Favorite Party Themes

diva party balloons

What are the best party themes anyway? You know those parties you just can't forget even months after... the ones where attention was paid to every detail from the invitations to the activities, and where every guest felt at ease and no one wanted to leave.

What were the themes of those parties and what made them special? Share what you remember with us and give others a head start on creating their own perfect parties.

Scroll below for dozens of visitor submitted theme party ideas like America's Next Top Model and Traffic Light, Chocolate Bridal Shower and a Jungle-Style Bachelorette Party.

There's even a Survivor Party, Yoga Party, Teen Fashion Party, and Dancing with the Stars Party.

I love the photo of the table included with the Beach Party submission, and the machine available to rent for the iNail party is so cool.

Your ideas ROCK!



Tell Us About the Best Theme Party You Ever Attended!

Tell us what you did, what you ate, how the place was decorated, what the invitations were like. Tell us anything about the party that made it memorable to you!

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Amazing Race 16th Birthday Party 
I made invitations that were yellow tri-folded cardstock with an Amazing Race logo in black on the front. Inside was an invitation with the Fast Forward, …

Splash Lagoon and Hotel Party 
The one party I will never ever forget is the Splash Lagoon and hotel party where I left school early with a bunch of my friends for my friend Kailey's …

12th Birthday Girly Girl Party 
On my friends 12th birthday she had a girly girl party. Since I live in Dubai, the holidays are on Fridays and Saturdays. We were five girls, so …

Spa Limo Birthday Party 
Since I live in Dubai, the weekends are on Fridays and Saturdays. So, on Friday afternoon at about 12 noon my 5 bffs arrived. My mom had booked us at …

Harry Potter Party 
Harry Potter Party Supplies and Costumes Harry Potter Party Invitations: You can use email to invite guests or do something like rewriting …

My Glow in the Dark Party 
For my 12 birthday party I had no clue what to do. All I knew was that it had to be extravagant! It was my last kids party and I had no idea, but then …

Disco Party Ideas 
My disco party was held at night. I rented out a large hall, a disco ball, and lights, and I got a dj to play music. We played games like limbo …

My Sweet 16 Hollywood Party 
Well we have a big house, and my mom planned a Hollywood party for me and my twin sister. We had a red carpet that started from our half driveway to our …

10th Birthday Luau Party 
My 10th birthday was awesome! I had a Luau Party and I invited about 20-30 people and I had a BUNCH of decorations! I got them at Wishing Well and stuff …

Glow Stick Party Ideas 
Glow Stick Party Supplies For my party, we threw a Glow Stick Party and it was AMAZING! We bought hundreds of glow sticks and I decorated my …

Hollywood Oscar Awards Party 
Hollywood Oscar Awards Party Supplies So I don't exactly have my party idea set yet but I have a pretty good vision of it. I had a hard time figuring …

Sweet 16 Party and Hotel Getaway!  
For my sweet 16 party I will be taking some friends to a condo (hotel works also) for a 2 or 3 night weekend! We will swim, play tennis, watch tv, stay …

Kidnapped Party Fun 
This party requires the birthday child, tween, or teen to keep a secret? The guests are about to be kidnapped! Call your guests' parents a few weeks …

12th Birthday Wii Video Game Party 
Ideas for a 12th Birthday Wii Video Game Party: Decorations could be video game posters around the room and game discs hanging from the ceiling. …

Miscellaneous Birthday Celebration Ideas 
A variety of short ideas visitors from around the globe sent in about celebrating their birthdays... A Day in New York City Arianna ~ U.S.A …

Pet Party 
For a fun event, host a pet party . Gather your friends at your house in the back yard for the event. Hopefully you have a big backyard, but if you …

Scary Party 
My scary party included going to a themed house with Halloween decorations and having gross body parts themed food to eat. When I had my party I …

Ghost In The Graveyard 
When you are old enough to go out at night alone, you should get together a BUNCH of people, (say 7+, girls and guys) and play Ghost in the Graveyard. …

11th Birthday Cooking Party 
This 11th birthday cooking party was oodles of fun! When all of the girls first arrived we played outside waiting for everybody to arrive. 10 minutes …

Camo Party 
Ok... I am about to have my sweet sixteen and looking back my fav party so far would have to have been my Camo Party camp out! Items Needed for …

80s Party 
80s Party Games We had an 80s party last March that was a lot of fun. For the decorations, I printed out all sorts of 80's images from …

10th Birthday Scavenger Hunt Sleepover 
To start off our 10th birthday scavenger hunt sleepover we went to the mall and saw a movie of the birthday girl's choice . 9 girls were invited …

Hobo Hang Out 
For an inexpensive, but fun fall party idea, try a Hobo Hang Out . Everyone comes dressed in hobo costumes. Goodwill or resale shops have super funny …

Glow Stick Party 
For something different, plan a Glow Stick Party! Have a DJ and a lot of glow sticks. For games have a "find the glow stick in the dark" …

Click here to write your own.

