Planning a party can be a real challenge. From inviting guests to planning activities, and finding a theme, preparing for your upcoming celebration can quickly become a hassle. Of all the things that go into planning a party, choosing a killer theme is one of the most important. A party without a theme is like a cake without frosting. While it can still be delicious and satisfying, it's not going to stand out and make a lasting impression. If you want to throw a party that your guest will remember for a long time, you need to find an awesome theme.
Themes provide a focal point for your party. They are an opportunity to inject some extra fun and engagement into your shindig. The right theme can also help guide the other aspects of planning your party, like choosing food, music, games, and dress code!
Unfortunately, picking a party theme can be a real hassle – thinking of fresh party ideas is no small task. That’s why the AUXGOD team decided to create this list of our top 10 party ideas for 2022! You might not use these exact themes, but this blog is a great place to find some initial inspiration for your next party theme. Let’s get started!
1. Throwback Party
Throwback parties are a polarizing theme – you either love them or can’t stand them. On one hand, since the throwback party theme has been around for decades, it can be a bit of an overused, low-effort cliche. On the other hand, there’s a reason why throwback parties have been around for so long – many people love them! If you’re like most folks, you likely have some good memories of life “back in the day.” Throwback parties let you and your friends revive your youths and reminisce about simpler times.
2. Futuristic Shindig
If you’re a person with high hopes for the future, this is the party theme for you! The opposite of a throwback party, a futuristic shindig is your chance to jump a couple of decades (or even centuries) into the future! Futuristic shindigs are also a great party idea if you’re on a tight budget. Nobody knows what the future will look like, so let your creative juices flow!
3. Homemade Costume Party
If you’re like most people, you’ve already gone to your fair share of Halloween costume parties. Let’s face it: this theme is overused and overrated. Few party guests put any effort into getting a costume, and those who do come dressed up usually wear store-bought costumes.
It’s time to revamp this ages-old party theme into something fresh and memorable! Introducing: the homemade costume party. Challenge your friends to craft a costume using only household materials – this is a super-affordable party theme, and one surefire way to create a celebration that your guests will remember for a long time!
4. Cowboy Honky-Tonk
So what if you don’t live on a ranch?? Even the most hardcore city-slickers need to unleash their inner ranch-hand every once in a while! Throw on some boots, jeans, flannel, and a cowboy hat – it’s time to have a honky-tonk.
Did you know that AUXGOD has a Country card deck for this exact purpose? If your friends love country music, this game is a must-have at your next cowboy-themed party. Click here to get your AUXGOD: Country card deck now!
5. Famous Dead People
Did you know that Gandhi, Shakespeare, and Winston Churchill once went to a party together in 1968? If you didn’t, that’s because this “fact” is a complete lie. But just because they never hung out when they were alive doesn’t mean they can’t come together for a shindig in 2022!
Invite your friends to dress up as their favourite historical figures at your next party (bonus points if they imitate their character’s voice and mannerisms)! This party theme is bound to create a couple of laughs and some awesome memories.
6. Movie / TV Show Themed Party
Does your group of friends share a passion for a certain popular TV show or film? Invite them to dress up as their favourite characters. This party theme is simple, timeless, and great if you’re working with a tight budget!
7. Casino Night Party
Casinos are synonymous with the high-end party lifestyle. Although throwing a casino-themed party can get a bit expensive, it’s guaranteed to create an experience that your guests will never forget! Dim the lights, break out the cards, and bring “the house” to your living room.
If you want to take your casino party a step further, you can get cheap poker chips online and give a few to each party guest. Your friends can bet against each other during party games to win chips; the person with the most at the end of the night gets a prize!
8. Heroes vs Villains
If you have a few couples attending your party, you have the perfect chance to use the heroes vs villains party theme. One partner dresses up as a hero while the other dresses up as their arch-nemesis. If you have ultra-creative friends, you can even challenge them to create their own superhero-villain duo!
9. Trend Party
If you’re out of party ideas, taking a few minutes to look at what’s trending on the news and social media can give you some great inspiration for a party theme. Look at some of the hottest emerging fads of the month and adopt them as a party theme – they can include anything from the latest news stories to popular TV shows or video games. Because modern trends can come and go in a matter of days, you never have to worry about your party theme being overused or repetitive – there will always be a new trend in the spotlight!
10. Music Awards Party
Unless you met your squad at a concert, chances are your friend group has some varied music tastes. With that being the case, it can be a real challenge to pick out party music that everyone will enjoy. The solution: a music awards party theme! Challenge your friends to pick their favourite songs and give a karaoke performance.
Better yet, get your hands on an AUXGOD card deck from one of our four music genres and play the hottest party game of 2022! Want to learn more? Check out our How to Play page and get started with AUXGOD now!