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If you are looking for a unique way to throw a party then a party bus rental is for you! Look through this ultimate list for party bus themes then pick a theme, send out invites, and let the good times roll on down the road.

party pictures for a party bus theme

What is a party bus?

A party bus is a large conventional bus or coach, that has been modified and designed to carry 10 or more people for recreational party purposes. Party buses might include music systems, large TVs, onboard bars, and a dancing floor.

How do you decorate a party bus?

You can decorate a party bus with balloons, streamers, and banners but why not kick it up a notch and decorate with a fun theme in mind. It’s a great way to set the stage for a good time on party buses. Use fun party favors, costumes, and foods that accent your theme

What to do on a party bus

  • Of course, food and drinks are a priority. Pick foods and beverages that go along with your theme. Remember you will not have a kitchen so choose foods that will not need to be chilled or kept hot.
  • Trivia games
  • Card games
  • Karaoke contest
  • Charades
  • Scavanger hunts
  • Dancing
  • Vidio gaming

Best Party Bus Ideas For A Themed Party

Here you will find fun and unique party bus themes to make your next party a smashing hit!

After the Grammys party

after the grammys party people singing

How about an after the Grammys party bus? Roll out the red carpet for your guest as they load the party bus. Have everyone dress up as their favorite artist would for the party. Have a contest to see who looks most like their favorite star.

Apocalypse Party

apocalypse people with a sign for apocalyptic party bus idea

Think night of the living dead and get dressed up as zombies. Everyone will dress up with fake blood, ripped clothing, and crazy dark makeup. Can you imagine people’s faces when you drive around in this party bus? Be sure and serve bloody Marys and other red drinks. Decorate the back of the bus with the words “The End Is Near”

Alphabet party

letters on blocks

Pick a letter and have everyone dress up like something that starts with that letter. For example M, monkey, mailbox, mosquito, monster, or whatever other crazy nouns they can come up with. Be sure to serve drinks and food that start with that letter also.

PJ party bus

ladys in pj shots

 Want to spend a comfortable relaxed evening on your party bus? Have everyone wear their best PJs, anything from a cute coordinated set to a hilarious onesie. Everyone will have fun dressing in sleep clothes and will be ready for bed when they get home.

The 80s work out party

people dressed like the 80s

Remember those tight leggings and bright fluorescent-colored tops? Now is your chance to throw your hair up in that wild 80s big hairdo. For fun get an old workout video and see who can do an 80’s dance workout after a few drinks.

Masquerade ball

lady in mask

For a great time with a little mystery involved ask your guest all to wear masks of some sort. The mystery and intrigue are fun and will make for an interesting ride.

Favorite Decade

gangsters in bus

This gives your guest flexibility for a costume theme. Have them pick their favorite decade and dress accordingly. 1920 flappers dresses, 50’s sock hop, and poodle skirts, or 70 grovy hippy themes are all appropriate. Have a fun contest and award prizes for who best represents their era.

Favorite Disney Character

disney castle with a sign for a favorite Disney character party bus idea

If you are looking for a fun dress-up party for your bus then ask your guests to dress up as their favorite Disney Character. Create a playlist of Disney theme music. For food ideas check out the Disney Food Blog.

Murder mystery

gun and pearls

A fun way to spend the evening is working your way through a murder mystery. Unsolved Case Files puts you in the shoes of a cold case detective tasked with solving a murder that happened decades ago with only the original investigator’s case file. Think you can find out who really killed Jamie Banks on November 20, 1992? Unsolved Case Files will let you find out once and for all whether you’re as good as the detectives on TV.

Beach party

lady in sunglasses drinking out of pineabpple

Get some beach decorations and make the bus feel tropical. Have your friends dress in beach-appropriate outfits and play beach music. This is a great time to serve tropical drinks that you would normally order on the beach.

  • Mai Tai
  • Pina Colada
  • Daiquiri
  • Beer

Favorite town theme

las vegas sign

Pick a town for a theme such as New York or Las Vegas. Decorate the bus with items that remind you of that town and have your guests dress like famous people from that town.

Great gatsby party

lady dressed in 1920s outfit

A good option for a party bus theme is to use a book such as The Great Gatsby. Women can wear a great flapper dress and feathers while men will look great in gangster suits. Drink bathtub gin and serve some of these traditional 1920s foods.

  • Deviled eggs
  • Shrimp cocktail served in champain glasses
  • Oysters Rockefeller
  • Cheese platters
  • Olive platters
  • Mixed nuts

Comic book party theme

guy in superhero outfit thats funny

Have your guests dress up as their favorite comic book characters. Popular themes from comic books might be Richie Rich, the dynamic duo, Batman, and Robin. Use fun comic book decorations throughout the bus.

Jazz Club

people playing jazz

Set up a black light or dim the bus lights real low. Make a jazz playlist for your bus driver to play over the speaker system. Serve some of the Advanced Mixology’s 10 Jazz Cocktails.

  • The French 75 & Ella Fitzgerald
  • The Sidecar & Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
  • The Clover Club and Chet Baker
  • The Aviation Cocktail
  • Sidecar
  • Southside
  • Highball
  • Hanky Panky Cocktail

Breakfast Club party

breakfast club cast

If you grew up in the 80s or love the movie Breakfast Club then you will want to host a Breakfast Club party bus. The Hairpin has great ideas from what to wear, music, and what to serve on your party bus.

Mardi Gras party bus

Mardi Gras mask and beads

The dress code is gaudy gold, purple, and green with beads and feathers. Serve traditional New Orleans foods such as crawfish, gumbo, red beans, and rice. Don’t forget the banana foster and beignets. Create a playlist of New Orleans music and serve traditional drinks such as Café Brûlot, Hurricane, or Bywater.

Birthday party

birthday guest with party hats and a cake

Think how much fun it would be to host your friends’ next birthday party on a charter bus! Create a themed playlist of the birthday person’s favorite songs. Be sure to serve their favorite foods and drinks. For more ideas visit my post, The Best “Fun” Birthday Party Ideas.

Bar hopping party bus theme

bartender pouring drink

This is a great way to safely go bar hopping. The host will choose a route with a designated time to stop at several bars. Allow 30 minutes for each stop. They can grab a drink or snack then head back to the bus.

Taco Tuesdays

Guy in sombrero celebrating taco tues

Tuesdays are a perfect time to have a party, fun is not just for the weekend. For inspiration visit my Mexican Party Theme decorations and recipes post. Pick some classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, beans, and rice. Then wash it all down with margaritas and beer. Be sure and create a Mexican music playlist for your driver to play over the sound system.

Bachelor parties and bride tribe parties

bachelorette party girls toasting

A party bus is a perfect way to host a bachelorette or bachelor party. Just before the big event, check out your local party bus companies. The guest of honor will love spending their last days of unmarried life rolling through town on their own party bus.

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