Water jaunts have never been more popular than they are today. A boat club is a great way to get in on the fun. One of the hottest ways to take advantage of a boat club is to rent a yacht and throw a theme party on it. Here are five ideas for a naval party:
1920s Casino Night
A yacht is a perfect place to create a casino, as many real casinos operate on the water. Keep the attire glamorous with fedoras and feathered boas. Throw on some old jazz to set a decadent mood. Some other suggestions include setting out dominoes and cards for Canasta (with instruction books), as both games became popular in the 1920s. Strings of pearls draped around various fixtures plus peacock feathers harken back to this festive era. Finger food like stuffed mushrooms, olives, and deviled eggs work well for this night.
Disco on the Water
The night calls for disco, and to keep it authentic, spin the tunes instead of playing them from an iPod or laptop. Think Donna Summer dresses, Liza Minnelli satin, and Andy Warhol's wide tie and black suit. Have a couples disco dance contest. Another cool suggestion is to put out a few of the Simon electronic memory games, as the device debuted in 1978 at the popular discotheques. This theme can really get as wild as the club itself, but as long as no one hides any money in the ceiling, all should be fine.
Tacky Couples Get Together
This theme requires that people pull out all the stops to look as bad as they possibly can. The costumes on this night can include bad wigs, hideous clothing, awful makeup, and bad fake teeth. A rousing game of Twister will have everyone enjoying an eye-full for sure. As far as food goes, it's best to serve pre-packaged delights and maybe even a few colorful jello molds. The music on this can be from any era, but make sure to throw in great 80s tunes.
A celebrity night theme is sure to keep guests guessing who's who, because, in all honesty, a lot of people don't look like stars! However, with a little creativity and a change of swagger, it is possible to evoke big time stars. Another version of this would be Favorite Character Night. This theme might be a little easier for people to pull off because so many iconic characters also have iconic costumes, making them instantly recognizable. Since most big movie stars spend a lot of time in L.A., West Coat fare like sushi, tacos, ramen noodles, and frozen yogurt fit best.
Real Vikings might have felt a bit out of place on a boat club yacht, but party Vikings will love getting aboard. This party will really stand out if the food features raven banners set on top of it and if there are fake swords and fake Viking axes set around the yacht. As far as food goes, barbecue fare just seems to fit this theme so well. Since guests should dress like Vikings, naturally that means that no one can come aboard without a Viking helmet.
Renting a yacht at a boat club is a great way to party away the night, no matter what the theme.