DIY Event Essentials

Planning your own event can certainly seem like an overwhelming task. From selecting the perfect theme to coordinating every detail, the process can seem a bit daunting. But worry not, because EventThem is here to simplify the process and help bring your vision to life. Here are some DIY event essentials, including basic must-haves and theme ideas.


Usually, when a family gets together the food is based on their culture or what they are accustomed to. You can have family members cook their favorite dish to help with the preparations. You can have a barbeque or order out.

You can make the get-together fun by creating a themed gathering such as jeans and t-shirts, or you can dress up as the 90’s or have each family wear a certain color. There are no rules, the possibilities are endless.


For activities, you can plan to watch past video tapes to reminisce about the good times you had in the past. You can set up the videos to watch in the backyard using a projector. You can pull out old picture books too. Games can also be fun. It is good to include games for all ages, so the kids have some fun activities to partake in.


It could be paper goods or your fine dinnerware.


Toiletries such as hand sanitizer, hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, and sanitary napkins if you choose are important pieces to help make your guests feel clean, comfortable, and safe.


Decorations can be simple, or you can go all out.


Even socializing watching a movie for Movie Night is an activity.


Each DIY event can be customized to the theme of the event. Here are some theme ideas you can really have fun with!

  • SuperBowl Party
  • Family Get-Togethers
  • Dance Parties
  • Kids Birthday Party
  • Outdoor Picnic
  • Pool Party
  • Self Care Day
  • Going Away Party
  • Retirement Party
  • House Warming Party
  • Baby Shower
  • Bridal Shower
  • Graduation Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Stanley Cup Party
  • NBA Championship Party
  • World Series Party
  • Gender Reveal Party
  • Tree Trimming Party/Holiday Party
  • Halloween Party
  • Fourth of July
  • Juneteenth
  • Thanksgiving
  • Friendsgiving

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