Good Luck Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Good Luck event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


A good luck party is thrown for a person or a group of people embarking on a new adventure and the music playing at the event can make all the difference in pepping them up and boosting their confidence on that critical cross roads of their lives. Tunes serve to define certain periods in our lives. Here are some tracks that are just perfect for the occasion:

Lucky star by Madonna
With a little luck by Paul McCarthney
Luck be a lady tonight by Frank Sinatra
Lucky by Radiohead
The luckiest by Ben Folds
We are the lucky ones by Charmed
I got lucky by Elvis Presley
Trying your Luck by the strokes
You are my lucky star by Petula Clark
My lucky Day by Bruce Springsteen

All of these songs are specifically about good luck and would be great on your playlist for your party but feel free to include other peppy feel good numbers as well. The timeless Don't Worry Be Happy might be perfect. The whole idea is to send across a message of motivation and support to the guest of honor. So while you are busy getting together all your other party supplies make sure you don’t ignore the music for your good luck party. A song can indeed count as an item of decor. After all it will go along way in setting the mood. And a long way in extending a gesture of true good will. Creative suggestion: Avoid waiting until the last minute to pick things out or pick them up, no need to add more stress. Everyone does not drink alcohol, be inclusive when planning a get-together and have a choice of drinks that include non-alcoholic opinions. When decorating a room to match a given theme or idea explore not just the horizontal space, but the vertical space as well.

Wishing a coworker, friend or family member, “Good Luck,” is much easier using homemade party supplies and other party goods. Sometimes it's hard to say something personal, so show it instead. Some people like to say, “Good Luck,” with a party, but others like to do it with homemade party supplies such as, cards, flowers or balloon bouquets. These are all beautiful feelings to convey with some beautiful tokens.

Homemade party supplies and banners are ideal items to wish anyone, "Good Luck." For example, if a coworker is changing jobs, going from one job to another in the same company or sometimes even leaving a company, this a, "Good Luck," banner may be in order. This is a grand gesture that is very easy to make. For this person, a homemade card or banner wishing him or her, “Good Luck,” might be perfect. Whereas, a student that has just graduated from high school and is going off to college, for this person a homemade scrapbook with a variety of memories represented could be in order.

No matter who is being told, “Good Luck,” handmade party supplies and other homemade items wishing someone the best will always be a hit. However, most people will need to do an analysis of what the good luck party should include and plan from there. This planning should include everything from the homemade party supplies to handmade party goods. Regardless of who is being wished, “Good Luck,” good planning and the right party supplies will be well received. Good luck planning the ultimate good luck gathering.


Whether someone is moving to a new home, has gotten a job promotion or is starting a new venture, the Good Luck Party is the perfect way to wish a friend good fortune on a new adventure in life; and true to this mission and theme, the Good Luck Party Cake is a sublime—and yummy—gesture of good luck and good will. Everyone will expect sweets at the gathering anyway, so go all out.

A popular Good Luck Party cake could be shaped like a shamrock, the classic, universal symbol of good luck and good fortune. Immediately people will identify this cake as a symbol of good luck. Yet someone who has seen this elaborate, uniquely shaped cake may be intimidated at the thought of preparing one. It boasts a complex design that looks hard to accommplish. The fact is, though, that a shamrock cake is basically a basic vanilla cake (made with ingredients such as white sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder and milk), often made with green food coloring or emerald-hued icing. So it is really not that tough to prepare. Most chefs can create the cake’s unique shape by creating separate cakes in three separate heart-shaped pans, then merging these three separate parts into a beautiful, surely fortune-inducing whole.

If the party host doesn’t feel creative or—well—lucky—enough to conjure the perfect shamrock cake, he/she might simply prepare a Good Luck Party Cake that takes the form of a vanilla or chocolate round cake topped with party supplies like plastic shamrocks and rubber fortune cookies. This simpler gesture conveys the gesture just as well. Any guests would be ‘lucky’ to taste such an adorable, yummy and easy to make Good Luck Party cake.

To make a really great Good Luck Party you’ll need some really great party supplies and there are plenty out there to help decorate the party area and to keep the guests entertained. Most good luck parties are for those who are moving on to something new. They can be for high school and college graduations, retirees, new job seekers or even the newly married or the new small business. So there is a wide variations on the color schemes and decorations you can use for the party.

If it’s for a college graduate think about mixing some graduation themed supplies in with the good luck banners and invitations. The color scheme can be just about anything for this party from elegant black to the school’s colors. Mylar balloons with Good Luck and Congratulations Graduate on them are also great decorations. Don’t forget to put up a few lucky charms like four leaf clover wall hangings and a horseshoe over the door.

If you are putting together a Good Luck party for someone who is retiring then you can focus on using a lot of gold, silver or the retiree’s favorite colors. Blue and gold make good colors and they set each other off. Or you can look for retirement party themed plates with encouraging words on them. Don’t forget the napkins, plates and tablecloths for the party and try to get them in a kit so they will coordinate with each other.

The Good Luck Party for a new small business may be held in the business itself. You’ll want to bring such paper goods as mentioned previously to use at the party because they make for quick and easy clean-up and tablecloths in particular help to protect new furniture. Put up a customized good luck banner and go ahead an get good luck invitations to give to new potential clients or just to hand out to your co-workers. A flyer on the bulletin board at your small business will also alert people to the upcoming party.

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Good Luck History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Good Luck theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

For those who want to wish someone good fortune on a major life endeavor, the good luck party is the ultimate expression of affection and well wishes. The guest of honor always will remember this gesture of good will.

Though it’s tough to trace the precise origins of the Good Luck party, certain cultures are known for their good luck symbols, including the Irish (who have shamrock and leprechaun symbols) and the Chinese (whose foods are known to convey good fortune). Use these symbols wisely in your festive planning.

People host good luck parties for a variety of reasons. Indeed, the guest of honor at a good luck festivity may be a recent high school graduate going off to college, a professional who is starting a new job, or an entire family about to relocate to a new city. There are many reasons to say good luck and many ways.

Also varied are the ways in which people celebrate good luck parties. There are so many different ways to celebrate. While one party might involve drinks, food (hosts have been known to serve traditional Chinese good luck foods, like noodles and fortune cookies, and cookies in the shape of shamrocks), music, and confetti, another might center around a designated activity, such as Talking About the Guest of Honor Behind His/Her Back. It may sound strange, but trust us on this one!

In this activity, the guest of honor stands with his/her back to the party while other guests talk about them—but only in a positive way! Keep the mood light and the praise flowing at all times. By playing this game, the guest of honor knows how much he/she is loved by others; and he/she can carry this love onward into their new endeavor, along—of course—with a whole lot of luck.

Make the ultimate gesture of warmth and good fortune. Plan the ultimate Good Luck party today! When all is said and done, favors given to those guests who were able to attend will both feel appreciated and be reminded of the day whenever they look at that favor. Use unscented candles at a dinner, because the fragrance from the candle may not mix well with the aroma of the food. When all is said and done, favors given to those guests who were able to attend will both feel appreciated and be reminded of the day whenever they look at that favor. The history of Good Luck has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Good Luck to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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