Take it from PartySlate: Great parties start with great party themes. Whether you’re a CEO planning an employee event or a party host celebrating an important milestone, take your event to the next level with an epic party theme. You heard it hear first, even themed rehearsal dinners are trending.
So what are the best party themes? Great party themes are like hubs on a wheel: They keep everything from the party décor to the entertainment rolling smoothly along. Your party theme will determine the look and feel of your celebration — down to the smallest detail. The best themes also create opportunities for guest engagement. Think costumed attire, photo ops, immersive entertainment, and more.
In addition to the 5 most popular party themes on PartySlate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite themes for every kind of celebration — be it a corporate event, wedding, or important milestone. From classic to trending, these engaging themes start with a click of the cursor. Get ready to be inspired.
Decade Theme Parties
Decade parties are making a comeback. Go back in time and discover a world of Champagne towers, disco balls, PacMan video games, and more. Click through to learn how to bring each theme to life.
Color Theme Parties
Can color really be a theme? Absolutely. Colors come with powerful associations. They influence both our mood and understanding of the world. Plus, they set the scene for wow-worthy celebrations. Click through and find the color theme that fits your style.
Holiday & Seasonal Party Themes
Holiday and seasonal party themes are great for anytime of year. Stuck indoors during frigid winter temperatures? Consider a Summer-themed bash. Feeling nostalgic for Halloween come April? Cue the goblin décor and apple cider cocktails. Click through for even more inspiration.
Location Party Themes
No time to travel? No problem. Bring your dream vacation to you with a location-based theme. Best of all, there’s no need to limit yourself to planet Earth. Click to see why.
Activity Party Themes
Turn your favorite hobby or activity into an epic party theme. Activity themes naturally result in — you guessed it — engaging activities for you and your guests. Click each theme idea to learn more.
Pop Culture Party Themes
Each year, celebrity weddings and influencer events capture attention world-wide. The reason is simple: Pop culture celebrates the here and now. Click through to see why pop culture themes make for the best party ideas.
Party Themes by Event Type
While there’s no limit to the imagination, some themes are better suited for specific event types. Hint: You’re probably not likely to find a teddy-bear themed wedding. Click to see which themes and event types are perfectly matched. You might be surprised.
People Also Ask…
How do you Pick a Party Theme?
Your party theme determines everything from décor and catering to photo ops and entertainment. As such, choosing a party theme is an important first step in planning your dream celebration.
Scour the internet and you’ll find lists, quizzes, and even astrological guidance to help you find the perfect party theme. In addition to talking with your party planner, we recommend considering the following when choosing party themes.
- Favorite Colors
- Favorite Hobbies
- Favorite Vacations Destinations
- Favorite Decades
- Favorite Movies & TV Shows
- Personality & Astrological Sign
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What are the Most Popular Birthday Themes?
The answer might depend on your age. Popular party themes for kids include unicorns, cars, donuts, and — who would have guessed it? – Tik Tok. We especially love movie themes for a kid’s birthday party.
Adults, of course, are drawn to different themes. Some of the most popular adult birthday party themes include Hawaii, casinos, and almost decade from the 20s onward.
How can I use PartySlate to Plan my Next Party Theme?
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