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The “costumes” for a Backwards Party are a no-brainer . . . you wear your clothes backwards. Duh!

  • Wear a graphic shirt backwards
  • Put your necklace or neck tie hanging down your back
  • Put sunglasses on the back of your head
  • Put hats on your feet
  • Clip flip flops in your hair

Here’s my son Andrew wearing his suit backwards – isn’t he handsome? He’s ready for his walk down the runway with his prop pipe.

Pump Up the Fun with a Backwards Fashion Show

Now that everyone is dressed up, show it off with a Backwards Fashion Show!

1. Create a runway.
This can be as simple as unrolling solid red wrapping paper for a red carpet and setting chairs along each side.

2. Add a box of props.
Look through your cupboards and drawers for interesting props – like the pipe Andrew is holding in the photo.

3. Did someone show up not in backwards costume? Their punishment is to be the emcee of the fashion show!
Or . . . who in you group loves to talk or is a budding comedian? They’ll probably do a fantastic job introducing each “model” and describing their outfits. (Or maybe everyone wants to take a turn.)

4. Now the “models” walk down the runway – backwards!
Of course they have to walk backwards – their clothing is facing that way; it makes it more difficult, and therefore funnier too.

5. Tell everyone to get their cameras out.
This gives them the full effect of being a supermodel as they walk down the runway. (And of course you’ll want everyone to post the photos on Facebook or Instagram so the whole world knows what an awesome time they’re having at your amazing Backwards Party.)

6. Give awards.
Offer a prize to the best backward-dressed person, the backwards superstar who rocked the runway, and the best paparazzi who took photos of all the crazy looks. The emcee should get a special award for their job, too. The Dollar Store usually has little Oscar-style statuettes that are perfect for your award.

Want More?

See all of our Backwards Party ideas for kids or adults.

Believe me – a Backwards Fashion Show can be the highlight of the party. It will certainly get pics on Instagram and Facebook!

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