Romantic Ways to Decorate a Hotel Room for Him

Looking to add a little ROMANTIC sizzle to your ho-hum hotel room?

You’re in the right place!

Here’s what you’ll find on this page…

One Sentence Summary:

This page contains the steps needed to decorate a hotel room for a romantic getaway, tips & tricks, easy romantic decoration theme ideas, and common mistakes to keep in mind.

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Step 1: Choose a location (Motel, Bed & Breakfast or Hotel)

Why Choose a Hotel?

Hotels are typically well established and conveniences oriented than other accommodations. They offer high quality amenities, a variety of room styles & sizes, considerate customer service.

Alternatively, hotels are often more expensive than a motel and less personal than a bed & breakfast.

When it comes to decorating for a romantic getaway, a hotel room is the perfect “blank canvas” because of the neutral color themes commonly used and abundance of lighting. Adorn your room with ease and rest assured that when it comes to clean up, as long as you don’t leave an egregious mess, the hospitality staff will take care of it. We recommend verifying an individual hotel’s decoration cleanliness policy before making a reservation.

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for couples benefits! See our recommendations in the Quick Tip below.

  • Quick Tip – Before you check in, ask the hotel what types of couples perks they offer. Many hotels will offer one or many of the following:
    • Room Discount (typically 20%)
    • Upgrading to a larger room or room with a view
    • Couples packages including extra amenities or additional perks
    • Late check out
    • Access to the spa or sauna
    • Decoration packages (the hotel will decorate and clean up for an extra charge)

Why Choose a motel?

Motels are ideal if you need to take a short stop while on the road. Although they offer less amenities, they are often more convenient, private, and inexpensive than a hotel. Additionally, the staff typically have a better pulse on local unique restaurants, activities, and shopping.

When it comes to decorating for a romantic getaway, a motel room should have all basic necessities. Since the standard room décor may not be as quality as other accommodations, you may want to add more decorations to improve the romantic vibe.

Motel staff are typically not as accommodating as hotel staff when it comes to decorating & clean up, so we definitely recommend understanding the facility’s policy before check-in.

  • Quick Tip – Utilize motel staff to make your romantic travel experience extra unique. Make sure to ask them for recommendations in the following areas:
    • Restaurants & shopping
    • Finding local tours or subject matter experts
    • Discovering “locals only” experiences and activities
    • Famous locations to visit in the area

Why Choose a Bed & Breakfast?

Bed & breakfasts are ideal for a relaxing, low stress romantic trip. They tend to have more charming features with amenity offerings that can be either highly unique & personal, or very minimal. You will need to do extra research and coordinate with staff to understand the options.

Since these locations often have small owner-operated staff, they require some extra effort from guests in the form of personal clean up check-out policies. Large messes can yield high fees at checkout.

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Step 2: Prep the Room

How do you Set Up a Hotel Room in Secret?

If you’re trying to make your romantic decor a surprise, there are a few approaches you can take:

  • Have someone else decorate the room for you
  • Go early and decorate the room yourself
  • Ask the hotel staff to decorate the room for you
  • Pay a service to decorate the room for you (we recommend Uberoom)

How to Decorate Like a Designer?

The objective of your decorations is to make the hotel room look personalized, inviting and festive.

Before you check in, study pictures of the room from the website or a review site. If there are aspects of the hotel room that you don’t like, then cover them with things that you do like.

For example, common curtains, bedding, pillows, and lighting can easily be disguised with thoughtful embellishments. Bring your own comfortable pillows, purchase a themed throw blanket, or cover the curtains with a quality backdrop.

Further improve the ambiance by appealing to all of the senses: play fun music, open a delicious smelling air freshener (we recommend against candles because they can set off the fire alarm), turn on a themed loop video or picture on the TV, and hang additional mood lighting.

Remember that most hotel rooms come with a coffee pot, microwave, and/or refrigerator. These items can be used to creatively enhance your décor by allowing you to include small touches such as making small desserts, keeping flowers fresh, or cooking small pre-packaged meals.

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Step 3: Choose a Theme

The most meaningful romantic themes are based on the relationship you share with your significant other. When planning how to decorate your hotel room, we recommend basing your decorations on shared experiences or interests.

However, sometimes its difficult to find a common interest theme or your significant other wouldn’t appreciate that type of theme.

If that sounds like your situation, then feel free to use one of our Romantic party themes below.

If you’re looking to set a more playful mood for a birthday, see our page on How to Decorate a Hotel Room for a Birthday.

I Love You to Pizzas

Bring some steamy cheesy romance to your hotel room with these creative decoration ideas.

Start by converting your space into a quaint pizza parlor with striped awnings, patterned hanging garden fans, giant pizza balloons, and an inviting banner that says “I Love You to Pizzas”.

Add a few pizza plushy pillows to the bed and a large bouquet of two dozen red roses that practically scream “That’s Amore!”

Set the mood with this Romantic Italian Dinner Playlist on Spotify, a video of the Italian Flag from YouTube, or a 10 Hour Spiderman Italian Song that progressively speeds up. Make a tender gift of a pizza box full of topping themed socks.

Order pizza delivery or toss the pizza poppers into the microwave, open your gummy pizza candies, and let the night melt away as you watch Mystic Pizza or Pizza My Heart.

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Breakfast in Bed

If your idea of a romantic vacation includes a relaxing morning with all the cozy comforts, then Breakfast in Bed is the theme for you!

Transform your hotel space with a pastel burlap pennant banner, “Pancakes and Pajamas” shimmer banner, and sweet strawberry hanging lanterns. Liven the room with fresh cut flowers and a friendly fluffy jumbo teddy bear. Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Add a few snug & warm finishing touches by including some bamboo wood breakfast trays, cushy slippers, and a stimulating New York Times Breakfast in Bed Crossword puzzle. Don’t forget to brew a cup of organic Peruvian coffee to go with it!

