For birthday parties and special occasions of all kinds, there is no better way to celebrate than by choosing an amazing party theme. Nothing gets party guests in the mood quite like a theme. The team at Harbour Kitchen have put together some classic ‘all time favourite’ party themes that are perfect for the warmer months ahead.
1. Full Moon Party
No matter the age group, a Full Moon Party is always such a fun theme in Melbourne’s warmer months. Choosing a function venue with outdoor space is important and you could invite your guests to wear either tropical or beach wear. The original location of Full Moon Parties is Koh Phangan so Thai styling touches (or anything tropical) should be incorporated – think bright and fluorescent colours. Dance Music or electronic music is the normal play list for a Full Moon Party and anything glowing (e.g. Glow Sticks) and UV body paint are party essentials.
2. Academy Awards
Give your guests a taste of celebrity status by rolling out the red carpet! Invite your guests to come as their favourite Hollywood celebrity and incorporate glamourous gold touches into your theming. Go all out with fake paparazzi for your guest arrival and hand out some pretend Oscar Awards for the best dressed.
A Casino Night is a party theme classic that adds a fun entertainment component to your event. There are many Melbourne party suppliers that hire Casino tables and you can issue your guests with ‘play money’ at the start of the evening. Casino parties are a great excuse to get glammed up with either Black Tie or James Bond style fancy dress and ask your function venue for some different beverage options including champagne or cocktails.
4. Masquerade Ball
A Masquerade Ball is another classic party theme. This theme is always popular as it is easy to organise – your guests can source all kinds of masks easily at fancy dress stores, party stores or online. Dress code is usually black tie or smart casual (wearing a mask is essential).
5. Murder Mystery
If you are looking to incorporate an interactive element to your party, look no further than the classic – Murder Mystery. This style of party has made a real come back recently and can be organised easily ‘DIY’ style (with loads of websites and party stores sharing easy to use instructions on how to coordinate the event) or you may choose to utilise one of the many entertainment agencies that will do the work for you.
*feature image source (Hollywood Centrepieces) Pinterest.