Clue Party 
Clue My Clue Party was inspired by the board game "Clue". We dressed up as certain characters and all around the house was like a giant board …

13th Birthday Hawaiian Luau 
Well my 13th birthday Hawaiian Luau party is actually tomorrow!(8/8/08) but it will be a blast. We made the invitations by hand and we will have a blast! …

13th Birthday Manicure Party 
My 13th Birthday Manicure Party and More... When I turned 13, I wanted a really good party to celebrate my teenage years. I decided that I wanted …

Pink Party 
For the party everyone had to dress in pink. We listened to the singer Pink and ate pink food and drank pink drinks. We played the M&M game with pink …

Fashion Fun 
It was my best friend, Mariah's, 13th birthday... a day of fashion fun! Her invitations were zebra print paper and gold. They said to get all dressed …

Salon and Day Spa  
For my daughters 11th birthday, we will be having a salon and day spa theme. I made the invitations to look just like a salon brochure (tri-fold) …

Pool Party 
A pool party...sounds normal, right? Wrong! This party was awesome. I've been to a lot of parties, but this party had to be the best one yet. The invites …

Scavenger Hunt 
I hosted a party where I invited all the girls in my class for a scavenger hunt party. It was really fun though because it was not a normal boring scavenger …

Butterfly Birthday Party 
My daughter was celebrating her 7th birthday with a concept of butterfly costumes and decorations. Everybody here in our place was amazed at the effect …

Camping Theme Party 
For my camping theme party there was a scavenger hunt outside for things that we would need to survive with. For the sleepover we slept in tents as …

Movie Party 
I had my whole house decorated with movie stuff. In the front door I had a RED CARPET. In the back I had cameras everywhere and instead of regular chairs …

At the Beach 
For my beach party I had surf boards and flip flops hanging everywhere! My cake was yellow and red and shaped like a surf board. Everyone that …

Diva Dinner Party 
The party girl's mom can be the hostess and you can invite others to serve as waiters/ress, bartender, etc. For the invitations you can use a high heel …

Taste Testing Birthday Party 
What we did was... we got blindfolded and then we tasted and guessed things with our 5 senses. If we figured out what the item was then we got to eat …

Spa Party 
Hair, makeup, facials etc.... Spa Party Invitation Idea by Emily from Ohio I made spa mask invitations on my own and put the info on the …

Survivor Party 
I went to a survivor party 2 years ago. IT WAS AWESOME! The backyard was decorated with all sorts of fake bugs and spider webs which startled everyone …

Rootbeer & Pretzel Party 
Held at a local micro-brewery, the kids start out making their own pretzels while being asked pretzel trivia, ie: how did the pretzel get it's shape? While …

Bachelorette's Last Walk
on the Wild Side
 
For my sister's bachelorette party, the invites were pink leopard-skin. Guests were asked to wear their favorite animal print (leopard, zebra, …

8 Year Old Luau 
We threw a boy/girl Luau for my 8 year old daughter. She was very impressed. I bought all the Luau party supplies from Oriental Trading Company Inc. …

Mikala's Next Top Model Party 
For my 11th b-day I had a modeling theme and named the party Mikala's Next Top Model (Mikala is my name) . The invitations were …

Hollywood Party 
For my 18th birthday I was struggling on a theme and then it just clicked! HOLLYWOOD! I love the old movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. …

Emilia Anne Spa Party 
Emilia Anne Spa Party Ideas: First, set up stations in your parents' master bathroom or in the largest bathroom in your home (if allowed) . Then, …

Club Freeze 
The Club Freeze party I attended was my friend Jordan's party and her mom wanted for it to be like a night club, so when we arrived they had girls there …

Pink Sleepover Party 
This pink sleepover party was for girls only. It looked like everything was sprayed with Pepto-bismol! Charli (the girl having the party) went …

Traffic Light Party 
I recently went to a Traffic Light Party. The host set up the house in all sorts of cool "traffic light themed" items. Each guest had to dress in colors …

Click here to write your own.

iNail Party 
For a birthday your girls will LOVE, try an iNail party... We rented an iNail machine for my daughter's birthday party. Girls can do …

