9 Casual Yet Chic Theme Parties You Can Throw Now That the Holidays, the Super Bowl and Award Season are Behind Us

published Mar 1, 2016
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I love an elegant theme party. It’s a chance to delight your friends with inspired decor and a clever menu to match. Who wouldn’t love an invite to that bash, right? Unfortunately, I feel like once springtime rolls around, people are less likely to sink their teeth into a hosting a proper party, instead favoring a casual get-together around the pool or patio table.

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But guess what? You can still throw together a bash that’s laid-back and on theme. It’s the best of both worlds! Here are nine creative ideas:

Midsummer Night’s Bohemian-Style Dinner Party

Above, from Eye Swoon. (Also a great way to make use of all your favorite throws.)

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Roses and Rose

A flower-arranging, wine-tasting party, from Style Me Pretty.

(Image credit: Kristen Kilpatrick)

Post-Workout Social Hour

Get fit together, then enjoy come cocktails, from Camille Styles.

(Image credit: Mary Costa)

Palm Fronds and Bon Bons Dinner Party

(Image credit: Ruth Eileen)

An Elegant Ice Cream Social

(Image credit: Shea Taylor)

Glamping Outdoor Dinner Party

(Image credit: Melanie Blodgett)

A Soft Pretzel Party

From Julep.

(Image credit: Kate Zimmerman)

Nacho Party

(Image credit: Jeff Mindell)

Taco Party

From Studio DIY; technically, it was a piñata-making workshop, but there’s tons of great taco night inspiration.

What’s your favorite themed party to throw?