10 Theme Party Ideas for Kids & Adults

Throwing a social party for friends or arranging a loved one’s birthday celebration always has the potential to become a rather stressful endeavor. Preparing a kids party is perhaps even more challenging and can be downright mind-boggling when you don’t have all your creative juices flowing. If you find yourself running low on fantastic ideas, here are 10 suggestions on themes for your next party:

1. Hannah Montana Party – With millions of children adoring the Disney singing sensation, every kid will have a blast celebrating their birthday with this theme. You can even dress up your daughter as Hannah or Lilly and have a videoke singing contest / performance with their favorite songs from the show!

2. Pirate Party – Ever since Johnny Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow in the blockbuster film series Pirates of the Caribbean, attending costume parties dressed as a swashbuckling salty dog has returned to style. Why not indulge in the pirate’s life a bit further? A treasure hunt is certain to spice things up; just use your imagination on the items guests will have to find

3. Car Racing Party – Young boys (and some girls too) love to dress up like race car drivers and the pit crew. You can even have activities using remote controlled cars to make the party more exciting. Why not host your party on the day of a televised NASCAR or funny car race to get adults into the spirit too?

4. Superhero Party – It’s no secret that children and adults love going to parties dressed up as superheroes. The sky’s the limit with so many superhero options to choose from. Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk and Wolverine are all great looks, or you can also have the whole Justice League, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, the Avengers, or X-Men join the party if you’re looking for a group outfit.

5. Western Party – Cowboys and Indians are long-standing classics when in search of that perfect costume idea. A few accessories like lassos and teepee tents will provide the right decoration to your party location. If it’s within budget, you can even have a horse or a pony that everyone can ride.

6. Mardi Gras Party – On the occasion of a party for adults, a Mardi Gras theme would fit the bill for a lot of fun. New Orleans costumes or masks should be required, along with lots of beads and dancing throughout the night.

7. Prince or Princess Party – Children will gladly dress up as their favorite prince or princess whether fictional or otherwise. Young girls in particular will be thrilled as they pretend to be Princess Jasmine, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid Ariel, Snow White, and Belle, to name a few. As for the guys, they can be Prince Charming, Aladdin, or even a kissable frog. The possibilities are endless

8. Crayola Party – Use brightly colored decorations at your party location as well as on the food you will be serving. Of course, the activities will involve coloring pictures with crayons. Costumes should be strictly colorful with no monochromes allowed.

9. Hollywood Party – Dress up as a favorite celebrity and prepare a red carpet affair for your guests. Don’t forget to have everyone take their pictures in one area of the party as they enter to properly replicate the red carpet experience. Invite hosts Joan and Melissa Rivers or Ryan Seacrest if they’re available that night.

10. Luau Party – Who could possibly get tired of luaus? This festive party can be held any time of the year. Mix some tropical fruit drinks, listen to Hawaiian music, and eat tropically-themed food. Don’t forget the grass skirts and leis.

Go ahead and put these ten terrific themes to use. You’re guaranteed hours of fun wherever the party may be!


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