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It’s no secret that people love to party. In fact, the party and event planning industry is expected to be worth a whopping $5 billion by the end of 2019!

If you and your friends need to cut loose, a party is the perfect way to do just that. But don’t just settle for cocktails in your living room. Instead, why not go all out and throw a fun themed party?

There are tons of party ideas for adults that will help your shindig stand out and give your guests something to talk about for weeks to come.

Do you need some inspiration? Keep reading to discover 8 Instagram-worthy themes that your friends are sure to love.

1. Hollywood

Is your current wardrobe full of baby split-up and ripped sweats? If you’re like most, you probably have a nice dress in the back of your closet that’s never even been worn before.

Take this as the perfect opportunity to throw a Hollywood-themed party. You and your friends can finally wear those amazing outfits and feel like a million bucks.

You can include a red carpet leading up to the location and even opt for a green screen photo area where your guests can leave with an image that makes them look like they were actually partying in Hollywood!

2. Carnival

If glitz and glam isn’t your style, you may want to opt for something more whimsical instead. A carnival-themed party gives your guests a chance to relive their childhood and enjoy the fun of a carnival without having to chase their kids around.

You can rent carnival games and rides that will keep your friends entertained for hours on end. Don’t forget to include some classic carnival food, like cotton candy and hot dogs.

3. Casino Night

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Or, in this case, your party!

Hosting a casino night gives you and your friends a chance to practice your gambling skills without flying across the country. If you’re not huge gamblers, you don’t even have to play for money.

If you really want to go all out, you can create a whole “Night in Vegas” theme where you hire a magician or comedian for entertainment. You could also put together a buffet for food to mimic the classic casino buffets.

The best part is that your casino night party can be as formal or casual as you’d like!

4. Masquerade

Do you have a lot of friends who haven’t met each other yet? Why not make things more fun by throwing a masquerade ball?

This lets your guests dress up in formal attire so they can feel like royalty. But it also lets them have a little fun with their outfit by choosing the right mask.

Of course, you don’t have to go full black-tie to make this theme work. You can also throw a less-formal affair where your guests wear cocktail dresses and suits instead of ballgowns and tuxedos.

Since classic masquerade balls involved dancing, don’t forget to rent a dance floor and some type of music for entertainment. 

5. Escape Room

You’ve no doubt heard of the recent escape room craze. If you want to throw a party for your close friends, you can mix things up by renting a mobile escape room.

Since escape rooms typically have a one-hour timer, this can also be a fun activity for larger parties, too. Have everyone get into groups no larger than 6 people. You can offer food and dancing to keep everyone busy while they wait for their turn in the escape room.

You can even decorate the party space and offer food that fits with the theme of the escape room. Not only will this create a cohesive party, but it’ll get everyone excited for their turn in the escape room!

6. Chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? If you and your friends can’t get enough of this sweet treat, consider making it the theme of your party!

While you can still offer food or appetizers, make sure the desserts are the star of this party. Chocolate fountains, candy bars, and s’more stations are all great ideas to bring your theme to life. You can even offer bags that will let your guests take some chocolate home with them as a party favor.

And you don’t have to limit yourself to chocolate-themed food, either. There are plenty of chocolate cocktail recipes to help your guests get the full experience.

7. Foam Party

Foam parties made a huge hit in the 90s. But if you’re friends never got a chance to attend a foam party, they may feel like they missed their chance.

So why not throw a foam party of your very own? You can find a large outdoor area to limit any mess and rent a foam machine.

Of course, don’t forget to have a good DJ to get the party started. LED dance floors and lights can also create a fun atmosphere.

8. Moulin Rouge

If you want to give your party a sexy twist, you can’t go wrong with a Moulin Rouge theme. You can decorate your party space in red and gold and even hire dancers if it’s in your budget.

You can also encourage your guests to show up in Moulin Rouge-inspired outfits. While you may immediately think of sexy show-girl costumes, it’s also easy to recreate these looks in a more conservative way. This ensures your friends have the option to dress sexy if they want but don’t have to if it makes them uncomfortable.

Top off your party decor with the classic red windmill. You can find a cardboard cutout or use a green screen for affordable and themed photos.

Best Party Ideas for Adults

Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a themed party. Follow our list of party ideas for adults to wow your guests and throw an unforgettable event.

Do you need help turning your party idea into a reality? Check out our wide selection of party rentals today! We have everything from tents and dance floors to roller skating rinks.