Looking for something a little different to do with your friends? Try one of these party themes for adults. Just because your childhood might be behind you, doesn’t mean you have to stop acting like a kid. Besides, these parties are for adults that just refuse to let their age stop them from having a good time. Not only will you have fun coming up with ideas for each party theme, just wait until guests arrive.
So let’s get this show on the road! In no particular order, here are…
The Top 10 Party Themes For Adults
1. The Murder Mystery
Who doesn’t love a good “Who Dun It”? While this takes just a little more planning, guests can enjoy the night watching some players act own scenes, while clues are left around the hall for those with a keen eye to uncover. Guests can get up and interact while eating appetizers to try and figure out who the killer is, all the while enjoying some fun music, intense drama, and possibly a killing or two?
2. The Jungle Adventure
Time for everyone to bring out the cheetah and leopard prints! At the jungle party the guys can dress as Tarzan, the girls as Jane, and the banquet hall can be transformed into a cool looking jungle. Place large green plants throughout, hang plenty of green streamers and green balloons, and place some stuffed jungle animals on each table.
3. The Medieval Times
Of all the party themes for adults, this one is certainly fit for a king and queen. Guests can dress any way that they feel would fit into the theme, and can take pictures at the cutout castle in the banquet hall. Guests will be announced into the party one at a time, as they make their way to the buffet tables with turkey legs, chicken, and plenty of finger foods. The red carpet will be rolled out later in the evening as the king and the queen are announced after a vote has been taken. Candles, torches, and goblets on the tables will provide that ancient appeal.
4. The Decades Party
Always a favorite, this is one of those party themes for adults that has many options. Start by choosing the era such as the roaring 20s, the hippie 60s, the disco era, the 80s, and more. Guests must show up dressed in the appropriate clothing, while the hall will be transformed to incorporate music, snack, and atmosphere to transport guests back in time.
5. The Alphabet Soup
The alphabet party is a great way for friends to get together and really can be something everyone will remember. Decide on the letter in advance, and once everyone is in agreement, invitations go out instructing guests to arrive only wearing things that start with a B. When guests arrive in their boots, with baggy pants, they will see a fruit bar with plenty of bananas, the DJ will only play songs beginning with the letter B, and the appetizers will be loaded with bacon and biscuits. Each year it can become a tradition with the next letter in succession coming up.
6. The Star Wars Party
Star Wars is as popular today as it was back in the 70s when the first episode was released. Set up the hall to resemble outer space, and guests can come dressed as their favorite character from the films. Incorporate movie posters, cardboard cutouts, and plenty of light sabers on the tables. Pretzel rods dipped in colorful icing make cool light saber appetizers, and the film can be looped and playing on a screen off to the side all night. There are plenty of fun songs from the many soundtracks that will blast guests into another galaxy far, far, away.
7. The Beach Party
Here is a party theme where guests can hang loose and break out their favorite Hawaiian shirts. Make sure there is plenty of Jimmy Buffet music playing, allow guests to show up in bathing suits, hula skirts, and flip-flops, and the food will be hot dogs, hamburgers, and plenty of finger foods. This is an easy party to throw together because anything beach related works. Starfish and seashells on the tables, towels on the backs of chairs, plenty of tiki torches, and even servers dressed as lifeguards with drinks in coconut shells to complete the theme.
8. The Rock and Roll Show
Everyone on the guest list has their favorite rock-and-roll song, so why not pay homage to some of the best music ever made? Create a unique set list; send out invitations with ideas what each guest should be wearing, and fill the hall with strobe lights and lava lamps. To take things to the next level, you can choose the party theme based on rock-and-roll from a certain decade and then make sure everyone dresses the part. Want a sock hop party? There are plenty of great songs and groovy outfits to make it a party for the ages.
9. The Nerds Are Here
Nerds are more popular today that ever, and creating a nerd party is fun and will allow everyone to let loose. Guests must wear glasses, suspenders, hiked-up pants, shirts with uncomfortable looking ties, and white socks and shoes. Decorate with plenty of calculators, pencil holders, and notebooks all over the tables. Play techno music in the background or reruns of The Big Bang Show.
10. The Casino Night
Adults simply love escaping to Las Vegas or Atlantic City, and now you can bring the excitement right to your own town. Why not turn your local banquet hall into your very own high stakes casino? Decorate the tables with dice and playing cards and make sure everyone dresses to the nines. Set up some poker and blackjack tables, have the DJ spin classics from the icons that played on the Vegas strip, and take a chance at the buffet table trying some new foods. Don’t want to take your friends money? Just play for fun or make it a charity event and donate any house winnings to your favorite non-profit organization.
These party themes for adults will allow friends to spend a fun night together away from home. They also make great theme ideas for birthdays, corporate events, fundraisers, or retirement parties. Use your creativity to put a unique twist on any of these favorites.