There are so many different ways to host a Taylor Swift party! With all of her iconic albums, you could choose one to model your party after. Like a “Reputation” themed party or “Lover” themed! You could even choose a single song for the inspiration, like “Love Story” or “Feeling 22”. If you’re wanting Taylor-inspired ideas to work into your party, you’ve come to the right place!
Taylor Swift Party Decorations
1. Posters and Album Art
Have an assortment of posters and album art to hang on the walls, place on the tables, or even hang from the ceiling! You can put them in picture frames if you want, and they can double as favors to send home with your guests!
2. Polaroid Photo Booth
Let your guests have fun documenting the party with a photo booth! You can use a polaroid camera and recreate the look of the “1989” album. Make sure you have a Sharpie handy so guests can write captions on the photos, and don’t forget the props!
Dreamy lighting is a must-have for a Taylor Swift Party. Choose from soft candlelight, fairy lights, or string lights. You can add the lights indoors or outside (or both). This will add a whimsical touch that Taylor would approve of!
Choose a banner that features Taylor Swift lyrics! Or you can choose one that fits the specific party occasion (birthday, bachelorette party, etc.). You can even hang one that has different pictures of Taylor!
Balloons are a great addition to any party! Choose colors that go with your specific theme (pastels for a “Lover” look, red for “Red,” or earthy tones for “Folklore”). If you want balloons that will go with any Taylor theme, go for gold! You can also add some Taylor Swift-themed foil balloons.
6. The Number 13
Taylor’s lucky number (13) is a fun addition to the decorations! You can especially play this up for a 13th birthday party. You can also incorporate the number by grouping things like balloons, tassels, photos, etc., into sets of 13!
7. Pictures of Taylor Swift’s Cats
Taylor Swift’s cats are well-known by fans! Frame pictures of Olivia, Meredith, and Benjamin and place them around the party. Try placing them in inconspicuous areas for a fun surprise!
Taylor Swift Party Favors
8. Red Lipstick
Red lipstick is a perfect favor for a Taylor Swift party since she’s known for her iconic red lips. She even sings about them! Offer an assortment and let each guest choose their own shade and formula!
9. Taylor Swift Merch
One Taylor Swift party favor idea is Swiftie merch! If you know the sizes of your guests, you can send them home with t-shirts (have them let you know when they RSVP). If not, you can choose some Taylor Swift hats or bracelets!
10. Red Heart Sunglasses
These red heart sunglasses are a reference to her “22” music video. They’re a fun and pretty party favor that your guests will get some use out of!
11. Taylor Swift Cookies
These Taylor Swift decorated sugar cookies are an adorable and delicious favor option. Consult with a local baker and see what they can do! Or you can get some cookie cutters and DIY.
12. Taylor Swift Stickers
Get an assortment of Taylor Swift stickers and let your guests pick out which ones they want to take home! Lay them out on a table so they can see all the options easily. They can sort through them at their leisure.
Taylor Swift Party Food
14. Breakfast (at Midnight)
15. Chai Sugar Cookies
Try making Taylor Swift’s favorite chai sugar cookies! You’ll need several ingredients: butter, oil, sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, salt, milk, powdered sugar, cloves, black pepper, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. You’ll be making a cookie and a glaze. Combine the butter, oil, sugars, and spices, then add one egg along with the vanilla. Finally, add the salt, flour, and baking soda. Roll the dough into balls and roll them in a mix of cinnamon and sugar and place them on a sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350℉. To make the glaze, combine the milk with powdered sugar and nutmeg. Once the cookies cool, glaze them and serve!
16. Champagne Tower
Champagne? No problems. Get some glass or plastic champagne coupes and arrange them into a tower. Once you’re ready to serve, pour the champagne from the top and let it flow to the glasses on the bottom.
17. Ina Garten’s Real Meatballs and Spaghetti
Ina Garten’s “Real Meatballs and Spaghetti” recipe is known to be one of Taylor’s go-to dinners. This is easy enough to prepare for however many guests you have! And it’s an affordable option, too!
18. Nigella Lawson’s Mughlai Chicken
Another one of Taylor’s go-to recipes is Nigella Lawson’s “Mughlai Chicken.” This one is not as common a dish as spaghetti, but it’s still a doable party food! Your guests are sure to enjoy trying something new, knowing it’s something Taylor herself serves at her home!
19. Salad Bar
Taylor is known to prioritize healthy foods, so be sure to include a salad bar! Let your guests build their own. Offer lots of toppings like broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, nuts and seeds, olives, spinach, berries, and cheeses. Be sure to have a variety of dressings, too!
Taylor Swift Party Games and Activities
What’s a better activity for a Taylor Swift party than karaoke? You can stick to Taylor Swift songs and perform all night! You can even give out prizes to the crowd favorite! Overall, it’s just supposed to be fun, so don’t worry about making it too competitive.
21. Musical Chairs
This could be a good option for a younger crowd (or a funny one for adults). Play musical chairs with Taylor Swift music! The last one sitting wins!
