If you’re planning a special celebration, sometimes having the right party planning ideas and resources can make the difference between a stress-inducing dud and a relaxing romp of a good time. Really! With a bit of organization and creativity, you can take some of the stress away from planning a party while making it a fun event your guests will remember for a long time to come.
On this page, you’ll find lots of useful and fun party ideas, including things like how to choose a theme for a party, fun theme and game ideas, and all the help you’ll ever need to plan, cook, and display your party food menu.
Planning a more low-key, dinner party style event? Check out my dinner party ideas and recipe page for help with that.
Or if you’re planning a family party and looking for some fun family celebration ideas, drop by my friend Carol’s site, Celebration Ideas Online. It’s full of great crafts and games and creative ideas for celebrating as a family.
Birthday Party Planning
From fun places to set your party unique things to do with your guests, this page will give you lots of tips for planning a special birthday celebration.
40 is a big one, and you don’t want to go small! This page is full of ideas for planning a 40th birthday party, including 40th birthday themes, activities, games, foods, decorations and more. Lots of fun and creatve ways to celebrate going over the hill!
Is the guy or girl of honor a good sport? Have fun with their party. These are some totally funny and creative 40th birthday ideas. Including funny games to play, hilarious gag gifts for the big four-oh, menu and funny food ideas, and more. Mean = funny. Within reason, of course!
Reaching 80 is definitely something to celebrate! This page is full of great ideas for themes, activities, gifts, and more for planning an 80th birthday party. Lots of great ways to honor eight long decades full of life.
80? Ha! It’s not all that impressive to a 90-year-old. Find some great ideas for planning a 90th birthday party for this big milestone birthday! From keeping the guest of honor comfortable to tips on planning activities and buying gifts, you’ll find lots of help here.
Parties by Occasion
Great ideas for planning a retirement party, from creative and fun party themes, to invitations and decorations, to choosing your party food– everything you need to know!
Party Food Planning and Menus
Ideas for serving a buffet style party food spread, including recipes, menus, practical set-up tips, and lots of photos to give you some creative decorating ideas for your table.
Ideas for putting together party food trays, including ideas for great recipes, themed party trays, and more. Everything you need to feed a crowd!
This page has lots of helpful –and practical!– tips and suggestions for planning a partymenu. Includes tips on planning your food quantities, putting together a good menu, and more.
More help and ideas for planning a menu. Tips on creating your own finger foods and appetizers for parties, as well as lots of party food recipes! Most of these recipes will make your life a little easier but taste and look great on a buffet table.
Help calculating food quantities for different sizes of parties. Includes a handy party food quantities chart, and tips on planning beverage quantities, too.
Lots of fun party planning ideas and tips for choosing your buffet menu. Includes food themes, creative ideas, lots of recipe links, and more.
These are some really fun and special party food ideas for awesome summertime parties. Includes great ideas for summer party themes, ss well as suggestions and recipes for the perfect summer spread: light, simple, cool, and refreshingly casual.
Party Games and Entertainment
Got a small group of people for your party and want get everybody to be instant friends? These party icebreaker games are just the ticket. I know the idea of an icebreaker is cheesy, but trust me… these suckers WORK.
Lots of people have great ideas for party games… especially my visitors to Divine Dinner Party! This page is chock full of their party game ideas.