Throwing a Viking-themed party can be exciting and challenging at the same time. It’s exciting because since this theme is not as common as other themes, you can be sure that your party will be one for the books. On the other hand, it can be challenging because you’ll have a lot of things on your plate to ensure that your next party will become successful. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry too much because this article can provide help!
A party will require you to come up with a specific budget. You need to be financially prepared for the party without compromising the fun you and your guests will have. To help you achieve this goal for your next Viking-themed party, take note of the things you should buy:
All of your efforts to throw a Viking-themed party will be useless if a single soul won’t come. Who will enjoy all of the food and music you’ve prepared without any guests? How will you give your goodie bags if no one is in your party? To ensure that all of your efforts are appreciated, invest in affordable but creative DIY invitations for your guests. If you have a knack for DIY crafts, make the invitations on your own. If you don’t have the time and interest to do it, look for printable invitations from the internet and personalize them as if you made them yourself.
Regardless of the direction you’re going to take, don’t forget to hand out invitations that are suitable for your Viking theme and hand these out to your guests as soon as possible. Doing this will not only excite your guests about the party itself, but they will also look forward to the theme you’re going to have.
Sure, you might already have utensils in your home right now but are you going to let your guests use the typical silverware for your next party? If you want your party to be memorable, consider scouting for utensils that are suitable for your theme. For starters, you can swap your cups and glasses for a Viking drinking horn. You can also use a genuine Viking medieval feasting plate in exchange for regular plates. If your time and budget allow it, look for spoons and forks that are carved or made of wood to resemble the utensils used by Vikings before.
Your guests will never feel like you’re throwing a Viking-inspired party unless you have the decorations for it. You can give out the Viking-themed invitations but if they don’t see and feel the ambiance once they arrive at the party venue, your attempt to throw the best Viking-themed party will be unsuccessful. Steer away from this direction by purchasing Viking-themed decorations. The internet can give accurate suggestions for businesses that sell different kinds of party favors, so be sure to do your research. If you can’t find ones that are to your liking, let your creativity and resourcefulness shine by making the decorations from scratch. You can decorate your dining table like a boat to mimic the ones used by the Vikings. Hand out
Viking hats to all of your guests, too. You can also hang different pirate flags, just as how the Vikings would use them during their travels.
Check if other people around the world shared photos of their Viking-inspired parties online and benchmark from their ideas. The more resources you have, the easier it’ll be for you to transform your party venue into a Viking wonderland. The same is also true for when you’re planning to throw a bachelor party—ask for help from other resources to make things easier for you.
Your party will never be complete without any good food—how else can your guests have a good time when they have nothing to eat? To ensure that all of your guests will actually have fun and keep their tummies full, always prepare or cook good food. You can decide to make food on your own and follow food trends for 2019 or hire someone who can do this for you. The latter option might be more convenient but be prepared to pay extra as catering services opt to charge more if you have certain food requests.
After you’ve decided how you want the food to be prepared, take it up a notch by adding in Viking-inspired decorations in your food. If you’re serving cupcakes for dessert, place pirate flags as toppers and look for straws that have Viking horns on them.
It’s A Team Effort
Once you’ve bought all of the essential things for your next party, make sure that you also ask for help from other people. Regardless of the number of guests you’re expecting, you can never throw a successful party alone. Have an open mind and welcome other people’s ideas because these can significantly contribute to the success of your next Viking-themed party.