Planning to throw an all-adult shindig? Look no further! Whatever the occasion may be – birthday, reunion, bachelor/bachelorette, bridal shower, or a celebration of a milestone, promotion, or business – having a theme can make it more memorable for all people who will attend.
Here are some great ideas for adult soirees you might want to host:
1. Fancy Dinner Party
Everyone loves to eat dinner, so break out your fancy china and whip up your specialty recipes and enjoy delicious meals with good company. This is perfect for an intimate birthday party. For what better reason is there to get all dressed up than a birthday? Ditch the restaurant reservation and throw a fancy, sit-down dinner party at your home. If you want to invite more people, consider hiring a caterer or order from your favorite restaurant to make things easier. Send out invitations and prepare an impressive menu, including your favorite main dish. End the night on a high note with a round of impressive cocktails.
Set a color scheme that you like – silver and golds are classic, but you can choose white or black and pair it with another color you prefer. Hire a server or waiter, so you don’t have to slave away in the kitchen, and so you can actually entertain your guests while different courses of your meal are getting served up.
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2. Wine and Cheese Party
Search for the perfect pairings for wine and cheese, or wine and anything. If you want to go all out, you can offer wine flights to each of your guests. If you’re hosting this party as a birthday theme, ask everyone to bring their favorite bottle instead. Curate beautiful cheeseboards – mixing flavors and textures, then add some cured meats. Don’t forget to add a touch of produce, then follow it with nuts and crackers. Finish the cheeseboard with dips and fresh herbs. You can give out custom wine glasses for guests. For the centerpiece, how about a cheese tower instead of a cake?
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3. Afternoon Tea Party
Channeling the British high tea tradition is always a charming and fancy idea for a party. There’s just something that feels elegant about an afternoon tea. Gather your close friends to celebrate an occasion. Serve cucumber sandwiches and bite-sized sweet treats, and a variety of teas for guests to try out. Round out the spread with pretty petits fours. If you want to make it feel more like a celebration, opt for champagne with your tea.
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4. Backyard Barbeque Party
This is probably one of the most casual and relaxed parties you can ever host. You can do it in your backyard as long as you have a grill, serve up some yummy foods you can grill, and refreshing beverages to drink, and you’ve got it. Besides your backyard, you can also host it at the beach or at your favorite park. Serve all your favorite foods, from burgers and Texas barbeque to a classic potato dish on the side. Also, provide ample lawn chairs if you don’t prefer sitting out on the ground. You can also set up some games to the mix like bocce ball or cornhole for everyone’s enjoyment if the celebration lasts until the night, set up a s’mores station and a campfire where everyone can gather around and catch up.
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5. Brunch Party
Brunch is the ideal party to celebrate any occasion, and you want to create a menu out of lunchtime staples and breakfast favorites. Set up pancakes and waffles, cookies, meaty sandwiches, poached eggs, breakfast parfaits, French toast, croissants, and cinnamon rolls. Set up a mimosa bar to make it more special. A classic orange juice and champagne mimosa is always a delight, but additional juice options like pineapple juice or cranberry, plus fresh add-ins like raspberries, strawberries, lemon wedges, and fresh herbs, will add a lovely touch.
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6. Movie Night Party
Relive the glory days of movie nights and sleepovers with friends, and have a movie night party in your house. Set up the living room with plenty of pillows and blankets, or host it outdoors with a projector, white sheet, and string lights. Pick out your favorite films as if you were going to Blockbuster on a Friday night, and pair them up with delicious recipes. A variety of popcorn options and snack mix is a must-have and put together some pizza, cheeseburgers, and candy. What are movie nights without a ton of junk food?
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7. Pool Party
A pool party is a different kind of party in itself, and you can adapt a lot of things to it. If you’re celebrating a birthday or an occasion during the warmer months, one of the best parties you can host is a good old-fashioned pool party. Crank up the tunes and bust out the pool floaties. Set up a kiddie pool for your toddlers, and pair your beverages with poolside snacks. Serve drinks in outdoor coolers, and grill up some hot dogs and burgers. Finish the party off with refreshing cocktails and cheesecake for the guest of honor.
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8. Mexican Fiesta
Tacos, nachos, guacamole and chips, chili, salsa, tequilas, and margaritas – we all thank the universe for Mexico, who brought these things to the world. Mexico draws attention from all around the world due to the richness of its culture. Having this party theme would be fun. Set up a taco bar or a burrito bar with lots of filling options, like pork carnitas, carne asada, Mexican chicken, and beef fajitas. Pair the food with margaritas. Decorate with vibrant colors – with main colors being green, red, and orange. Mexican-themed parties are all about the food, so make sure you got to fill up the tummies of your hungry guests! Finish it off with churros and some sugar cookies decorated as cactus, sombrero, and maracas. Don’t forget lots and lots of tequila with limes and salt ready, and margaritas for those who like it mild and tasty. Then, hand out sombreros (or sombrero headbands) for your guests as party costume and party favor in one!
