Are stripes just for a marine theme ?
Absolutely not ! In our eye, nothing is ever restricted to just one category. Stripes can have a very graphic and eyecatching effect, especially when considering the colours chosen for the stripes. It's true that with a blue and white stripe it is difficult to not think of marines. But if the stripes and black and white, they're very dynamic and graphic. Yellow and red alude to the Big Top of a circus. Red and white might suggest Christmas candy canes, or the USA. Voilà, a complete change of vibe.
How to decorate a party with stripes ?
When there is no specific theme, but you need a general party decoration vibe, stripes will be your best friends ! You could go monochrome with black and white stripes, perfect for a 60s vibe. Go for stripes across all mediums, cups, plates, garlands, latterns...