The Americana theme, the same as the US itself, offers plenty of possibilities. In order to help you direct your thoughts, we’ve selected a small number of themes as well as recommendations that can help your celebration go off with an United states inspired bang.
Your party venue may be decorated in stars and stripes. Rock, country, or blues tunes can be enjoyed in the background, and games like American football or hockey can help always keep people entertained. Straightforward snacks like candy floss machines, popcorn carts, retro sweet stalls, chocolate fountains, pancakes or crepes, ice cream trikes and pick and mix stands can add the awesome factor to any usa inspired occasion, together with a small fireworks show may be the perfect ending to this kind of theme party.
Food at an American inspired celebration should be easy and abundant. A backyard backyard bbq grill is a wonderful way to prepare food for this type of event. Hot dogs and burgers may be grilled upon a grill, and foods like white potato salad, corn on the cob, and watermelon can be presented on the side. Ice cream and fruit pie may be presented for dessert. For a authentic impact, you may want to hire in the professionals and add a authentic center piece to your party, such as these great options:
Candy Floss Machines – Hiring in a candy floss machine brings a sense of theatre in any party setting. Filling the air with the most tantalising aroma, candy floss machines are a fantastic addition to any party.
An American Hot Dog Trike – It doesn’t get more American than a hot dog cart serving delicious hot dogs and chilli dogs. Why not also ask the hire company to provide a hot dog mascot to serve your guests, and you really will make an impression! Satisfy your hungry guests in true Americana style!
Chocolate Fountains – Chocolate fountains are always popular with guests of any age. The visual impact is fantastic and the smell of the flowing chocolate is just amazing.
North American Icons – There’s a lot of top American symbols to select from, cover anything from The Statue of Liberty to Uncle Sam. Though the American bald-headed Eagle might come in a close 3rd, a fancy dress costume for this is not quite so easily available. When giving thought to United States Presidents, aside from the current incumbent, Barack Obama and the ones that are in living memory, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are most likely the principle pair of former Presidents that may be recognised.
Hollywood – A Hollywood theme is synonymous with a movies event, but in deference to the American theme, you might want to concentrate on US film stars such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean or movies with an obvious American back-story such as Gone With The Wind.
Any theme party needs a multitude of appropriate decorations to get the point home. Don’t be scared of going too far with your US furnishings. The obvious and standard choice is to brighten with red, white and blue. Give Old Glory a run for its money by decking out your home or yard with red, white and blue crepe paper, table cloths, candles, confetti besides other decorative accents.
Party activities are an important part of any American theme party, since it will help keep guests from getting bored. Games like American football and baseball can be played outside, if the host has sufficient room. For those who don’t want to play sports, these games can be watched on television instead. American themed trivia or charades are also excellent games for both kids and adults alike.
Patriotic balloon pop – Put a note inside inflated red, white, and blue balloons and place them around the party area. Guests pop the balloons to find out if they win a prize.
Uncle Sam hat competition – Set up a card table with safety scissors, glue, star cutouts, construction paper, cotton balls, glitter and tape and have guest create their own Uncle Sam hat. After everyone is done, have a parade of Uncle Sam hats and let the party decide on the winner. Party goers in their newly-made hats will make the perfect photo shot.