Our Top Six LGBT Party Ideas

LGBTQ+ Party Ideas

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Whichever letter you identify with, or none at all, being loud and proud is amazing and should be celebrated! What better way to celebrate than with a party?

With pride season just around the corner, we wanted to fill you in on our favorite LGBT party ideas for your next shindig. Wear your pride on your sleeve and get ready to party!

Read on for our top LGBT party ideas.

Rainbow Brite Rules the Day

Instead of the ordinary rainbow theme, channel the beloved 80s cartoon character with all the colors of the rainbow.

Everything about Rainbow Brite and her colorful group of friends screams fabulous. From her platform rainbow boots to her extra high, extra-long ponytail. She’s the epitome of pride. I mean, her message is to banish darkness and bring color to all corners of the kingdom.

Channel youthful exuberance and put out fun coloring pages and markers, have a rainbow cupcake tree and have everyone choose a different color hat on their way in. With the power of Amazon, it’s easier than ever to find any kind of theme decorations you’ll ever need.

Deck out your space, put up your ponytail, and then jump on your unicorn with the rainbow mane and ride off into the sunset.

Throw a Trivia Night All About the History of the LGBTQ+ Movement

Everyone loves a trivia night. Make sure you have plenty of spaces for the teams to huddle. Provide themed notebooks and pens for everyone to write their answers and scribble notes to their team.

Make it even more impactful by having all the questions revolve around LGBTQ history. The fight has been going on for a long time now and it’s a great way to learn more about those in the past and show off your knowledge on the subject.

Make a themed prize basket for the top team and have a ball while learning some important stuff in the process.

Nothing Better Than a Costume Contest

Whenever you want the party to be extra fun, make your friends dress up!

For this, you can pick any theme, or make it random, and ask everyone to wear a costume. Watch in awe as the most beautiful and amazing people grace your doorstep decked out in full regalia.

Who will be there? Sonny and Cher? Ani DiFranco? The Staypuft Marshmellow Man? Go all out and have a great time while having fun with hair and makeup. 

Make it into a contest and build categories so a few different people win. There could be fun categories like most rushed, most expensive, best pun, and best overall. Give out prizes to the winners and get down while you all look amazingly ridiculous.

The Ultimate Gay Movie Marathon Binge Fest

For those of us who prefer a more relaxed party atmosphere, a movie marathon is a fantastic party idea. Invite everyone to come in their PJs and put out tons of soft, comfy blankets and pillows and gather around the TV with fun snacks.

Pass around the popcorn and begin the ultimate gay movie marathon with gay films throughout history. These picks can all have gay characters, all of them could star one main gay icon (Liza Minelli and Barbara Streisand we’re looking at you), or relate to gay culture in another way.

What’s great about this kind of party is everyone can be comfy, come as they are, and stay as long as they want without the risk of callouses from uncomfortable shoes.

The White Party

No list of gay parties would be complete without a white party. White parties have become a status symbol and expectation in the gay community.

These events allow you to get the best all-white outfit ever, look chic AF, and flaunt your gorgeousness with all your white-clad friends. Continue the white theme throughout the food and all the decorations.

There’s something so classy about a clean and crisp white theme. Everyone looks hotter and you really look like you have your stuff together.

Make sure everyone has a cocktail in hand as soon as they enter the party and it’s sure to be a great night for all.

Have a Rainbow Dinner Party

Everyone is focused on healthy eating nowadays so why not incorporate that eating the rainbow attitude into a dinner party? Create a menu of all rainbow based food. 

Think roasted beets, carrots, and potatoes. Tons of greens. Blueberry parfaits. There are tons of options. If you’re feeling ambitious you could even make some fabulous rainbow macarons.

Don’t forget to build yourself a rainbow multi-layer cake while you have all that food coloring out. Maybe you could use the macaron as extra decorations! Go wild and have fun with it.

Pair the feast with a fun cocktail and you have yourself a fantastic little party!

Get Creative and Don’t Be Afraid to Be Silly

At the end of the day, the point of a party is to let loose and have a blast surrounded by people you love to be around.

When planning a party, especially for your other LGBT friends, the sky is the limit on creativity. Take it all to the next level. Encourage your guests to be silly and have a ton of fun. What’s the fun of throwing a party where everyone is stuffy and uncomfortable?

We hope these LGBT party ideas have gotten your creative juices flowing. Think of all the amazing pre and post pride celebrations you can plan! Go ambitious and throw a few different parties. It’s a great time of year to celebrate being out and proud and you should shout it from the rooftops.

Looking for more ways to celebrate? Check back regularly to our celebrate section for more great ideas.

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Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida and beyond, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

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