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All You Need Is Love

Whether your relationship started in the 1970’s or has only existed for 70 minutes, for this romantic trip All You Need is Love and some groovy décor.

Hang the colorful flower power wall decals around the room, psychedelic Abbey Road Beatles poster above the bed, and shiny disco balls from the ceiling. Plug in your “All You Need is Love” neon light and mind-bending lava lamp.

Throw your plush pink fur rug on the floor and your record coasters on the table.

Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using these funky 70’s video projections from YouTube on the TV.

Finally, put on your hippie circle glasses, snack on some M&Ms because this hotel room is cool beans.

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Step 4: Execute the Surprise

Once the room is fully decorated, it’s time to execute the big reveal!

Hopefully your partner doesn’t know about your decorations ahead of time. If they do know or suspect something, we recommend charging ahead anyway! A fun decorated room is a thoughtful gesture and will still make your partner feel appreciated.

If they don’t know about your decorations and you’re trying to maintain the secret, we recommend doing the following to avoid making any mistakes:

  • Make sure the front desk doesn’t give away the surprise! If you have checked in earlier and already have the key, either ask the front desk ahead of time to be discrete when you check in or pretend to check in while your romantic partner waits somewhere else.
  • Talk about things that make it seem like you haven’t been in this place before. Comment on fun or interesting features of the hotel.
  • Ask your partner to open the door to the room door. This is pretty easy to do if you offer to carry most of the bags/luggage.

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How to Decorate a Hotel Room for His Birthday

Looking to add a little BIRTHDAY sparkle to your humdrum hotel room?

You’re in the right place!

Here’s what you’ll find on this page…

One Sentence Summary:

This page contains the steps needed to decorate a hotel room for a birthday, tips & tricks, easy birthday decoration theme ideas, and common mistakes to keep in mind.

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Step 1: Choose a location (Motel, Bed & Breakfast or Hotel)

Why Choose a Hotel?

Hotels are typically well established and conveniences oriented than other accommodations. They offer high quality amenities, a variety of room styles & sizes, considerate customer service.

Alternatively, hotels are often more expensive than a motel and less personal than a bed & breakfast.

When it comes to decorating for a birthday, a hotel room is the perfect “blank canvas” because of the neutral color themes commonly used and abundance of lighting. Adorn your room with ease and rest assured that when it comes to clean up, as long as you don’t leave an egregious mess, the hospitality staff will take care of it. We recommend verifying an individual hotel’s decoration cleanliness policy before making a reservation.

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for birthday benefits! See our recommendations in the Quick Tip below.

  • Quick Tip – Before you check in, ask the hotel what types of birthday perks they offer. Many hotels will offer one or many of the following:
    • Room Discount (typically 20%)
    • Upgrading to a larger room or room with a view
    • Birthday packages including extra amenities or additional perks
    • Offering a special birthday menu for the birthday person (in the restaurant or through room service)
    • Late check out
    • Access to the spa or sauna
    • Decoration packages (the hotel will decorate and clean up for an extra charge)

Why Choose a motel?

Motels are ideal if you need to take a short stop while on the road. Although they offer less amenities, they are often more convenient, private, and inexpensive than a hotel. Additionally, the staff typically have a better pulse on local unique restaurants, activities, and shopping.

When it comes to decorating for a birthday, a motel room should have all basic necessities. Since the standard room decor may not be as quality as other accommodations, you may want to add more decorations to improve the birthday vibe.

Motel staff are typically not as accommodating as hotel staff when it comes to decorating & clean up, so we definitely recommend understanding the facility’s policy before check-in.

  • Quick Tip – Utilize motel staff to make your birthday travel experience extra unique. Make sure to ask them for recommendations in the following areas:
    • Restaurants & shopping
    • Finding local tours or subject matter experts
    • Discovering “locals only” experiences and activities
    • Famous locations to visit in the area

Why Choose a Bed & Breakfast?

Bed & breakfasts are ideal for a relaxing, low stress birthday trip. They tend to have more charming features with amenity offerings that can be either highly unique & personal, or very minimal. You will need to do extra research and coordinate with staff to understand the options.

Since these locations often have small owner-operated staff, they require some extra effort from guests in the form of personal clean up check-out policies. Large messes can yield high fees at checkout.

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Step 2: Prep the Room

How do you Set Up a Hotel Room in Secret?

If you’re trying to surprise the birthday boy or girl with your decorations, there are a few approaches you can take:

  • Have someone else decorate the room for you
  • Go early and decorate the room yourself
  • Ask the hotel staff to decorate the room for you
  • Pay a service to decorate the room for you (we recommend Uberoom)

How do you Decorate like a Designer?

The objective of your decorations is to make the hotel room look personalized, inviting and festive.

Before you check in, study pictures of the room from the website or a review site. If there are aspects of the hotel room that you don’t like, then cover them with things that you do like.

For example, common curtains, bedding, pillows, and lighting can easily be disguised with thoughtful embellishments. Bring your own comfortable pillows, purchase a themed throw blanket, or cover the curtains with a quality backdrop.

Further improve the ambiance by appealing to all of the senses: play fun music, open a delicious smelling air freshener (we recommend against candles because they can set off the fire alarm), turn on a themed video or picture on the TV, and hang additional mood lighting.

Remember that most hotel rooms come with a coffee pot, microwave, and/or refrigerator. These items can be used to creatively enhance your decor by allowing you to include small touches such as making small desserts, keeping flowers fresh, or cooking small pre-packaged meals.

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Step 3: Choose a Theme

The most meaningful birthday themes are based on the preferences and interests of the birthday boy or girl. When planning how to decorate your hotel room, we recommend basing your decorations on one of their favorite hobbies, interests, fandoms, or pieces of media (shows, movies, musicians, etc).