22. Match the Song to the Album
For this idea, you can do it one of two ways. First, you could have individual handouts with the game. Have the album names and art at the top, then a list of songs. The objective is to correctly match the songs to the album. Whoever gets the most correct wins. Another way to do this is to have the album names/art hanging on the wall. Have stickers (or paper with tape) with the song titles. Your guests can work together to match the songs to the albums, or you can divide them into teams!
Test your guests on their Taylor knowledge and see who’s a real Swiftie! You can have the questions printed out on individual papers and let each guest fill out their own. Or you can group your guests into teams and have someone call out the questions.
24. Taylor Swift Costume Contest
This is probably the most fun idea for a Taylor Swift party! The possibilities are endless for your guests. Let each of them choose their favorite Taylor album or era to dress up as. You can even have a contest and give out prizes for the crowd favorites or the most accurate costume!
25. Name That Song
Play clips of Taylor Swift songs and have the guests try to name the songs by writing them down. Be sure not to play too much of the song, or it will be too obvious. Whoever correctly guesses the most is the winner!
Taylor Swift Party Supplies
26. Table Cloth
Table cloths are essential for any party. They make for easy cleanup and they add a lot to the look of your event space! Choose some that are perfect for a Taylor Swift party - maybe pastel cloud print, bold red, or something glittery!
Disposable party plates are also a must-have. For your Taylor Swift party, you can choose any style or color. Consider something a little more durable and pretty like these glittery plastic plates! They’re definitely dreamy enough for a Taylor soiree.
Consider choosing glittery plastic cups to match the plates! You could also have specialty disposable cups for drinks like wine, champagne, and cocktails. Or you could choose some rainbow pastel paper cups!
Taylor Swift Party Invitations
31. Digital Taylor Swift Party Invitations
These digital invitations are so easy to send! Just text or email them to your guests! You can also create a Facebook event and put the invitation there.
32. Printable Taylor Swift Party Invitations
33. Fill-In Invitations
These invitations are good if you want to add a handwritten touch! Plus they come with envelopes included.
Whether you throw a general Taylor Swift party or choose to use one album as your inspiration, you should have plenty of good ideas to get started! From invitations to favors and everything in between, your party is sure to be one your guests will enjoy.
Written by Heather Hayes
As an enthusiastic Taylor Swift fan and party enthusiast, I'm thrilled to share my expertise on hosting a Taylor Swift themed party. My deep knowledge of Taylor Swift's discography, public image, and fan culture makes me well-equipped to provide valuable insights on creating an unforgettable Taylor Swift party experience.
When it comes to hosting a Taylor Swift party, the key lies in capturing the essence of Taylor's music, style, and persona. Drawing from her iconic albums such as "Reputation," "Lover," and her timeless hits like "Love Story" and "Feeling 22," it's essential to understand the unique themes and aesthetics associated with each album and song. By delving into the symbolism, lyrics, and visual elements of Taylor Swift's work, I can offer a comprehensive understanding of how to infuse these themes into every aspect of the party.
In terms of decorations, incorporating posters and album art, setting up a Polaroid photo booth reminiscent of the "1989" era, and creating dreamy lighting with candles, fairy lights, or string lights are all essential for capturing the whimsical and enchanting ambiance associated with Taylor Swift. Additionally, using banners featuring Taylor Swift lyrics, incorporating the number 13 as a nod to Taylor's lucky number, and featuring pictures of Taylor Swift's beloved cats are all ways to infuse the party space with Taylor's personal touches.
Moving on to party favors, offering red lipstick, Taylor Swift merchandise, red heart sunglasses, Taylor Swift-themed cookies, stickers, and scarves are all excellent choices to send guests home with a piece of the Taylor Swift experience.
When it comes to food, incorporating dishes such as breakfast items inspired by Taylor's "Breakfast at Midnight," chai sugar cookies, champagne towers, Ina Garten's real meatballs and spaghetti, Nigella Lawson's Mughlai chicken, and a salad bar are all ways to tie in Taylor Swift's personal favorites and references from her music.
As for activities and games, karaoke sessions featuring Taylor Swift songs, musical chairs with Taylor Swift music, matching songs to albums, trivia games, costume contests, and name that song challenges are all engaging ways to immerse guests in the world of Taylor Swift.
In terms of party supplies, selecting tablecloths, plates, cups, cutlery, and napkins that reflect the dreamy, glamorous, and whimsical elements associated with Taylor Swift's style is crucial for creating a cohesive and visually appealing party atmosphere.
Lastly, utilizing digital and printable invitations, as well as fill-in invitations, allows hosts to set the tone for the event and ensure that guests are fully immersed in the Taylor Swift party experience from the moment they receive their invitations.
By incorporating these concepts, hosts can create a Taylor Swift party that not only celebrates the music and artistry of Taylor Swift but also provides a truly immersive and unforgettable experience for all attendees.