How to Throw a Hollywood Nightclub Themed Party

Are you stuck on a theme for your birthday party? Want to have a dance party but want it to be themed? Well, this article will tell you how to throw that Hollywood Nightclub theme party!

Steps

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    If you are a girl, watch 'The Hills.' Even if you think it's garbage, the girls go to clubs and parties all the time. This should give you some ideas for decorations, food, dress, etc.
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    Pick a color theme right away! This can be any colors you want, although yellow, green, brown, or orange aren't really ideal. Try something like pink/black, red/black, silver/red/black, gold/pink, purple/white, purple/black, etc. Be creative!
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    Make a list of all the people you want to invite. If it is going to be a dance party, over 25 people.
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    Get a venue. This should be big enough to hold all the people you want to invite. Look around for some places that hold formals, proms, and dance parties like yours. Some people even have theirs in a church.
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    Plan out the date and time. This should be a date where most of your friends are in town and sometime around your birthday. If it is a dance party sometime at night, like 6 PM- 10 PM.
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    Make the invitations. If you are making paper invites, make them either colorful and fun or simple and classy. Use the colors you chose for the color theme. You want them to look nice, though, not messy! These should include: A 5-10 word intro (i.e. "You're Invited To Lilly Povich's 17th Birthday Party!), the date, the time, instructions to the venue (if necessary), and any other information such as DRESS CODE, the food, the activities, etc. All of the above goes for any other invite method, such as Facebook, text message, etc.
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    Decide on a dress code! For this type of party, doing a formal dress code, such as dresses/skirts and heels for girls and suits or shirts and ties for guys would be ideal. Something formal and slightly dressy. In The Hills, the girls wear dresses and the guys wear sports jackets.
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    Get a DJ! Or, you can make a disc of your favorite songs and play it in a CD player with big speakers!
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    Decorations! These should be very party-esque! You should have at least a set of strobe lights, a disco ball, and some tablecloths on the tables. You may also want to include a "Security Guard" (or two). These "Security Guards" can be your dad, uncle, cousin, best friend, etc.. They should guard the door and make sure no one gets in that's not allowed like at a real club. You may also want to give one of them a list of all the guests that should be attending, so they can check the list for each person so no unwanted guests get in! \You can also set up some chairs or even a couch and a fake bar to simulate the nightclub experience. Set up four areas: one for food, one for gifts, one for dancing, and one for sitting/mingling. The food should be on a cloth table
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    Choose what foods you want to serve. Chips, salsa, any type of Hors d'oeuvres, and fruit/veggie platters is a good idea. For drinks, Mocktails (fake and non-alcoholic cocktails) and other "virgin drinks" if you are underage. If you want, you can even serve Pizza.
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    Check out the venue. Make sure it has enough room for everything and everyone.
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    Go shopping! Get supplies, food, decorations, tablecloths, whatever you need! It may help to make a list!
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    Make sure your outfit is in the dress code (unless you want to be "special"!) and it's clean and fits you well.
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    The day before the party, if it's possible, you should set up your area. Put up everything but the food.
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    The day of the party, you may want to give yourself a mini-facial, take a shower, use good smelling lotion, lots of deodorant, and clean hair. Style it however you like! Get dressed and head off to the venue to set up!
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    When your guests arrive, make sure your "Security Guard" is at the door!
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    Enjoy your party! Be sure to send thank you cards to everyone who gave you gifts!!

Tips

  • Rent a disco ball, strobe lights, and anything else you know you can rent that you won't ever use again.
  • Flashy lights are a must. Neon signs and glow-in-the-dark nail polish are also great.

Warnings

  • People may bring drugs and alcohol if you are older. Be prepared to deal with the situation!

Things You'll Need

  • A venue
  • Guests
  • A disco ball
  • Strobe lights
  • Food
  • Tables
  • Invites
  • Tablecloths
  • Appropriate clothes

Article Info

Categories: Theme Parties