However, some people don’t have obvious interests or wouldn’t appreciate a party based on their interests (for example: if my husband has another Golf themed party he’s going to lose it…).

If that sounds like your birthday person, then feel free to use one of our Birthday inspired party themes below.

If you’re looking to set a more romantic mood with your decorations, see this page on Romantic Ways to Decorate a Hotel Room.

Balloon Bash

Blow up a birthday bash with delicious treats, colorful decor and a large Pop of pizzaz! Start by covering curtains and doorways with shimmery silver foil curtains and a large metallic “Happy Birthday” balloon.

Open the cake scented, dog balloon animal air freshener and dim the lights. Hang twinkle lights around the space and set out the party favors (blow pops and balloon helicopters). Further set the mood by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Finish the room by tossing a few mug cakes in the microwave and topping them with colorful “Happy Birthday” candles. Don’t forget to wrap your balloon animal dog sculpture gift!

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Cake Fight

Whether you want to fight with cake or just cake shaped pillows, this Cake Fight party decor will knock your sox off.

Hang the vivid sprinkles wall decals around the room and the colorful hanging paper lanterns on the ceiling. Plug in your personalized cupcake light and blow up the silvery “Happy Birthday” balloons. Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Save the best sweet touches for last: mini cake charms, birthday cake popcorn, and the cupcake pinata. Once the cake sling shot gift is opened all bets are off!

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Step 4: Execute the Surprise

Once the room is fully decorated, it’s time to execute the big reveal!

Hopefully the birthday person doesn’t know about your decorations ahead of time. If they do know or suspect something, we recommend charging ahead anyway! A fun decorated room is a thoughtful gesture and will still make them feel appreciated.

If they don’t know about your decorations and you’re trying to maintain the secret, we recommend doing the following to avoid making any mistakes:

  • Make sure the front desk doesn’t give away the surprise! If you have checked in earlier and already have the key, either ask the front desk ahead of time to be discrete when you check in or pretend to check in while the birthday person waits somewhere else.
  • Talk about things that make it seem like you haven’t been in this place before. Comment on fun or interesting features of the hotel.
  • Ask the birthday person to open the door to the room door. This is pretty easy to do if you offer to carry most of the bags/luggage.

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14 Creative New Party Themes For College

If you want to throw a party that your friends will never forget, try one of these creative new party themes! They’re not just offbeat, they’re also super easy to pull off.

So start this semester with a unique bash rather than another kegger or the beer pong competition that everyone expects. We’ve put together a list of 14 college party themes and bucketed them into types:

What are the Best Classy Party Themes?

1. Gatsby-Inspired Party

Gatsby parties are all about glamor and luxury, so you’ll want to make sure you have everything from fancy hats to posh cigars. You can choose from a variety of different decades when deciding on this theme: 1920s, modern day, or somewhere in between.

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2. After Dark

An after dark party theme is ideal for anyone who wants to get rid of their inhibitions and really let their hair down. It’s also a great idea for those who love dressing up as it makes it easier for you to get into character and really embrace the spirit of this theme.

What are the Best Glow Party Themes?

You’ve been to the same parties during your time in college. You’ve done togas and you’ve done Anything But Clothes. Perhaps it’s time for something glowing. Here are a few unique college party themes that will make your next social gathering memorable for all involved:

3. Glow in the Dark Candyland Party

It’s not hard to find party supplies for a glow in the dark party, but if you want to go above and beyond, you can make your own! This can be done by painting objects with glow in the dark paint or buying glow in the dark stickers that can be applied to anything. You could even make your own Candyland board game out of cardboard or wood and draw it on top of some kind of mat so that it doesn’t get messed up when used.

4. Black Light Party

Black lights are fun and can change the atmosphere of your house in an instant. Really, they make everything look cool. Make some fun glowing cocktails, grab some neon makeup, and prepare yourself to party!

5. Neon Gangster Party

This is a great party theme for anyone who is an old school gangster rap fan. The neon color scheme is perfect for this theme, and it’s simple to pull together. You can decorate your house with pictures of gangsters from the past, play some classic rap music, and dress in your finest neon apparel.

What are the Best Artsy Party Themes?

6. Body Paint Party

The body paint party is a slightly more risqué theme that can be easily adapted to your college’s culture and student body. The basic premise of the event is to put on black and white clothes, bring a paint brush, and break out the body paint. This could take many forms: face paint, temporary tattoos or even real body paint (provided by an artist). Let your guests creativity flow as they paint and draw on each other.

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7. Iron Chef Party

If you’ve ever watched the show Iron Chef, then you know the basics of what it entails. The idea is to have a competition between two teams of chefs (or in this case, party-goers) who will compete against each other to create the best dish using only one secret ingredient that they must bring with them. Each team should be judged on taste, presentation and originality. Winning team gets a prize!

What are the Best Throwback Party Themes?

8. Classic Cartoon Party

If you’re in college, chances are you’ve grown up watching cartoons like SpongeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo and Tom & Jerry. Now that you’re older, you may be looking for a new way to celebrate your favorite cartoons. If so, why not throw a cartoon party? You can make it fun and entertaining by inviting all of your friends over and having them dress up as their favorite characters.

9. 90’s House Party

The 90s was a decade of change. The Berlin Wall fell, the World Wide Web was born, and grunge music became popular. It was a time of rebellion and experimentation. People wore their feelings on their sleeves, and hung up their cares to dry.

If you’re looking for a great party idea this year, why not pick one of these 90s themed parties? You’ll be sure to have a blast!

10. “What’s Your Major?” Party Theme

If you’re majoring in communications or any other field related to social sciences or humanities, this is one of the easiest college party themes ever. For example, if you’re studying psychology, you could go with “Freak Show” (if it fits your personality).

