10 Great Party Themes to Host a Properly Posh Party

How to throw a posh party

How to Throw a Posh Party?

Partying is always exciting for guests and nerve-racking for the host. Guests have high expectations which the host has to exceed. If it’s your first time organizing a party then you are definitely in search of some ideas and inspiration. If it’s not your first time then still read on and you will learn something new.

To throw a posh party all you need is:

  • Guests (preferably posh)
  • Venue
  • Lots of Champagne
  • Entertainment
  • Great Party Theme

And as it turns out picking a great party theme is the hardest choice to make. You don’t want to look silly and you don’t want your guests to look silly. Let’s have a look at some of the ideas that I’ve gathered for you.

10 Great Party Themes to Impress Your Guests

I will take you on a journey from a modern pool party to the retro style of the 1920’s and many more truly posh ideas that will inspire you and delight your guests.

Bollywood-themed Party

Bollywood themed party

A Bollywood theme would be a fresh idea for your party. Watch a few Bollywood movies to feel the vibe and get an overall picture of what your party will look like. India is a colourful country and people like to wear bright clothes and a lot of jewellery, so this has to be reflected at your party. In terms of decor, get a couple of draped sofas and fill them up with a lot of colourful cushions. When decorating the venue, try to go for vibrant colours and put emphasis on the attributes of Indian culture. Think of getting Bollywood tunes and candles to help guests immerse into the Bollywood atmosphere.

Inviting a henna artist would be my suggestion for entertainment. Another way to make an impression on your guests is to invite professional fire dancers or a Bollywood dancer.

Fairytale Party

Provide your guests with the names of famous book characters in advance. It could be Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, Tom Thumb, the Queen of Hearts, Snow White and many more. Either help your guests to decide or pick the characters yourself. Otherwise, there might be two or more people dressed up as the same character. And this is not allowed at a posh party.

1920’s Fancy Dress Night

Think of The Great Gatsby. It should instantly take you back to the 1920’s and help you find inspiration for your upcoming party. Those were the years of flapper dresses, fancy accessories, long cigarette holders and furs. People loved to go to cabaret and listen to jazz all night long.

Retro style is imitative of the trends, tastes, and tendencies of the 1920’s. Art decor is known for its geometric lines and futuristic designs. The main hairstyle for women was a boyish new bob or a finger wave.

Masquerade Ball

If you want to organise a masquerade, then the main rule for the guests is to wear their mask. It’s a great way to relax and be yourself. If you know them well enough, you should be able to recognise them in disguise. However, if the guests are not acquainted then they will happily mingle with one another without you needing to introduce them.

These Balls are considered to be ultra posh. Host a party like this and you will be remembered and talked about for a long time to come.

Roman Times


Romans lived long before our era. Their power and strength is of significant interest. Hence why, many people are very curious about the lifestyle of the ancient Romans. Roman baths are one of the places that attract swarms of tourists every day. We want to learn more about them and to be part of the mysterious life that happened long before us.

Host a real Roman party where only gladiators, emperors, and beautiful Roman women are on the guest list.

Victorian Ball (1800’s)

Pride and Prejudice is one of the best period dramas that almost everyone has read or watched at least once in their life. It emphasises the difference between the posh social strata and the less fortunate members of society.

As we are all aware the Bennett family were from a poorer background with almost no valuable connections. While the Darcys and the Bingleys belonged to the wealthier circle. When it comes to choosing the right dress code for your party, think of the Bingley and the Darcy families since you want your party to be properly posh.

Glamour Party

Glamour party

Here you can definitely go wild and do whatever you want. Be over the top. Imagine you are throwing a party for a bunch of Hollywood celebrities so make it chic, posh, glittery and wild. There will be high heels, stylish dresses and suits, dashing accessories, champagne and music.

You could give your Glamour theme a vibe of the 50s or 60s as well as turning it into a super modern event.

Circus-themed Party

Circus themed party

Some of the greatest designers often get inspired by the circus and the dreamlike decadent culture of the circus. This place is no longer associated with clowns it is the embodiment of extravagance and elegance.

Wear a beautiful ringmaster jacket or a red maxi skirt with a costume top hat. For a more elegant, but daring look, go for a bright dress with fantasy ornaments and shapes. Men can dress up as magicians.

James Bond Night

James Bond Theme Night

You must’ve watched James Bond films. If not, then it’s about time. On your James Bond night set up some casino roulette wheels and invite professional croupiers.

Men will arrive in their tuxedos accompanied by ladies in an elegant red or black dress. Your dress-code must strictly follow the 007 look guidelines otherwise, the night won’t have that special secret agent atmosphere.

Foam Pool Party

Foam pool party

Organise a pool party for your posh guests. Rent a big house with an enormous pool where your guests will be waited on by the best staff. They will be offered a wide range of exotic cocktails specially made by the most skilled barmen.

Girls will have a chance to show off their most expensive bikinis and men will have a chance to check them out. Doesn’t sound very posh but it is what it is.

If you want to make it more fun and are confident that the guests will share your enthusiasm then turn your pool party into a fun foam party.


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