Create a Party Theme

February 12th, 2013 posted by Alyice Edrich

Have you ever planned a party only to discover that you cannot find the party decorations to meet your theme? Here are some simple tips that are sure to make your party a smash!

The Cake

Bake the cake at home, spread on some icing and decorate. Don’t have time to make the cake? Instead of having the cake shop decorate your cake, purchase a no thrills cake. They can spread the icing and write Happy Birthday “Name” on the cake. When you get home, place your child’s cleaned (or new) action figures on the cake. If the cake is for an older person, consider some collectibles, or a few miniature birthday gifts, all related to the theme of course.


There are tons of recipes online to fit just about any budget or need. If you cannot find already prepared foods, simply prepare your dishes a week in advance. Then all you have to do is heat everything up on the day of the event.


Purchase a windmill style piñata, where the center is flat enough to hold something glued to it. Locate some old magazine photos, round designer paper plates, or posters of the theme at hand. Cut and glue the themed pictures to the flat portion of the piñata.

Paper Plates

Find magazine pictures or other forms of photos (could even use photocopied family pictures for a reunion) and place between two plastic plates. Use a clear plate on top and a dark color on the bottom. (Caution: when using paper cups, the drinks can slip between the two layers and cause a mess)


The banners can be made on your personal computer by scanning photos and then inserting into a banner program. Or you can purchase some blank banner paper and cut out pictures, glue to the paper, and use markers and letter stenciling for your words.

Color Scheme

Try to stick to one color scheme. For instance, a Barbie theme would be pink and white, a Halloween theme would be red and black, and a silver wedding anniversary would be silver and white. It’s also a good idea to not go overboard on the pictures you use in creating your theme. Though you may have lots of magazine options to choose from, too much is not always a good thing.


When trying to locate a good activity for your themed party, keep in mind the age of the attendants. Small children cannot perform complicated tasks. An elderly person may require the use of a crutch or wheelchair. It is also a good idea to consider the space available for the party. Although the guest of honor may have fifty friends and family members, the space may only allow ten or twenty to fit comfortably and still have a good time.

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