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!
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- Funky Themes
Dollar Store Dash
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.
Christmas All Year Long
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
Time Travel Party
Encourage your guests to come dressed as their favorite historical figures or characters from different eras. Decorate the rooms or areas of your house to represent different time periods, like Ancient Egypt, Medieval Europe, or the Roaring Twenties and serve food and drinks that match the time periods.
You can even create a mini photo booth with props and costumes that match the theme to capture memories of the night. A time travel dress-up party is guaranteed to be a hit with your guests and will be a night to remember.
Dress up as zombies and survivors of a zombie apocalypse. You can set up different themed areas around the house or backyard to represent different types of survival locations and play one of the following heart pumping games:
- Nerf Gun War (6 Blasters or 10 Blasters)
- Zombie Kittens (variation of Exploding Kittens)
- Tiny Epic Zombies (Strategy Game)
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:
- Fairy Tales
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Austin Powers
- The Godfather
- Disney Anything (Alice in Wonderland, Beauty & the Beast, Toy Story, etc)
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Star Wars
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!
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.
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!
Other interesting adult party ideas: