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 colourful 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 LGBTQ+ 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.
A celebration close to Liberty’s heart, we’re honouring Pride Month through our philanthropic initiative, Liberty For Life throughout the entirety of June. Working alongside The Outside Project, an LGBTIQ+ community shelter, centre and domestic abuse refuge that provides much-needed help, advice and support, you'll notice that we’re collecting donations at till points throughout the store (as well as online) to help support the organisation's worthy mission.
So what better excuse to stock up on supplies ahead of a month full of Pride parties? From colourful tableware to bright fashion finds, let Liberty steer your selections with our very own guide on how to throw the ultimate Pride party...
1. Deck Out On Decor
Colour is the name of the game, so when it comes to party decorations go bigger, brighter and bolder than ever. Start with a tablecloth to lay the foundations of your colour scheme. Lay out a length of Liberty Fabrics Tudor Belle Rainbow Tana Lawn for a colourful creative spread.
What goes on the table should feel equally as colourful, so opt for pastel-tinted glassware and brightly-coloured ceramics, like a set of Rainbow Pastel Stemless Wine Glasses from Estelle Coloured Glass and Emma Bridgewater’s Rainbow Toast Love is Love Half-Pint Mug, and scatter an array of colourful dinner candles around the table. In mismatched candle holders, they can make for a suitably impactful centrepiece alongside miniature floral arrangements.
2. 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. Maison Balzac's incredible colourful jugs and carafes 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.
3. 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 Blanket Stripe Midi-Dress 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 Hawaiian shirts, Liberty’s latest drop of summer shirts pop with vibrant colours and larger-than-life prints.
4. 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 Uoma Beauty’s Black Magic Colour Palette. 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.