11. Mascot Themed Party

If you’re a student at a university or college, then it’s likely that you have an official mascot. Most colleges have mascots that are designed to embody everything that is great about their school in the form of an animal or creature. If your school has a mascot, then why not throw a party based on them? You could also base your theme around another aspect related to the university such as its colors or location.

12. Sports-Themed Party

If you or your friends are into sports, then this is the theme for you. The best thing about it is that it can be applied to nearly any sport and still work just as well. You can show up as players from any team—college or pro—and simply wear jerseys of their favorites. If there’s a big game on during your party timeframe, consider watching it together but keeping score by who gets the most likes on their Instagram post with the #sportsparty hashtag at midnight (or whenever other random scoring you think).

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What are the Best Eco Fresh Party Themes?

13. Down on the Farm

If you’re looking for something different than the normal frat parties, this theme is perfect for you. It’s easy and inexpensive to set up and can be used for any occasion. All that’s needed are some farm animal decorations like cows, pigs and chickens along with some hay bales and other country props, cute country outfits, and delicious BBQ food!

14. Go Green

Green is the new black. It’s a great color for your party, and it’s also something you can do to reduce your footprint on this earth.

You can use green as a theme for your college party, from food to decorations that are eco-friendly. If you want to go all out with the idea of going green, consider investing in reusable cups and plates that guests can take home at the end of the night. You can also ask them not to throw any trash away if they don’t want to waste paper bags or plastic cups by telling them it’s part of an experiment where you’re trying out different ways of reducing waste!

Conclusion

Hey, party people! I hope these ideas have gotten your creativity flowing, and that you’re ready to throw a killer party. Remember: don’t be afraid to mix and match elements from different themes to find the perfect vibe for your party. It’ll make it even more unique—and fun!

Best Cheap Party Entertainment Ideas (for Kids & Adults)

I’m the kind of person who loves to throw a great party. However, I’m also the kind of person who loves to save money. As an entertainment-loving cheapskate, it was my mission to find entertaining ways for me, my kids, and my friends to have a great time without spending a lot.

And I found a lot.

I’ve broken them down in to three categories:

What are the Best Food-Related Party Entertainment Ideas?

Cocktails or Mocktails?

A cocktail party is a party where people drink cocktails. A mocktail party is the same thing, except with non-alcoholic cocktails called mocktails. Cocktail parties are usually held at night, in bars or restaurants, and with a more formal dress code. They tend to be more intimate than other types of parties and are usually held for a special occasion, such as the opening of an art gallery or the release of an album by your favorite musician.

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Have a Taste Test

If you want to host a party that involves food and doesn’t break the bank, consider having taste testing at your party. You can either provide multiple types of something inexpensive like flavored popcorn, funky Oreos, or many types of cereal, or invite guests to bring their own dish to share.

At the end there’s usually some kind of vote on which dish was best, with the winner getting a prize or other recognition. You could also have an award for “best bite” if that works better for your group.

What are the Best Activity-Related Party Entertainment Ideas?

Sing Karaoke

Singing karaoke is a great way to get people to relax and have fun. Almost everyone loves singing, whether you are at home or in a club. It’s also the perfect activity for large groups because it allows everyone to participate and have fun together. Singing with friends can be a great party entertainment idea when planning an event, or even just having friends over for dinner!

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Have a Dance-Off

It’s not just for weddings and bar mitzvahs! A dance-off is a fun way to entertain your guests and let them feel loose by giving them an opportunity to show off their moves in public. If you want to make it more than just a mass group of people doing the Macarena, consider having a theme or creating prizes for the winner.

$5 and Under Gift Exchange

A gift exchange is a fun way to mix up your party entertainment and have everyone go home with a fun little treat. Instead of buying gifts for everyone, try a $5 and under gift exchange! It’s fun and easy to put together, and you can make it as big or small as you want.

Science Experimentation

Science experiments are an excellent way to entertain guests at your next event. While they may require some preparation, they can also be done on the spot and with little or no cost. If you’re planning a party, consider these science experiment ideas for a fun and engaging activity for your guests.

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Movie Night

“Movie Night” is a great idea for a party. You can choose to watch a classic movie, or you can make it more fun by watching something new. The best thing about this type of entertainment is that it doesn’t require many materials and it’s very affordable.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

A murder mystery dinner party is very much like an elaborate game of Clue. You can choose from a variety of themes, such as “The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes” or “The Perfect Murder.” There are tons of inexpensive pre-made products online.

Board Game Tournament

As the host of a party, it’s up to you to decide what sort of games will be played. But which ones are best for a tournament? While there are many board games that would work well, here are some ideas to get your creativity flowing:

  • Pictionary (the classic game of drawing)
  • Scattergories (where players draw words from categories and then write down answers)
  • Cranium (a combination trivia/performance game)
  • Apples-to-Apples (in which players match funny descriptions and names with similar items in the cards given by other players)

What are the Best Creativity-Related Party Entertainment Ideas?

Music Bingo

Music bingo is a great option for any party and is a lot of fun! To play, you need all the usual bingo supplies (bingo cards, caller’s card and marker, pen or pencils) as well as a music source. You’ll also need to have some sort of prize for the winner (this could be something silly like an inflatable banana).

To start playing you’ll want to call out one song at random from your music source (you can use YouTube videos but I find that Pandora works best). Then have someone mark off where “Sugar” starts on their card before playing it so it’s easy for them to remember where they left off when another round begins.

DIY or Crafts

You can have some homemade crafts at your party. You can have a craft table with different crafts, which you can make. For example, you can have an invitation card making station where people can make their own invitations or decorate them. You can also make a DIY craft table for those who want to do their own thing. You might want to provide guests with some basic craft materials like paper, ribbons and stickers so that they can create their own masterpieces.

Costume Party

A costume party is one of the easiest types of parties to plan because all you have to do is buy or make costumes and invite people over to dress up in them! You can choose any theme you want or make up your own theme if you’re feeling creative.

