Great and Helpful Ideas For Your Next Fancy Dress Party

Great and Helpful Ideas For Your Next Fancy Dress Party

Do you want to host an event or party that is different? If you have attended just about every party type in the last few years and you are feeling stuck when it comes to a party theme or idea, why not host a “fancy dress party”?

Perfect for all ages, fancy dress parties are enjoyable for both the old and the young. If this is your first time throwing one of these parties, or you need some inspiration, we have collected 10 top tips to help you host a memorable, fun, and unique fancy dress party.

Choose Your Theme

The first step involved before you can move on to anything else is to decide on a theme for your party. And with so many ideas and themes on offer, the possibilities are just about endless!

Keep in mind that when you decide on an idea or theme, this will typically flow into the other facets of the party, from the invitations and decorations to the beverages and food you will be serving. Just make sure the theme you have chosen will be enjoyable or exciting for both you and the guests attending.

Theme Ideas for Fancy Dress Parties

The theme for your dress-up party does not need to be complicated. If you are struggling to choose a theme, keep reading for a few ideas to inspire you:

– A black party (or any other color of your choosing) – you ask your guests to only dress in the color you have specified.

– A letter party – ask your guests to dress as someone or something whose name begins with the letter you have chosen. An example of this may be the letter ‘A’ where one guest might decide to come dressed up in an ant or apple costume.

– Uniform party – ask your guests to dress in different uniforms. Examples of these include a nurse, doctor, police officer, or fireman.

– Medieval party – Ask your guests to come dressed up as court jesters, queens, kings, or noblemen.

– Decade party – ask your guests to dress up according to a specific decade. This could be the 60s, 70s, 80s, or as far back as the 40s.

– Superhero party – ask your guests to choose a superhero and dress up as one. Examples could include the Hulk, Batman, Superman, Captain America, etc.

– Movie Party – ask your guests to choose their favorite movie and then dress up as one of the characters.


Once you have chosen the theme, you can move on to the invitations where you can have a bit of fun with the theme. Add a few decorative splurges to the invitations so your guests can immediately recognize what the theme of the party is all about.

For instance, if your theme is a superhero party, your invitations could be shaped into a mask of a famous superhero.


Finding a costume is a really fun part of planning for a dress-up party. If you are crafty, you could make your own accessories and costume. You could also choose to rent or buy the accessories and the costume for a quick solution, especially when you are running out of time. This bright white led dollar sign necklace with beads is a great accessory.


The food for your party should also match the theme. Some examples could include white-colored food for a ‘white party’ such as white marshmallows and white bread, or mead if you throw a medieval bash. If you are throwing a letter party, choose food that starts with that letter.


Another enjoyable part of organizing a dress-up party involves choosing decorations for your venue which will make the theme “come to life”. From life-size props to custom balloons or even staging the venue so it looks like a movie scene, there are lots of options that you can choose from for your fancy dress party to match your budget and your needs.


For added fun, you may want to consider running a competition on the day of the party by giving out awards for the worst and best dressed. And if you are hiring a DJ or playing your own music, you could choose a song that is related directly to the theme of the party.

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