Planning a thematic party
Creating a thematic party can be either stressful or fun, for NIAparty its always the second. When you organize a thematic party, you need to know what your guest love, and go with it in every detail: decoration, costumes, colours, pinata, goody bags, snacks, well in most of it. Above all of that, your guests need to follow the theme, so make sure they know it and like it too.
Last weekend NIAparty went to Den Haag to celebrating the birthday of two sweet girls, it was a bit cold but thanks to the “party deal” we managed to have fun. The thematic this time was “Minions”. Therefore, their pinata, balloon decoration and activities were focus on that topic. Most of their friends from school were there, 20 children enjoyed every service we brought. Most of them got two glitter tattoos, and more than two shapes with balloons. When the time of facepainting came I expected to be asked for all the minions shapes, but surprisingly it was not the case. Most of the girls were into “jungle theme”, asking for: cheetah, tiger, and lions. So, I am wondering if they all knew about the thematic party.
Making sure your thematic party is a success
A thematic party differs of a normal party on the details. When you are planning a normal party, specifics do not play a role, you can just go with whatever you have. In the other hand a thematic party is based on details like the main topic, colours, clothes, flavours, music etc. The two most important parts when planning a theme party are:
1 The organizer.
This is you, (or better NIAparty) the person who knows everything about the theme and has control over all details. Who chooses the playlist, the kind of snacks the colours for the balloon decoration and the right position of everything.
2 The guests.
A party without guests is not a party. Therefore, to have a successful thematic party you need to make sure your guests know it is a thematic party and you need to get them in the mood of it. Otherwise they will not appear.
How to make sure they follow the thematic? My recommendation is, since you are planning it all thematic, send an old fashion card including the topic and suggesting an idea for them to feel included and to cooperate. After that, find pictures, or music related to the theme and share them on social media tagging your guests, this will excite them and motivate them to go.
Going back to the party in Den Haag, the activities we had with the children were exciting. Kids were cooperative and competitive, they wanted to get the prize not matter what. Therefore, the games you prepare for your theme party most involve everyone or a big majority. Focus on the details, guests’ age and taste more the activities and your guests have in common higher the success of your party.
Finally, I would definitely suggest to do the pinata outside to prevent any accident. Security for our guests is important too. Although, pinatas are about danger and excitement, right? A bit of this and that is part of a fun party.
HASTA PRONTO…….. SEE YOU SOON …………………………. TOT ZIENS!