Special occasion party planning ideas. Plan your party and make it special

Special Occasion Party Planning Ideas

Special occasions celebrate the individual. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, graduation, bar mitzvah or a housewarming, you are celebrating a personal milestone or accomplishment.
Put your unique signature on your event. It's up to you to create the atmosphere...and if you need some help, ask the Party Girl and I'll be happy to help (even if I'm not invited!).
Select a Party Theme

Our special occasion planning guides offer hundreds of free theme party ideas. Our planning guides include party plans, unique personalized products, recommendations for games and activities and of course Party Girl Help.

Party plans include ideas about decorating the outside, entryway and inside of your venue. We’ll make suggestions for invitations, favors and games. The planning guides are an invaluable resource for your party planning. 

Select the category that fits the occasion and spend a few moments browsing through a variety of party plans until you find the theme that is right for your celebration.


Personalize Your Party
Give your special occasion the personal touch with our personalized products.
Start with an invitation and select matching party favors, banners, centerpieces and sign in boards. Add a life size cutout, photo opportunity, or even a personalized camera and the party becomes truly special.

special occasion Decorating: Decorations and Party Supplies
Make shopping for your special occasion party decorations and party supplies much easier! We recommend hundreds of fun party supplies, decorations and party items. We provide direct links to hundreds of great decorations, favors and supplies.

We have selected several great partners that provide good products, competitive prices and exceptional customer service. When you are ready to buy we’ll send you to our partner site where you can place your order with complete confidence.

Table Decorations and Menu
It’s not a party without the food! The food table is the one spot all your guests are sure to visit so you want it to be “special”. We’ll suggest some fun table decorations that go with the theme. And occasionally we’ll even throw in some of our favorite recipes.


Party Games and Activities
Of course you’ll want to amuse yourself. We suggest plenty of games and activities to break the ice, keep the party moving and generally add to the fun and frolic.

Party Favors
Your guests probably walked in with a gift. So why not let them walk out with a great party favor? There’s candy, loot bags, personalized water bottles and...well the list just goes on. We suggest favors that work with your party theme and your budget.



Ask the Experts: Birthday Party Advice and Planning Guides

The Party Girl loves to give advice! We let you Ask the Experts. We provide party checklists. We offer planning guides. We even encourage you to talk to each other on our Party Forums or our blog, the Daily Party Dish. And of course you can always ask the Party Girl.