Is there anything more fun than a costume party? All the moments that involve the party - from the organization to the big day - are great fun.
A costume party can be planned for birthday celebrations (especially those that mark a significant time in life, such as 15 years, 18 years and 30 years), school (for graduations or year-end balls), business or end-of-the-year reunion) or just to gather friends without a specific reason. The fact is that in all these occasions it fits a celebration to the fantasy.
And if you are strolling through this text and why you agree that a costume party has everything to mark your story. Well then come with us and we'll give you all the tips for organizing an amazing fantasy party:
How to Organize and Decorate a Fantasy Party
Set a theme
This is perhaps the most interesting and fun topic of the party: defining the theme. You can let your imagination fly high and think from the most common and recurring themes such as the 60s, or go to something more specific like a movie - Harry Potter is a good example - or TV series.
Other common themes are Halloween, the June party and the carnival. These parties, besides being an opportunity to take fantasy out of the closet, are still a way to enjoy the holidays and calendar dates.
You can also think of topics like cinema, music, sports, literature, fairy tales and historical periods such as prehistory or medieval times. Looking for inspirations in ancient civilizations may also be interesting, in which case the suggestions are the Egyptians, the Persians or who knows even the Latin American Indians. But you can also choose to leave the theme of the party free and allow your guests to define the theme of their own fantasies.
The important thing is to decide whether the party will be thematic or not as soon as possible, since it is this small and significant detail that will guide the whole organization of the party to fantasy. And a tip: never send the invitation without setting the theme. The guests are lost and will feel the unpreparedness of the organization.
After setting the theme, choose the location. This is also a very important stage for the success of the costume party. Some themes combine especially with open places and in the midst of nature, such as a medieval-themed party. Already others like a 60's costume party look better if held in an enclosed space.
Determine the location of the party according to the theme and how much you are willing to spend to complete it. If the money is short the tip is to do it at home or ask for that legal farm of your friend loaned.
Send the invitations
Set theme and location it's time to start sending party invitations. The date and time of the party by then should already be set.
Distribute the invitations 30 days before the party, enough time for the guests to plan and look for the costumes. And by the way, make it clear in the invitation that to enter the party is essential the use of fantasy according to the theme.
Enjoy and make the themed invitation, so your guests already have that taste of what is to come and you can surprise them.
Bet on colors
Fantasy party, as a rule, has to be colored. This guarantees the air of relaxation and joy typical of this type of event. Colors can be combined together in a harmonious and fun palette, or use them freely, like a true rainbow.
Good, beautiful and cheap
Balloons, streamers and masks are a great way to make the fancy party decor inexpensive and affordable. Another way to cheapen the cost of decorating is to invest in paper flowers and candles. The DIY concept - Do It Yourself - or the famous "Do It Yourself" can also be incorporated into the fancy party decoration. Recyclable materials like pet bottles, glass and cans give that extra touch in the decor.
What to eat and drink at the party
The fantasy party is by itself relaxed and casual. For this reason, treats that can be eaten by hand without the need for dishes and cutlery fit perfectly into this type of party. To leave them in the mood of the party, invest in shapes and colors that refer to the chosen theme.
As for drinks, do not miss the traditional juices, soft drinks, water and beer. But to make a charm at the party, serve some drinks - alcoholic and non-alcoholic - very colorful. Another tip is to serve punches.
How fancy am I going?
When thinking fantasy is creative and do not be afraid to dare. You can buy one ready, have it done at a seamstress or do it on your own. Also innovate in the use of different materials to create futuristic fantasies and well original.
But be careful not to make the fantasy uncomfortable. Remember that you will have a whole night ahead to dance, talk and have fun and the last thing you will want is a fantasy of tightening or limiting your movements.
Light and music
A fantasy party to stay in history needs proper lighting and a selection of songs to make everyone dance. You can choose to hire a DJ or a band depending on your budget. But it is also possible to control the sound on its own, so you have a play list able to hold the animation throughout the party.
