Coming up with a theme party idea is NEVER difficult for us. We have too many theme ideas and not enough parties, actually. The idea for a “Sexy Summer Soiree” in our backyard has been kicking around for at least three or four years, complete with a fully-developed playlist (heavily leaning on Marvin Gaye’s body of work), and American Hustle costumes. Our affinity for theme parties dates back to an era before Tricks of the Trade was ever founded, and we were just sisters who liked to invite our friends over.


The very first theme party we hosted in Los Angeles revolved around desserts (of course), with a holiday cookie decorating bar and ornament-making stations. Who knew that four years later we would still be doing the same thing, only with slightly better organization and even more friends? Here’s to making a job out of what you love doing!