Country Themes

American / 4th of July Party Ideas

On the 4th of July, 1776, The United States of America declared independence from Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence. Traditionally the holiday celebrates America becoming an independent nation, but today it’s more commonly just a celebration of being American and of all things American. For expats, it can be a chance to [...]

Aussie Icons Parties

These are an alternative to the usual Australia Day flag-waving parties, but also good for any time of the year. Here are some Aussie Icon ideas but once you start thinking about them, there are lots more. Don’t forget to practice the voices and cliched lines. Australian TV / Comedy Characters Dame Edna is the [...]

Bastille Day or French Party

Have a French themed party for Bastille Day which is celebrated on 14 July each year. Bastille Day commemorates the anniversary of the 1790 celebration named Fete de la Federation, which was one year after the storming of the Bastille prison. Bastille Day Party Products & Decorations Serve French champagne and decorate in the colours [...]

Canada Theme Parties

Canada is the world’s second biggest country by land mass – Australia is only number 6.  Celebrate all things Canadian with a Canada themed party. Canada Party Dates You can have a Canadian party whenever you want, but here are some notable events you could mark: 15 February is National Flag of Canada Day, celebrating [...]

Egyptian Parties

(you could combine this with an Indiana Jones party) Egyptian parties revolve around a desert environment and the Kings and Queens of the Egyptian world – Cleopatra, King Tutankhamen (King Tut), and Queen Nefertiti. Pairings – Nefertiti and Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and his (possible) stepmother Nefertiti, Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Egyptian Costumes is based in [...]

Hawaiian Party

Hawaiian parties provide a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Grass skirts, leis, drinking out of coconuts – great for poolside of garden parties, on the beach or in a park. Hawaiian &Tropical Decorations & Catering Colours go a long way to creating a certain atmosphere. As well as Hawaiian or tropical themed decorations, you could get [...]

Scotland & Scottish Party Ideas

Many Australians and New Zealanders have family connections to Scotland. This, plus a shared love of sport and sense of humour, makes Scottish parties a fun and popular theme. Scottish Party Dates You can have a Scottish party whenever you want, but here are some notable events you could mark: 25 January is Burns Night, [...]

Spanish & Mexican Parties and Fiestas

Goodbye Australia, hola España! You might choose to have a fiesta for a number of reasons. Perhaps it’s the 5th of May and you want to celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla (“Cinco de mayo”). Or, perhaps.. not? Whatever your reasons, there are four things you need to [...]