Some debut party themes include fantasy, garden, literature, travel and movie themes. For example, a party themed around "The Great Gatsby" both celebrates coming of age and hearkens back to the sultry, glamorous age of jazz.
Fantasy and fairy tales also make for a good debut theme party. A general fairy tale theme drawing from "Cinderella" and other classic tales works well; the planner can also concentrate on a particular story such as "Little Red Riding Hood" and use a red and black motif. For those girls who want to immerse themselves in different times and places, a Parisian or Marie Antoinette theme with French accents, Victorian decorations or gold and pastel colors sets the mood. A general travel theme can include hot air balloons and pictures of the girl's favorite landmarks.
Books and movies are also great sources for debut party inspiration. For instance, the Academy Awards make a great platform for a movie buff. The planner can issue awards at the end of the night, complete with miniature Oscar statuettes. A debutante can celebrate her special day through a "Hunger Games" party theme, a movie that celebrates a strong woman. For those who enjoy old black-and-white movies and classic actresses such as Audrey Hepburn, an old Hollywood theme is the way to go.