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32 Fun Futuristic Theme Party Ideas

Futuristic Party Ideas

Updated on: Feb 09, 2024

Forget the present, fast forward into the future! Invite the crew, “25 years into the future.” Take your guests to the future and fill the night with ultramodern virtual games and activities. You can accent your home with some futuristic elements in just a few steps with this futuristic party guide. Warning! When you plan a futuristic theme party, your guests may never want to return to the present! View Easy Event Planning's Ideas for a Futuristic Theme Party that adults of all ages will surely enjoy!

Futuristic Theme Party Ideas

1. Blade Runner

When people think of the stereotypical future they jump to Blade Runner. The movie is an absolute classic and whether it's the newer film or the original you are sure to get plenty of comments. Blade Runner uses lots of neon colors that stand out in the dark cityscape. Turn down the lights and break out the neon lights.

2. Back to the Future

Instead of the serious and dystopian feel go for a more retro and fun one! Back to the Future is a cult classic and with its 80's inspired future it is easy to replicate for your party. The best part of this theme is that it can be accomplished with clothing in anyone's wardrobe.

3. Star Wars

Who hasn't seen Star Wars? With popular shows like the Mandalorian making headlines, a Star Wars theme is surely going to draw attention. Decide the level of authenticity you want at the party by having people dress up. Also include props for people to use such as lightsabers.

4. Star Trek

Star Trek does a lot of leg work for you! There is plenty of music you can use and the costumes are simple as they come. Pair a blue, red, or yellow shirt with black pants to look like your favorite team in Start Trek.

5. Terminator

Want to wear that leather jacket and aviator sunglasses? Of course! This dystopian future ensemble can be found in any closet.

Futuristic Theme Party Decorations

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6. Spaceships

Most futuristic theme parties will include space (dystopian futures are exempt). Get some spaceships or aliens to hang around the party to enhance the other decorations and overall theme.

7. Backdrop

Having a backdrop is an excellent way to commemorate the party. Make a specific spot designated for photos with a futuristic backdrop and have something fun for all the guests to do.

8. Space Photo Props

For the backdrop you want guests to have something to hold and make the photos all the more memorable. Some props that have aliens, spaceships, or fun sayings are perfect for this futuristic party.

9. Light Up The Night

Take neon lights and string them around your party area. Then take the light bulbs out of your lamps and replace them with colorful ones. Also, place black lights around your party area. This will create a very colorful and moody backdrop for your Zoom call.

10. Planets

You can't go wrong having different planets hanging from the ceiling throughout the party. These planets will create the perfect futuristic outer space look you are aiming for.

Futuristic Theme Party Favors

11. Sunglasses

Some funky-looking neon sunglasses would make a funky, futuristic gift. These will need to be mailed to your guests before the party actually takes place if you would like them to have the glasses during the party.

12. Glow Stick Bracelets

Give out multicolored glow stick bracelets to your guests. You can mail these out and invite your guests to wear them during the festivities.

13. Silver Cookies

Take some of the silver cookies you’ve made and place them in tinfoil to send to your guests. Of course, if you choose this option, be sure your baking station is completely sanitized throughout the baking process. You would never want your guests to become sick because of something you sent to them.

14. Laser Pointers

What's more futuristic than lasers? These bright little toys will bring some more light and fun to your party. Just make sure not to point them in people's eyes or unsafe directions.

Futuristic Theme Party Food

15. Astronaut Food

Since it may be difficult to make metallic or neon-colored food, you can go the simple route. Astronaut freeze-dried meals can be bought in large quantities online. These make an excellent snack and easy to carry around the party.

16. Colorful Cupcakes

You could also send dessert recipes to your guests. One option is to make fun confetti cupcakes and add food coloring to the icing. This will create a very colorful cupcake that fits your neon theme. You could also make cookies and decorate the tops with silver icing. To make silver icing, simply mix white frosting with small amounts of black food coloring.

17. Colorful Drinks

Put some food coloring in some drinks to give them a more vibrant color. For alcoholic beverages, you can use mixers or juice to get that desired colored effect.

18. Planet Pops

Give the guests some planet shaped lolipops to sweeten their day. You can make the pops the colors of the planet to add to your theme of the party.

19. Pizza

Go simple and order some saucer shaped pizza. It would be best to buy multiple pizzas to account for the many toppings that your guests may like eating.

20. Crescent Shaped Food

Some crescent shaped food includes croissants, pretzels, banana, and custom shaped pastries and baked goods. These will make an excellent desert addition to your party.

Futuristic Theme Party Activities

21. Predict The Future

One great activity is to have each guest write down their predictions/plans for 25 years in the future. Collect all the answers and send them out to your guests. These will be fun to read 25 years from now.

22. Costume Contest

Have your guests join the call dressed in futuristic costumes. These costumes can be as creative as your guests wish them to be. These could be homemade out of materials such as a plastic wrap or tin foil. They could also be neon retro outfits such as colorful leggings, a tracksuit or mini dress, and a matching headband. You can also ask them to shoot a creative futuristic video to introduce the costume’s many details. Share your screen to play the videos on the Zoom call, then hold a vote and reward the best-dressed guest with a prize.

23. Futuristic Music

Play futuristic music such as the soundtrack of Star Trek in the background. If you’re not a fan of that electronic music and dubstep are great ways to set the tone of any future themed party.

24. Movie

You can watch a movie that takes place in the future such as I Robot, Men in Black, or Star Trek. The best part of watching a movie together on Zoom is that you can still have real-time conversations about what you are watching in the chat!

25. Laser Tag

What better way to have fun at a futuristic party than shooting your friends with lasers? With these laser tag kits, you will be able to shoot each other to your hearts content. If you want to make it more, fun you could dress as your favorite characters and reenact your favorite scenes.

Futuristic Theme Party Supplies

26. Silver Streamers

If you chose to decorate in metallic colors, keep your theme going and hang silver streamers from your ceiling. Hang the streamers from doorways to create a powerful impact when guests emerge to the other side and see all the party decorations.

27. Colorful Balloons

Buy a bunch of neon-colored balloons for your party. Hang them on chairs, table legs, plants, and/or ceiling fixtures, for a fun, floaty pop of color.

28. Plates And Cups

For plates and cups you can get an outer space themed set. This set easily goes with your futuristic décor.

29. Futuristic Table Cover

To match the cutlery and plates you need a table cover. An outer-space-themed table cover matches a futuristic party and it leaves you with plenty of choices.

Futuristic Theme Party Invitation

30. Stylish Silver

Make futuristic invitations by taking silver sheets of paper and writing your party details on them with a metallic sharpie. You can also add gift ideas for your guests to bring.

31. Neon Invite

Make a vivid ultramodern neon invitation for your guests. Take neon-colored pieces of card stock paper a write or print your party details. Ask your guests to “Join Us 25 Years In The Future!” or say, “Let’s Party The Futuristic Way.”

32. Virtual Invitations

Edit together some sci-fi movie clips with futuristic music to make a super cool video invitation! If video editing is not your cup of tea, it’s also easy to use photo editing apps to design digital invitations.

Futuristic Party Ideas: Conclusion

Futuristic parties can be designed to what you imagine the future looking like, and that is what makes this themed party so much fun. Create your own space opera or dystopian future with this theme party guide and take all your friends with you into the distant future. If you enjoyed this blog, visit for more theme party ideas!

Written by Yi Yang June; Contributors: Royce Legaspi, Anna Wertman, Jacob Wixson, Chris Legere and T. Michael Pham

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