Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

October Party Themes

My calendar is almost full for October but I am always looking for new party ideas.  I LOVE themed home parties.  It makes things easy for the hostess and I am able to help her keep things simple.  Many of my guests get into a theme party to varying degrees and the time of year.

How about a Football Wives party?

football wives party

This one could be tough for me because I am football fanatic but what a great way to pass the time for those that are not into football (or hockey).  Our Spirit Collection also gives you a chance to shop for the men in your life so that they can sport their favorite team’s colors.

Chocolate Lovers Party – Serve chocolate goodies. Guests bring their favorite chocolate recipe. A fun chocolate quiz is given – “How well do  your guests know their chocolate?”  I mean who doesn’t love chocolate…

Fundraiser Party – October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Why not support
your favorite cause at the same time guests are doing their shopping?  I offer a 25% donation to organizations looking to raise funds.  Encourage guests to bring their gently used bags to be  donated to a local shelter and then give them a a discount on their new purchase.  A win-win for everyone.


Halloween Party – Do you like Halloween?  Challenge your guests to come in costume and earn a gift. Goodie bags given to all who bring a friend. Serve apple cider,pumpkin pie or candy apples.

Brunch – Nights too busy?  Busy moms would love a moment in between dropping the kids off and the next errand to grab a bagel or donuts, and a fresh cup of coffee or tea.  This is can be done on along the same lines as an Open House but for a shorter period of time.  It solves so many concerns – no time, what to serve & keep things short and sweet.  A great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning.

Men’s Only Party – Invite the men for an afternoon of football, pizza, soda (or beer) and Thirty-One. Set up a display and let them shop for Christmas presents during halftime, tell them that when they place a $35 (or whatever) order, you’ll wrap the gift for them.

What are some of YOUR favorite October party themes?  Share them with user better yet, when you have one, take a picture and post it here so we can all see the fun!

Have a Thirty One-derful day!

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