You survived two years of intense Covid restrictions. How are you celebrating? Throw yourself a party because you deserve it.
Parties are the best way to shake the stress away. And parties give you the opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones. You and your friends have so much to catch up on.
There are adult party ideas that help people get reacquainted. There are also party themes that encourage making new friends. What type of party are you looking to host?
It can be difficult to decide on the perfect party theme. So, this article will help you plan the perfect party for you and your guests. Continue reading to discover 8 unforgettable theme party ideas for adults.
Before we take a look at the 8 party ideas for adults, let’s talk about party logistics. Don’t wait until the last minute to plan out your party. Here are some best practices to help you make the most out of your party.
Make a guest list and have attendees RSVP. You don’t want random people crashing your party. It is best to invite people who will add to the good vibes.
Decide where you’re going to have the party. Are you going to have a house party or rent a venue? The location will impact the type of party you host.
Plan out what kind of food and drinks you will serve, and have enough to last the entire event. Ask your guests if they have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Show appreciation to your guests by sending them home with party favors. Now that we have covered the formalities, let’s party. The following party ideas for adults can be tailored to your liking.
1. Meme Themed
This first idea is great for millennials. Social media has gifted us with some hilarious memes. Some memes are so iconic that they are easily recognized across cultures.
For this theme, tell your guests to dress up as their favorite meme. This is fun because they can’t go to a costume store and simply pick out their favorite meme. Your guests will have to get creative and this makes for great conversation.
2. Adult Field Day
Do you remember field day as a kid? This is an active outdoor event that will bring out your inner child. Bring out the jump ropes for double-dutch, or the burlap sacks for sack races.
If your guests don’t want to get too active, there are engaging outdoor party games for adults. You can rent a life-size Jenga and Connect 4. There are also inflatable versions of indoor activities like bowling or darts.
3. Opposites Attract Theme
Opposites attract is a themed party where guests dress up as the opposite sex. It is fun to see how people view the opposite gender. Guests can be as elaborate or basic as they want in their presentation.
Your guests will have a hard time deciding how to approach this theme. Tell them to think of a family member of the opposite gender to dress like. They can also dress like a famous person of the opposite gender.
4. Vegas Theme
This is an adult game night where guests recreate a night in Vegas. You can set up stations for different games and have volunteers serve endless drinks. You could also add in some entertainment like dancers or magicians.
Some game ideas for Vegas night are BlackJack, Backgammon, or classic slot machines. The slot machines would be virtual and you can set up tablets for your guests to play new online slots. Whether you want your guests to play for real money or not is up to you.
5. Great Gatsby Roaring 20’s Theme
This is a great theme for those who want to get dressed up. Your guests would take inspiration from the flappers and gangsters of the 1920’s. Some Great Gatsby essentials are feathers, suits, and sequins.
The decorations can resemble an old saloon or tavern. You can serve bar food and drinks from that time period. This would be another opportunity to incorporate live entertainment like Burlesque dancers.
6. Murder Mystery
This is a fun party idea to get people to interact with each other. When your guests arrive, they will be given a role to play in the murder mystery. They should stay in character the whole event until the mystery is solved.
You can make the murder mystery as elaborate as you would like. If you want to get really creative, send the roles to your rsvp list ahead of time. Give each character in your murder mystery a description and encourage your guests to come dressed like them.
7. Event Watch Party
This idea is super easy to pull off because all you need to do is pick your favorite TV event to watch. If you enjoy the Video Music Awards, plan a watch party and encourage your guests to dress up as their favorite artists. Research the categories ahead of time and have attendees guess who the winner will be for each category.
To take this event to the next level, rent a red carpet and a step and repeat. During the party, you can hand out awards for the best dressed. Host a dance party after the award show and play songs by all the winners from the night.
8. Adult Slumber Party
Gather your close friends and plan a night of stay-at-home activities. Your guests should wear onesies, slippers, and bring blankets. You and your guests can bake snacks, make spiked hot chocolate, and make stovetop popcorn.
Send out a movie poll before the event so your guests can choose which movies or themes they want to watch. You could also do karaoke on YouTube or with your cable provider. In the morning, make brunch and serve mimosas.
Adult Party Ideas
We’ve talked about 8 adult party ideas that are sure to be a good time. Remember to plan ahead so that you have everything in order before the party starts. Research thrifty decorating ideas if you decide to host the party at your home.
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