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Choosing a theme!

Theme can be really beneficial when throwing a party! Choosing a theme streamlines the party planning in selecting décor, favors, food and entertainment!

Common Themes Used:

Kid’s parties: Character parties like superheroes or the latest Disney movies like “Frozen”

Adult Birthday parties: Age-themed like “Over the Hill”; Wine & Dine; or most recently Paint & Wine

Weddings: Vintage, Black & White

Holiday parties: The infamous “Ugly Christmas Sweater”; Winter Wonderland; Stars & Spangles

When selecting a theme there a many variables to consider like:

1) Who are you inviting? Your audience is everything because it will help you select a theme that is age appropriate and appealing. While keeping your guests in mind, remember it’s just as important for you to select a theme that you will enjoy as well! After all, it’s your party!

2) Time of the year: As mentioned in our last post, timing is everything. The time of year determines what decorations will be available to you as well as what venues! Some venues are only open during certain times of the year depending where you live and the weather so it’s important to keep this in mind. Additionally, fabric and colors are more difficult to find during off season times of the year such as burnt orange or wine. While readily available in the fall, they are practically non-existent in the spring.

3) What’s your budget? Establishing your budget early is essential to planning your party. Whether you want a backyard barbecue or a glamorous gala, selecting your theme will be highly dependent on your budget.

The best part of choosing a theme is no party can be too big or too small. From a quaint dinner to a gala, themes tie the details together and make party planning easy. Now just sit back and let your event stylist dazzle you from choosing a cake to the centerpieces!

Jenifer E.

Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work and Public Administration from Arizona State University School. Experience includes working with ages across the spectrum including children, teens, families, young adults with traumatic brain injury and older adults with strokes and/or dementia. Currently at Phoenix Children's Hospital as the Social Services Supervisor and Solid Organ Transplant Social Worker. Treasurer for the Society for Transplant Social Workers and mentor to other pediatric transplant social workers in the United States.