on a pub crawl in fancy dress is great fun with many pubs
offering prizes for the best costume.
Eve - General fancy
dress (anything goes)
Day - January 26th -
Dress up in period costume and celebrate our National birthday.
- Bunny Rabbits, Eggs,
Patrick's Day -
Irelands famous day of the green!
- Football/Rugby Team colours or team mascot - Lions, tigers
- Witch, Goblin all see Horror
- Father Xmas, Elves, Reindeer
Personalize the party!
If the party is celebrating a
person [like a birthday], then focus the party around the
person�s hobby. If they love to fish, decorate the room with
fish cut-outs. Use an Under the Sea tableware pattern, set up a
fish buffet (shrimp and crab appetizers, fish entree and a cake
in the shape of a fish.
Design the party around their
vocation. Dress up as "patients" for a doctor or "students" for
a teacher. Decorate the room to suit the theme, with X-rays,
stethoscopes for the doctor; pencils, books and maps for the
teacher. Theme the party around the honouree�s favourite cartoon
when they were a kid.