In 2019, Americans spent a whopping $9 billion on the biggest costume party going: Halloween. Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins are worth a pretty penny, and it’s not hard to imagine why. After all, costume parties are the most fun you can have with someone else’s clothes on.
But why restrict yourself to Halloween? The truth is, you can throw a costume party for any reason you please. Anniversary? Graduation? Heck, why not a costume birthday party? If you think outside the box a little, a few costume party ideas can turn yet another party into one for the history books.
So, here are our top 3 reasons to throw a costume party!
1. Sort Out the Activities at the Same Time
The great thing about coming up with themed birthday party ideas is that you can often sort out your costume party activities at the same time. Establishing a theme can lead naturally to game ideas.
For example, let’s say you settle on a black tie, a super-formal kind of affair. You could tie that to a series of casino-style games like roulette, blackjack, poker and so on.
Or, if you had a ‘countries of the world‘ theme, you could host a selection of games themed around different nations. The possibilities are endless!
2. Create a Fun Menu
Just like with the activities, establishing a theme for your costume birthday party means you can establish a menu at the same time. That ‘countries of the world’ party? You can easily cater for that by preparing a whole range of national and regional dishes.
Let’s be honest, catering for a party can be the hardest part. By getting it out of the way early, at the same time as you set a theme for your many attendees to follow, can really take a huge weight off your shoulders when it comes to planning out your costume birthday party.
3. They’re Super Fun
This is, of course, the absolute best possible reason to throw a costume birthday party. Asking your guests to come in birthday party costumes is a surefire way to make sure everyone gets really creative with their choices of attire. People are having fun before they even arrive, which means they’re sure to have fun once they get there.
Combine the sheer fun of dressing up with a range of great foods and a load of brilliant and different activities, and you have a recipe for a birthday party that people will be talking about for years to come.
A Costume Birthday Party for All
So there you go, our top 3 reasons to throw a costume birthday party (or a costume party of any stripe)! Regardless of what you’re celebrating, engaging people’s creativity and playing them with great food and fun games is a great way to ensure that everyone has an incredible time.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get partying!