Adult Dress Up Party Ideas

Going for a dress up party theme? Have you decided whether it will be a fun romp or an elegant party? Be sure to settle this before anything else, since everything, from your party decorations down to your menu, hinges on this.

Another thing to consider is the theme of the dress up. Do you want an anime dress up party or is a sci-fi or fantasy one more to your taste? But of course if you’re going for elegance, then a black and white event is one of the foremost candidate.


Free Party Invitation

Throwing a birthday party? Our party invitations, thank you cards, and miscellaneous cards for this theme are all here.

Party Decoration

Fantastic decorations are a MUST HAVE in a successful theme-based party! The wall hangings, balloons, centerpiece and the like, will work together with the other components of your party, so as to display your theme to the fullest! Theme-based decoration and centerpiece ideas are available right here.

Birthday Party Menu

Who says your chosen theme will not be present in your menu? When we say it's everywhere, we mean it's everywhere! Here's our party menu ideas for this theme.

Party Activities

Adult Dress Up Party Printable Games


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Adult Dress Up Party Games


Fashion Scavenger Hunt

The idea here is to hunt for different clothes that represent a particular time, era or culture. If this is for a birthday party, then be sure to consider something related to the (wo)man of the hour (age, birth year, culture preference) when you choose your fashion hunt theme.

When they find the right clothes, one member of the group must “model” the clothes and have his/her picture taken with the owner of the clothes.

You can choose to set a limit of at most one set of clothes per household, which means that even if a house has tons of the right outfits, the group can only choose one set to model and photograph. We will also leave it to you if you will allow more than one group to model clothes from the same household.

Set a time limit and ask the group to model and photograph as much clothes as possible within the said time. The group who was able to bring back the most number of valid photos will win this hunt. If you are up to giving more prizes, then be sure to award the group’s best model or the one with the best attire. The host or the birthday celebrant can help in the judging.

Wine Tasting

If you’re going for an elegant dress up party, then wine and taste is a critical ingredient which makes this activity just perfect!

You can choose to hold a straight wine tasting activity or have wine and cheese tasting or wine and chocolate tasting instead. We won’t pretend to be experts on this, but we did find a very comprehensive article that should give you more ideas.

Dress Up Race

This is a relay race and like all typical relay races, the idea is to have each member of the group take turns into doing something, until all the group members have successfully performed the assigned task.

But since this is a dress up party, of course it will have a dress up twist. Confer with the host/celebrant regarding his/her preferred dress up theme. Depending on your chosen theme, each member of the group will need to dress up say, ala little red riding hood, before they go out and perform the given task.

The given task here should also be related to the host/celebrant or birthdays in general if you are having a birthday party. This should be a very interesting activity addition if you’re going for a fun romp instead of an elegant one!

Taste Test

You need to prepare lots of drinks for this activity, and each concoction should have a bit to tons of alcohol in it. You also need tons of glasses, which should contain a wee bit of each drink.

The goal of each guest is to identify what kind of drink it is. To make it more challenging still, you can "serve" the same drink more than once. That should weed out the lucky guessers and leave you with your drink connoisseur.

Dress Up Birthday Cake

You will need some plain cake for this game. The number depends on how many groups you will have.

The idea here is to dress up each cake accordingly. You can choose to leave how they plan to dress up the cake to each group or give them additional guideline - they need to decorate it according to how they see the celebrant.

You can choose to prepare the ingredients that they can use for their cake decoration or give them a budget, set a time limit and ask them to purchase everything instead. Either way, this is a good activity candidate, whether you want a fun romp or an elegant event.


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