Friday, February 17, 2012

What's a party without the theme?

Everybody who's anybody knows that the Fun Fourth Festival is the biggest party of the summer. It's got music, beer, food, and America. Who could ask for more? In order to make this party really awesome (i.e. turn it from a party into a par-tay) we start planning months in advance. Which brings me to the topic of this post. The theme.

All good parties have a theme. Weddings, birthdays, proms. They all have some sort of overarching idea that ties in the decor, the favors, the music, and so on and so forth. Now I know right now you are thinking, "Isn't the Fun Fourth's theme the Fourth of July?" And yes I realize that the overall theme is red, white, and blue. But, what would prom have been if all the popular girls planning it had said, "Like, um, I think the theme is getting dressed up and dancing. Like, duh?" It would have been lame. So, we like to have a slogan or a concept that we can tie into our graphics and our activities. Something that goes a little bit beyond what the party is obviously about.

For example, last year the theme was "Bring your friends and get in the picture." So we used picture frames in a lot of our poster designs and we had people walking around the festival with giant picture frames that people could have their picture made with. It was pretty cool.

Now this is where you guys come in. We have started discussing what the theme should be and we haven't quite nailed down that one really awesome idea. So, we need suggestions! What kind of theme do you think would be cool for the Fun Fourth? It can be something really broad like "A Night In Paris" (that was the theme of my senior prom, please don't suggest that), a slogan like "get in the picture," or something just having to do with Greensboro, like O'Henry's 150th birthday, which is this year. We are open to any and all ideas and would love to hear what fresh ideas you have.

Leave me a comment here, or shoot me an email at and let's make the 2012 Fun Fourth the party of the year!

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