2 Exciting Themes to Consider When Hosting a Party

With summertime finally, here, it is the season for fun times and enjoying outdoor life with friends and family members. The long, cold winter is now just a distant memory, and this year, summer temperatures are predicted to reach record levels once again in many countries around the world.

For many adults, summertime can be the ideal season to host a party at home. It is an opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbors, catch up on gossip and the latest developments in other people’s lives, and share an evening of fun, dancing, and excitement. However, it can often be difficult to plan a party and decide on what food will be served or the drinks will be offered to guests.

It can be beneficial and extra fun to give your party a specific theme. This will help you to plan the finer points of the evening and give guests the opportunity to dress up in a way that suits the theme of the party. The following article contains two specific themes to consider for your party.

James Bond-Themed Casino Night

The James Bond, spy and action films are famous all around the world. The hugely popular film series features the secret agent (codename: “007”) traveling across many different countries to fight master criminals while seducing some of the world’s most beautiful women. In several James Bond films, casinos play an important part. In the case of Casino Royale, the world of gambling played an integral role in the plot. Risk-taking is an integral part of the Bond theme, and card-based games are commonly found in films.


You can recreate the glamour and excitement of this film franchise in your home by staging a James Bond-themed casino night. First, find a suitable online casino your guests can play at during the party. Sites such as provide listings of a wide range of online casinos, many of which offer enticing welcome bonuses for new players. This will help you to decide which site is best for you and your guests. You may even be able to find sites that offer free spins on roulette wheels that will provide excitement and thrills for your guests. Perhaps, you could invite your guests to play a few hands of poker and see who has the skills and bluffing ability to secure the win.

After choosing the casino, you should set up the action to stream to your smart TV to act as a focal point for the evening entertainment. Ask your guests to dress up in sophisticated evening wear (such as tuxedos and cocktail dresses), and serve a selection of party food and drinks that match the occasion.

Rock Music Party

In a recent survey, 36% of Americans said they “often” or “sometimes” listened to rock music. This form of music, with its aggressive guitar solos and driving drum beats, is perfect to stage a party around. Many of your friends and relatives will have favorite rock bands and will enjoy the idea of dressing up to mimic their rock idols.


Ask your guests to come to the party dressed as their favorite rock stars, and consider asking them in advance what they would like to eat in the form of a food rider request. Bands are commonly asked to state what food they would like at the venue they will perform, and this small step can add some music-themed authenticity to the party. Make a rock playlist that you can stream to various devices in your home (especially the living room to encourage dancing later), and aim to take everyone’s rock music tastes into account.

Brantley Jackson, dad and writer at 'Not in the Kitchen Anymore' is well-known in the parenting world. He writes about his experiences of raising children and provides advice to other fathers. His articles are widely praised for being real and relatable. As well as being an author, he is a full-time dad and loves spending time with his family. His devotion to his kids and love of writing drives him to motivate others.