Theme parties are popular for people of all ages and event planners caught on to the trend as well. Event planners now plan nonprofit and corporate parties with themes. Some of the hottest trends are:

Casino Night

As a result of poker becoming highly popular, the Casino Night theme has been one of, it not, the most popular theme, for different kinds of events. Charities use the casino night theme as a fundraiser, and participants can purchase tokens to be “cashed in” for prices”.

Mardi Gras

Everyone loves a festival, and one can be held at any time you want, it does not necessarily have to be at Mardi Gras time. These parties are popular because of the decorations, the costumes and colorful beads set a festive mood.

Pick a decade

The 50s used to be the most popular party theme a couple of years ago. Now the 50s has been surpassed by the 70s and the 80s. The bell bottoms and disco balls are fun accessories and the 80s had both men and women in big hair and colorful shorts.


Michael Jackson may take most of the credit for inspiring spooky styled parties with his popular “Thriller” music video. It has been over 25 years since the release of the music video and many events and parties are still based on the popular video. Besides the thrill, party goers get a chance to be spooky because of the popularity of thriller and horror films. However, costume parties do no necessarily have to be scary. People can dress up as whatever they want at Halloween parties, whether it is as a knight, cowboy, princess or any kind of animal.


What goes into creating a successful theme party?

#1. Choose a theme carefully

If you are making the decision of which theme to use for an event, be careful of what theme it is you choose. You would not want to pick a Halloween theme for an organization which largely caters to seniors. If you are dealing with partygoers, they are more likely to jump at the chance of trying their hands at casino tables. Though all generations might not really be thrilled about a Mardi Gras party, they will enjoy a trip back in time. Always take the guest list into consideration when picking a theme for the perfect party. To make your job easier, take a formal or informal survey of potential guests if possible.

#2. Decorating

The Internet has a wealth of online stores that have great decorations at the price.
Do not take the task of decorating alone, put together a decorating committee and make decorating the “party before the party.” After all, what is a 70s party without a disco ball hanging from the ceiling? And what is a Halloween party without ghosts hanging around and a couple of spider webs. Finding great decorations can be challenging, especially when you have a budget. But if you do have a big decorating budget, do not limit getting decorations from the neighborhood party store, you will find a bunch of online stores of the internet with great prices.

#3. Stick to the theme

Sticking to the theme also means finding invitations that suit what happens at the night of the party. But it does not just stop there, try to make sure that the food being served coincides with the theme. This part will be a lot easier if the theme of the party is Halloween because there are so many ideas in magazines and online. Do not struggle too much on the “themed foods”, it can be very difficult and the best thing to do is to keep it simple in this case. If there will be a cake, the cake must reflect the theme, it may be homemade or ordered from a bakery. You do not necessarily have to do a theme that has been done so many times, if you are feeling creative you can create your own theme. If the organization’s members love a particular television show, the theme of the party could be created around that show. The attendees can come dressed as their favorite characters. Remember, your themes are limited by your imagination.