Goodbye party themes

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Goodbye party themes
A themed party can make saying goodbye a little easier. (goodbye image by Aleksandr Lobanov from

It's often difficult saying goodbye to a friend, family member or co-worker, but a goodbye party can make the occasion somewhat less painful. Ideas for a goodbye party can include a specific theme or a variety of activities. No matter what type of party you decide to give, look at it as an opportunity to share some laughs while letting the person know how much she'll be missed.

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Destination Theme

Throw a party with a theme based on the person's destination. For example, if he is moving to Las Vegas, your party can include a mini-casino set-up. For a student going off to school, choose a theme revolving around his intended course of study. If the student is studying to be a doctor, everyone could wear surgical scrubs or nurse's uniforms.

Trivia Quiz

Create a trivia quiz that asks questions based on events or particulars from the person's life. Types of questions include a favourite food, first crush, hobbies or times when she may have got into mischief. To mix it up, include true or false questions that ask party attendees whether a particular event in the person's life really happened or was invented.


Perform a skit that acts out humorous events that may occur during the person's new adventure. For example, if the person is going away to the college for the first time and he is known for not having a good sense of direction, your skit could depict him getting lost on campus and winding up in some type of outrageous situation.

This Is Your Life

Surprise the guest of honour with a game of "This Is Your Life," where visitors recount one-by-one their favourite memories and stories about the person. If possible, round up people who were instrumental in the person's life that she may not have seen for a long period of time. Possibilities include old friends or former teachers, coaches or bosses.


Regardless of the theme of the party, include in your invitations a request that the invitees complete the phrase "I will miss you because..." and bring it to the party so they take can take turns reading theirs to the person. To keep the mood of the party light, ask each person to make the response as humorous as possible.

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