Ethnic Theme Party Ideas
However, before you can plan a party, you must first settle on a particular theme. Focusing on a particular culture will provide unity for all the elements of your party, but will also let you and your guests have a memorable time. It will let you explore the different kinds of cultures other nations have.
An Orient Party Twist: Chinese Theme Party
The Chinese people have one of the oldest and dominant cultures in the world today, and their festivities are always marked by dancing, fireworks and tons of Chinese food. The dominant color during these celebrations is red, symbolizing prosperity and good luck.
For your decorations, you can use red paper lanterns and red and gold streamers. If you have Buddha statues, you can also use them for a more religious but pleasing effect.
For food, Dim Sum is a great chinese cuisine
Nothing beats eating chinese food with chopsticks
Assorted chinese lanterns for special occation.
As for the food, focus on the different delicious cuisines of China, including dim sum (light food items, such as dumplings, spring rolls and lo mai gai), congee or rice porridge, noodle soups, fried rice, tofu and meat buns. Serve these along with chopsticks so that the guests will feel as if they’re in China. For the drinks, hot green tea or jasmine tea should be served, since they help in the digestion process.
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Enjoying Italy: Italian Theme Party
For the food, Italian cuisine is popular for its risotto, pasta dishes and pizza. Make sure these three types of food are served at your party. Having a bottle of wine is also a must since Italy is the largest producer of wine. For dessert, tiramisu cake is a very delicious item you could serve. After the guests had their fill of the main course and dessert, serve hot espresso coffee.
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Having a Fiesta: Mexican Theme Party
A Mexican party, or a “fiesta”; is always a fun and colorful event, so if you want to use this theme, you should prepare numerous decorations, such as streamers, banners and piñatas, to liven up your party. Place them around your backyard, since most Mexican parties are held outdoors.
Holding an ethnic theme party is not only enjoyable and exciting, but it’s also a great way of learning new cultures. Try to come up with a fun ethnic theme, and your guests will surely admire you for your ingenuity and creativity.