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How To Throw A Costume Party

Who doesn’t love a costume party? There’s nothing better than reaching for your cat tail costumes and heading out to paint the town red, is there? But throwing one yourself is a whole different ball game so you’d be wise to do some serious party planning before the big day to cover all your bases. Here are a few hints and tips to help you get it right.

Decide on a theme

If you don’t care what your guests come as then you can skip this step out. After all, surprises can be a lot of fun. But if you want a sense of uniformity for your party pictures, deciding on a theme is a good idea. See if there are any big events you can tie your party in with to really help inspire people’s costume choices.

Don’t forget the décor

It’s just as important to get your house in costume as it is yourself for a truly successful fancy dress party. Once you’ve worked your theme out, you can think about décor and what you want to do. Head to Pinterest to see if there are any DIY ideas on the site that could help you save some cash.


This is a biggie! No one wants to go to a party where there’s no sustenance at all. And, naturally, you should try and tie this in with your theme as well. For example – if you’ve gone for an Arabian Nights theme, think about Middle Eastern food like falafel, olives, tabbouleh, baklava and more. If you don’t fancy cooking, splash the cash and get some catering in.

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