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50 Tips On How To Plan A Themed Party

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Do you want to plan a themed party for your little one's? Planning a themed party can be a fun and exciting way to celebrate a Birthday or special occasion. Whether your little one is a Dinosaur, Unicorn or Mermaid lover a themed party can add an extra bit of excitement to your event with lots of themed party bags fillers and party toys. To help you plan the perfect themed party, here are 50 expert tips to help you in the process.

1. Set the Date and Time

Select a date and time that works best for you and your guests. Consider factors such as holidays, school schedules, and other events that may conflict. This will help you plan for this exact day and make you less stressed out about time.

2. Choose the Perfect Venue

Decide whether you'll host the party at home, a rented venue, or outdoors. Ensure it has the facilities and space you need for your themed party. Make sure the venue is the perfect size for the amount of people you are inviting. 

3. Create Invitations

Craft or purchase themed invitations that set the tone for the celebration. Include essential details like the date, time, location so people know what they are doing and it makes it easier for you too. 

4. Decorate with Colours

Infuse the party space with vibrant colours to capture the essence of the theme you are going for. If this is Unicorn going for colours like pink, blue and white. Incorporate balloons, music, tablecloths, and banners in shades of pink, blue, and more.

5. DIY Unicorn Crafts

If you are going with the Unicorn theme, get creative with DIY unicorn crafts such as paper mache horns, glittery masks, and magical wands. These personalised touches make such a difference and add thought into the decor.

6. Set Up a Photo Booth

Create a photo booth area adorned with themed props like hats, wigs, and wings. Create a cool backdrop for the guests and make the party extra special.

7. Plan Mermaid-Inspired Games

If you decide on mermaid theme, organise games and activities that embrace the mystical theme, such as pin the horn on the unicorn, unicorn ring toss, and unicorn colouring stations.

8. Hire an Entertainer

TAke the party to the next level with an entertainer dressed up for the theme you are going for. For example if you are doing dinosaur theme get someone to come dressed up as a dinosaur to entertain the little one's and guests. This is great for pictures.

9. Design a Magical Menu

Craft a menu filled with whimsical treats like unicorn cupcakes, rainbow fruit skewers, cotton candy clouds, and sparkling beverages served in unicorn-themed cups.

10. Offer Dietary Options

Ensure there are dietary options available for guests with allergies or dietary restrictions. Include gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan alternatives to accommodate everyone. this is so the party is personalised for everyone and no one has any problems.

11. Create a Playlist

Compile a playlist of music that complements the theme. Include popular songs and let people add their own music to this too so everyone gets a chance to listen to something they enjoy.

12. Arrange Costume Contest

Encourage guests to dress up in their greatest outfits for a costume contest. Award prizes for the most creative, magical, and thoughtful outfits.

13. Provide Party Favours

Send guests home with unicorn-themed party favours like stickers, temporary tattoos, keychains, and miniature plush teddies as a token of appreciation.

14. Incorporate Dinosaur Elements

For an extra touch of whimsy, integrate dinosaur elements into the decor and activities. Consider dinosaur-shaped balloons, fossils, and even a dinosaur-themed cake.

15. Mermaid-Inspired Crafts

Incorporate mermaid-inspired crafts into the party activities, such as creating seashell necklaces, mermaid tail crowns, and underwater-themed paintings.

16. Set Up a DIY Potion Station

Provide ingredients and instructions for guests to create their own magical potions. Include glitter, food colouring, and various liquids for concocting potions of all colours and effects.

17. Plan Outdoor Activities

If hosting the party outdoors, plan unicorn-themed outdoor activities like a scavenger hunt, obstacle course, or relay race. This will ensure the guests have fun and do not get bored.

18. Create a Magical Entrance

Welcome guests with a grand entrance decorated with twinkling lights, cascading ribbons, and a majestic archway fit for the chosen theme.

19. Offer Face Painting

Hire a face painter to transform guests into mythical creatures with artistic designs like unicorns, mermaids, and dinosaurs.

20. Decorate with Fairy Lights

Drape fairy lights throughout the party space to add a magical glow and create an enchanting atmosphere.

21. DIY Unicorn Horn Headbands

Set up a crafting station where guests can make their own unicorn horn headbands using colourful paper, glitter, and elastic bands.

