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Party theme ideas/ costume party ideas: I think nobody enjoys a boring party so that spicing up your party with some unique ideas can truly make your celebration a memorable one. When it comes to celebrating your friends, family member’s birthday, school or college reunion party, festival celebrations in the office choosing a theme is a great way to make your party memorable, fun, and enjoyable. If you’re stuck on ideas, opting for a different theme idea could help to make your feast unforgettable. So you can brainstorm unique party games, themed decorations & costumes for your upcoming party. If you’re you’re not able to think of creative themes, here we have listed some best and unique party themes and costume party ideas.

List of best party theme ideas/ costume party ideas/dress-up theme ideas

Party Theme ideas:

Classic party themes

party theme ideas and costume ideas

  • Halloween Party
  • Pirate Party/ Treasure Island
  • Hollywood
  • Fancy Dress (anything goes)
  • Wild West
  • Under the Sea/ Nautical
  • Famous Dead People
  • Heroes vs Villains
  • Superheros
  • Zombie Party
  • 15 Minutes of Fame
  • Toga Party
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Gangsters and Flappers
  • Angels and Devils
  • Ghosts and Ghouls

Party Themes inspired by Tv shows

  • Favorite Kids Show
  • Favorite Murder Mystery
  • Game of Thrones
  • Favorite Comedy Show Character
  • Star Trek
  • The News
  • Favorite TV Detective
  • Dr. Who
  • The Kardashians
  • Reality TV Stars
  • X-Factor (or any other “talent” show)
  • Jane Fonda Fitness Videos
  • Downton Abbey
  • Mad Men
  • Neighbors vs Home and Away

Party themes inspired by Movies

  • Avengers
  • Black & White Movies
  • Academy Award Winners/ Oscars Party
  • Disney Classics
  • Australian Films
  • Horror Film Classics
  • Star Wars
  • Characters from one Director’s movies (e.g. Alfred Hitchcock Movies, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg)
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Greese
  • Rocky Horror
  • Studio 54
  • 007 Bond
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Priscilla Queen of the Dessert
  • Classic 80’s (think Ferris Buller, Pretty in Pink)
  • Mission Impossible

Party themes inspired by geography, nations, and cultures

party theme ideas and costume ideas

  • Around the World
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Paris Nights
  • Multi-cultural Party
  • British Punk
  • Australia vs New Zealand
  • True Blue Australian
  • I think I’m Turning Japanese
  • Bollywood
  • All American
  • Miami Nights
  • The British Royal Family
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Hawaiian Luau
  • Tartan & Scotch
  • Havana Nights
  • Great Wall of China
  • I love Italy
  • Brazilian Carnival
  • Oktoberfest
  • Arabian Nights
  • Walk Like An Egyptian

Party themes perfect for gala events

  • Masquerade Ball
  • Casino Royal
  • Red Carpet Glam
  • The Oscars
  • Black & White Ball

Party themes inspired by books

  • Harry Potter
  • Characters from your favorite children’s book
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Literature Greats
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Alice in Wonderland/ Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
  • Jane Austen novels (or pick another significant author with lots of great characters)

Party themes inspired by color

party theme ideas and costume party ideas

  • Choose a color and make that the theme. Popular ones include “white party”.
  • Rainbow Party
  • Pantone Colour of the Year
  • Primary Colours Only
  • Neon Party
  • Anything but black
  • Black & White

Party themes inspired by important dates

  • Halloween Party
  • Christmas in July
  • Bad Christmas Jumper Party
  • Santa Clause Party
  • Chinese New Year

Party themes inspired by music

  • Rock n Roll
  • Popstars
  • Woodstock
  • MTV Awards
  • Favorite Musician of all time
  • Characters from Musicals (stage or film)
  • Video Killed the Radio Star

Party themes inspired by fashion

  • Pyjama Party
  • People In Uniform
  • Op Shop Finds (set a budget)
  • Tux and Tiaras

Party themes to suit kids parties

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  • Bluey
  • Lego
  • Paw Patrol
  • Pirate Party
  • Disney Characters
  • Book Week Characters
  • Things That Fly
  • Zoo Party (come as your favorite animals)
  • Favorite TV Show Characters
  • Favorite Movie Character
  • Superheros
  • Transformers
  • A particular movie (Frozen, Moana… popular ones currently)
  • A Bugs Life
  • Toy Story
  • Funky disco theme

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