Have you thought about the best theme for your costume party? We have a fantasy party photo gallery waiting for you just below. They are creative suggestions and ideas for the decoration of your party. What are you waiting for? Check it out:
Picture 1 - Want a fancy and luxurious fancy party? So take inspiration from this table.
Picture 2 - Feathers and feathers: from the invitation to the menu.
Picture 3 - For a cheap fantasy party decoration invest in balloons, streamers and paper embellishments.
Picture 4 - All attention to the bar.
Picture 5 - A stall of lights and colors to surprise your guests.
Picture 6 - Chocolate at will.
Image 7 - A fantasy party inspired by the discomusic times.
Image 8 - Light and shine on the dance floor.
Picture 9 - How about an instant photo machine for your guests to eternalize the party?
Picture 10 - The gold is the base color of this party to the fantasy, complemented by the black and red.
Image 11 - Flowered Skulls!
Picture 12 - A photo machine on each table.
Picture 13 - Moulin Rouge! The musical turned movie is the theme of this party.
Picture 14 - Even the cake comes dressed for the party.
Image 15 - Crepe paper strips give a sensational effect to the party.
Picture 16 - And on the red carpet ...
Picture 17 - And if all your favorite movies become a party theme, have you thought about that possibility?
Image 18 - Playing cards may suggest various themes for a costume party, including Las Vegas or Alice in Wonderland.
Image 19 - Here, vinyl records saw sousplat.
Image 20 - In this party, the masks accompany the dishes.
Image 21 - Paper flags and flowers to color the party.
Image 22 - Day of the dead celebrated outdoors.
Picture 23 - What to do with toy springs? Fantasy party decoration of course!
Picture 24 - Masks are the symbol of the fancy parties.
Picture 25 - Can it be more playful than a fantasy party? Children who say so.
Image 26 - The elegance of the black and gold lent to the decoration of the costume party.
Image 27 - Tunes holding the cutlery.
Image 28 - Serpentine on all sides.
Picture 29 - Chairs with tulle skirt.
Picture 30 - A colorful fantasy party in the middle of nature: the yellowish lighting guarantees the cozy atmosphere for the celebration.
Picture 31 - The costume party can have a rustic footprint too.
Image 32 - A menu right at the entrance to the party.
Picture 33 - Night of games!
Image 34 - The candlelight.
Picture 35 - Do it yourself: curtain and paper flowers
Picture 36 - Pillows to accommodate the guests.
Image 37 - A neat corner for the bar of the costume party.
Picture 38 - And what about a luminous sign to decorate the party?
Picture 39 - A table decorated in a relaxed and very irreverent way.
Image 40 - A glass that looks more like a disco ball? It can only be his fantasy!
Image 41 - Ladies and gentlemen, the theme of the party is "The Circus".
Image 42 - Fantasy party with funeral touch.
Picture 43 - Eat, drink and dance! Have you seen any similar titles in the movies?
Image 44 - Fantasy party decorated with field flowers and delicate fabrics.
Image 45 - Balloons, confetti and blinks.
Picture 46 - For an elegant party go of black, white and silver.
Image 47 - Paper masks.
Image 48 - The theme is rainbow.
Picture 49 - Here comes the woman bird.
Picture 50 - And the child ice cream cone!
Picture 51 - The dream of the wedding realized in the celebration to the fantasy.
Picture 52 - Masks and feathers: have these accessories in hand to distribute to those guests who have forgotten the fantasy; You bet, there's always one!
Image 53 - Drinks and lights to "light up" the party.
Image 54 - Shiny curtain and paper folds.
Image 55 - A scenario within the costume party.
Picture 56 - Light and soft shades contrasted by dark velvety green: a decoration and both for the costume party.
Image 57 - Look what paper stars can do for the party decoration.
Image 58 - From the outside you can already have an idea of what is inside the party.
Image 59 - A little macabre for a costume party?
Image 60 - A well-decorated bar enhances the fancy party.