Party Wedding Theme Ideas

There are many ways in which you can incorporate a fun and festive feel into to your reception. Below you'll find a few themes that bring a party feel to your reception. The themes I've covered in this article are: New Year's Eve Receptions, Millennium and Y2k receptions and Mardi Gras receptions. Included are ideas on decorating, centerpiece and favor suggestions, and net links to help you plan your party themed reception.


New Year's Eve Receptions

The main theme behind a new year or new year's eve party is fun! It's time to celebrate a new year and a new beginning. It's entirely appropriate to celebrate a new marriage as well. Whether you choose to hold your reception as the old year becomes the new (at the stroke of midnight) or choose instead to celebrate during the day, there are many ways that you can add a festive air to the proceedings. One of the easiest is to buy the traditional new year trimmings. I have no experience with the companies below, but they will clearly illustrate the trimmings that I am talking about...such as top hats, tiaras, noisemakers, party horns and confetti.

New Year's Eve Party Packs
Party Pinto's page takes a LONG time to load, but it's worth it as the pics are clear and the kits varied.

New Year's Kits
Party Supermarket offers various kits in bulk.

New Year's Merchandise
A few bulk kit offerings from Der Ver Ber Distributors, Inc.

Using a kit makes things easier, but there are plenty of other ways to make your new year party sparkle. If you take that last sentence literally, why not consider adding a few sparklers to your wedding cake as it's brought out. Glitter, confetti, and/or streamers could be strewn across the tables, and centerpieces could be a grouping of some traditional new year decorations. Or you could fill a top hat with flowers if you wished. Ideal favors for this theme would include noisemakers or party horns. The light of a candle could make any glitter or metallic items shine. Christmas wrapping ribbon curls could easily replace the streamers as a decorative element.

There are numerous color choices that would work well with this theme: black & silver, white & silver, silver with jewel tones, black & white (a tuxedo look), white & gold, black & gold or even jewel tones with an accent of gold. For a very festive look, why not consider jewel toned tablecloths. They don't have to match, and various colors would look best. If you'd like it a bit more formal, try topping colorful tablecloths with a square of white. This theme is also one in which balloons could play a role. Whether you choose to have balloons in your centerpieces, balloons decorating the tables or balloons dropping from the ceiling at midnight...they will add a festive air. If you choose to have your reception occur when the old year meets the new, you could do a number of things to celebrate: ring in the new year with bells, drop balloons from the ceiling or even gather all of the couples to share in a kiss at the stroke of midnight.

Mardi Gras Receptions

The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. If you wish, you can start by making these colors predominant in your decorating scheme. If it's simply the Mardi Gras party atmosphere that you are going for, why not pass out masks as guests arrive at your reception. Favors could include strands of beads wrapped around small boxes filled with gold foil covered chocolate coins. Confetti, glitter and streamers can decorate your tables, and centerpieces could include such items as: masks on sticks (into more traditional floral centerpieces), a grouping of jester dolls or even metallic strands of beads arranged around and through traditional centerpieces. For further mardi gras party ideas, please be sure to check out Virtual Bourbon Street's advice on How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party. It includes decorating ideas, atmosphere suggestions and recipes. Mardi Gras supplies can also be found at Accent Annex.

Of course, if you are planning on throwing a Mardi Gras reception, you'll need to learn a bit about Mardi Gras. The resources below will help you to do so, and will inspire you with ideas of your own.
Fat gives you extensive information on history and includes sources for party supplies.

ICorp's Carnival New Orleans
ICorp provides goes into depth with many subjects relating to Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Central
The Crescent City Connection brings you this list of links to peruse

Mardi Gras New Orleans brings you tons of info on every aspect of Mardi Gras


Links and Resources For Themed Weddings


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