From Booze to Petting Zoos -- How Much Do You Know About Party Themes?

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You can shake a party up with a theme, whether you're celebrating someone turning a year older or hosting a formal dinner party for charity. But the real question is, how much do you know about using a theme to craft the ultimate party?

A menu consisting of bite-sized foods would be appropriate for which party theme?

Tapas are small, Spanish-style foods that are similar to appetizers, so a tapas party would definitely feature bite-sized fare.

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Which of these themes is the best for a Sweet 16 party?

Since Oktoberfest and nightclub-themed events are more for adults, a nostalgia-themed party where guests dress up in fashions from their childhood is more appropriate for 16-year-olds.

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What is another name for a couples-themed shower, hosted for both the bride and groom?

A Jack and Jill shower is for both the bride and groom, and they are both present and honored at the event.

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What theme is probably NOT best for a kids’ event?

Since small children aren’t usually aware of former fads and fashions, an event focusing on past decades might be confusing for them.

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Lingerie might be a theme for which event?

A bride-to-be's bachelorette party often includes a shower where she receives lingerie to wear on her honeymoon.

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True or false: Guests’ ages should be considered when choosing an event theme.

Depending on the event, there may be activities that go with a theme that are inappropriate for certain age groups, such as gambling.

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Bangers and mash is an entrée that could be served at a dinner party with which theme?

Bangers and mash -- sausages and potatoes -- is a traditional Irish entrée sometimes served at parties celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

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A reunion for the class of 1985 might pay homage to their graduation year using which party theme?

A theme paying homage to past decades -- specifically, in this case, the 1980s -- would make a great choice for a class reunion party.

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Which of the following themes would be the most appropriate for a Quinceañera?

A Quinceañera occurs on a girl's 15th birthday and is celebrated in many Hispanic cultures. Since casino- and lingerie-themed parties are for adults, a luau would be a more appropriate party theme for teenagers.

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What should be considered before choosing a wedding reception theme?

Consider the venue before choosing a wedding reception theme; the venue often dictates how formal or casual an event will be.

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A king cake is a dessert appropriate for which themed event?

Believed to have originated in the 12th century in France, a king cake is a dessert common at parties celebrating Mardi Gras.

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What should be decided before choosing a New Year’s Eve party theme?

Decide whether or not the event will be casual or formal before choosing a venue or party menu.

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Why is it helpful to theme a bridal shower event?

The theme ties into the gifts that the bride will receive. For example, gifts like bakeware, cookware and kitchen appliances will be given at a kitchen-themed bridal shower.

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Personal photos from the past is a great décor idea for which themed event?

Adding old photos of guests to an event themed around a previous decade is a great way to add a personal touch to party décor.

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True or false: A Roaring '20s theme works best for an indoor event.

Even though guests are likely to dress in semiformal wear for a 1920s-themed event, this party could be held indoors or outdoors.

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What themed event should always be held outdoors?

Certain garden and beach elements can be brought indoors for a themed event, but a petting zoo is probably best held outside!

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A highball is a cocktail likely to be served at which themed event?

A highball, made with bourbon and craft ginger beer, is a cocktail that was popular in the 1920s during prohibition.

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Which theme could work for a formal party?

Nothing says glitz and glamor like the Academy Awards, so throw a formal party and watch the show!

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Serving utensils might be absent from a dinner party with which theme?

The fork had yet to be invented in the days of Medieval feasts, and even royalty ate with their hands!

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What party theme can be tweaked to suit both adults and children?

A country-western event can include elements that can entertain children, adults or both! Casinos are all about gambling, and 1920s parties tend to focus on the then-illegal cocktails that were popular during Prohibition.

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