There has been a great deal of controversy over whether the Mayan Calendar is accurately predicting the "end of the world" as we know it. Many people believe the Mayans just ran out of room to continue writing the calendar, some believe it will actually happen and then there are those who are using this event as another reason to throw one more huge party before the year ends. The Mayan calendar is calling for the transition of this world into the next on December 21, 2012 which happens to be a Friday, so this event could not be any better. Another bonus to this event is that it is the weekend leading up to Christmas, so it is a perfect way to distress and let loose before the entire family comes over. But because it is so close to the holidays you may have doubts on being able to spend the money on another party. No worries, we have an entire theme section devoted to the end of the world called Party Like There's No-Tomaya! and if you are optimistic in that the world won't end, there are also products with a I Survived the Mayan Calendar theme. All of the products are at great low prices, so you will not have to worry about breaking the bank once again during the holiday season. So stock on up and get ready for the biggest bash of the year: the party to end all parties.
End of the World Party Ideas
If the world is coming to an end, you need to throw the biggest bash of the year to end all others. It really won’t take a whole lot of effort or time to plan one of these parties because most of the people will focus on partying their life away, literally. The first thing you need to do is figure out your guest list; invite anyone who has ever helped you, been there for you, laughed with you and of course partied with you. Put a note in the invitation telling the guests to think about what they have always wanted to do before they die. You can either have them come dressed in a way to show what they wanted to do (ex: as an astronaut if they want to go to the moon). If the world is ending, you might as well do everything you have ever wanted, right?
End of the World Party Decorations
There are many different ways to decorate for this party. Some consider going with a death theme and decorating the venue like a cemetery focusing on Halloween Decorations. Some want to make a combination of Heaven and Hell and then there are those who want to incorporate the Mayan theme, since the end of the world is based off the Mayan Calendar coming to an end. If you are going for the Mayan theme, you will definitely want to stick to Jungle Decorations and the End of the World Party decorations we offer.
Even though the Mayans didn’t necessarily live in the typical tropical jungles of Brazil, but the temples and buildings were surrounded by lush forests. To help your guests feel as though they have entered a Mayan jungle, decorate the walls with the Jungle Trees Backdrop and the Jungle Foliage Backdrop. Tape or pin them up on the wall and you will have an instant jungle vibe in the venue. Place some real or artificial plants throughout to add a more realistic effect, but you could also use some of the Tropical Props on top of the backgrounds. Put up some Green Tissue Festooning all around the room to add another three dimensional affect without much cost at all.
In addition to the jungle decorations, make sure to put up the Party Like There’s No To-Maya! decorations. This includes a yard sign , which can be placed in your front yard or a flower pot inside, danglers, a cutout and a peel ‘n place. All of these can be put up in your jungle room, but the Party Like There’s No To-Maya Peel ‘N Place also makes a great party favor. Each decoration pictures an ancient Mayan dancing around with a drink in brightly colored clothing surrounded by Mayan symbols. All of your guests will love this clever and hilarious themed décor, they won’t want to stop partying.
If you plan on having drinks and food, you will want to make sure to decorate the table(s) as well. Again, this can be very simple and take little time. All that is needed is a Green Tablecloth to put cover the table with a Bamboo Tiki Table Torch with Candle or a Jungle Palm Cascade Centerpiece as the centerpieces. As for the tableware, there is a small line of Party Like There’s No To-Maya! Tableware: plates, napkins and even cups. The cups are plastic, so just in case the world doesn’t end they will have something to take with them to remember what an epic party you threw.
End of the World Party Food
Because the Mayans are in current Mexico, the best food to serve at your End of the World Party would be Mexican! You can have anything from nachos, chips and salsa, guacamole, rice and beans to tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas, burritos and empanadas. Mexican food is one of the best ethnic foods out there, so take advantage of this opportunity to have a Mexican feast. As for the drinks, dependent on who is at your party, you will most likely want to invest in a good amount of tequila and beer, but also make sure to have some good old fashioned jungle juice. To serve the drinks you can use either the Mayan cups or Party Like There’s No To-Mayan! Test Tube Shots, which also make great party favors. Tell your guests that this may very well be the last night to party, and if there is no tomorrow there is no hangover, so drink up! If some of the guests do not (or can not) drink, make sure to provide some soda or regular juice for them.
End of the World Party Playlist
Everyone needs to be in the right state of for this party: be spontaneous and act how you have always wanted to act before. You have to make sure all of your guests are talking to people they haven’t talked to before, they are all dancing with each other and no one is saying “no” to anything. Have an insane playlist with a wide range of music focusing on the end of the world: R.E.M. “It’s the End of the World,” Paula Cole “I Don’t Want to Wait,” Europe “The Final Countdown,” Skeeter Davis “The End of the World,” Brittney Spears “Till the World Ends,” The Clash “Should I Stay or Should I Go?,” Journey “Don’t Stop Believing,” Brittney Spears “I Wanna Go,” Usher “More,” Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven,” NSYNC “Bye Bye Bye,” Boyz II Men “End of the Road” and Swedish House Mafia "Save the World" are only a couple of options, but you can put on any crazy song you want to get everyone in the mood.
End of the World Party Favors
During the party everyone needs to let loose and have some fun, because it makes more sense to end the world in a good mood than a bad one. If they don’t come up dressed as anything, provide them with some great apparel and accessories. To go along with the decorations, the little ancient Mayan man appears on a Straw Hat and a Party Horn. There are also Beads with Party Like There’s No To-Mayan! Medallion for your guests to wear. After they have had a couple of drinks, give some of the guests a Maraca or two to dance around with and make some noise. There is no way your guests won’t have fun, as long as they embrace the fact that the world is ending and they can do pretty much anything their heart desires.
Now, in case the world does not actually end and we all live on to see December 22 you should have a way to prove that you survived and what better way to do so than wear a I Survived the Mayan Calendar T-Shirt! This shirt is a fun way to not only brag about the amazing party you had, but everyone will want one when they see it. To add a bit more color you can also wear the Beads with I Survived The Mayan Calendar Medallion and another straw hat. And even if some crazy things happened throughout the night, there is a good chance most of the guests don’t even remember. So get ready for the party to end all parties: your very own End of the World Party!