If you’re looking for a fun summertime party theme to bring everyone together, we recommend this quirky pirate and mermaid duo. Assigning a costume party theme that only has two options for dress code has multiple pros. For example, guests don’t have to stress about coming up with their own idea, people can laugh at all the different attempts to pull off either a pirate or mermaid ensemble, and as the party host, you can provide a couple cheap props that fit into either camp for guests who forgot to dress the part.
To imitate an oceanic setting, either fill the ceiling with blue balloons or construct a balloon wall. Add rows of green twisted streamer paper along the lower third of the wall to look like seaweed.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Pool, Tropical
Live music is more engaging than a plug-and-play playlist, and you won’t have to worry about your festival friends attempting a speaker takeover.
Being outdoors for this theme is essential. If you can swing an outdoor bar that’s waterside or has a pool, even better.
Serve up fresh seafood with a raw bar presentation. Opt for shrimp, crab and different types of oysters, accompanied by dipping sauces that range from garlic butter to a tangy mignonette.
This blue Curaçao beverage fits in perfectly with the under-the-sea surroundings. Add a couple Swedish Fish for garnish.