January party themes include a movie festival, murder mystery, re-gifting, holiday party and a pre-Oscar screening. January also contains several famous birthdays, including those of "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien and fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, that can also be the start of a party theme.
The Sundance Film Festival, hosted every January, provides a great movie festival party theme. For this theme, show films and let people vote on their favorites. Then, guests can make their own short films, to be shown at the end of the party.
The famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes was born in January. In honor of the detective's birthday, a mystery party is a fitting theme for January. Dress up like Sherlock or one of the many famous characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works. Create a murder mystery for friends and family to solve complete, with prizes for the winners.
Holding a late holiday party in January allows friends and relatives who are normally busy during the holiday season to attend. Add in a re-gifting theme to the holiday party, and people can exchange the gifts they received over the holidays for something they truly want.
A Tolkien-themed party, in honor of his birthday in January, is a unique theme for a party for fan. Create a costume event to the party, and invite guests to dress up as their favorite characters.