#ThrowbackThursday

Regardless of whether your party is on Thursday or not, this popular hashtag also doubles as a great birthday party theme. You can reminisce about the old days, or set it in an era that you never saw yourself, but always thought would be fun to experience! Whether it is a 1950s sock hop or a 1920s murder mystery party, a #ThrowbackThursday party allows your guests to dress up and you to decorate your space in a fun way.

Casino Night

Casino night is a thrilling theme because you can incorporate the anticipation and excitement of gambling without the high stakes. You can set up a variety of tables offering games such as blackjack, poker, and craps and enjoy seeing your guests get into the theme. You can encourage your guests to dress up to create more of an environment that echoes a ritzy casino as well.

Karaoke Party

If the birthday boy or girl loves to sing, a karaoke night can be a perfect way to honor them. This is also a simple theme; all you really need to do is rent, borrow, or invest in a karaoke machine, and let your guests provide the entertainment! Regardless of how well they sing, fun will be had by all with this popular party theme.

Menu

When it comes to a birthday party, regardless of theme, the food has to be enjoyable. This will keep all party-goers happy, and the guest of honor will be particularly touched by efforts to appeal to their palate. Regardless of what you pick, here is what you need to consider.

Number of Attendees

How many people are coming to this party will have a big impact on what you serve and how you serve it. If you are expecting many people, a buffet is probably your best option in terms of affordability and practicality. If this is the case, stick to simple foods that will be easy to make in big batches. If it is a smaller affair, you can exercise more creativity with your meal. Regardless, don’t forget some appetizers for guests to nosh on while they wait.

Think About Theme

Food is an easy way to incorporate the theme into your event. Your menu should directly reflect and work with the theme. For example, if you choose casino night, think about the fact that people will be playing games all night; they will probably not want to play cards while hungry and then sit down at the table for dinner, eager to get back to playing their game. Consider serving finger foods instead, so people can grab snacks throughout the night as they so choose.