Theme Ideas

Whether you're a Bollywood Babe or Karaoke King you will never be stuck for a theme idea again with our list of top theme ideas. Got a great theme you'd like to share? We'd love to hear from you! Email Us and tell us more.

1950's Rock 'n' Roll

1950's Rock 'n' Roll

Think drive-in movies, John Travolta, Pink Ladies, hot rods, and leather jackets. Girls get your bobby socks on and flip your hair into a pony tail. Boys grab your hair gel, some black hairspray and your tightest jeans. The more hair product the better.

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60's Hippie

60's Hippie

A total blast from the past. What started as a youth movement in the 60's is now a popular subculture and lifestyle. Hippies gave us a free spirited lifestyle, psychedelic, fluoro colours and flared jeans. Remember icons of the 60's like the Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors and kombi vans.

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70's Disco

70's Disco

Whether you have Saturday Night Fever or a Charlies Angels fetish, if there was any reason for a disco ball then this is it. Flares, big collared shirts and platform shoes. Sex (or sleaze) up the party a little with a Studio 54 theme. Sexy disco dresses, afros and bling!

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80's

80's

The 80's saw the rise of pop legends like Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Bananarama, George Michael and Michael Jackson. It was also the era of bad hair and stone wash jeans. Cut the sleeves off an old sweater and where it as a cool vest… No wastage here... wear the sleeves as leg warmers.

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Alphabet

Alphabet

ABC, 123, be as creative as you can be. Choose a letter and ask your guests to dress up in anything that starts with that letter.

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Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

If you're in the mood for fabulous colour and festive food then this is the theme for you. You can easily create this theme with pillows, colourful fabrics, rugs and candles. Lots of red and gold. Why not hire a belly dancer for entertainment to really get your guests in the mood.

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Bad Taste

Bad Taste

Embrace bad style and break all the fashion rules. Without the pressure to impress, this theme will always get a great laugh and really brings the crowd together. Mix and match. Put on that outfit that you vowed never to wear again.

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Beach

Beach

Have fun in the sand playing beach volleyball, cricket, or a game of touch followed by a BBQ and beers. There's no better way to spend the summer.

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Carnivale in Rio

Carnivale in Rio

Rio de Janeiro is the carnival capital of the world. The annual carnival is Brazilian culture at its best; beautiful costumes, fun and music. It is a celebration where people dance, sing and party before, during and after the event.

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Cartoon/Super Hero

Cartoon/Super Hero

Role call Spiderman, Batman and Superman. Men in tights is what we like. Cartoon hero's have quickly gone from comic book classics to blockbuster movies. There are plenty of costumes for the boys, however there are still some great get-ups for the girls; Wonder woman, Pocahontas, Cat Woman and Princess Leia

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Casino Night

Casino Night

Throw your own casino night! Go underground by dimming the lighting with lamps and playing soft jazz music or turn the lights right up for the full casino effect.

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Colour

Colour

Choose one colour or a variety. Colour themes are great because they can be matched to so many other occasions. How about a White Wonderland, Ravishing in Red, Pretty in Pink or Mellow Yellow party? A Traffic Light Party can also be fun!

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Costume

Costume

If you're stuck for a specific theme then a general costume party can save the day. Laughs will come thick and fast and your guests can use their imagination and come as they want to!

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Cross Dressing

Cross Dressing

Step into someone else's shoes. The tables have turned for the night. This theme invites your guests to come as they aren't.

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Cruise

Cruise

Take your guests on an island holiday. Fill your venue with deck chairs and play the cheesiest music you can find. "….Love... exciting and new…"

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Day at the Races

Day at the Races

The perfect reason to frock up! Get your friends together and enjoy the sport of kings. Arrange a syndicate early and avoid the pain of all lining up to place your bets. Send someone to the track early to secure a spot and try and nab some space in the shade if you can.

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Full Moon

Full Moon

What started as a local monthly beach party for backpackers on the small island of Ko Phangan, is now a world renowned gathering between ten and fifty thousand travellers from around the world. This exciting party theme is always a winner. Colourful buckets, glow sticks, glow in the dark body paint and beachwear are a must.

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Glam Rock

Glam Rock

Think David Bowie and Eddie Mercury. Doc Marten boots with fishnet stockings. Big hair and make up. Your guests will love the opportunity to let their hair down (or gel it up) and rock on.

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Halloween

Halloween

Trick or treat? Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October, but can make a great theme any time of year. Witches, wizards, vampires, pumpkins, skeletons and goblins…Nobody has an excuse to not dress up!

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Hawaiian

Hawaiian

Aloha… this classic theme is always great because of the colour it brings. Almost everyone has a relative with an embarrassing Hawaiian shirt in their wardrobe and girls, with a touch of spray tan, a lai and a sexy sarong you too can look like a Hawaiian Goddess. Why not consider putting a modern spin on this theme with some cheeky cocktails.