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9. Hollywood Themed Party
Get all your guests to dress up as somebody famous or dress as if they are a celebrity. It’s a classic party theme that everyone enjoys playing along with. Set up the red carpet and Hollywood-themed decorations, and make a glamorous spread for the evening. Use your finest china, serve gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and a cocktail pyramid. It helps if you can hire a DJ and a bartender so you can catch up with guests. Also, don’t forget to set up a glamorous photo booth – since you got everybody to dress up, there should be an awesome backdrop for ‘gram!
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10. Game Night
Have everybody come in their casual wear or athleisure and bring their go-to board game. Play some old classics like Monopoly, Catan or Trivial Pursuit, or some newer games like Blockbuster, One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak, or Articulate. If you want the whole party involved, play some social party games like Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme, Who’s Most Likely To, These Cards Will Get You Drunk or Never Have I Ever.
As the fun, tension, and competition get strong, don’t skimp on the grub. Serve some crackers, chips, nuts, and seeds and serve them in colorful bowls. Serve up some cream cheesecake to round out the celebration. Don’t forget to serve ice-cold cans of beer and soda. For prizes, hand out money bags with chocolate coins inside!
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11. Spa Party
Treat yourself and your friends to a full day of wellness. Indulge in DIY facials or sheet masks, clay masks, massage trains, and at-home mani/pedis while watching chick flicks! This is a great theme for a bridal shower so everyone can get their much-needed beauty treat and relaxation before the big day. Provide everyone their own bathrobe or eye masks, and just relax together.
For your food selection, serve some finger sandwiches, bite-sized appetizers, fresh fruits, infused water, and healthy treats. Bake some sugar cookies decorated with spa-themed elements like a manicured hand, nail polish, cucumber slices, and eye masks. Serve sweet and refreshing cocktails that are Insta-worthy.
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12. Target Theme Party
Target (yes, like the store) is a fun theme you can pull of at your next party. It’s the perfect theme for anyone who loves shopping at Target! All your décor can be red, white, and polka dot – and use it for details that guests will notice and appreciate. Also, ask guests to attend in red, white, or a combination of both. Create a “help yourself bar” – it can be like a liquor bar, salad bar, cupcake decorating bar – where guests can interact with the event and personalize their experience. Set up a mini Starbucks and a Target Café with pizza, hotdogs, popcorn, cookies, and pretzels.
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13. Hawaiian Luau Party
For summer birthdays and any summer get-togethers, this theme will be a hit! Channel the Aloha state with fresh food! Greet your guests with flower leis, whip up some cocktails in pineapples, and set up your own tiki bar. Decorate with tiki torches, tropical balloon garland, tropical leaf backdrop, and drink umbrellas on every punch. Bonus points if you can throw this party out on the beach!
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14. Crab Boil / Clam Bake
Love all things seafood? A crab boil or clam bake party is perfect for your celebration! It’s an elegant yet laid-back theme that is well-suited to entertain, even if you don’t live on one of the coasts. Deck out your backyard with a plastic gingham tablecloth, grab some lobster bibs and get everyone invited. Put together the fixings with sausage and corn. Make a refreshing and sweet citrus iced tea for the perfect pairing.
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15. Casino Vegas Theme Party
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But all the fun that will happen in your Vegas-themed party? It will be the talk of the town. Host this fun party theme with lots of gambling (or just games that sort of look like gambling), abundant liquor, and finger foods. You can set up a blackjack table or poker. Red and black with a touch of gold and greens would be your color scheme and decorate the area, as well as your party treats with casino-themed items such as cards, poker chips, Russian roulette, and dice. There is also party hire businesses that you can contact so you can set up a casino night at your venue. Dress the part of a high roller in a glamorous dress or suit.
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16. Cocktail Party
This theme is perfect for a casual party with cocktails, appetizers, light fare, and mingling of friends. It’s great for girl’s night and bachelorette parties! Pick a signature cocktail for the event, and serve up a variety of common and well-loved cocktail flavors. Ask guests to dress up in cocktail dresses. It’s a great idea to sign up for cocktail masterclasses and get a package for your gals.
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17. Around the World Party
For a group of travel buffs and globe-trotters, this is a theme you may want to consider when throwing a party. You can recreate your favorite travel experiences at home. Prepare foreign dishes and decorate different areas of your party venue with flags, memorabilia, or decorations from countries being represented in your party. Or, you can simply use a travel theme to provide cohesiveness to the event. Don’t forget a decorative globe at your dessert or drink station!
