Fancy Dress Party Ideas

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Creating the Fancy-Dress Party You Want!

You need to first decide whether the fancy dress party you are holding is going to have a given them or if the people are going to come in dressed how they want – this means you are leaving the fancy dress decision to your guests.

Many people think that it is easier to go with the “free for all” when dealing with costume ideas. However, it is a good idea to have them because you can easily plan the entire party around them. From how you design the invitations and decorations to the food that is served at the party.

Having a theme is also good because it makes it easier for mothers to choose costumes for their kids without having to think too much and wonder how to dress them.

Party Theme Ideas

You don’t need to complicate your theme. You can keep things simple. You can choose a pink party where people have to dress in pink. You can also decide to choose a theme that is a little more specific, like a superhero. Provide dozens of different types of LED bubble guns, whatever the them, they will go down a treat.

Maybe your child has already decided on a theme they want. Below are some good ideas that can go a long way:

  • Garden party – butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, garden fairies
  • Pirate party – pirates and swashbuckling outfits, and anything that includes crossbones and skulls
  • Under the sea party – mermen, mermaids, ariel, and other creatures that live under the sea
  • Harry Potter party – dragons, witches, wizards, and Hogwarts students
  • Letter party – you can choose a letter, e.g., F, and then dress anything that begins with the letter
  • Superhero party – Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Spiderman, or any hero that wears a cape
  • Princess party – princesses, glitter, queen outfits, tiaras
  • Pink or purple party – dressing up in your favorite colors
  • Fairy party – Fairy costumes, tinker bell outfits, tutus, and wings

Tips to Choose a Theme for Your Invitation

If you choose to have a fancy dress party with a theme, you should set the tone of the party by designing the invitation with the theme in mind. If you want to host a garden party, for example, you can make invitations that open up and have the shape of a butterfly.

The Importance of Giving Advanced Notice

You need to have a notice of at least one week before you host a fancy dress party, which is different from birthday parties which don’t need that much time. When you don’t give other moms enough time to get a costume or make one for their kids, you make things harder for them. You need to make things easy for them by letting them know at least a week in advance. This also gives them time to be creative about their outfits.

Provide Fancy Food for Guests

The food you serve should go with the fancy dress party theme. If you are having a fairy or garden party, flow fairy cupcakes and biscuit wands, while a pirate party works well with jelly boats. You will realize you have a lot of options, depending on the theme you choose.

There are many recipes online that you can check out and try for your party. You can get a lot of ideas that work well.

Don’t Forget Fancy Decorations

It is hard to go wrong when it comes to your fancy dress party decorations. This is one of those areas you don’t have to hold back at all. The only limits you have to consider are your imagination and budget. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on decorations. When you choose a theme and then stick to it, you are going to be surprised at how many decorations you come up with without even having to spend that much. Go and buy supplies from a craft store so you can make your own decorations. You can also check out discount shops.

Have Some Backup Costumes

You should try having a couple of extra fancy dresses so that you can give them to a kid who comes without one to the party. There might be a mother who doesn’t take seriously the dress aspect of the party and sends their child to the party in plain clothes. Even if it is an extra tiara or a superhero cape, try having something that can be used during such situations. The child is not going to feel like the odd one out at the party.

About Theresa Duncan

Originally from Detroit, MI, Theresa has been offering health and fitness advice for the last 30 years while working as an engineer. She decided to turn her passion into a profession, and finds nothing more satisfying than helping others reach their health and fitness goals.

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