The Party Animal, Issue #002 - What's New

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This month's features:

I. New Year's Eve Party Ideas II. Free Printable Invitation Page/Ebook Password III. New TV Show Themed Parties: CBS Survivor & ABC Lost IV. Submit Your Party Ideas

I. Throw a Rockin' New Year's Eve Party

Traditionally, New Years Eve parties were focused on couples only. Fortunately, not anymore! It is also not as exclusively formal as in previous decades. It is much more common to include the whole family and singles in the celebration as well. Alcohol, no alcohol, anything and everything goes these days.

Decorate with black, silver, and gold. Go all out with feather boas and top hats. Don't forget the noisemakers and party poppers to bring in the New Year.

Here are some fun activity ideas to bring in the New Year:

  • Resolutions Roast. Give each guest a turn roast their resolution for 2006. It is usually related to some sort of weight loss or self-improvement idea. For example, say "goodbye (name) and hello to a lighter, tighter me!"
  • Costume or masquerade party. Don a mask and be a lady or gent of mystery!
  • New Years around the world. Have guests bring dishes that reflect their ethnicities and countries of origin.
  • Murder mystery party. Purchase murder mystery scripts or use a local murder mystery company to host the event.
  • Create a time capsule to be opened in five years. Include some of 2005 items and a questionnaire about what they think it will be in 2010. Make a video of the party to include in her time capsule.
  • Board games or card game championships
  • Take a day cruise on a local body of water.
  • Hire a bellydancer or salsa dancer to give lessons and give the guests a little spice for in their lives. Everyone will have a good laugh as they try out their new skills!
  • Hold a couple’s party and play the Newlywed Game to see who's most in tune with each other.
  • Gambling on a winner? Choose a casino night for an easy to put together bachelorette party.
  • Is a happy and prosperous year in the cards? Use a fortune telling theme complete with palm readings and crystal balls.
  • Go out dancing at the host's favorite club.

Drop balloons at midnight and toast your friends and family!

II. We've compiled the best free printable party invitations on the web. Find a free printable invitation for your theme party here!

For newsletter subscribers only, we offer access to our compilation of free theme printable invitations on the web. Also free for subscribers, is our appetizer ebook. Enjoy!

Free Printable Invitations Password: fun-invites Free Printable Invitations

Free Party Appetizers Ebook Password: easy-appetizers Party Appetizers Ebook

Please save this email for future access of the best free printable invitations on the web!

III. New TV Show Themed Parties: CBS Survivor & ABC Lost

Check out our new TV Theme Party Page

So far, we have added the popular tv shows CBS Survivor and ABC Lost. With the upcoming season finales, they will come in handy for your theme party finale parties!

Is there a particular show you would like to see added? Email me and let me know!

IV. Submit Your Theme Party Ideas

Now that the "party's over"- keep it alive with sharing your ideas!

Send in your fun ideas and photos to help others create their own sensational celebrations. Let's exchange our ideas and keep sparking more and more creative theme party ideas.

Submit your idea and you may be included in our upcoming newsletter and website!

See you next month!

Dee Schroeck for tons of popular theme party ideas, including decorations, costume, games, and party drink ideas, as well as printable invitations.