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18. Retro Disco Party
Want to channel the fashion and disco culture of the ‘70s? Try it with friends by making it a theme for your next party. Whether you’re a “Dancing Queen” or simply “Stayin’ Alive,” this party planned perfectly will be fun for everyone. Ask guests to come in their best retro attire – costumes for this kind of party are easy to come by. Think flashy colors, crazy collars, and platform heels. Set up a disco ball, a space for the dance floor, and play out the most popular dance music of the era. Decorate with earth tones, beads, fuzzy dice, strobe lights, and vinyl records. Serve fondue, casseroles, and other fast-food menus served at roller skating rinks of the era like hamburgers, hotdogs, and French fries.
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19. Costume Party
Monsters, superheroes, Greek gods – each of these would be a party in itself, wouldn’t it? You can host a costume party to give everyone a chance to dress up and act like somebody else for a day. You can pick a theme, like Marvel superheroes, Vikings, or something from a movie or TV show. You can also just say that it’s a costume party so everybody can come in whatever costume they want. Decorate the party area with anything related to the costume theme you picked out and set up a photo booth because there will be lots of picture-taking with this kind of party.
20. Arabian Nights Theme Party
This bold and exotic theme represents the culture of the Middle East, which is known for its rich and classic characteristics. Invoke the warmth of the Arabian desert and transport guests to another part of the world. Style it with décor that is both ornate and sophisticated. Think of Moroccan décor, rich textures, luxurious cloth drapes, palace scenery, Bedoin tent booths, and regal hues. Serve sumptuous food and drinks. Bring life to your party with some Arabian music and search for belly dancers in your area that could add some glamor and sparkle to your party. A belly dance instructor would be perfect, so everyone would be on their feet and sway their hips away!
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21. Coachella Party
If you have a wide lawn or a pool, it will be fun to host a Coachella party. Ask guests to wear their most laidback, fashionable boho attire, provide them some flower crowns and flash tattoos, and take lots of pictures! Decorate your party area with boho elements like tassels, string lights, dream catchers, feathers, and macramé hangings. Set up some tepees around your backyard for guests to sit and chill at.
For your food, prepare ultra-trendy foods like those served at the California food trucks at Coachella. Think hipster, fancy, Instagram-worthy, and health conscious-friendly – like gluten-free pizza, animal-style fries, filet mignon grilled cheese, lobster mac and cheese, and photogenic desserts.
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22. Karaoke Party
This is fun to do at home or at a local karaoke bar. Nothing beats belting out your favorite tunes with friends. To bring out everyone’s competitive side, have a prize for everyone. Give out awards for “Best Cover,” “Best in Hitting High Notes,” “Best All-Around Performer,” “Best Britney Spears Impersonator,” “Best Out of Tune Singer,” and other fun titles you can think of!
For this party, bring out your best set of microphones (if you’re hosting at home), sound system, and blast it out! You may also want to offer a prop mic for everyone, so everybody can feel singing along! Ask everyone to come dressed in their best “I’m a singing diva tonight” outfit and serve finger foods like chips and dips, finger sandwiches, crackers, and popcorn. Don’t forget wine glasses and lots of booze for liquid courage!
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23. Great Gatsby Party
Celebrate your love for The Great Gatsby and dress up in those flapper dresses or old-school suits. Learn how to do the Charleston together during a Roaring Twenties-themed celebration! The Roaring Twenties was an era of glitz and glamour, so transform your event space into a perfect scene from the ‘20s – think of gold foil curtains, oversized feathers, black and white checkered patterns, gold accents, and fancy cocktail tables. Ramp up your playlist accordingly.
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24. Mixology Party
Hire a mixologist (or a local bartender, you know) and have them craft custom drinks for everyone all night long based on everyone’s preferred ingredients. Serve happy hour snacks along with drinks, and make sure you play a killer playlist in the background. It’s like having a party at a bar, but better. Gather everyone to have fun, chill, talk, and dance. Prepare some drinking games to make it more fun.
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25. Wine Tasting Party
Everybody loves a glass of vino, so it’s a plus factor if they also learn a little something. If your friends are wine nerds (or simply enthusiasts), this is a great theme to pick. Prepare a variety of bottles and dig into the nuances of the flavor, texture, color, and smell. You can sign up for wine club services that offer a wine tasting kit, but if you’re not interested, you can go to a local winery and get a variety of bottles and go from there. Don’t forget to serve up some cheese, crackers, and nuts for cleansing the palate in between tasting.