Hosted Party Info and Ideas

Party Ideas – Adults

Read on for lots of ideas –copy them freely, or use them as inspiration for your own social creation! Ideas for Kid/Family parties are below.

Competitions: (These are insanely popular – it turns out that lots of Crocker people are uber-competitive – who’d have thought?)

  • Cooking Competitions
  • “Amazing Race” scavenger hunt or photo safari (oh – the possibilities!)
  • Karaoke or Air Guitar, with or without judges
  • Game Night (Poker, Scrabble, Pictionary, Mafia, Scene-it…)
  • Tournaments – Basketball? Broomball? Curling???

Intimate Evenings:

  • A Culinary Feast for 6-12
  • Ladies Spa Night
  • A Book Club Evening– Propose the book in advance and discuss over dinner.


  • Wine Tasting somewhere wonderful
  • S.F. or Oakland Foodie Tour
  • “Glamping” – with one or two other families
  • A classic Golf Outing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Sky-Diving(?!)

Activities: Are you into sports/fitness?  There’s always interest in a group workout followed by treats (and wine…)

  • Yoga or other exercise followed by snacks
  • Moms’ morning hike and brunch/lunch
  • Dads’ Cycling “Tour”
  • Broomball!!
  • Curling!!
  • Kayaking or Paddle-Boarding
  • Archery

Workshops: Do you have a special skill, interest or hobby?  Combine a “workshop” for a small group with drinks and appetizers – et voila! Super-cool party.

  • Knitting, crochet, embroidery
  • Baking
  • Wood-working
  • Flower-arranging
  • Orchid growing (or just not killing)

Theme parties:

Plan a party for adults around a theme with music, costumes, themed cocktails.

  • Roaring 20’s
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • 70’s Disco
  • Jersey Shore
  • Hollywood
  • Bollywood!

Party Ideas – Kids and Family

Host a party for your child’s grade level, or an age-range… or something where parents and kids can both participate!

  • Pump It Up party for kindergartners
  • Mani-pedi or “spa” party for 3rd or 4th grade girls
  • Art party for any age
  • Parents vs. kids Basketball throw-down
  • Pool Party!!!
  • Family Kickball tournament
  • Family trip to an A’s/Giants game
  • Neighborhood scavenger hunt
  • Local picnic and Frisbee tournament
  • Campfire cookout (i.e. s’mores over the backyard firepit)