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Conclusion

When planning a party, it’s important to keep in mind that a great time can be had without breaking the bank. While you’ll still need to watch your budget, these cheap party entertainment ideas should help with saving money on the fun portion of your event.

Surprisingly Genuine Birthday Party Ideas For Dog Lovers

Have you ever wanted to celebrate your birthday with your best friend? No, I’m not talking about that one girl from college who still texts you on the daily; I’m talking about your dog! If it’s your birthday and you’d like to spend it with man’s best friend, here are some great ideas for things to do.

We’ve broken down the best birthday party ideas for dog lovers into three categories:

What are the Best “Outside” Dog Party Ideas?

1. Organize a Dog-Themed Scavenger Hunt

There are tons of ways to choose scavenger hunt treasures—you can start by identifying what would be most interesting for a dog (like squeaky toys) and then adding some items that appeal more specifically to human guests (like mugs or books).

Once you have your list of items ready, it’s time to make it fun for your dog! Include plenty of opportunities for him/her to sniff around and explore new areas. Make sure he/she doesn’t get too distracted from finding all the clues by having an extra person supervise playtime with other dogs so no one gets hurt.

2. Teach your Dog a New Trick

Teaching your dog a new trick is a great way to bond with them, especially if you’re training them to do something as silly as walking backwards or sitting on top of their head! It’s also fun for you and your canine pal, since this is one of those things that will only work when both of you are having fun together.

3. Host The Canine Olympics

Some of the best activities for dogs are also the ones that get them out of the house and allow them to socialize with other canines. The most common canine events include agility trials, flyball races and Frisbee competitions.

4. Plan a Large Group Dog Walk (or hike)

If you have a lot of friends with dogs who love being outside, plan a large group dog walk. This can be done in your neighborhood or at a local park. You could even organize it as an adventure hike if you want to visit some more remote areas.

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5. Bring The Party to the Beach! Or the Forest, or Park…

If you want to throw a birthday party for your pup that won’t cost an arm and a leg, why not just bring the party to them? Bring along their favorite toys and treats—the more fun things they have at their disposal while they’re out there having fun with other dogs and people, the better!

What are the Best “Inside” Dog Party Themes?

6. Your Dog as the Party Theme

One option is to use your pet as an inspiration for the theme. For example, if you have an adorable puppy, consider using him or her as the center of attention at this party by dressing them up in birthday hats and bows and having them greet guests when they arrive at your home! Hang pictures and stickers of your dog or just their cute face around the space.

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7. Check Out a Dog-Friendly Café or Restaurant

It may be surprising to learn that many restaurants allow dogs inside. Additionally, many dog-friendly restaurants have an extra menu for their canine guests (some even throw in a special treat or two). Grab a few friends & pups and have a nice, simple dinner party!

8. Host a Dog-Friendly Dinner Party

You don’t have to be a dog lover to host a dog-friendly dinner party. If you love dogs, then it’s a no-brainer. But even if you’re not passionate about canines, it’s still fun to get together with friends and family.

9. Dog-Centered Game Night with Friends

If you’re the type of person who likes to host parties, then having a game night is an easy way to get your friends together. You can invite other dog lovers and their furry friends, or if you have a lot of non-dog lovers in your life, invite them too! Make sure that you provide a variety of games for all ages (including kids). Also make sure that everyone has fun and feels comfortable at the party by providing food that suits all human & canine tastes.

What are the Best Ways to Have a Dog Party Without a Dog?

Party ides for those who love dogs, but may not currently have a furry friend.

10. Volunteer at a Local Shelter

Grab some friends and head to the nearest animal shelter. Volunteering is a great way to spend time and make an impact. Additionally, its a great way to meet new people and make friends who love animals just as much as you do!

11. Host a Dog-Themed Movie Night

When you think “dog movie,” you might think of Marley & Me. But there are plenty of other good dog-related films that are both entertaining and appropriate for the whole family. Check out these ideas:

Conclusion

Well, folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of birthday party ideas for dog lovers! The next time someone asks what you want for your birthday, why not suggest one of these ideas instead? Because really… Who needs another present that’s going to sit on your shelf, collecting dust? You are a dog lover and there’s no better way to celebrate than by getting out there and enjoying life with your furry best friend. After all: what could possibly be better than spending time with the animal that loves you unconditionally?!

Best Unexpected Get Together Ideas For Friends At Home

Forget to pop in on your close friends over the weekend? Have a spontaneous and unexpected get together, at home. Fun and great memories guaranteed!  

Sometimes, the best memories in life are the ones that are most unexpected.

We have tons of great ideas for fun unplanned activities broken down into three “get together recommendation” categories:

  • Impromptu Large Groups
  • Spontaneous Potluck
  • Last Minute Girls Night

What are the Best Large Group Get Together Ideas?

Board Games & Bacon

Have everyone bring their favorite board game while enjoying some savory bacon.

Board games are a great way to get together with friends. And bacon is a really delicious food. Why not enjoy both at the same time with some of your favorite people?

If you’ve got the right group of people and plenty of food and drinks on hand, it’s possible that one night could turn into many nights spent playing board games at your place or another friend’s house. It’s never too late to start a new tradition!

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Mood Movies

Follow your heart and choose a movie that really vibes.

Have a movie night with your friends. Choose a movie that you all want to watch. If you’re having a hard time try this Movie Recommendation Engine. If you’re hosting the party, pick up some good-quality popcorn and candy bars.

Bagpipes & Books

Have everyone bring their favorite book, share what they love, and play some delightful Celtic music.

