|Death Star lantern via Pinterest and HWTM|
Often times, the thing that inspires me will not even end up being the central theme. For example, I threw a fancy cocktail party because I wanted a cocktail party to show off my bar. The inspiration for the Clue party came over a year ago, when my former roommates moved into an apartment with a very large number of rooms--I thought it would be perfect for the rooms of a Clue board.
Maybe you have a new pair of amazing go go boots. Throw a swinging 60s party. Maybe you saw a Death Star hanging lantern tutorial on Pinterest. Throw a Star Wars party. Maybe you have too much gin leftover from a twenties party. Throw a James Bond party with shaken martinis. The trick is to use the party as an excuse for something you want to do anyway, or center it around something you are already excited about.
You can also jot down party ideas when they strike you. Then the next time a party occasion rolls around, you can see that hey, you were thinking of throwing a howl at the moon party because you saw a great mooncake recipe.
Or, um, you can come to my blog and do ideas I've already done. That works too. I won't even tell on you. (Although I would love to hear about them).