Fancy dress parties are great ways to change up the usual social formula and allow creativity while having fun. Costumes are the name of the game, so not only do guests have a chance to leave their problems at the door, but they may also become someone entirely different for a few hours. Creating an outfit is a wonderful chance to be artistic and let your personality shine. Wearing a costume also makes it easier to mingle, the mask acting as a guard against anxiety. When hosting a fancy dress party, follow a few tips and yours will be a success.
Themes are great ways to spark creativity and fun for guests. Decide on a theme that everyone can relate to. For example, you can choose to invite guests to dress as their favorite superhero or in the style of a certain time period such as the Victorian era or even the 1960’s. Not only does a theme promote the possibility for some truly great costumes, but it also provides a guide to those who may otherwise have a hard time coming up with a costume at random. A fancy dress party is supposed to be fun, not stressful.
You should also bear in mind the occasion that you are celebrating with your fancy dress party. This will help you decide who to invite. For instance, if it is a Christmas party at which gifts will be exchanged or just to get friends together, inviting children might be a good idea. Halloween, on the other hand, can go both ways. For kids, all sorts of games can be set up for them to enjoy, and small prizes can be handed out for the best costume. If it is an adults-only party, however, costumes will likely be a little more risqué and alcoholic beverages may make an appearance.
You and your guests are not the only things that wear costumes during a fancy dress party. The venue itself needs to be decorated in order to enhance the mood. What would a Halloween party be without skeletons, witches, and tombstones? A Christmas party just wouldn’t be right without snowmen and candy canes. Feel free to extend the ornamentation to the food as well. Cookie cutters and food coloring lead to all sorts of design possibilities, and specialized sandwiches and drinks top off the edible festivities nicely. Just check for some neat recipes online or run down to the local holiday store for ideas.
Fancy dress parties allow people to let loose for a night without fear of looking silly. Yours can be a success by planning fun and themes that everyone can enjoy. So send out those invitations and let the festivities begin.