Party Themes

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.