They can also be less dramatic but still there -- bringing cohesion to party organization, decorations and even the food (if you choose to go that far)!
During my years in the event industry, I was constantly asked if a theme was "necessary" for parties and events from birthdays and showers to reunions and weddings. The short answer is -- no, they are not necessary. The longer answer is -- a theme can actually help a host/hostess when planning a party.
What the heck do I mean by that? Let me explain...
- Set up and Decorations
- Food or Meal
- Cake or Desserts
- Favors or Guest Gifts
The occasion of your event or party can give you some help or direction when planning but a theme can really bring it all together.
With a central theme, it narrows the vast choices out there for the above mentioned elements. It gives you a starting point and a finish line. And, it can help rein-in ideas and keep you focused on the big picture you are trying to create.
Even when you simply choose a color scheme and coordinate the above elements with that scheme -- that's a theme too. It's a subtle theme, but a theme nonetheless.
Got someone that loves guitars and music? PartyBuzz helped plan and execute that theme for her grandson's birthday. The lens is titled "Teen Party Ideas: Guitars and Music Notes".
How about a Las Vegas theme? That one can be loads of fun, especially for adult events like birthdays, reunions, fundraisers and more!
Have you hosted a great theme party? I invite you to write about it on Squidoo. Use lots of photos too! Squidoo is a free format that allows you to share your ideas with everyone. As the Party Planning Contributor, I would love to help you promote your lens when it's finished.
What are you waiting for? Start writing!