Themes bring a whole new dimension to the birthday party. Offer your guests the ultimate escape and honor the birthday celebrant with a memorable time. Some fun birthday themes that never go out of style are Mardi Gras masquerade, casino and luau. These are universally enjoyed themes that offer guests the chance to dress up, beat the odds or dance the hula.
A night of mystique and colorful revelry awaits guests with the Mardi Gras masquerade birthday party. Dress your walls with scene setters that picture French Quarter balconies. Hang streamers of gold, purple and green from the ceiling. Place vibrant strings of beads on every available surface and fill bowls with shiny doubloons. Decorate the food table with Mardi Gras masks and colorful confetti. Scatter doubloons and beads among the food. Serve tasty treats on themed plates and use purple, green and gold serving pieces.
Have a costume contest and award prizes to the most creative, most elegant and best all around. For those that opt out of wearing a costume, have a supply of masks ready at hand. Gather everyone to sing happy birthday to the honored guest. Tie balloons to the guest of honor's chair and provide disposable cameras for everyone to record the highlights of the evening.
Hire a caterer or enlist a friend to serve drinks and snacks right to your guests so they don't have to interrupt a winning streak. Have guests trade in their chips for prizes. A gift certificate, bottle of wine or a thoughtful gift bag loaded with goodies make lovely surprise rewards. Of course, always treat the honored birthday guest with the best gift!
Everyone loves a luau! Grass skirts, flower leis, drinks served from coconuts and visions of sandy beaches offer up one of the most popular birthday themes. Set up a tiki hut for serving drinks by wrapping a kitchen island with a raffia table skirt. Hang bright colored paper lanterns and string novelty lights in the shape of palm trees or parrots.
Serve food on themed paper plates and drinks from coconut cups with paper umbrellas. Use streamers and balloons of vibrant colors, interspersed with flower leis. Greet guests at the door with a flower lei or have a basket at the door so they can help themselves. Dress up the birthday celebrant in a grass skirt to make them stand out from the crowd.
Birthdays celebrate life. So don't just host an ordinary party. Make it special and exciting with a great theme that lets everyone enjoy the fun. Planning a party around a theme also makes it easier to choose just the right supplies and activities. Take your birthday party to a new level by using themed party supplies. Make it memorable with Mardi Gras mystique, casino excitement or a Luau paradise.