Looking to brighten up those cold, miserable winter months? Why not throw a themed party for some close friends to help get rid of the January blues?
You don’t necessarily need an occasion such as a birthday to go all out and have a party. Sometimes the best gatherings are those which you have no excuse for! But to make yours unique and an event to remember, consider choosing a theme for the evening, making it as interactive as possible.
There are many options to choose from but if you’re struggling for ideas, take a look at these suggestions and host your very own themed night.
A popular game up and down the country, bingo has been played for years, traditionally in halls and with a large crowd of participants. But it can also make for an incredibly fun night in with friends too.
You don’t need to worry about sourcing a bingo machine, cards and dabbers either, simply ask your guests to download the bingo app beforehand and you’ll be ready to play!
Don’t forget to prepare some prizes for the winners. These don’t have to be anything too expensive but can include items such as make-shift trophies, novelty gifts or books.
A classic of American literature and film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a Great Gatsby-themed night is sure to entertain.Have your guests dress up in the roaring 20s fashion and hire a jazz band for live music, if you want to go all out.
You could decorate your home or venue with a black-and-goldcolour palette to achieve an Art Deco look, with twinkling table runners and feathered centrepieces.
A nineties night is always a popular theme and is a great choice if your guests love the nostalgia. Create a playlist that is easy to sing along to and suggest that everyone arrive dressed as their ultimate nineties pop icon.
Murder mystery parties offer a great evening of entertainment and can be easily created either DIY style or by finding some ideas online. The aim of the game is to find out who the murderer is through a series of clues and investigations.
If you’re choosing to host a murder mystery night, you’ll need to send out character information to your guests beforehand so they can come dressed and ready for the part.
Other factors you might want to consider when hosting a party are whether you want guests to contribute to the food and drink, sending out invites so people know to save the date and taking the time to prepare and organise beforehand. If you’re struggling to tackle everything yourself, rope in a friend or two to help.
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