Black Light Party 
For a Black Light Party the only lights on in the house are black lights. Everything else that you need to see is outlined with glow sticks or black light …

HORSE RIDING PARTY!!! 
About My Horse Riding Party ... At my birthday, we went out to my horse stable (if you like the party idea, its expensive but, you could go to …

Hollywood Movie Premiere Party 
This Hollywood Movie Premiere party was for my 11th birthday, but some of my friends were already 12. We sent out invitations in fancy lettering on star …

10th Birthday Limo Party Sleepover 
My 10th Birthday Limo Party Sleepover ... Ok... so for my 10th birthday my mom rented a limo for 2-3 hours and we went to Maggie Moo's (an ice cream …

Dancing with the Stars Party 
Our "Dancing with Stars" party began with a bunch of fun group dances and games such as the Limbo, the Bunny Hop, the Cha Cha Slide, and the Kangaroo. …

America's Next Top Model 
This America's Next Top Model Party was a great party. There were bags and bags of dress-up clothes ranging from feather boas to 1 high heeled boot. …

Dylan's Candy Bar 
I am currently planning this candy party, so technically I haven't attended it yet. However, I can describe to you what I have imagined it to be and my …

HollyWood Movie Star!!!! 
The birthday girl dresses up like a movie star. Girls come, and play charades, karaoke, and have a talent show. Then, you record all the girls leaving …

Spa 
Ideas for a Spa: Makeovers, facials, nails, hair, movies, chips, popcorn, truth or dare, dancing, tv, food, drinks, massages, games. Please …

Freestyle 
I've been to many parties and honestly, the best ones haven't had a theme. At these parties there are tons of snacks. We usually have a barbeque and …

Pre-Prom 
My best friend had this party. We're 13, so the theme was pre-prom. Everyone had to get dressed up. The invitations weren't too fancy. They were typed …

Singers Party 
Try something new and host a singers party. Have everyone bring their favorite CD and have a contest to see who is more like the singer that owns the …

13th Birthday Vogue Model Fashion Sleepover 
For my 13th birthday party, I am having a sort of Vogue Fashion party. I invited six friends to come. They will be spending the night. For the invites, …

Candy Themed Party 
I am planning a candy themed party. For dessert there will be a candy and dessert buffet with cupcake shaped cookies and LOADS of candy draping from …

T Party 
My friend was turning 12 and she had a "T" party ! This could work for anyone turning 2, 3, 10, 12, 13, or anything else that starts with T . It …

Japanese Dinner Party 
I attended a Japanese dinner party for 75 people. There was a Japanese speaker, dressed in her kimono. They served Atlantic Japanese food. There …

Cheerleading Party Theme 
Cheerleading Party Costumes The invitations included what to wear When we got there they tied ribbons in our hair There was a concession …

Amazing 14th Birthday Limo Party 
At 3:00 pm on Friday, me and my six best friends and three of my hot guy friends were picked up after school in a neon blue jacuzzi stretch limo. It …

High School Musical and Hannah Montana 
We had a lot of snacks and watched movies and TV shows on a projector outside. We all had V.I.P. passes and a scarf that was really pretty. …

Glow in the Dark Neon Night Pool Party Not rated yet
I have been to too many pool, beach, and luau themed birthday parties, especially since I live in Hawaii. I decided to have my birthday party at night. …

Christy's Kitchen Not rated yet
Christy's Kitchen is a variation of the Iron Chef where teams create an entree, appetizer and dessert with a secret ingredient as integral to the dish. …

Hollywood Film Stars Slumber Party Not rated yet
My friend invited me to her party and it was a hollwood film star themed sleepover and it was at her house. There was around 8 of us there. When we …

Blacklight Club 13th Birthday Party  Not rated yet
Blacklight Club 13th Birthday Party Supplies I was turning into a teen so this was a BIG thing for me!! I asked around a couple of my friends …

Halloween Dance Party Not rated yet
My Halloween dance party was so awesome! I was the host. First we hung out in the garage opening presents. Then we wrapped my parents in toilet paper …

Click here to write your own.

