There’s no better time of year than Halloween to host a costume party! Rather than a run of the mill costume party why not add a theme for guests to follow? Here are five fun themed costume party ideas to make your next shindig a little more fun!
Pick your favorite decade from the past and encourage guests to come dressed up retro style! The 20s, 50s, 70s or 80s are always popular picks. Try to incorporate your music and decor to match the chosen time period. A 70s party could feature a disco ball and hits from the disco era. The 80s can run from New Wave to hard rock hair bands-let your imagination run wild!
Encourage guests to come as their favorite Halloween monster-vampires, werewolves, and zombies galore! Have extra props on hand for guests to embellish their costumes when they arrive at the party-fangs, capes, and wigs are inexpensive additions that help take costumes to the next spooky level!
Ask guests to dress like celebrities-alive or dead-and make your costume party reminiscent of a Hollywood screening. Adding directors chairs, faux film reels, and a red carpet can help give the party decor an Oscar night look.
With over 80 years of family classics, it won’t be hard for guests to find a Disney character to be for this family friendly party theme. This is an excellent option for an all ages gathering-children will love seeing adults dressed as their favorite characters!
Ugly Sweater/Ugly Bridesmaid Dress Parties
While ugly sweater parties are popular during the holidays don’t let that stop you from making it a year round event! Another popular variation on this theme are ugly bridesmaid dress parties. Raid your local thrift stores for the ugliest clothes you can find and watch the laughs as guests compare outfits!
While costume parties are especially common around Halloween you can host any of these fun themed costume parties year-round! What are your favorite costume party themes?