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Hollywood Celebrities

Hollywood Celebrities

Roll out the red carpet. You can create some great effects with lighting for this theme. Think glamour, think botox and fake boobs. You can do quite a few different takes on this theme – classic Hollywood, trashy Hollywood, choose your favourite film as the theme.

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Jungle/Safari

Jungle/Safari

For real party animals. Safari suits and animal prints can all make an appearance with this theme. A great reason to take the party outside. The list of animals is huge: lions, zebras, monkeys, tigers, leopards, elephants, hippos…

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Karaoke Party

Karaoke Party

Karaoke is great musical entertainment for any sized group of friends. Dressing up is optional, but it does add to the fun. Games like Sing Star on playstation are also very entertaining and will rate how good or bad you really are.

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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is about pride. The bolder the better. Enjoy dressing up in masks, colourful clothing, beads, sequins, and glitter. Bronze up and let your flamboyant side loose!

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Margaritas in Mexico

Margaritas in Mexico

Margarita's in Mexico! Emphasise the Mexico or the Margaritas. Or both! Hang bright Mexican prints or rugs around the house and ensure your fridge is well stocked with Corona and Sangria.

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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Re-create Bohemian Paris at the turn of the century with this fabulous theme. Think long satin gloves and petticoats. Boys will fit the theme in any dashing suit. Decorate the venue with rich reds and blacks, lace and dim lighting.

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Wunderbar! Get the beer on ice and start simmering the sauerkraut. You can bring this rich theme to life through authentic Bavarian food and music.

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Pimps and Hoes

Pimps and Hoes

Good kids gone bad. Pimps and Hoe's is still a very popular theme… Girls can look sexy with corsets, fishnets or suspenders. Create the mood with dim lighting and a few red lamps!

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Piñata

Piñata

A great one for the kids if you don't mind a little cleaning up after. Piñatas will excite and keep kids busy… especially the boys.

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Pirate

Pirate

Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean single-handedly brought the pirate theme back into vogue. Wear layers, frills and cool pirate hats...always fun!

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Pool

Pool

Dive into this theme with loads of blow up beach balls. They are great for games and add colour to the setting. Serve lots of fresh food. Make sure you have plenty of spare towels and sunscreen on hand!

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Pop Star

Pop Star

Dress up as your favourite or least favourite pop star and party, sing and dance. Be the living caricature of them, and get a paparazzi photographer to snap you in action. Have fun!

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Preppie

Preppie

Bring the Ivy League to life. Step 1 = Embracing a preppie attitude. Always smile and be especially bubbly, polish up your incredible manners. Step 2 = Choosing your setting. One that takes advantage of any of the following sports is perfect; sailing, golf, rowing or polo. Step 3 = Put on your preppie clothes: Polka dots for the girls and vests for the boys!

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Pyjama

Pyjama

A Pyjama party is perfect for those who want to spend a comfy night in with friends. Play games, gossip, and watch a few movies over dinner or schedule in line with a great TV program like an awards night. Kids love pyjama parties as well.

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Roaring 20's

Roaring 20's

Gangsters and flappers it's time to bring our your best Charleston and Fox Trot moves. A Great Gatsby/1920's theme can really come to life through the music and dance. This era, between the two world wars is full of colour, bling and rhythm!

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Snow

Snow

Create a winter wonderland and give your guests another reason to kit up in their ski gear. Frost your windows up with adhesive frosting. Make cool table settings with a few pine cones and a candle in the middle.

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Sports Star

Sports Star

Come dressed as your favourite sports star or in your favourite sporting outfit. This theme gives guests a lot of options, or you can choose to theme your party in a particular sport. A backyard cricket or fishing theme always works a treat.

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Toga

Toga

The traditional toga party has become a popular theme at high school and university parties. Get back to true Ancient Roman style and bring out the white cotton sheets. Use vines as decorations and as tie downs.

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Trailer Trash

Trailer Trash

A great theme to complement a few snags on the BBQ and beer. Get the guests to dress up in different styles of trailer trash from around the world.

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Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Transform your venue into the deep blue sea. Drape blue material wherever you can (tie-dye it yourself if you can!) and create seaweed out of balloon bouquets. Make cut-outs of starfish and sea horses and hang them with fishing wire.

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Uniform

Uniform

Everyone loves a manor woman in uniform. This theme is always a blast because people feel more comfortable being extroverted when they are dressed up. It's a theme where mechanics, pilots, school teachers, waitresses and celebrities all have the same job of having fun.

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Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is in, so this theme is in vogue. Go for a certain era and make things a bit more interesting. Choose your favourite era and re-create the time for your guests

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Xmas in July

Xmas in July

Christmas twice a year. No one will complain. Leave the Christmas carols at home, but gifts are always fun.

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