Around The World Party
Around The World Party Invitations
Cut out pictures from travel brochures & use to make a collage on the front of a folded piece of A4 paper or card.
Write the party details inside.
Draw flags or a globe on a piece of card & write the party details on the reverse.
Get hold of a variety of cloth/plastic flags from embassies in London & write the party details on one side.
Print out some of your holiday photos or download pictures from the internet & use to make postcards with the party details on the back. Make sure you send out in an envelope though or the postman may come to the party too!
Create a passport for each guest with the party details inside.
Around The World Party Decorations
Decorate the walls with posters, flags & maps obtained from travel agents or embassies & place brochures around the room. Make flags from strips of material & drape over the furniture. These or a large map can also be used as a tablecloth. www.flagsandbuntingstore.co.uk has a wide range of suitable goods or check out the multi country flag bunting at Party Pieces.
You could also make different sections of the room(s) different countries & add as many accessories as possible. For example along with posters, France could include a string of garlic or onions, a beret, a box or bottle of (empty) wine or even lean a bicycle against the wall if there’s room – I know this is a caricature of the french but it makes it easier!
Around The World Fancy Dress
Ask guests to come dressed as someone from another country. These can be tongue-in-cheek rather than accurate & might include:
Frenchman: stripy t-shirt, beret, baggy trousers, neckerchief.
German: Lederhosen (shorts) with braces, white shirt, hat with feather.
Indian Girl: coloured t-shirt, length of material wrapped around waist & shoulder to create a sari, bracelets.
Hawaian Girl: Raffia skirt sewn to velcroed waistband, bikini top, garland of flowers around neck (lei) & around head or single flower in hair.
ebay has a great selection whether as costumes or everyday such as shalwar kameez
Around The World Party Food
Spring rolls (Thailand)
Lettuce, chicken & red pepper tortillas (Mexico)
Cucumber & hummas mini pitta breads (Greece)
Cheese & tomato pizza (Italy)
Tortilla chips & carrot sticks with red pepper dip (South America)
Cantal cheese & Dijon mustard puff pastry wheels (France)
Dim sum (China)
Onion bahji (India)
or how about a big bowl of something such as:
Curry (India) & rice
Chilli (Mexico) & baked potatoes or tortillas with guacamole & tomato salsa
Beef Stew (England) & mashed potatoes
Cupcakes with a different flag on each
A selection of pastries & cakes from different countries
Flags – give guests a piece of paper with a list of countries on & a row of corresponding flags along the bottom or have around the room for everyone to see. The first team/person to match the flags to the countries correctly, wins.
Atlas – print out some maps of the world but without the names of countries on. See if guests can name the ones selected by you.
Culinary Knowledge – see how well your guests know their food by showing them pictures or a list of dishes or ingredients & seeing if they know which country they originate from.
Quiz – compile a list of questions about as many different countries as you can.