Everyone loves a celebration, and one of the best ways to celebrate is with your friends and loved ones. Yet, when it comes to exactly what theme to center the party on, everyone has their preferences and tastes.
Luckily, taking a closer look at your zodiac sign can give you a better idea of the concepts you might be drawn to. Whether you’re an unconventional Aquarius looking to go a little outside the box or a Leo who’s ready to pull out all the stops, you’re bound to find an idea that gives you the party theme that you (and your guests) will go crazy for.
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Aquarius (January 20 to February 18): Star-Gazing Theme
Not one to go for something traditional, you want a party that allows you to have interesting discussions as well as connect to the world around you, so a star-gazing party is in the cards. If you can plan for a clear night, (or even better, a night where a meteor shower or planet viewing is expected) you can spend some time checking out the sparkling sky with your guests and taking in the beauty that is often overlooked during the bustling day-to-day. The idea is unconventional, but then again, so are you.
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Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Luau Theme
You like parties that are relaxing and easygoing, just like you. Though it might be on-the-nose to suggest a luau party theme (your sign is depicted by fish, after all), it’s right up your alley. You can either get together with your pals at a beach, or you can use a pool in someone’s backyard. Getting all your loved ones together in an atmosphere that doesn’t require a ton of planning, stress, or over the top theatrics is best for you.
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Aries (March 21 to April 19): Glow in the Dark Theme
You’re not too hard to please—you just want to be able to go out and have a great time with your friends. A Glow in the Dark party may not sound like much at first glance, but the beauty of a theme like this is it can be incorporated into any type of party, as long as it’s indoors or at night. Whether you attempt some fun outdoor sports, go out on the town, or take the party inside, you’ll be ready to glow.
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Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Glamping Theme
When it comes down to it, you just want to treat yourself. What better way to elevate your party game than to go glamping? (Camping with luxury? Sounds like a good time to us.) You won’t have to worry about the complications of traveling far or dealing with the elements that basic camping comes with—glamping is all about making yourself as comfortable as possible, so even your backyard is fair game. Grab your besties, killer snacks, comfy blankets, and some cute lanterns (flashlights are so basic), and you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable night.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Dress up as a Book Character Theme
You have so much variety to your personality and interests that picking a particular theme isn’t an easy choice for you, so you need a more open-ended concept. Considering how much you enjoy learning new things, discussing a plethora of topics, and getting to know new people, dressing up as a favorite book character could be just what you need. You’ll have the chance to show off your interests as well as learn what your guests are into—it’s a win-win.
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Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Baking and Movie Night Theme
Your ideal theme is all about comfort and quality time. You’re known to have a knack for whipping things up in the kitchen and retreating back home to cozy up and watch movies, so a baking and movie night has your name all over it. You can have guests bring their favorite dishes/desserts, or even their favorite recipes that you can create together. Don’t forget about sending a movie rec sheet around so that you have lots to choose from! Not only is there a chance that you’ll discover a new favorite cookie recipe or rom-com, but it encourages bonding and spending time with the people who matter most to you.
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Leo (July 23 to August 22): Hollywood Theme
If anyone would want to roll out a red carpet for celebrations big and small, it’s going to be you, Leo. A Hollywood theme could take on a variety of styles. Whether it’s to emulate present-day movie stars or reminisce on old-school Hollywood classics, this party theme will give you the freedom to go all out. Garnering the attention you crave from your guests, you’ll have the perfect excuse to wear a killer outfit and even have paparazzi (or self-timed) photo booths available to document the evening.
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Virgo (August 23 to September 22): A DIY Theme
You’re all about control, Virgo, but you also love to get creative. Put those two personality traits together, and you’ve got a DIY party. In terms of what to DIY, that’s entirely up to you to decide, and you’ll enjoy doing it. Pinterest has tons of ideas that range from simple crafts to large-scale projects, but the most important thing to you is grabbing friends who don’t mind putting their creative caps on while following some straightforward instructions. Whether everything goes smoothly or you end up with a bunch of Pinterest fails, you’re still bound to have some awesome memories.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Libra (September 23 to October 22): Alice in Wonderland/Mad Hatter Tea Party Theme
You are certainly an entertainer at heart, Libra, and you love to create atmospheres that are delightful, classy, and memorable for your favorite people. While you could easily pull off a basic tea party theme, why not take it one step further and recreate Wonderland? It may seem like just another children’s story, but this theme can take a strong life of its own, and who better to capture all the whimsical elegance than a Libra? With this theme, you’ll create a night that no one will ever forget.
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Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): Murder Mystery Theme
You already have a penchant for the dark and mysterious, for being skeptical of others around you, and for keeping your secrets private, so a Murder Mystery theme would be perfect for you. The flair for the dramatic, the clues and the secrets, and the goosebumps-inducing buildup to solving a murder is not only an action-packed option, but you’ll have a bloody good time getting your guests’ adrenaline pumping, too.
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Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): Food and Wine Festival
Ideally, you’d want to take off and attend a food and wine festival in some incredible part of the world, but with your guests’ and financial limitations in mind, you can just as easily host your own at home. With your desire to travel and immerse yourself in other cultures, you could enlist the help of your closest friends to create dishes from around the globe or select a particular region as the theme. Plus, any excuse to sample (or *ahem* drink) various types of wine is sure to make this type of party a hit.
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Capricorn (December 22 to January 19): Roaring 20s/Great Gatsby Theme
Dressing to the nines? Celebrating economic expansion and overwhelming amounts of money? Yeah, a Gatsby theme was made for you. Roaring 20s-style parties are classy and offer you and your guests the opportunity to go back in time. This theme gives you a chance to show your wild side that people may not normally see since you’re usually framed as an “all work and no play” type.
Lacey Ramburger is a freelance writer based in Owensboro, KY. She is the author of a poetry book, Being Whole, and dozens of articles. Her areas of expertise include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), relationships, and astrology.