11th Birthday Party Hollywood Bash Not rated yet
For my daughter's 11th birthday party we had... a red carpet leading up to the front door sticks on either side with black and gold balloons a big …

Ritz Tea Party Not rated yet
I always had really creative parties when I was younger. One was when my friends and I got hair and makeup done at a spa and then took a train to the …

Vampire Masquerade Party Not rated yet
For my vampire masquerade party... I bought awesome invitations from the store. Note: On the invitations ask all your guests to please dress in …

15th Birthday Unicorn Princess Theme Not rated yet
For my 15th birthday unicorn princess theme party, I sent out invitations that I made myself to 10 girls. I set up blue streamers, a unicorn tablecloth, …

Favorite Things Party Not rated yet
For a favorite things party you invite a group of women over and have each of them bring their favorite thing (1 for each person). Then, you go around …

12th Birthday Mall Party Not rated yet
My friend was turning 12 and she wanted to have an awesome party. She loves going to the mall so she had her party at the mall. When we got to the …

Friday the 13th Theme Party Not rated yet
My party was on Friday the 13th so I decorated a big room adjacent to my house with all scary things from Halloween and other freaky things. The invites …

Smurf Party Not rated yet
I had a Smurf Party for my 13th bday. Everybody came dressed in white pants, blue shirts, and white hats. When everybody arrived we had cake with …

10th Birthday Chocolate Party Not rated yet
For my 10th birthday I had a chocolate party. It was the best party I ever had! Everything was chocolate!! Cake, ice cream, strawberries dipped in …

Kids Cooking Party Not rated yet
When we got to the kids cooking party, we decorated paper chef hats and chose partners. Then we each got an apron with our name on it. Next, …

11th Birthday Hotel Fun Not rated yet
When my friend was turning 11 she booked for all of us to go to a really fancy hotel. As we arrived the staff took our bags up to our room. In …

Backyard BBQ Summer Party Not rated yet
I'm currently planning a backyard BBQ summer party that I'm hoping I'm able to have. I know some of this is not possible for all girls, but I hope you …

13th Birthday Fright Night Not rated yet
One of the funnest nights of my life was at my bff's 13th birthday party. She took us to her papa's. We got on this big trailor with blankets lined …

TV Show Theme Party Not rated yet
Hey! I'm Caitlyn! For my birthday I had the idea to build a theme around my favorite tv show or movie. What I did was put the names of all the characters …

Greek Mythology Sleepover Not rated yet
For my Greek mythology sleepover I had the guests dress in Greek like costumes and when the arrived, the inside of my house looked life a Greek palace. …

14th Birthday Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Not rated yet
So, for my 14th birthday I was planning on waiting until May (my birthday is in March) and having a pool party, as always. But as I looked on the calender …

Polka Dot Party Not rated yet
For my birthday party last year, the theme was Polka Dots. Everyone came dressed in something that was polka dotted and my mom and I covered the walls …

Halloween Birthday Party Not rated yet
For my B-Day Party this year I had a Halloween themed party because my birthday is in October. I had everyone come in their costumes, I decorated …

13th B-Day Spa Party Not rated yet
I want a girlie party, that doesn't really make me seem spoiled, but makes me seem more preppy. I want to come across, as independent, and can hold my …

Hannah Montana Movie Star Sleepover Party Not rated yet
When I was in grade 4, I chose to have a Hannah Montana movie star sleepover party . It was lots of fun. Guests arrived around three, and we had a …

Just for Fun!!! 12 Bday Party!!! Not rated yet
I am not very rich but I do have money, and i just wanted to have a fun time. So I invited a couple of close friends to have a bday/slumber party at …

Nightmare Dress Up Party Not rated yet
For the perfect nightmare dress up party send out the spookiest invitations telling every-one to come dressed like a freak. When the guests arrive …

HollyWood Club Sleepover Party Not rated yet
Step 1: Buy an awesome dress. You can get them at consignment shops for under $20. Really pretty ones,too. Step 2: Find a place. It could be @ your …

BFF Adult Girlfriends Party Ideas Not rated yet
Girls Night Party Games and Favors Several years ago I unwittingly started a tradition among my 6 closest childhood friends & I (we are now 36 …

15th Birthday Bowling Party Not rated yet
I threw my friend a surprise 15th birthday party at a bowling alley! Before hand I called everyone and told them to wear light colored clothes. At …

Click here to write your own.