If you’re looking for a book club-esque idea for your next get together, this is the perfect one. Have everyone bring their favorite book and have everyone go around and talk about what they like and dislike about the book they brought. Talk about why you enjoy it or don’t enjoy it, what’s made you want to keep reading it despite its flaws (or how much those flaws bother you), what could be changed in order to make it better, etc. This can also be done while playing games or doing other activities—the main thing is that everyone gets involved!

What are the Best Potluck Get Together Ideas?

Design a Wine Bar

Have some extra wine sitting around? Create a wine bar with lots of samples!

You can create a wine bar as a great way to have fun with your friends. You will need different types of wines; we recommend bottles that are budget friendly and some that are more expensive. Grab a few glasses and enjoy!

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Create a Chocolate Dipping Bar

Super easy sweet treat potluck.

You provide the dipping chocolate (check out this super easy 3 ingredient recipe here!)and your friends provide the dippable items (strawberries, marshmallows, cookies, etc.). If you want to go above and beyond provide a few toppings to place on dipped items while they are cooling.

Cheese + Crackers + Fruit Spreads

A cheese bar is a great way to entertain and can be made quite easily. The important thing is that you have several types of cheeses, crackers, and/or fruit spreads to accompany them. If you are serving the cheese at room temperature, it’s best to serve it on a platter rather than sliced onto individual crackers.

What are the Best Girls Night Get Together Ideas?

Host a Pamper Party

An evening of luxury, relaxing, and rejuvenation.

If your pals are anything like you, they love to spend time pampering themselves. And who doesn’t want to ‘renew’ with their besties? You can make it extra special by creating a menu of spa treatments for your guests to choose from, then have them bring their favorite beauty products along so that everyone try something new. Your friends will walk away feeling fabulous!

Spontaneous DIY Night

Finish up all of those pesky little side projects Everyone has side projects, why not do them together in an arts and crafty night?

If you have a few friends who are into crafting, it can be fun to have a spontaneous craft night. You can choose to make something specific or just dive in and see what happens. The key is to be creative and have fun!

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Unique Party Ideas For 13 Year Olds

Welcome to being a teenager! The 13th birthday party marks your child’s entry into teenage-hood. All sorts of things are changing for them so its important to show that you are excited for them to grow up and also taking them seriously. Here are some unique and fun party ideas for teens who have just entered their teenage years broken down into the following categories:

  • Creative Parties
  • Active Parties
  • Puzzle Parties
  • Party Harty Parties

What are the Best Creative Party Ideas?

Digital Painting Party

Digital painting is the perfect party activity for 13-year-olds who love art and technology. This type of party can be held at a local art studio where the kids can create their own masterpieces on an interactive tablet or at home with a qualified instructor.

Lego Rollercoaster Build Party

If your son or daughter is a Lego or rollercoaster fanatic (*fun gift idea*), it’s time to get creative with those blocks. When guests arrive, give them an objective to build the most impressive coaster or full theme park with certain limitation criteria to meet (number of loops or minimum coaster height requirement). If guests finish early, have them make a poster or advertisement for their coaster or watch the Lego Movie.

Fashion Show Party

A fashion show party theme is perfect for a young teen birthday that is looking for something more sophisticated than your average teenage party. Its a great theme for a group of teenagers with different fashion tastes and style.

Provide a few basic design materials like old clothing, fabric, embellishments, and adhesive. Then create a runway on your lawn or in the house and hang up signs with the names of different designers (for example, Dolce & Gabbana). Crank up the music and have each guest walk the runway in their own unique outfit. The audience can even vote on who won best dressed!

What are the Best Active Parties?

Nerf Battle

Forget the piñata — why not have a Nerf battle instead? This is one of our favorite party ideas for 13 year olds because it’s so easy and inexpensive to set up! Just buy some foam dart guns (these ones are a great deal!) that are safe for children, then divide the guests into two teams and set them up in opposite corners of your backyard or front yard. Give each team an objective to either hit a certain type of target or tag a certain number of opponents with their darts and let them loose to play & have fun.

For a little added safety, we recommend giving each guest a pair of goggles to protect their eyes and make sure to have a few Band-Aids on hand!

Paintball Party

Paintballing is a great activity for teens. A paintball course can be set up in your backyard, forest, park, or field. If you are not allowed to play with paintballs in your area, then we recommend visiting an indoor facility.

What are the Best Puzzle Parties?

Murder Mystery Party

Murder mysteries are a great way for your kids to interact with each other in an interesting way. You can host a murder mystery dinner party from an online site or kit or even rent out a venue so that guests have time and space to come together and work together as part of their mysterious investigation.

Escape Room

Escape rooms are a great way to get your teen’s mind working and the adrenaline pumping. You can make an escape room more challenging by including some physical challenges and by having your teens use their problem-solving skills. For example, you could have them solve a puzzle that involves moving furniture or climbing over obstacles in order to reach the next clue.

Friday the 13th (Scary Haunted House Party)

This is a great idea if your kids love scary movies or stories. Invite guests to wear their creepiest costumes, set up a haunted house in your garage or backyard, and put on a scary movie.

Video Game Party

Video game parties are a unique way to celebrate the 13th birthday, and they’re perfect for those kids who love gaming. There are many different games you can play at a video game party, but some of the best party games include:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  • Minecraft (this one is great because it doesn’t require any additional hardware or controllers)

What are the Best Party Harty Ideas?

Wild Wild West Party

Bring the West to life! Set the party tone by asking guests to wear their finest cowboy hats, bandanas, and cowboy boots. Then prepare your best homestyle cooking: chili con carne, baked beans, cornbread muffins, apple pie and lemonade.

Fun activities can include country dancing, a water pistol fight, and throwing a home made rodeo complete with modified horseback riding, roping, barrel racing, and more!

Glow in the Dark Mini-Rave

This theme is a great choice for teens who love to dance, listen to music, and glow up. The theme can easily be adapted to fit any age group and budget. Just get some black lights and provide a few basics for your guests:

Glow all out!

