Themed Fancy Dress

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People love fancy dress but often have difficulty deciding what to wear.  If you give your party a theme and it will really help your guests to choose a costume.  There are hundreds of themes to choose from and you could narrow it down even further to a theme within a theme. If you love the 1960's you could choose a broad swinging 60's party theme or narrow it down to a film stars or musicals from the 60's fancy dress party. 

Themed Fancy Dress - Consider your guests

Have a look at your guest list.  What age are they?  What era do they come from?  What fancy dress outfits will they feel comfortable wearing?  Make sure you choose an appropriate theme; if your guest list includes your entire family then Aunt Agatha may not like wearing a short 60's mini skirt so make sure there will be enough in the category to suit her! 

Will the costumes fit? Make sure the theme you pick has a wide range of sizes to choose from.  Comfort is the first the first priority if you want to wear your outfit all night.  If your outfit is just to make an impact on arrival then anything goes!  Can you find the correct accessories to complete your outfit?  Many online shops have a great selection of wigs and masks.  A Princess Leia outfit wouldn't be complete without the famous hairdo!

Themed Fancy dress - decorate the room

To add impact to your party decorate your room.  You can find an assortment of decorations online or visit your local high street shop.

If you have enough space or are hiring a room then you can even choose an outside company to decorate the room for you.  There are plenty to choose from either online or from your local area. 

Themed Fancy Dress - Serve great food

Serve food on the same theme.  It's fun and interesting! Especially if you're throwing a Victorian party and serve your guests jellied eels or mince pies with real meat!  Just make sure you label everything so your veggie guests aren't eating anything they wouldn't like.

Themed fancy dress parties are great fun to plan but don't forget to enjoy yourself on the night!

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This article was published on 2010/04/02