Beach look at Cross Dress
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Cross Dress Party Theme: Time for That New Look


What enlightened times we live in! Respected academics with spirits free enough to challenge societal norms and gender stereotypes. Or maybe just some college kids that want to get freaky.

Whichever category you may fall into, there is no denying that a Cross Dress party will turn heads and broaden perspectives all around.

Nothing bad ever came from walking a day in the shoes (and high heels) of the other camp. So without any further ado, let’s get in touch with our “feminasculine” sides! This is time for the Cross Dress Party Theme!


Actually, I think some ado is in order after all. Before you even consider the setup for this Cross Dress Party
Theme, what you need to do is watch the movie “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” to help get into the ideal mindset.

Once that’s done, it’s time to make a couple of quick decisions. Whether indoor or outdoor, the preparations are pretty much the same. What you really need to decide upon is the variant you want to try, and here are descriptions to help you out with that:

  • Just Another Cross Dress Party:
  • This is fairly self-explanatory…well, maybe not. Basically, you’re counting on the theme and costumes to provide for most of the party’s atmosphere and entertainment. And to be honest, that is not such a bad bet to make. Your duty as a host (or hostess) is to make sure that nothing goes horribly wrong. For some inexplicable reason I’ve always associated 60’s music with cross-dressing, so that’s going to be my suggestion for your party score.

    You could have a little truth or dare where the “Truth” questions all have to do with how the person feels in their new persona. You could also play a popular cross-dressing movie like Mrs. Doubtfire (R.I.P Robin Williams, you will be missed). Either way this is one party where the laughs will not be hard to come by.

  • Fashion Show Party:
  • If you think that your guests will put the extra effort into their costumes, then this variant might just be the right fit for you. Take the time to build a makeshift catwalk and host a Fashion Show, starring your lucky party guests. Grab some Fashion TV clips from YouTube and use the music from them for your own little show.

    After every guest gets his or her close-up, vote on the best costumes for various categories (cutest costume, sexiest costume, worst costume, you get the idea). Don’t forget to take lots and lots of pictures for encore laughs later; this is definitely the party that keeps on giving.

Party Costume Ideas:

You’re kidding, right? You’ve lived around the opposite sex your entire life, just do what they do. Ask your relatives and friends for help and go nuts.

Try to get as “in character” as you possibly can, and there is no rule stopping you from doing the underwear as well. Remember, the more authentic you are, the more you can get ridiculed for it later. Now who doesn’t want that?

Beach look at Cross Dress
Photo by jimwall / CC BY

Party Warnings and Tips:

  • Cross-dressing is not the same as being gay. So try to be a touch respectful and don’t overdo it with the stereotypes. We don’t want to offend anyone, do we?
  • Since most of the attendees are probably dressing as the traditionally opposite gender for the first time, they may not be as comfortable with storing their money, phones or other valuables on their strangely garbed persons.This is one party where you might want to offer a locked drawer to store the important stuff, just to make sure your guests don’t lose anything. At least not until they leave the premises (wink wink).
  • The choice of food doesn’t really matter; we’ve all got stomachs regardless of gender. But whatever food you serve, make sure to keep the male cross-dressers eating as daintily as possible, and don’t even offer napkins to the female ones. Authenticity, people!

Party Drinks:

Finally, an excuse for the guys to try all those delicious sissy drinks and for the girls to showcase their closet alcoholism without fear of judgement. Now for the ”ladies”, nothing but fruity cocktails and wine coolers.

And for the rather short guys, you should have beer-in-a-can (and none of that lite crap), Whiskey (or Scotch if you can afford it) and Vodka shots.

If you are looking for a few drink ideas, feel free to check out our Drink Recipes Page!

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