What are the best resources for planning a themed party?

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    #1Hostess with the Mostess

    Hostess with the Mostess
    Hostess with the Mostess is a blog with stylish entertaining ideas & resources for everyone from the first-time hostess to the seasoned pro. They share imaginative events, DIY tutorials, recipes, and more.
    Websites

    Free

    Wendy Lee
    Written on July 12, 2017
    "Hostess with the Mostess is a great resource for planning a themed party. I don't normally throw parties, but needed some ideas when throwing a baby shower. I loved the ideas presented and the site kin of makes me want to throw more parties."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Plan a Themed Birthday Party

    [TUTORIAL] How to Plan a Themed Birthday Party
    WikiHow's six steps and some tips for planning an ideal themed birthday party. 
    Articles

    Free

    Jacqueline Reed
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "Planning a themed birthday party can be made easy with these 6 steps. I did a princess tea party theme for my daughter's 5th birthday. 1. I prepared girly invitations with princesses on it. 2. I decided on a princess tea party because my daughter loves tea and playing princess. 3. I bought kid tea cup sets and bought pastries and sugary teas. I bought a variety of princess decorations. 4. I served eclairs and little petit fors and pizza with black tea with sugar and milk. I even purchased a princess cake. 5. The decorations for the party was to my basement look like a fancy ballroom and very princess like. Also put streamers and balloons everywhere. 6. The girl drank tea and ate small cakes. They danced to Taylor Swift. They went out later to the bouncy house. Your theme does not have to be like mine. However it is a great way to start. "
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    #34 Things About Planning A Themed Party That Moms Need To Know

    4 Things About Planning A Themed Party That Moms Need To Know
    This article is directed to moms, but the tips that it gives care useful for adults and people who aren't mothers too. It gives you the steps you need to follow to help you plan the perfect themed party.
    Websites

    Free

    Kyle Taylor
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "This seems decent, but the title on the listed solution is too specific; the points they give are NOT mom-specific though, and can be used for any party. They are general guidelines for setting up just about any party."
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    #4Ten Steps to Planning a Successful “Themed” Party

    Ten Steps to Planning a Successful “Themed” Party
    The article Ten Steps to Planning a Successful “Themed” Party explains what are the ten things you have to do when planning a themed party.
    Websites

    Free

    Jonathan Alexander
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "I read the article, Ten Steps to Planning a Successful “Themed” Party and was able to get some good ideas from it. I really liked how all of the information was broken down into steps that were easy to follow."
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    #5Pro Party Planner

    Pro Party Planner
    Pro Party Planner is an app that lets you manage all your party-related information in one single place. You can create sitting charts, stay on top of your budget, sync between different devices, and collaborate with different users on the same event.
    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Bobby Turner
    Written on July 1, 2017
    "I recently started a wedding planning business and it is going well. But lagistics has been an issue. I was trying to use notepads, receipts, and spredsheets to keep track of things and guess how poorly that went! With Pro Party Planner I now have a place to keep everything together and organized. This is the perfect solution!"
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    #6Party Planning Checklist

    Party Planning Checklist
    A useful online checklist by professional party planners you can follow in order to organize the perfect party for you and your guests.
    Websites

    Free

    Julie Rose
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "Party Planning Checklist is an online checklist that helps when preparing for a party. It has been a help in helping me to get organized as I don't throw parties that often. It's taken away some of the stress of planning any kind of party including themed ones. "
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    #7Party Planner

    Party Planner
    Party Planner lets you keep a checklist of every important task you need to take into consideration when you're planning an event. It features step by step items to remember and take care along the way.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Lucy Liu
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "This is a fairly useful app, and it suits my purposes well enough. I wish it had a few more options available, but it definitely will make my pirate-themed party planning go much more smoothly."
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    #8Any.do

    Any.do
    Any.do is an easy to use tool that helps you to keep track of all your appointments and tasks. It also allows you to make lists for various needs. It´s a very helpful solution that allows you to sync your data with your different devices.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Steven Wagner
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "I have to plan several themed parties every year as an office administrator. The last several years I have struggled to keep everything coordinated regarding the parties. A co-worker recommended Any.do to help me organize my parties and it has been a life saver. "
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    #9[TUTORIAL] How to plan a party

    [TUTORIAL] How to plan a party
    Wikihow article on how to plan a party. Adequate planning, the right food and music, a solid guest list, and a few more things are essential to ensure the best party ever.
    Articles

    Free

    Mark Walters
    Written on May 21, 2017
    "Wikihow is not a good resource for anything. 90% of the content on the website is seemingly written by middle school children that don't have a clue what they are talking about. The other 10% isn't worth sifting through all the crap in order to find."
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    #10Meeting Star

    Meeting Star

    Meeting Star is an online tool you can use to manage events. It allows you to easily manage a guest list and RSVPs, you can add co-organizers, and more. Plus, it's free for small events (up to 250 people). 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Adam Hunt
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Lots of information on this site. you can plan a super cheap party all the way up to the most expensive you can afford."
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    #11Punchbowl

    Punchbowl
    Free app and online service for creating, customizing and sending invitations for your celebrations and events. You can choose among different styles, templates and kinds of cards.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Arthur Nelson
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "Punchbowl is an application which has a singular purpose - creating and sending invitations for an event. Well, planning a themed party requires a lot more than just sending out invitations. You need detailed information how to organize a party like that, ideas for decorations, snack/food and beverage choices, etc. Yes, Punchbowl is a decent tool which can be utilized in the process but it is not even remotely enough on its own. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for planning a themed party
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Hostess with the MostessWebsites 16 Free
2[TUTORIAL] How to Plan a Themed Birthday PartyArticles 13 Free
34 Things About Planning A Themed Party That Moms Need To KnowWebsites 12 Free
4Ten Steps to Planning a Successful “Themed” PartyWebsites 10 Free
5Pro Party PlannerApps 7 Paid
6Party Planning ChecklistWebsites 5 Free
7Party PlannerApps 5 Free
8Any.doApps 2 Free
9[TUTORIAL] How to plan a partyArticles 2 Free
10Meeting StarWebsites 0 Free
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