Spice up a party for men by adding a theme to the celebration. Many male party themes don't exclude women, making them possible even with a co-ed guest list. The theme helps guide the planning process because it naturally lends itself to certain activities, decorations and menus. Keep in mind the interests and preferences of the guest of honor when selecting a party theme.
A casino night lets the guys get together for bonding over a few hands of cards and other gambling games. A basic poker night party doesn't require a lot of equipment or extras. Another option is to organize a more elaborate casino night with other gambling games. Set up a few games in the party venue; many party rental stores offer slot machine and casino card game table rentals. Add strands of mini lights, disco balls and glittery decorations to create a Vegas-like atmosphere. A buffet fits perfectly into the Vegas theme. See who can rustle up the best James Bond suit.
The 1980s emphasized neon colors, leg warmers and big hair. The iconic fashion and cultural aspects of the decade make it ideal as a party theme. Invite the guests to dress in their best '80s gear to get in the spirit. Play '80s music to set the mood. Games and gadgets from the '80s such as Rubik's Cubes and boom boxes work well to entertain the guests and add decoration to the party. If the guest of honor prefers, throw him a party based on the '50s, '70s, '90s or other decades.
The pirate theme is popular for kids' parties, but it also works well for adults. If the guest of honor loves history or pirates, choose it as the theme for the celebration. Invite all of the guests to wear their best pirate costumes. Most party supply stores sell a wide selection of pirate decorations and props, making it easy to decorate for the party. And it wouldn't be a pirate party without rum.
The western theme is another one that works just as well for men as it does for kids. Hold the men's western party on a farm or ranch for a more authentic feel. You can also create a western theme at home by placing lots of hay bales around the party venue. Lassos, red-and-white checks and other rustic accents also work well for the western theme party. Play country music. Invite all of the guests to dress up in cowboy hats and boots to get in the mood. Serve a hearty meat and potatoes meal.
A general sports theme works well for a sporty man. Another option is to focus on the guest of honor's favorite sport. If he loves baseball, center all of the party details on that sport. If he's a golfer, send him and his friends to the local golf course for the party. For the man who prefers virtual sports, organize a sports video game party. Set up the party to be a tournament-style competition of a particular video game.
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