Inspiration can come from many sources as far as party ideas are concerned. Many publications supply an endless stream of party ideas. Entire television series on cable are devoted to little other than decorating and party ideas.
Often party ideas can be focused to highlighting some aspect of individual character of the guest of honor or the group identity of an organization. Party ideas for High School proms or other dances can refer to popular culture elements that coalesced the group. Then after the theme is chosen party goods in colors that coordinate with aspects of the central party ideas can be chosen.
The same can be done for children's party ideas. Young children identify very closely with certain cartoon characters and enjoy using them party goods and decorations. To the young child using these party ideas is tantamount to inviting these entities to their party. Party ideas that can incorporate these characters further help to add to this sense of inclusion of favorite fictional personages.
Games or DVD rentals can further the chosen party ideas. Other ways to incorporate these central party ideas would be to order a cake with the party theme used for its decoration. This works in all kinds of parties for adults as well as children. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Independence Day and Hanukah are all easy to match with appropriate party ideas and coordinating cake decorations.
Party ideas may be simple and budget conscious or complicated and high end but the output should always be the same. People should come together and enjoy the pleasure of one another's company. Good party ideas are the ones that make this a memorable occasion for all the right reasons and none of the wrong ones. Party ideas which simplify the process of throwing a good party are the best.