Terrific Dress Up Theme Party Ideas For Creative Adults

Dress up parties are a great way to get together with friends. First of all, when people dress up they are more likely to participate and have fun. Secondly, funny dress up themes bring people together and make them laugh.

There are so many different types of dress-up parties that you can have, and you can use them for all kinds of events. Check out our list below for some of our favorites!

TV/Movie Characters

The great thing about this theme is that it has so many possibilities. You can dress up as your favorite fictional character, or a famous actor or actress. This theme really can’t go wrong!

If you want to go with a fictional character, the options are endless. Whether it’s from a movie or television show, there are so many choices. Here are some examples:

  • Austin Powers (any of the characters)
  • Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Harry Potter (Harry Potter)
  • Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Dollar Store Dress Up

Head to the dollar store empty handed, and go wild on the aisles. Buy whatever you find and use your imagination to create a costume – it’s hilarious!

Do a contest for best costume, and take pictures of all your friends in their dollar store getups. You’ll be crying from laughter at how silly everyone looks, but honestly it’s probably going to be one of the funniest parts of your night.

Sports Athletes

Having a sports athlete dress up party can be as easy as throwing on your favorite jersey and grabbing a ball to play with. Whatever sport you choose to celebrate, it’s most important that all of your guests have fun.

Athletes, whether professionals or just for fun, all display characteristics that are great for imitating when hosting a party. Fitness, skill and athleticism are the main traits you’ll want to consider when putting together costumes for this theme, regardless of what sport you choose to focus on. Popular sports in America include football (American), basketball, baseball (MLB), soccer (MLS), hockey, cricket and tennis; but there are many more options worldwide!

Once you’ve decided on the sport you want to focus on for your dress up theme party, it might be helpful to encourage guests to come dressed as their favorite athlete or team member. This will give your attendees a solid idea of what they should try out and allow them even more creativity with their costumes!

Fairy Tales

We all know that fairy tales are for children. Well, maybe not all of us do, but some of us do. Anyways, isn’t it time to get rid of that silly stereotype? I mean, kids love them too! So why don’t we just let adults have fun with them once in a while? All adults are still kids at heart and deserve to be treated as such.

Fairy tales can be customized to fit any occasion. If you’re looking to host a more formal party, consider themes like Tangled/Rapunzel or The Wizard Of Oz. If you want something more relaxed and whimsical, go with Peter Pan or Pinocchio.

Date That isn’t Dec 25th

In order to make your Christmas-themed party a success, you’re going to want to start by setting the stage. A Christmas dress up party should feel just as cozy and festive as being at home for the holidays! Here are some ideas on how to do that.

  • Put up decorations around your house
  • Consider buying a fake tree from somewhere like Ikea if you don’t want to drag out your real one
  • Set out holiday decor such as garlands, stockings, and ornaments for people to use in their outfit pictures
  • Serve Christmas food! There will be plenty of options when it comes down time for dinner but look into smaller dishes so guests can sample some favorites throughout the evening

Late Night Hosts & Guests

This theme is a great option for any group that wants an excuse to dress up in crazy costumes but also do ridiculous things (as many celebrities do on late night shoes!). You or your guests can dress up as any late-night talk show host and the rest can be their celebrity guests. You could even go all out, get the perfect stage outfit, and turn your living room into a mini set!

Superheroes and Villains

One of the most fun dress up theme party ideas is to dress up as your favorite superhero or super villain. Whether you’re a Marvel or a DC fan, we’re sure that there are plenty of characters you love and want to dress up as.

Alice in Wonderland

‘Alice in Wonderland’ themes provide an opportunity for a lot of creativity. Think white rabbits and mad hatters, or caterpillars and queens. Most of the characters in this universe are memorable and easy to dress up as: Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, or even the White Rabbit.

If you’re looking for something that’s not necessarily a character, but from Alice in Wonderland, never fear! You can use these iconic characters to inspire your costume ideas, but go as something else entirely! It could be a good opportunity to make fun of stereotypes associated with these crazy characters; maybe you want to go as a sassy Cheshire Cat or an enthusiastic Mad Tea Party Host. Your friends will love it!

Movie Party

Pick a popular movie, or one with an actor that everyone loves. You can have a movie trivia quiz and have the best dressed win a prize, or just dress up as your favorite character and mingle. Remember to serve themed food and drinks, play themed music, decorate your space with things from the film (or at least in its style) and give themed party favors.

Movie Party Ideas:

  • Movies: The Godfather; Mary Poppins; Beauty and the Beast (animated); Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Star Wars trilogy
  • Food Ideas: Italian dishes like pasta or pizza when watching The Godfather; scones with jam during Mary Poppins; croissants for Beauty and the Beast; beef stew in a bowl for Monty Python; blue milk for Star Wars

Arabian Nights

An Arabian Nights party is the perfect way to get together with friends, the key here is to create an exotic atmosphere that makes everyone feel as if they’ve stepped into a sultan’s palace. The right collection of props will pretty much do the trick, but it doesn’t hurt if you can find a room that already has an “exotic” feel, like a basement or attic.

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