Have a Ball: 7 Party Ideas for Adults

The days of COVID-19 are finally coming to a close, and you’re vaccinated and ready to mingle with your friends. Instead of searching for quarantine ideas for adults, it’s time to start planning your very first in-person events post-quarantine. The problem is, of course, after over a year in quarantine, you’re fresh out of party ideas.

Thankfully, we’ve done the legwork and compiled a bunch of super fun party ideas for adults to help you get your party-planning mojo back. Read on for some creative party themes!

1. Something to Wine About

You’re ready to throw a party, but you’re not up for a total blowout bash. Starting things out low-key is a great way to go, and a wine-themed get-together is just the ticket.

There are lots of ways this can go. One idea is to grab a bunch of different types of wines and have a tasting party. In the end, you can crown a winner.

You can also have everyone bring their favorite bottle of wine. Exercising your charcuterie board-building skills and create an exquisite board for your guests. What better way to bond with friends and family than over food and wine?

2. The Great Escape

After months of being trapped in your home, you’re ready to get out with friends. Put your problem-solving skills to the test by visiting an escape room! 

Book a visit to a location like Escape Room Gatlinburg (hello, Smoky Mountains getaway). You’ll have the option to pick an escape room theme and then you and your guests will work together to find your way out within a certain amount of time. It’s sure to be a thrilling and mentally stimulating night out!

3. Who’s the Murderer?!

Okay, maybe you’re not ready to head out of the house just yet, but the idea of working with friends and flexing your problem-solving skills sounds like it’ll make for a fun night.

Pick up a copy of a true-crime mystery like Hunt a Killer or even Clue (bonus points for nostalgia). Then plan a fabulous dinner and invite your friends and family over for a game night that they’ll never forget. 

Since you’re going with a true-crime theme for the night, don’t forget about decor and themed foods to help bring out the murder mystery vibes. Serve up rare steaks and a deep crimson red velvet cake for dessert. Dim the lights and light candles to create the perfect ambiance

4. Embrace Your Inner Unicorn

Look, the last year has been difficult. Since the weather is warming up, there’s no better way to embrace the sunshine and happy post-COVID vibes than a pastel unicorn pool party.

Head to the store and grab some giant pastel pool floats. You can usually get them in the shape of a unicorn, a swan, or a flamingo. Blow them up and toss them in the pool for your guests.

Next, you’ll want to create your party menu, and you won’t want to skimp on the desserts. Add things like confetti cupcakes with lots of sprinkles and edible glitter. Throw in a couple of pitchers of pink lemonade and lavender lemonade, and you’re good to go!

Finally, don’t forget to set the mood with the perfect pop playlist!

5. A Beau-tea-ful Afternoon

Are you feeling the vibe of a refined and relaxed afternoon with your friends? A modern tea party might be more your speed.

Break out your finest china and set a beautiful table. For afternoon tea, you could even move things outdoors and have your guests don their best Sunday attire and sunhats. 

From there, you will want to have a variety of teas and teapots. Arrange a number of different tea sandwiches for your guests to enjoy. Don’t forget things like scones and clotted cream if you really want to make your guests feel like they’re in the English countryside.

6. A Southern Crawfish Boil

Nothing says spring and early summer in the South more than a crawfish boil.

Stock up on crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, corn, and sausage. Don’t forget about the Zatarain’s seasoning, of course (and maybe some garlic butter for the shrimp). Plan on serving your guests some sweet tea with this hearty feast.

The best way to do this is to set out one or two picnic tables and cover them with newspaper. Once you’re done cooking the food, lay it out on the newspaper-covered tables, and let your guests go to town on them. Don’t forget to have a ton of paper towels and handwashing stations on standby!

7. Something to Taco ‘Bout

This one is a classic and for good reason. Taco parties are a fun and delicious way to spend time with your friends and family.

All you need to do to make this type of party a success is to cook up some taco filling and serve it up alongside all the best toppings. Throw in some Oaxaca and cotija cheeses for an experience that is muy delicioso! 

Of course, you’ll also want to make sure you have plenty of margaritas on hand and some killer apps like chips and guacamole or even some dank chips and queso.

Warning: These Party Ideas for Adults Will Result in Fun

Trying to come up with party ideas for adults after what feels like ages in quarantine can be a difficult task.

What’s everyone into these days, and how do you get comfortable being in close quarters again? These awesome party ideas can be done both inside and outside, to maximize your fun and your comfort! Party on!

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