Coachella music festival has exploded over the past few years, with some of today’s most popular artists performing at it. So it makes sense that Coachella themed parties are getting popular as well!
A Coachella themed party could be catered to kids or adults, but for this article, we’ll be focusing on an adult party.
We’ve gathered up some ideas for decor, food, and entertainment, and how to create the perfect Coachella themed party!
50+ Coachella Themed Party Ideas
There are lots of elements of Coachella that you can incorporate into a party.
And whether it’s a birthday party, a bachelorette party, or just an excuse to get all your friends together, a Coachella theme is perfect for any occasion! In terms of location, you can throw a Coachella party indoors or outdoors, though given it’s an outdoor music festival having it outside on a sunny day would be more ideal.
Below are some of the ways you can throw a fabulous Coachella themed party.
Coachella Themed Party Ideas for Decor
Coachella is the epitome of boho chic, and if you’ve seen anything about Coachella you know flower crowns are heavily featured.
You can either prepare flower crowns for all your guests ahead of time, or you can have a flower crown-making station so everyone can make their own!
A photo booth is a perfect way to create some lasting memories for everyone at the party. Take some multicoloured streamers and hang them against a flat surface. Then take some matching balloons and create an arch around the streamers, and you’ve got the perfect setup for photos!
If you are using a large area for the party, you’ll want to let your guests know where they can find everything. You can use multicolored construction paper and glue it to any pole or piece of wood you can find. Write out signs for things like food, bathrooms, bar, etc. Decorate however you like with glitter and streamers.
Depending on how many guests you have, you may want to have a few different areas for people to sit down and relax. If you have the space you can create a VIP area with refreshments and seating. You can also lay down a few blankets with some boho pillows for the perfect Coachella rest area!
Coachella Themed Party Ideas for Food
For this type of party you’ll want food and drinks that are easy to eat and drink on the go while your guests mingle.
For drinks grab a few large pitchers and fill with your beverage of choice (you can do both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). For food to make it easy for guests to grab and go, think about pre-portioned things.
Fruit of BBQ skewers, chips or popcorn that have been portioned out, or small bites appetizers like sliders. This way everyone can easily grab what they want and get back to the party!
Coachella Themed Party Ideas for Entertainment
Of course the most important part of a Coachella themed party is the music! You can pick some artists that are actually playing at Coachella or whatever artists you like.
To make it really feel like you’re at Coachella, try to find a projector (ask around about borrowing one or see if you can rent one). Look for videos of your chosen artist performing live and get the full experience!
You can also set up a tattoo station for all your guests to complete their Coachella looks. You can find some boho-inspired temporary tattoos, or even look into getting a henna artist!
Another fun activity for your guests to do in between acts is a DIY dreamcatcher station. Look up a couple of tutorials ahead of time so you know what materials you need.
Lay them all out, and you can also have the steps printed out. This is a great activity as well as something your guests can take home with them!
Coachella Themed Party Ideas for Party Favors
Party Favors – While your guests will have a few keepsakes to take with them, you can add a few more to their party favors.
You can add in an extra sheet of temporary tattoos for them to use later on.
You can also pick up some colorful sunglasses or beaded bracelets. Throw in a bottle of water and reusable straw and you’ve got the perfect Coachella party favor!
Coachella Themed Party Ideas for Invitations
You can’t have a themed party without matching invitations!
This is the perfect opportunity to let your guest know what to expect. Instead of the classic card invitation, create a VIP all access pass for each of your guests!
You can include all the information while immediately preparing everyone for a Coachella themed party.
A Coachella themed party is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion with all your favorite people.
There are so many activities and elements you can incorporate, and everyone will feel like they are in the Coachella Valley, without having to buy a plane ticket!
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