With a little imagination and creativity, you can host a great party for your teen.

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Unique Party Ideas for Toddlers

Introduction

If you’re looking for a unique party idea for toddlers, look no further! We’ve got lots of ideas that are sure to make your party boy or girl smile.

Planning the right party can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work. But don’t worry! The important thing is to just keep your child’s interests in mind and plan something that will make them happy. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like, and with these ideas, you should be well on your way to creating some lasting memories for both of you.

This post will share unique party ideas for toddlers in the following interest areas:

  • Creativity
  • Physical Activity
  • Food

What are the best party ideas for creative toddlers?

Storybook Party

Ask guests dress up like a character from their favorite book.
Have a storybook reading session and have a book swap, where guests bring books for others to trade & take home with them.

Sensory Party – Messy is Okay!

If your toddler is anything like mine, then sensory parties are a hit! My daughter loves to get messy and play with all the different textures. It’s also great for their development. Activities like finger painting, shaving cream, play dough, and blobbing paint will keep all of your little guests engaged & entertained.

Upgrade-A-Bear

This classic Build-A-Bear spin-off party is a creative child’s dream! Ask each guest to bring their favorite stuffed animal for games, treats, and a little innovative sizzle.

Provide design materials like felt, paper, scissors, glue, and markers for the guest to make accessories for both the themselves and the stuffed animal. The kids will have fun making little outfits, masks, and bows while their stuffed animals will love being the center of attention!

What are the best themes for active toddlers?

Scavenger Hunt Obstacle Course Party

Scavenger hunts are a fun way to get the kids moving, but they’re also great for learning. When you create a list of items to find, you can include things that will teach your little one about the world around them—like looking for a rock with moss on it or finding an orange leaf. Add an extra bit of challenge to the hunt by throwing in a few extra obstacles! Toddlers will love the mix of physical and mental challenges.

This party activity is also incredibly versatile: Not only does it work well for indoor or outdoor parties, but you can easily adjust the difficulty level depending on how old your guests are and how much time you have!

Action Sports Party

This is a great idea for kids who love playing outside with their friends and family. Set up stations around the house that have different sports activities for each guest to participate in. For example, set up a basketball hoop in one room and have your guests shoot baskets. Set up an archery target with balloons taped onto it in another room and have them try to hit them with soft arrows. In another room, set up a soccer net and have them kick balls into it.

You can also set up areas where kids can play cards or board games, while others are participating in the active sports activities.

What are the best food themed parties?

Farmer’s Market Party

Toddlers love food! You can have a farmer’s market or supermarket themed birthday party for your toddler. You can serve different types of food including fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses and let the children enjoy the tasting experience. This is an excellent way to introduce toddlers to healthy eating habits.

Set up some activity stations around the yard or indoors for different fruits, vegetables, dips, or sauces. You can also set up stations for simple food prep activities like peeling, cutting, and mixing.

Cake Decorating Party

Hosting a Cake Decorating Party is a great way to celebrate your little one’s birthday. It’s also an opportunity for them to make friends with other toddlers, since they won’t be as focused on the cake and icing as much as they’d be at a traditional birthday party.

Have some extra icing in case things get messy!

DIY Pizza Party!

Kids love putting on different toppings, sauces, and cheeses on their own slices of pizza.

Making pizza from scratch is a great way to let kids be in charge of their toppings. They can choose what they want on their pizza, and will have fun figuring out how to put it all together!

While youre waiting for the pizzas to cook, set up some guest entertainment with a coloring station or head outside for a water balloon fight.

Conclusion

It can be overwhelming to plan a party for toddlers. It’s important to remember that the most important thing about your child’s party is that it’s fun and safe for everyone. So, hopefully we gave you some great ideas that you can use at your next gathering!

For more toddler party ideas that are inexpensive, check out our article here

Special Party Entertainment Ideas For 6 Year Olds

Introduction

If you’re planning an upcoming party for a six-year-old and feeling a little bit stumped, we have some wonderful ideas to get you started. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor party, in the heat of summer or during the chillier months of fall and winter, these ideas will inspire you to throw a fantastic party that your child will remember forever.

Successful Party Suggestions

Having a successful party for kids is easy with these suggestions.

  • Give the kids something to do. Kids love to be active, so give them something that involves running around and getting their energy out. .
  • Make sure that the kids are having fun! A good rule of thumb is if they’re not having fun, then you’re not doing it right! Keep things light, fun, and easy going.
  • Keep the party short and sweet. Don’t let things drag on longer than necessary. Short, simple, and fun activities are the best.

Other kids party ideas you might be interested in:

Indoor Picnic

Cover the floor with a blanket or a bedsheet, put down some toys & books, and stock up on food and drinks that are easy for little hands to hold (sandwiches cut into quarters, small containers of yogurt) or that can be eaten with fingers (fruit skewers).

Sock Skating

To set up the game, you will need a small space with enough room for all the players to stand in a circle. The kids should be evenly spaced and facing outward. The players should have their socks on (if they are not wearing them already). Then you need a ball, which can be anything from a tennis ball or soccer ball to even an inflated beach ball!

The rules of sock skating are simple: You must keep one foot on the ground at all times, but you may use your other foot to kick or move the ball around as needed. If someone steps off their designated toe spot (their “toe box”) then they are out of the game!

Balloon Animals

Balloon animals are a classic party entertainment idea for kids of all ages. There are so many different types of balloons available today that you can find one that will suit any theme or color scheme.

Face Painting

Face painting is one of the most popular party entertainment ideas for children. It’s fun, it’s inexpensive and it’s easy to do! You can find face painting kits at most party supply stores or online.

The best part about face painting is that it is a great way to engage your guests and make them feel special! Face painting can also be a great way to keep kids entertained while you’re preparing food or getting ready for the party.

