November Party Ideas

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November is upon us, and you know what that means, it’s time to get our creative party hats on and plan some fantastic celebrations.

Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, a Friendsgiving gathering, or just a fun get-together, there are plenty of November party themes to choose from.

November sign with pumpkins

November Party Themes and Ideas

Here are some simple and fun ides for a party in November to help you celebrate a birthday, a family get together, or just any reason to have some fun in November.

Fall Foliage Fiesta

November brings those beautiful Autumn colors, and what better way to celebrate than with a Fall Foliage Fiesta? Host an outdoor party in your backyard or a local park, and set up a picnic area with cozy blankets and cushions.

Mother and daughter at fall picnic

Don’t forget to serve warm apple cider, pumpkin pie, and all your favorite fall snacks. Let the kids go wild with a leaf-pile jumping contest while the adults enjoy spending time outdoors.

Thankful Tea Party

Tea parties aren’t just for fancy occasions. A Thankful Tea Party is a cute way to celebrate the season of gratitude with your friends and family.

Decorate your home with warm, earthy tones, and ask everyone to come dressed in their coziest sweaters. Serve a variety of teas and delicious finger sandwiches, and have a gratitude circle where everyone shares something they’re thankful for.

Fall Craft Party

Kids love getting creative, and a Harvest Craft Party is a fantastic way to keep them entertained while letting their artistic talents shine.

Set up crafting stations with supplies for making fall-themed crafts like leaf rubbings, pumpkin decorating, and acorn art. Keep it simple, and you’ll have a blast watching their imaginations run wild.

Fall Crafts

Pajama & Movie Night

When the weather turns chilly, there’s nothing better than a cozy Pajama & Movie Night. Invite friends over, have everyone come in their comfiest PJs, and transform your living room into a mini movie theater.

Pop some popcorn, make hot chocolate with marshmallows, and let the kids pick a family-friendly movie to enjoy together. It’s the perfect way to spend a November evening.

Friendsgiving Feast

Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to feast with your closest pals! Host a Friendsgiving Feast to share good food and even better company. Ask everyone to bring a dish potluck-style, and make it a fun tradition to try each other’s recipes.

Decorate your table with autumn-themed centerpieces and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this heartwarming celebration.

Friends having thanksgiving dinner

November National Day Party Themes

Here are some creative party ideas based on national days in November. Keep in mind these date will vary slightly from year to year but they will still be celebrated in November.

National Donut Day (First Friday of November)

Host a “Donut Delight” party where you decorate your space with colorful donut-themed decorations. Set up a donut bar with a variety of flavors and toppings for guests to create their own customized treats.

National Sandwich Day (November 3rd)

Organize a “Sandwich Showdown” party. Have a sandwich-making competition where guests create unique and delicious sandwiches. Provide a variety of bread, fillings, and condiments, and let everyone be the judge.

Thanksgiving Fiesta

Why not put a unique twist on your Thanksgiving gathering this year with a Thanksgiving Fiesta theme? Celebrate both Thanksgiving and National Nachos Day (November 6th) with a colorful, Mexican-inspired party.

Mexican nachos with melted cheese

Serve turkey tacos, loaded nachos, and margaritas, and encourage your guests to wear sombreros and maracas. A pinata filled with fall treats will add a fun surprise element to the party.

Friendsgiving Movie Marathon

Host a Friendsgiving Movie Marathon in honor of National Film Day (November 4th) and enjoy a day of cinematic fun with your closest friends. Create a cozy movie-watching setup with blankets and pillows, and screen your favorite films.

You can even choose a Thanksgiving-themed movie lineup and serve popcorn, nachos, and a variety of movie theater candies. Don’t forget to include classic Friends episodes for some extra nostalgia!

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day on November 13th is the perfect opportunity to spread some love and joy.

Host a fun party in your backyard, complete with games, cotton candy, and popcorn. Encourage your guests to perform random acts of kindness throughout the day, and have a “Kindness Challenge” to see who can perform the most acts of goodwill.

National Fast Food Day (November 16th)

Throw a “Fast Food Fiesta” with a twist. Create a gourmet version of fast-food favorites like gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries, and tasty milkshakes.

Cozy Campfire Soiree

November 17th is National Take a Hike Day, and what better way to embrace the great outdoors than with a Cozy Campfire Soiree?

Friends sitting around a campfire

Set up a backyard campfire, provide marshmallows, hot chocolate, and all the ingredients for s’mores. Encourage guests to wear flannel shirts and bring their favorite camping stories to share around the fire.

National Family PJ Day (November 23rd)

Organize a cozy “PJ Party” for your family and friends. Have everyone come in their favorite pajamas, serve breakfast for dinner, and enjoy movies, board games, and pillow fights.

National Cake Day (November 26th)

Celebrate with a “Cake Extravaganza” party. Bake or buy a variety of cakes or cupcakes for your guests to enjoy. You can even have a cake decorating contest or a dessert tasting competition.

Fall themed cupcake

International Game Night

November 29th is International Game Day, so why not turn your party into an International Game Night?

Invite your friends over for a game night featuring board games, card games, and even video games from around the world. Create a “passport” for each guest to collect stamps as they try different games. Offer international snacks and drinks for added authenticity.

Family having thanksgiving dinner

Remember, the most important thing about any party is to have fun. Whether you’re a seasoned party planner or a first-time host, these November party ideas will surely make your gatherings a hit.

So, let’s embrace the beauty of the season and celebrate all the joy that November has to offer. Happy party planning!

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