Backwards Party Ideas
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Have you heard of a backwards party?

We spend so much of our time trying to get ahead…how about doing the reverse?

This is a fun party for any age and makes for great adult birthday party ideas that are really fun. With lots of options for inventive food ideas, it also makes a great theme night for a dinner party group!

Backwards Party Invitations

  • Write your invitations backwards, such as “Party Backwards To Invited You’re”
  • Make your invitations a mirror image, so guests will need to hold it up to a mirror to read it

  • Party Decorations

  • Hang balloons from the ceiling by their string
  • Hang a Welcome or Birthday Banner upside down
  • Tape balloons to the floor
  • Change everything that can be moved - such as books or pictures so they hang or sit upside down

  • Favorite Party Games and Activities

  • As guests arrive, wish them “Goodbye, I hope you had a great time!”
  • As guests leave, tell them “Hello, welcome to our home! ”
  • Have a name tag prepared for each guest…with their name spelled backwards. Call them this name throughout the party.
  • Tell guests to wear their clothes to the party backwards, or inside out. If they arrive and they haven't done it, they can change, or you can have some props ready for them that will be easy to use. Neck ties, jackets, socks, etc. 
  • Will you be dancing? Play Reverse Freeze Dance - when the music stops…dance. When the music plays…freeze!
  • Play the Truth is Stranger than Fiction Game.

  • Party Food Ideas

    Food is one place you can get really creative!

  • An upside down cake - but make it upside down from how you should!
  • A cake with the writing backwards
  • Make ice cream sundaes, but put the toppings on the bottom
  • If you are serving a meal, do something totally unexpected and opposite. You could serve dessert first, or do something very different such as covering your table with a disposable table cloth and serving speghetti on the table. Literally! Dump spaghetti and sauce in the middle of the table and have everyone just grab some, put in front of them and eat. No plates! Messy, but fun and perfect for when you are doing things backwards! They won't forget doing that at your house!

  • A Mismatched Party

    This is a fun idea that is similar to the backwards idea. Simply tell your guests to wear mismatched clothes. Wear your clothes backwards, wear different shoes on each foot, create a crazy hairstyle. Wear clothes that DO NOT go together. Announce that you'll be giving a good prize for the "Most Mismatched" to help get your guests motivated to go all out with their outfit.

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