Alphabet Parties – Letter ‘Z’

Alphabet Themes

Suggestions for parties and costumes starting with Z.  It's a hard one – how many can you think of?

Alphabet parties are all the rage these days. People have parties based on the first letter of their name (e.g. Alice will have an ‘A' theme party and Orville, an ‘O' theme party). If your name's Xavier or Zac, and you have more than four friends, use your surname.

Here are some ideas for Z characters and costumes.

  • Zac Efron
  • Zelda
  • Zen
  • Zero
  • Zeus – part of a Roman Party
  • Zebra – or go all Jungle & Safari
  • Zig Zags – for costumes (just add some zigzag braid to everyday clothing), decorations, food…
  • Zipper – the costumes with the most or longest zips win a prize.
  • Zodiac Sign – everyone can dress as their star sign – or the star sign of the host.
  • Zombie – Zombie Party
  • Zoo Animal – Zebra is a double Z but any zoo animal could do. Who will be the zookeeper?
  • Zoot is the saxophone player in the Muppets. Blue hair in the right place, and a real or toy saxophone should do it. (
  • Zorro – see our Spanish Fiesta page
  • Zucchini – how many dishes can you put zucchini in – quiches, salads, cakes, dips…
  • Zulu
  • ZZZZZ (have a sleepover or pyjama party)

Dress-ups – Jobs starting with ‘Z'

Dressing up as an occupation gives you plenty of scope for creativity and indulging in a little humour. Think about how characters with these occupations have been characterised in films and television. Use accessories and catchphrases to exaggerate their qualities and give plenty of clues.

Not many occupations beginning with Z, all we can think of are…

  • Zookeeper
  • Zoologist
  • Zealot – all your (least) favourite fanatics

Can you think of any more?

‘Z' Decorations

Make your own decorations with A4 sized templates from letter Z and zero

Letter - Z printable templateNumber - zero printable template