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What's a good party theme for a formal dinner?

Asked by Carly (4550points) September 9th, 2010

I’m in charge of hosting a 80+ person party for my dorm sisters and their dates. This is our sophomore initiation formal, which usually includes some sort of catered dinner and games, music, etc. We usually have a theme, last years I helped coordinate a Masquerade theme, the year before that we all dressed up like movie stars,and the year before that we had a secret agent theme.

Because my dorm has the tradition of keeping this a very “dressy” occasion, it makes it a little harder to pick a theme. Do you guys have any suggestions?

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harple's avatar

Okay, off the top of my head, but seeing that you’re at an arts college and majoring in English, how about a Jane Austen theme? Opportunities for beautiful clothing, but from a different era. (Apologies if Jane Austen is too twee…)

Carly's avatar

oooo, no, that’s a great idea! I really like it. :)
(especially since there are a lot of feminine English majors in my dorm!)

augustlan's avatar

The Roaring 20s is one of my favorite eras for fashion. Flappers and gangsters, FTW.

Seek's avatar

I’m with Auggie on this one. What’s shakin? Martinis and skirts, Dick.

aprilsimnel's avatar

You could be the Bright Young Things. 1920s/1930s dressing up and English!

BoBo1946's avatar

I’m with MsA also! There are so many directions you can go with that era.

Cammy's avatar

The Roaring 20’s definitely. Close cropped wavy hair and swinging dresses..Dancing the Charleston…..sounds wonderful! Wish I could have lived in that time.

ilovejustinbieber's avatar

just a candle light dinner if it is for a boy and always have just Romantic music that is relaxing

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