Musical Statues

Musical statues is a game that everyone can play, and it’s perfect for your six-year-old’s birthday party. It’s also a great way to keep kids entertained without having to worry about them getting bored or losing control of the situation.

Musical statues is pretty simple—you just stand still while music plays (or while someone counts down from 10). Then, when the music stops or someone says “freeze!” everyone has to stay frozen in whatever position they’re in until the music starts playing again. If you want, you can make it more fun by playing loud music so that children have a harder time staying still or making them freeze into funny positions instead of just standing there like statues!

Dress Up Box Party

A dress up box party is a fun party idea for kids. Invite guests to bring a costume to wear at the party. Make sure the costumes are age appropriate and have a theme, like pirates or fairies. This can be an easy way to entertain children!

Treasure Hunt

A treasure hunt can be a fun way for your child to celebrate their big day. You don’t want to make it too hard or too easy, but somewhere in between so that they are able to find the clues and finish before time runs out.

You can make it as simple or complex as you please with either a basic list of random objects and directions to find them, or you could create an extensive scavenger hunt with puzzles and riddles written out on pieces of paper that need solving first before being able to continue with the next clue.

Tea Party

A tea party is a great way to bring a little bit of elegance and sophistication to your 6-year-old’s party. Invite a few friends over, make some fancy hats, drink tea, and eat cookies. Yum!

Conclusion

And that’s a wrap on our list of party entertainment ideas for 6-year-olds! We hope you found something useful in this article that will help make your event a smashing success. As long as you remember to have fun, everything else should fall into place. Happy planning!

14 Unsurpassed Party Themes For Social Bars

I know a lot of people who love to go out and drink with friends, but get bored after going to the same bar where everyone just sits at a table or the bar itself.

So I’ve started looking around for places that offer some kind of social activity in addition to drinks. You can still have fun catching up with your friends while also having something novel and interesting to do together. Here are some fun bar party themes that have all the vibes and fun.

Never Fear Craft Beer

Craft beer is a hot trend right now, and it’s not going anywhere. It’s even more popular than craft wine these days, so if you’re thinking of serving something else at your next party, think again.

Espionage Nights

The best part about an espionage night is that it can be customized to fit almost any bar or club. You can set up mock spy missions where people will have to solve puzzles or break codes in order to find out what their next mission is or just offer a variety of interesting puzzles and games.

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Lego Build Night

Everyone loves Legos, right? They’re fun to build and even more fun to destroy. A Lego night is the perfect way for your guests to get creative and get their hands dirty.

Try making a bar made out of Legos. You can also have different types of alcohol poured into various colored blocks.

Have an adult version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey — with Legos! Instead of using tails, use little Lego men or cars and have everyone try their best to stick them onto a giant picture frame mounted on the wall (or table). The person who sticks theirs closest wins!

At the very least, place Lego sets around your space for people to build whatever they want. Vote on the best creation and award the winner with a Lego-themed prize!

Karaoke

Karaoke is an excellent way to get people interacting and singing. In addition, it’s a great way to drink. But the best part of karaoke is that it’s a great way to have fun!

Video Game Nights

Many bars already have large screens that are ideal for this purpose. Just make sure you can plug your console into it so that people can see the action clearly, and then promote your event with some catchy graphics or images of iconic game characters like Mario or Sonic.

Trivia

Trivia is a great party theme for bars because it’s a game of knowledge and strategy that can get patrons interacting with each other. Trivia can be played as an individual or team activity, with players competing against one another or working together to answer questions. You can also play trivia in a variety of formats, such as true/false questions or fill-in-the-blank.

Under the Sea

A sea themed party is a great idea for your social bar. It’s easy to get started, serve some seafood appetizers like shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and oysters. Find some fun sea creature decorations and you’re in business!

May the Force Be With You

Star Wars themes are a popular choice for social bars because they are easy to pull off and everyone likes them! There are plenty of characters that people can relate to—whether they’re heroes or villains—and there are many different scenes from different movies that can inspire your theme.

The most obvious way to set up a Star Wars theme is by hanging lightsabers all over your bar. You can also hang pictures of Darth Vader and other characters from the series, as well as posters with quotes from some of the films’ most memorable lines (like “May the force be with you”).

Bring Out the Dead

If you’re looking for a theme that is sure to get your guests talking, nothing beats the classic zombie apocalypse. This theme has been a perennial favorite in recent years and is sure to be a hit at your next bar party.

DIY Mixology

An interactive-themed party allows the guests to come and make their own cocktail or craft a special dish using ingredients and garnishes from the bar. This is a great way to get people involved in your event and make them feel welcome. It can also be a good opportunity for you to show off your skills as a bartender or chef as well as give them an opportunity to learn something new.

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Guess That Tune

Is your bar full of music lovers? If so, you can give them a fun game to play with some of their favorite songs. You can pick songs that are familiar to the crowd, like “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi or “Let It Go” from Frozen. Or something they might not have heard in years but still reminds them of its popularity at the time.

The Big Cheese

A cheese-themed party allows your guests to sample a wide variety of cheeses and maybe become cheesemongers! Expose guests to new flavors from various animal’s milk, like goats or sheep.

Classic Cocktail Party

A classic cocktail party is another option for those who want to show off their bartending skills or just enjoy good drinks with friends! There are many different types of classic cocktails that all taste delicious and every girl likes to have an opportunity to show off her favorite LBD or cocktail dress.

Taste-a-Wine

A wine tasting is an excellent way to raise your bar’s profile while offering something unique, as well as being educational. Its also a good way of getting people in the door and can help you meet new customers who might not have been your typical patron.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to add some excitement to your bar’s party theme. It all depends on what kind of event you’re looking for and how much money you want to spend. When choosing a theme, make sure that it fits with your business model and the overall atmosphere at your establishment. As always, be sure to ask questions or let us know how we can help!