Today is my birthday. I love birthdays, especially my own one. By the way, I have to congratulate and thank my mother for being three days in labour and bringing me into the world. Mom you did a great job! For this occasion I want to write about themed parties. I like to dress up and to organise a whole event focusing on one theme. Here are some less common theme ideas you may want to recreate.
1. Grandpas and grandmas
Choose your favourite elderly person and try to find clothes like her. You may find these in your grandparents closet or in a thrift shop. (I know you are thinking about Macklemore right now!) It’s a cheap costume if you are inventive. My very good friend who prefers to stay anonymous, let’s call him Adi, short form of Adelaide, not Adolf, is really good at dressing up! Like the Dalai Lama stands for peace, like Britney stands for slutty videos and David Hasselhoff for eating burgers gracefully, Adi stands for choosing the perfect costume. He is the king of disguise. See the picture below, this is a 30 year young man who likes to dress to impress…
2. Pyjama party
This is the theme I will have this year. You cannot imagine how many people don’t have nightwear. It’s a kind of risky theme, because I don’t know how many people will show up naked. I really hope the ugly ones will wear at least sweat pants.
When my friend, Adi, the king of disguise went to Africa for his job, we threw an african themed party where we dressed up as wild animals, trees, big mamas, slutty ladies and religion fanatics. I told you not to expect political correctness!
4. Come as your favourite pop song.
Again for this one, the title is pretty clear. Listen to song lyrics and be inspired. You can dress as “walk like an Egyptian”, “like a virgin”, “breakfast at Tiffany’s”. There are so many possibilities.
5. Welcome to Russia
There is probably a fur hat from 2007 in the back of your closet, go grab it and wear it with sweatpants and a white t-shirt infused with vodka stains, or reuse the sequin slutty dress you bought for new years eve end never wore again. Perfect, your costume is ready, but please don’t forget your accent and use a kitchen knife as an accessory like I did.
6. Hustlers and whores
Finally you can enter a sex shop without any kind of shame. Not that you should be ashamed if you are a regular customer, but for this theme you will clearly find the best accessories in an adult shop.
7. Toga party
I was once at a toga party in Germany and it was the most lucrative party ever! Nobody has pockets in their costume and you will find plenty of money on the floor.
8. Schlager / Chanson / Euro Trash
Dress up as Rick Astley, Modern Talking, Dalida or Edith Piaf, the playlist should match your outfits.
9. Cleaning staff
If you do not want to clean up the party mess the day after the event invite your guests to dress up as cleaning staff. Maybe they get into cleaning mood. You can be a sexy french maid or a not so sexy Portuguese cleaning lady.
10. Le détail qui tue / the devil is in the detail
Dress up for clubbing but wear an accessory which kills the look.
11. Après Ski
Good theme for an outdoor party. You can wear winter clothes and sing to your favourite après-ski songs.
12. Personality switch
You know “secret santa” which consists in putting every party guests’ name in a jar and picking one guest to buy him a christmas present. For this theme you do exactly the same and you have to dress up as the person you fished out of the jar. This is also a great opportunity for gender switching. As pictured here, you can see the king of disguise dressed up as me and he pretty rocked the party!
Masks can be a chic accessory if you don’t want to wear a costume but if you still want a themed party.
14. Gay icons
There are so many great gay icons like Lady Gaga, Elton John, Kylie (the one and only Kylie, the great one, not the botoxed duck face princess), Madonna, Britney, Freddie Mercury, Andy Warhol, Cher. Choose your favourite one.
15. Kid’s party
If you don’t have kids (I’ve been told that dogs do not count as children) but you feel the need to buy all the Frozen supplies at your grocery store, then you have to organise a children’s birthday party.
I am not a gay man over 40 but I do love Eurovision. 12 points go to the eurovison themed party.
17. Under construction
For this party you will find the decoration on the street. I do not incite you to steel any street sign. You can borrow it for one night, use it as the perfect decoration and bring it back the day after where you found it. Nobody will notice it. Hardware stores sell cheap overalls to wear as a costume and to reuse for your DIY projects.
18. Marine party
Again a great theme to dress up slutty! You can also be a captain, a sailor, a fisherman or if you have good legs you can be Cher in her best video ever “If I could turn back time”, epic!
If you have a theme suggestion make sure to send it via twitter or snapchat @lariviererose or tag me in your instagram pictures.
Happy birthday to me, where is my Sephora gift? I didn’t get any bithday mail this year!