New York Party

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Have a New York Party and you’ll be singing “New York, New York, what a wonderful town!”

This is a broad theme that can be used for adult party ideas or teen party ideas…even for a sweet sixteen party or sleepover!

New York Theme Party Invitations

New York City is full of famous images. Make use of these in your invitation! Write your invitations on the back of New York postcards.

New York Food

New York has some of the best restaurants in the world. But when you think of New York food, you also think of the great food you can easily get on the street. This food is easy to handle and serve, so it would be great at your party!

You could serve...

  • Hot Dogs (better yet – set up a hot dog stand!)
  • Giant Pretzels
  • New york style pizza slices

  • Party Entertainment - New York Style

  • Play Broadway Songs or Frank Sinatra
  • Have everyone come dressed as a Broadway Character or New Yorker (cab driver, Donald Trump, Carrie Bradshaw…)
  • If you have a big budget, get a famous New Yorker celebrity impersonator to mix and mingle with your guests (in character of course!) or hire some “street entertainers” – magicians, mimes, instrumentalists, artists, etc.

  • Party Decorations

  • Travel posters
  • Playbills
  • Maps
  • Subway Maps
  • Print out photos of New York landmarks and hang
  • Hang city skyline scene setters

  • city scenetters party decorations

    Party Games and Activities

  • Sing Karaoke or do a sing along of Broadway Songs
  • Play a trivia game about facts of New York
  • Be David Letterman! Divide into teams and come up with the top 10 list of whatever you choose – (reasons to have a party, reasons to love New York, reasons to love your city over New York, etc.)
  • Play the guessing game. Use famous New Yorkers as the subjects of the game
  • Play the Off-Limits Game.
  • Play the Truth is Stranger than Fiction Game – use tabloid stories about celebrities who make their home in New York.

    For a Teen Slumber Party
  • Watch broadway shows that have been made into movies – Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Grease, etc. 

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