The Best Pride Party Ideas for a Month to Remember
Planning a Pride party but not sure where to start? Fret not. Here, discover our guide to becoming the ultimate host with the most this Pride Month
We don’t have to remind you: it’s Pride Month, the 30 days of the year dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community in all its rainbow glory. An event you’ll wish to mark with a Pride party of your own, no doubt. And that’s why you’re here, right? To unearth Liberty’s list of Pride party ideas, a checklist of considerations that will ensure your event goes without a hitch. From colourful tableware to Pride outfit ideas, let Liberty steer your selections with our very own guide on how to throw a Pride party...
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Deck Out On Decor
The pride flag has long been a symbol of the LGBTQIA+ community with each colour reflecting the diversity of the community. So when it comes to planning your party decor, don't shy away from the bold, celebratory colours that reflect the flag. Start with a tablecloth to lay the foundations of your colour scheme. Lay out a length of Liberty Fabrics Tudor Belle Rainbow Tana Lawn if you fancy making your own tablecloth and pair with Summerill & Bishop Rainbow Linen Single Napkin, £27.50 for a colourful table spread. As for the rest of your space, scatter an assortment of colourful cushions, like Futurliberty's Embroidery And Duncombe Linen Cushion, £135, with a couple of printed throws, to ensure comfortable seating throughout the party.
What goes on the table should feel equally as colourful, so opt for colour-infused glassware and bright celebratory ceramics, like Casa Celva's Murrina Textured Glass Tumbler, £45 and Emma Bridgewater’s Rainbow Toast Love is Love Half-Pint Mug, and scatter an array of multicoloured dinner candles around the table. In mismatched candle holders, they can make for a suitably impactful centrepiece alongside miniature floral arrangements.
Quench Your Thirst
Cocktails are exactly what you need to get your party in full swing, but you don’t want to be playing bartender all night. Instead, create one or two signature drink recipes that can be made in bulk before the celebrations begin and served in giant pitchers throughout the night. Vaiselle's incredible colourful jugs manage to make even the simplest of cocktails look all the more impressive. Top tip: a few drops of grenadine will be enough to turn any standard cocktail into a colourful concoction.
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Dress to Impress
Category is: rainbow glam. Every Pride party calls for a suitably colourful dress code so opt for a wardrobe of bright bolds or playful pastels. The Kitri Bunty Blue Stripe Knitted Dress, £165 is perfect for anyone on the hunt for an eye-catching number that’ll also keep you cool mid-dancing, while the Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Glitter Rainbow Hotlips Ring will add an extra touch of rainbow glitter. For anyone with a (not so) secret penchant for scarves, Liberty’s Pride 55X55 Silk Twill Scarf, £125 is just the accessory to mark the occasion.
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Glam and Go
Extend your bold and beautiful aesthetic to your make-up choices, too, with bright, eye-catching tones that allow you to express your personality and individuality. For the tentative, opt for a single slick of graphic liner, but the more seasoned make-up-wearer should seek inspiration in SUQQU Signature Colour Eyes Palette Sunflower Wonder Collection, £48. Top tip for the morning after the night before: an oil-based cleanser is the best thing for lifting away glitter and melting stubborn eyeshadow.