Scotland & Scottish Party Ideas

You can have a Scottish party whenever you want, but here are some notable events you could mark:

  • 25 January is Burns Night, marking the birthday of great Scottish poet Robert Burns.
  • 6 April is Tartan Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.
  • 1 July is International Tartan Day.
  • 24 November is Billy Connolly's birthday.
  • 30 November is St Andrew's Day, feast day of the patron saint of Scotland.
  • Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year's celebrations.

Scottish Party Costumes

Scottish Party Ideas

  • Tartan – Don a kilt plus sporran, or decorate with tartan ribbons.
  • Blue and white theme – The colours of the Scottish flag. See our pages for blue themed parties and white themed parties for party supplies, decorations, and more.
  • Play some AC/DC – Bon Scott, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young were all born in Scotland and formed AC/DC after moving to Australia.
  • Play Celtic music, including but certainly not limited to the bagpipes – traditional Scottish music features harps, tin whistles, fiddle and guitar. In the late 20th century Scotland produced many punk, rock, and alt-rock groups, so there's something for everyone.
  • Eat Scottish food – Haggis is perhaps the most famous Scottish dish but there's plenty more – salmon or haddock, mashed potatoes, pies, shortbread, oatcakes and cheese. Drinks include Scottish beers, Scotch whisky, and hot toddies.
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