Parties can be fun or parties can be a nightmare. The general rule of thumb is that other people’s parties are more fun than your own. When hosting you have to spend time making introductions. Then there is the worry about whether your guests are having a good time. It can be particularly stressful if you have groups of friends who don’t know each other. The biggest headache? Breaking the ice, and getting people to loosen up. The solution? Incorporate a fancy dress theme into your party.
The trick is to make it as easy as possible for your guests to assemble a suitable costume. Don’t worry about pressuring people into hiring costumes. Fancy dress themes have come a long way. There are clever themes you can use which encourage people to have a rummage through their wardrobes or the wardrobes of other family members!
Yes, you can just have a general fancy dress code but why waste the opportunity to give your party a more specific theme? This is where you can tet your imagination run riot. Whether you opt for a sexy costume, 60′s theme or a colour theme or a theme related to a film or something else, there is no better way to get people to lose their inhibitions from the get go.
Think about it. A fancy dress costume is always a talking point. And people can hide behind costumes. This means they are more likely to let their hair down. You may also find that a fancy dress theme will bring out the competitiveness in your friends! It will stretch your friends’ imagination to assemble something from what they can beg, borrow or hire. Yes, some people will always to hire costumes or buy something new. But it’s not essential to looking the part. Offering prizes for the best or wackiest costumes will encourage guests to aim high.