Fancy Dress! Not rated yet
We all got dressed up at the end of the year, and slept round my best friend's house. We slept in her garden shed, which had been converted into a bar …

Nancy Drew Mystery Party Not rated yet
Mancy Crew Mystery Party Games I had a Nancy Drew Mystery Party for my 12th birthday. My birthday was Friday and I wore a huge candy corsage …

Dance on Friday the 13th Not rated yet
One of my friends birthday was on Friday the 13th this year, and she always goes all out. She had at it in a hotel party room, but you can also …

Bad Taste Party Not rated yet
This party was amazing. It was about 5 years ago but I remember it well. I liked it because when I picked my outfit, I didn't have to think 'Will people …

Mini Golf Sleepover Birthday Party Not rated yet
For my birthday party last year, I had it at a golf course. It was so fun because we got to drive golf carts and play mini golf! After we played …

Ugly Sweater Party Not rated yet
For an ugly sweater party everyone is required to wear the tackiest sweater they can find. Whether they dig it out from the back of their closet or …

Surprise Dance Party! Not rated yet
So me and all my friends decided that we should have a surprise party for our friend that's turning 13. My friend owns this dance studio and decided …

Star Wars Party Not rated yet
My friends and I are huge Star Wars fans, so we decided to throw a Star Wars sleepover party. If some are not familiar with Star Wars, that's ok. …

Food Party Fun!!! Not rated yet
Fun Food Games I know what you are probably thinking, OMG... a Food Party ? What a crazy theme, but no it isn't as bad as it sounds. What …

13th Birthday 70's Disco Theme Party Not rated yet
For my thirteenth birthday party i had a 70's disco theme party . My best friend Nadia lent me her disco ball and we hung it from the ceiling. We …

Sleepover Movie Imitation Party Not rated yet
I have had lots of trouble with birthday themes but, when I had this idea I was really happy! You could be too! The theme idea I had was a movie …

Wild Hair and Make-Up Party Not rated yet
I am planning a wild hair and make-up party . It is a great party theme and gets everyone laughing. You can wear wigs, backcomb your hair, wear funky …

Movie in the Park Not rated yet
For my graduation party we had an outdoor movie in the park. I was inspired by my New York trip the year before when we went to Bryant Park. Every …

11th Birthday Disney Party Not rated yet
I went to an 11th birthday Disney party for my friend Christian and his twin sister Alex. They didn't have a theme for their party at first, but then …

Academy Awards  Not rated yet
For my Academy Awards party, I invited 12 girls to spend the night. We each took our middle name and street name and used those as celebrity names. …

Yoga Party Not rated yet
My mum took me to a yoga party at a studio and it was amazing. We all loved it so much. We did all kinds of cool poses, learned a bit about breathing …

11th Birthday Survivor Party Not rated yet
We created a surprise 11th birthday Survivor party for our son. It was a small party- 8 boys altogether. We told the parents it was just pizza and a …

KOA Camping Not rated yet
A KOA camping birthday party event is so much fun! For my friend's 11th birthday , she invited about 9 girls (ages 11, 12, and 13) for a night …

New York, New York! Not rated yet
New York, New York is going to be the main theme for my Sweet 16 party ! The whole purpose is to party like we're in New York City. I live in a …

Hershey's Chocolate Bridal Shower Not rated yet
I went to a bridal shower last week that had a Hershey's chocolate theme. The door had a sign that said "HERshey & HersHEy" with pictures of giant …

Jungle Fever Not rated yet
Well, I have not had the party yet, but the way I'm planning it sounds so fun. The guests will be dressed as either a wild girl or a wild animal. …

70's Disco Party Not rated yet
It was not a holiday or special occasion...just a 70's disco party! Costumes required, jello shots, finger foods, a great DJ. We did the soul train …

Foam Party and Bus Trip Party Not rated yet
Have you ever been to a foam party? Foam parties involve dancing in several feet of sudsy bubbles. I like this kind of party because it is so …

Movie Night Party Not rated yet
I hosted a movie night party with the whole theme centered around movies . What we did first was we played Scene It movies. Next, we had …

Party Like a Rock Star Teen Party Not rated yet
At this Party Like a Rock Star teen party event there was swirling lights, glow sticks, a band, fruity drinks-rockstar energy drinks, and more. …

Click here to write your own.

Tween Fashion Party Not rated yet
I like the idea of a tween fashion party where you can have a makeover and dress up like a super star. Then, have photos taken that the girls can …

White Trash Party Not rated yet
Everyone dressed up in their best Formal WHITE TRASH gear...had some pregnant Britney's and even some mullets all show up. For food we had hot dogs, …

Spa , Jewlery, and Brunch Not rated yet
Shop for the holidays for yourself or someone special. Replicas of well known names such as Tiffany and David Yurman as well as many others. Prices …

Gumball Time Not rated yet
I went to my sister's birthday party and she had a whole gum ball theme. She had her party at Michael's. She decided to make gum ball machines. …

60s Pop Star Party Not rated yet
For our 60s pop star party each guest dressed up as a sixtys pop star (that looked most like them). Sometime during the party each had to sing …

Click here to write your own.





Join in on Party Chats at Diva Girl Parties and Stuff Facebook.