Pride Party 2023: A Guide To Planning a Fabulous Celebration

Get ready to embrace the vibrant spirit of love, acceptance, and celebration with a pride party like no other. Parties are a wonderful opportunity to come together, show support, and create a joyous atmosphere for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

Pride Party Ideas

Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a grand extravaganza, planning a pride party requires thoughtfulness, creativity, and inclusivity. We’ve pulled together everything you need to plan and execute a party all your friends will remember. Together we can throw an unforgettable celebration that honors diversity, embraces unity, and spreads the message of love.

Ideas That Celebrate Pride Identities

Drag Queen/King Showcase

Invite local drag performers to entertain and captivate your guests with their fabulous performances, adding a touch of glamour and artistry to your pride party.

Pride Parade-Inspired Fashion Show

Organize a fashion show where attendees can showcase their unique and expressive pride-themed outfits, celebrating individuality and personal style.

Equality Art Gallery

Set up an art display featuring diverse artwork that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, showcasing the talent and creativity of LGBTQ+ artists.

Pride Karaoke Night

Host a karaoke session filled with iconic LGBTQ+ anthems and empowering songs, encouraging guests to sing their hearts out and celebrate with a dose of musical flair.

Allyship Workshops

Create a safe space for open discussions and educational workshops that promote understanding, empathy, and allyship within the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

Queer Film Festival

Set up a cozy outdoor cinema or a designated area to screen a selection of powerful and uplifting LGBTQ+ films, providing both entertainment and opportunities for meaningful conversations.

Queer Trivia Night

Test everyone’s knowledge of LGBTQ+ history, pop culture, and milestones with a lively trivia competition, allowing participants to learn and celebrate together.

Queer Game Night

Arrange inclusive games like a pride-themed scavenger hunt, DIY craft stations to create personalized pride accessories, or a photo booth with props and signs to capture memorable moments of joy and unity.

Pride Party Supplies

We love to hate them, too. The rainbow-washing that comes every May ahead of Pride month. Capitalism at its finest. But at some level we enjoy seeing representation when the LGBTQ+ community is so often in the shadows. Here are a few of our favorite collections to help theme your party.

Themed Party Favors & Decorations

Target’s PRIDE collection can be hit or miss, but this year they have an entire line of PRIDE themed party favors and decorations. Here are some of our favorite items in this year’s Target collection.

You can shop the full line of party rainbow party decorations at Target.

Add Flair and Color with Flowers

This year, 1-800-Flowers has partnered with GLAAD to offer a line of PRIDE flower arrangements that are gorgeous. From roses to carnations, there’s all kinds of options to suit your fancy.

Pride Party Food Ideas

No pride party is complete without a delicious array of snacks to satisfy the taste buds of your guests. From rainbow-inspired treats to savory bites, the food at your pride party can add an extra touch of festivity to the celebration. Here are some mouthwatering snack ideas that embrace the spirit of pride:

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Create vibrant fruit skewers by threading an assortment of colorful fruits such as strawberries, oranges, pineapples, green grapes, blueberries, and purple grapes onto skewers. The resulting rainbow of flavors will be as visually stunning as it is refreshing.

Pride Popcorn

Give traditional popcorn a rainbow twist by drizzling it with melted white chocolate and adding rainbow-colored sprinkles or edible glitter. It’s a delightful snack that combines sweet and salty flavors with a colorful flair.

Love-Is-Love Veggie Platter

Assemble a platter of fresh vegetables in a heart-shaped arrangement. Showcasing a variety of vibrant colors like red cherry tomatoes, orange bell peppers, yellow squash, green cucumbers, and purple cauliflower. Serve it with a flavorful dip like hummus or ranch dressing for a healthy and eye-catching appetizer.

Pride Parfait Cups

Layer Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt with an assortment of colorful fruits in individual clear cups. Alternate between the colors of the rainbow. Use red strawberries, orange mandarin segments, yellow pineapple chunks, green kiwi slices, blueberries, and purple grapes. Top it off with a sprinkle of granola or a drizzle of honey for added texture and sweetness.

Diversity Dip Platter

Create a platter with an assortment of dips that represent different cultures and flavors. Include classics like guacamole, salsa, and tzatziki. But also consider lesser-known dips such as baba ganoush, hummus variations, or spicy pico de gallo. Provide an array of dippable options like tortilla chips, pita bread, and vegetable crudités.

Remember to consider any dietary restrictions or preferences of your guests. Try to provide options that cater to a variety of needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices.

Pride Party Activities

A successful pride party goes beyond delicious food and vibrant decorations; it thrives on engaging activities that encourage connection, celebration, and empowerment. Here are some exciting and inclusive pride party activity ideas to entertain and inspire your guests:

Drag Queen/King Lip Sync Battle

Organize a lip sync battle where participants can channel their inner divas and showcase their lip-syncing talents. Provide a diverse selection of empowering LGBTQ+ anthems and let the performers steal the spotlight, encouraging a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Pride Parade-Inspired Fashion Show

Host a fashion show where attendees can proudly strut their stuff, displaying their unique and creative pride-themed outfits. Invite guests to design and wear their own pride-inspired costumes, showcasing individuality, self-expression, and a love for fashion.

LGBTQ+ Trivia or Bingo

Organize a lively trivia or bingo session focused on LGBTQ+ history, notable figures, pop culture references, and milestones. Create an engaging and educational experience, allowing guests to learn, celebrate achievements, and reinforce a sense of community.

Pride Photobooth

Set up a dedicated photobooth area complete with props, signs, and a vibrant backdrop featuring the colors of the pride flag. Encourage guests to strike a pose, capture memories, and express themselves through fun and creative photographs.

Consider including unique photobooth props like hashtag signs or a social media sharing station to spread the love beyond the party.

Open Mic for Personal Stories:

Create a safe and supportive space for attendees to share their personal stories, experiences, and journeys within the LGBTQ+ community. Encourage participants to express themselves, celebrate their identities, and foster a sense of empathy, understanding, and connection among the guests.


Remember, the key to successful pride party activities is to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels comfortable to participate and celebrate their authentic selves. Embrace the diversity, joy, and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community by creating an environment that promotes unity, education, and empowerment.

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