A fun idea for a birthday party is a treasure hunt theme in which a handmade treasure map is created as an invitation and clues are arranged for party-goers to discover a treasure chest filled with party favors. Other fun party ideas include costume parties and a prom night theme.
For a teenager, a fun party idea is a costume party or masquerade. These types of parties are usually centered around a theme, such as a pirate theme in which attendees dress as pirates. A central theme makes decorating the party simple. Music and costume contests are ways to keep the party lively and engaging.
A fun theme for an adult party is prom night. This theme has the potential to become a large event for special birthdays, such as a 30th birthday bash. Making this theme a success requires finding a venue, renting some tables and chairs, decorating the place with streamers and bold colors, hiring a DJ and providing finger foods and cake. This theme can be altered to the "prom night from Hell," in which guests are advised to dress up in the worst formal wear they can find and the DJ plays the cheesiest music from the decade in which the birthday boy or girl attended high school.