Event Themes

Matching parties to current events creates and easy roll of regular parties. You can check our party ideas by month or the special events below.

| Fathers Day | Halloween | Mardi Gras | Pirate Day | Thanksgiving | 4th of July | Australia Day | Christmas Dinner | Easter | Eurovision | Bastille Day | Melbourne Cup | New Years Eve | St. Patrick’s Day | Valentine’s Day |

Bucks Party and Boys Night Out

Bucks nights should be planned carefully to ensure that the groom will be safe and in good condition on his wedding day. You can have anything from a quiet night together to something outrageous and memorable… Here are a few different ideas – some classy, some quirky but hopefully all fun. Cool Things – get [...]

Election Party Ideas

Will it be a long night?  Or over by 7 o’clock? Join your friends and/or family to watch the inane banter of the commentators, marvel at Antony Green’s latest graphics and statistics, and see each seat claimed or conceded. You’ll need a space for those who want to watch the television and other spaces for [...]

Book Week Parties

Every August, we have CBCA Children’s Book Week in Australia to encourage children to love books. They celebrate with story telling and dressing up as their favourite characters. But there’s no reason that little kids should have all the fun, or that the books should be restricted to those put forward by the Children’s Book [...]

Christmas Parties

Christmas Party Products and Decorations – all year! Christmas offers so many opportunities for parties – office parties, friends and family, Christmas dinners, garden parties and more. We concentrate on Chistmas parties on this site, but for more Christmassy ideas, see ChristmasCountdown.com.au Christmas Decorations The Christmas Warehouse has several stores in Sydney and an online [...]

Father’s Day Party Ideas

Paying homage to Dad! Here are a few ideas to make Father’s Day stand out from a normal family gathering.

Christmas Dinner Parties

Whether it’s the big Family Christmas dinner or a dinner party with friends to celebrate Christmas, setting the scene can make it extra special. Christmas Foods Make your own, or buy it in?  What matters is that it tastes and looks good. Christmas Tableware & Centrepieces Christmas Hats & Accessories You might not want to [...]

Valentine’s Day Parties & Anti-Valentines

There are plenty of options for a Valentine’s Day party. Or if you don’t like Valentine’s – have an anti-Valentine’s party. Just turn things up a notch or two, send up the romantic ideals, overdress and ham it up acting out romantic scenes and scripts.

Thanksgiving

Historically, Thanksgiving in America was a day to thank god for a successful harvest. Today the holiday is all about food (especially turkey), parades and American football, with maybe a Pilgrim or Native American on the side. Thanksgiving is on the second Monday of October in Canada, and the fourth Thursday in November in America. [...]

Australia Day themed parties

Australia Day is on January 26 every year and marks the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 and what many see as the invasion of this continent. Across Australia there are parades, barbecues, parties and fireworks, citizenship ceremonies, protests and mixed feelings. It is a day to reflect on what it means to be [...]

Easter Party

Easter time gives you the excuse to take days off work and eat huge amounts of chocolate. Having a party then, is easily justifiable. Easter Costumes If you’ve ever had the urge to dress up as a bunny or even just wear their ears on your head, an Easter party is the perfect place to [...]

Melbourne Cup Party Ideas

The Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday in November every year.  A lot of offices and schools have Melbourne Cup parties, and some people like to host get-togethers with their friends. Even if you’re not going to the races, you can still dress up and have fun on the day! Melbourne Cup Party [...]

Halloween Parties

Don’t go bothering your neighbours – keep all the fun together in a Halloween party. Halloween is a great party theme – lots of scope for dramatic decorations and outrageous costumes, plus trick or treat games. Halloween Costumes & Accessories Costumes.com.au is based in Melbourne and delivers costumes and accessories (including shoes, hats, wigs, party [...]

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 [...]

Spooky & Ghost Party Ideas

The spooky theme is great fun for adults as well as children. This theme is not just for Halloween, it can be used for Friday 13th parties or any time you feel like being spooky. Browse down the page for food and party game ideas. Halloween Clothing and Costumes Some costume ideas include vampires, witches, [...]

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 [...]

Mardi Gras Party Ideas

Mardi Gras runs from mid-February to the first week in March in Sydney – but if you can’t be there for some or any of it, you can still join in the spirit for Mardi Gras and have your own Mardi Gras-themed parties. Mardi Gras Party Costumes and Decorations Let’s face it – while you [...]

Christmas In Winter!

Do you dream of a White Christmas? Or at least a cold one? Christmas in June and July parties have become popular in Australia – not just with northern hemisphere expats but also Aussies who grow up with that divide between the winter Christmases in films, songs and books and our mid-summer visits from an [...]

New Years Eve Parties

Why should we celebrate the New Year? Why not! New Years parties are exciting. It’s a time to celebrate what one year has brought and what the next may bring. You might choose to have a New Years dinner with family or a drink with friends. What ever you choose, your party should be oozing [...]

Hens Party and Girls Night Out

Celebration or last Hurrah! So you’re in charge of organising the Hen’s party and you have no idea what you’re going to do. Here are a few different ideas – some classy, some quirky but hopefully all fun. Cool Things – get lots of fun and laughs with these cool gadgets, gizmos & gifts for [...]

St Patrick’s Day & Irish Parties

Although St Patrick’s day was originally to commemorate Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, it has become a secular celebration of Irish culture. Everyone must wear something green on St Patty’s Day! You can either keep it simple with green ribbon, a hat or badges or check out the costume shops below [...]

Oktoberfest! Party Ideas

Just because you don’t live in Germany that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own Oktoberfest celebration. See below for beer, tankards to drink your beer from, food to eat while you’re drinking your beer, and German costumes to wear while you’re drinking your beer. Oktoberfest Costumes Costume Box – Thousands of fancy dress costumes, [...]

Oriental Parties

Hosting an Oriental Party gives you the opportunity to express your favourite aspect of Asian culture. Whether it’s the fashion, the food, the movies or karaoke, this theme can be a lot of fun. Chinese New Year Chinese New Year falls somewhere between January 21st and February 20th each year. 2016 – the year of [...]

Eurovision Parties

In 2020, the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in  Rotterdam, Netherlands.  For Australians, we will see them televised on SBS – day and time to be announced. Some people think Eurovision (official site) is really bad.  Other people think it’s so bad, it’s good. We think it’s an unmissable event. But even for those who [...]

Zombie Clothing and Costumes

The most important part of a zombie costume is the makeup – generally white face / arms with red blood, scars, sores, and general decay. The costumes themselves can be highly creative (zombie bride and groom / zombie explorer), highly creepy and decaying (see the products below), or simple modifications to regular clothing – whatever [...]

State of Origin Parties

Not just one party – but three!  On three cold winter Wednesday nights each year the Maroons and the Blues do their thing while everyone else watches and parties. State of Origin Party Food Watching football is hungry work so make sure there is plenty, and perhaps some reserves of nibbles (eg potato chips, crackers [...]