How does one pick a party theme? Sometimes I start with dessert, work my menu backwards, and then the theme spells out itself. Sometimes, the birthday child dictates their heart’s desire. Sometimes, like Thanksgiving, the holiday theme is a given, as is the entrée, the dessert, and the date. Sometimes, I try a dish in a restaurant and decide that I have to share it with all my friends. Whatever you choose to do is your choice, and a good one.