Summer Potluck, Tiki Lounge and More! How to Throw a Theme Party

From a glam summer potluck to a laid back tiki lounge party, our favorite bloggers and event planners share their expert tips for staging a memorable bash (22 Photos)

Chandni Reddy on May 30, 2013 at 8:04AM

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Summer Potluck, Tiki Lounge and More! How to Throw a Theme Party

Michelle Burt/Maddycakes Muse

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'80s Night

The Theme: ‘80s Party

The Stylist: Michelle Burt of Maddycakes Muse

The Look: “A colorful ‘80s theme to showcase that you can have a great party on a small budget! My centerpieces glasses were bought at The Dollar Tree and so were the daisies. I mixed a few drops of acrylic paint in water until I got the desired color. Since the ‘80s were all about neon I used neon colors everywhere. I used ring pops as napkin rings. I found cassettes at Goodwill and spray painted them in neon colors. This took many coats of paint. Then I used a paint pen to write the names and used as name cards. I liked using items that were common in the '80s and repurposing them. I used lanterns all of the time. They are inexpensive, come in every color and pattern and instantly colors and fills a space! Plus you can reuse over and over again. I just bunched them together and hung with fishing wire from my dining room chandelier.”

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