22. Create a Unicorn Cake

Design or order a show-stopping unicorn cake adorned with fondant horns, rainbow frosting, and edible glitter.

23. Serve Unicorn Popcorn

Popcorn drizzled with colourful candy melts and sprinkles makes for a delightful unicorn-themed snack.

24. Offer Unicorn Mane Hair Styling

Set up a hairstyling station where guests can have their hair styled with colourful extensions and glitter to resemble a unicorn's mane.

25. Design Party Hats

Provide plain party hats and decorating supplies so guests can customise their own themed hats.

26. Host a Tea Party

Set up a tea party complete with floral teacups, pastel macarons, and miniature sandwiches shaped like unicorns.

27. Create a Unicorn Piñata

Craft or purchase a unicorn-shaped piñata filled with magical surprises for guests to enjoy.

28. Offer Themed Excercise 

Host a playful yoga session for kids with unicorn-themed poses like downward-facing unicorn and rainbow stretch. 

29. Set Up a Unicorn Treasure Hunt

Hide unicorn-themed treasures around the party venue and provide clues for guests to follow in search of hidden treasures.

30. Create Unicorn Bath Bombs

Set up a DIY bath bomb station where guests can mix ingredients to create their own sparkling unicorn-themed bath bombs.

31. Decorate with Giant Inflatables

Add a whimsical touch to the party space with giant inflatable for guests to pose with for photos.

32. Offer Story Time

Gather the little one's to tell each other their favourite fantasy stories.

33. Set Up a Nail Art Station

Provide nail polish and nail art supplies for guests to decorate their nails with unicorn-inspired designs.

34. Create Unicorn Fruit Kabobs

Thread colourful fruits onto skewers to create rainbow fruit kabobs reminiscent of unicorn horns.

35. Host a Unicorn Fashion Show

Encourage guests to strut their stuff on a makeshift runway while showcasing their unicorn-themed outfits and accessories.

36. Design Unicorn Balloon Animals

Learn how to twist balloons into whimsical shapes like unicorns, rainbows, and stars to entertain guests.

37. Offer Unicorn Slime Making

Set up a slime-making station where guests can concoct their own unicorn slime using glitter, glue, and magical additives. You can also add slime into everyone's party bags.

38. Plan Karaoke

Host a karaoke session featuring songs for guests to sing along to.

39. Create Unicorn Sand Art

Provide coloured sand and bottles for guests to create their own magical sand art masterpieces.

40. Offer Unicorn Temporary Tattoos

Set up a tattoo station where guests can choose from a variety of unicorn-themed temporary tattoos to their skin.

41. Decorate with Giant Paper Flowers

Craft oversized paper flowers in vibrant colours to decorate the party space and add a great touch.

42. Set Up a Unicorn Bean Bag Toss

Create a bean bag toss game featuring a unicorn-themed target for guests to aim at.

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43. Offer Unicorn Jewellery Making

Provide beads, charms, and elastic cords for guests to create their own unicorn-themed bracelets and necklaces. Loom Bands are also a quick and easy way to keep everyone busy.

44. Design Unicorn Ice Cream Cones

Dip ice cream cones in colourful candy melts and sprinkles to create magical unicorn-inspired treats.

45. Host a Unicorn Dance Party

Clear the dance floor and crank up the music for a lively unicorn-themed dance party complete with glow sticks and disco lights. 

46. Offer Unicorn Story Stones

Decorate stones with unicorn images and symbols for guests to use as storytelling prompts or keepsakes. This is a great way for people to remember the party and always keep it with them.

47. Set Up a Unicorn Bounce House

Rent a unicorn-themed bounce house for guests to jump and play in throughout the party.

48. Create Unicorn Suncatchers

Provide supplies for guests to create their own suncatchers featuring unicorn designs to hang in windows at home.

49. Offer Unicorn Hula Hooping

Provide hula hoops decorated with ribbons and glitter for guests to practice their hula hooping skills.

50. Design Unicorn Sandcastle Building

Set up a sandcastle building station with pastel-coloured sand and moulds shaped like unicorns, stars, and seashells.

With these 50 tips, you're well on your way to planning a themed party of your choice that will leave guests feeling amazing. Let your imagination run wild and follow these tips so your guests can have the best party yet.

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