You may not even realize it, but you’ve been throwing themed parties since you were knee-high and having Barbie birthdays. And you know why your parents were always so quick to get on board? Because themed parties are so [insert clap emoji] much [insert clap emoji] easier [insert clap emoji] to plan! Just consider the Taco Tuesday dinners you put together for your own family as an adult! It’s something everyone looks forward to and takes the burden off of you to be Julia Child every night.

Sometimes planning a get-together from scratch can feel stressful and intimidating, but when you’ve got a theme, the creative spirit takes over! They are the perfect way to encourage fun and experimentation at your party and guarantee a night your guests will always remember.

Here’s why!

Choosing a theme for your party is great for guiding easy decisions. Rather than having every party idea ever to choose from, you’ve got a neat little box to plan in.

And on the flipside, if you’re feeling completely stuck creatively, a theme is a great springboard for ideas. It’ll point you in one direction, and then you’re off to the races!

It’s easy to yay or nay potential decorations, menus, and party activities based on your chosen theme!

It also provides everyone with a sense of what to expect and how to dress, which can otherwise be a source of anxiety for guests!

A theme gives you an opportunity to design a party around something you might be passionate about. Planning something that excites you is great motivation to host!

And your theme might actually give your guests a fun new way to get to know you. Even your best friend or your siblings could be surprised to learn you’re really into French culture or floral arranging!

A themed party allows another way for guests to get to know the host even more. Whether it is your best friend or your sibling, a themed party will allow even those closest to you to see what tickles your fancy!

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