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Party Theme Ideas for Adults

5 Awesome Party Themes for Adults


As a child, it is easy to plan a birthday party. Simply choose your favourite character or movie and go overboard with on-theme decorations but as you get older, choosing party themes for adults gets trickier. For starters, you don’t usually have family and friends over for the traditional pizza and cake, and you probably see your friends regularly anyway. So how do you make it special without paper plates and balloons?

The key to planning the perfect party theme for adults is thinking outside the ordinary. What is something you like to do – but don’t do often? Or maybe it’s something you’ve never tried before, but always wanted to do.  If you’re still completely clueless, here are ten exciting party themes for adults.

#1 70’s Disco, 80’s Retro or 90’s Pop Theme

Everyone loves a good party theme for adults, so why not get everyone to come dressed in the fashion of the 1980s or as one of their favourite movie stars or celebrities of that decade. Have our party planners put together an 80s inspired playlist as well as some brightly coloured cocktails for the guests to drink whilst dancing the night away to cheesy pop music! Leggings and ra-ra skirts at the ready! Pull out the wigs for a 70’s theme party, or even a 90’s UV party!

#2 Hollywood Party Theme

A Hollywood theme party is a great option for an adult party, whether you’re looking for a glamorous way to celebrate a bridal shower, birthday party, graduation party, baby shower, or New Year’s Eve event. Steal the spotlight and make your guests feel like movie stars with a Hollywood theme party. Not only is this theme an opportunity to enjoy a lavish affair, but it’s also a great way to share your love for movies and relive the glory of early Hollywood.

Whether it’s a Great Gatsby-style soiree or an Oscar watch party, there are dozens of ways to make your Hollywood theme party a success, from glitzy decor and glamorous attire to sophisticated treats and invitation inspiration. Hosting a Hollywood-themed party also gives you plenty of options whether you like the vintage style or something modern and over the top. 

Choose a Great Gatsby party theme with Art Deco vibes and flapper attire. For something modern, host an Oscars party or awards night bash where your friends and family dress up like movie stars. This is also a great idea for awards themed dinner party! 

party themes for adults

#3 All White Party Theme

Stuck with party planning? Why not try removing all the colours and throwing an all-white party? White parties have been party themes for adults for years and years, especially in the summertime and in warmer climes.

Most often, the only requirement is to wear white, but we think these parties could be taken to the next level if everything were white, including the desserts and decor. This type of party theme is perfect for a wedding, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower.

#4 Great Gatsby | 1920s Theme

The roaring twenties was an era of glitz and glamour with stunning evening wear, sexy flapper dresses, cloche hats, feather fans and glittering headbands. Let us transform your event space, into a perfect scene from the 1920′s era, and for a look at how the film stars partied with a Gatsby themed event. Why not put a spin on this adult birthday party theme with a 1920s murder mystery event? 

#5 Superhero Theme

This party theme is not only great for kids but is also a fantastic party theme idea for adults too! Encourage your guests to dress as their favourite superhero or better yet have them dress as a made-up superhero – The Incredible Prism, The Luna Mistress or even something silly like The Super Incredible Spoon Man! There are superhero name generators online to help you with ideas and decorating will be a breeze.

Decorate the lair with licenced party decorations from Batman, Superman, Spiderman, The Hulk – find old comic books to create fantastic bunting flags and create “Bam!” and “Kapow!” signs for a fantastic photo booth.

5 Great Party Theme Ideas for Adults the Last Say!

When it comes to planning your party, are you the centre of attention or would you prefer to be the wallflower? Whatever way you choose to party we hope our ultimate guide has helped you to choose the perfect theme for your adult party.

Recap of 5 Fun Party Themes for Adults

  1. 70’s Disco, 80’s Retro,  or 90’s Pop Theme
  2. Hollywood Party Theme
  3. All White Party
  4. Great Gatsby | 1920s Theme
  5. Superhero Theme

Party Venue at Eastwood Hall

If you are looking for the perfect party venue then our team of experts at Eastwood Hall will work with you to create the perfect party event. Holding up to 340 guests with optional accommodation and in-house catering, our party venue in Nottingham provides successful nights that you and your guests will remember.

Whether you are looking for venues for a birthday party, anniversary or you just feel like having a good time, a party is a good way to make memories and paint the town red. Our party venue near Nottingham City Centre will set the tone for the evening. We believe it’s important to get it right and at Eastwood Hall, our experienced team will help ensure your event runs smoothly in one of our many party rooms, available for a variety of party sizes. Whether it’s an intimate event, wedding reception, family celebration, or even a Christmas party, we can cater for you and your guests

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