Arrested Development Theme Party Ideas

The only thing that can make Arrested Development's return on May 26th better is by hosting a Arrested Development Theme party to really make the experience Bluth-worthy. So get your best jean cut-offs on for the occasion and celebrate with these fun Arrested Develoment theme party ideas!


  • There’s nothing quite like a costume party! Encourage guests to dress up as their favorite character or Tobias Funke alter ego. With options like pirate gear, blue man group (don’t forget the jean cutoffs), or Gob’s magician cape, there’s bound to be tons of photo ops.

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  • It wouldn’t be a party without a DIY banner to show how you really feel now would it? In case Buster does show up to drink all the juice boxes, it’s important to have a special message waiting just for him. We have some great DIY banner ideas here.

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  • Tobias may not be able to attend your fabulous event, but he can still be there in spirit when you plaster blue hand prints all over the place.

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  • For an unexpected decoration idea, dress up a stuffed seal with a bowtie and place him around the room in surprising places. You can even give the seal away as a prize for best costume!

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  • Bite sized apps make for the perfect party food, so our mini grilled cheese sandwiches are a must for your Arrested Development Theme party. Stick a toothpick in each one for an easy-to-eat treat!

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  • Since you can't get your hands on George Sr.'s famous cornballer, you'll have to stick to making those cornballs by hand. The Food in My Beard has a great recipe for creating these deep-fried beauties.

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  • Grape Juice Boxes just in case Buster shows up to the party. And of course boxed wine in case he wants something a little bit stronger.

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  • No Arrested Development theme party is complete with one of Bluth's famous frozen bananas! Not Quite Nigella has a great recipe for this dessert that guests will go bananas over.

  • In case George Sr. makes an appearance, you're going to want to have ice cream sandwiches on hand. Create your own homemade ice cream sandwiches and use a seal shaped cookie cutter to really make them stand out!

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  • These paper dolls from Buzzfeed are not only hilarious, but make for a great Arrested Development party activity as well! Turn it into a competition and have guests vote on the most accurate or creative combination!

  • Fans will love this Arrested Development party favor idea – chocolates or “candy beans” in their very own Lucille Bluth pill bottle – winking optional. If you can't get your hands on mini pill bottles, opt for small glass jars and wrap those in the medicine label.

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  • We don't recommend placing an actual dead dove in the bag but you can certainly use it as a holder for your party favors! Such a simple detail will make such a big impact!

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