Planning an event that captivates and engages attendees requires careful consideration of every detail, starting from the event theme. Whether you’re organising a corporate conference, a charity fundraiser, or a social gathering, a well-chosen event theme can set the stage for a memorable experience.
In this blog post, we present a curated list of 20 exceptional event themes that are sure to ignite your creativity and wow your guests.
1. Enchanted Forest
Transport your guests to a magical realm with an enchanted forest theme. Think lush greenery, fairy lights, and whimsical decorations that bring the beauty of nature indoors.
2. Masquerade Ball
Unleash the elegance and mystery of a masquerade ball. Encourage guests to don masks and dress in their finest attire while enjoying a night of enchantment, dancing, and luxurious décor.
3. Under the Sea
Dive into an underwater wonderland with an under the sea theme. Transform your venue into an aquatic paradise with shimmering blue fabrics, seashells, and marine-inspired centerpieces.
4. Hollywood Glamour
Roll out the red carpet and bring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to your event. Incorporate sparkling lights, luxurious drapes, and a touch of celebrity flair to create an unforgettable evening.
5. Around the World
Take your guests on a global adventure with an around the world theme. Decorate each area of the venue to represent different countries, offering international cuisine, music, and cultural experiences.
6. Great Gatsby
Travel back to the roaring twenties with a Great Gatsby-inspired event. Encourage guests to dress in flapper dresses and dapper suits while immersing them in the opulence and extravagance of the Jazz Age.
Steampunk is a popular event theme even if not all of your guests will be aware of what ‘steampunk’ is. It’s an aesthetic that takes the style and architecture of the 19th century and reinvents it with fantasy technology. Your venue should end up looking like the parlour room of a mad Victorian inventor. Include lots of brass finishing and spinning cogs.
8. Retro Arcade
Take guests on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a retro arcade theme. Transform your venue into a vintage arcade, complete with classic arcade games, neon lights, and nostalgic snacks.
9. Arabian Nights
Transport your guests to a world of exotic enchantment with an Arabian Nights-themed event. Adorn the space with rich fabrics, ornate lanterns, and plush floor cushions. Offer Middle Eastern cuisine and set the mood with traditional music and belly dancers. This theme evokes an aura of mystery and romance.
10. Superheroes Unleash Your Powers
Inspire your employees to tap into their inner superheroes with a superhero-themed event. Encourage attendees to dress up as their favorite superheroes and decorate the venue accordingly. Incorporate superhero-themed team-building activities and highlight the superpowers of your employees.
11. Carnival Spectacular
Bring the excitement of a carnival to your event with vibrant colors, circus-themed decor, and interactive entertainment. Set up game booths, offer carnival snacks like cotton candy and popcorn, and hire performers such as jugglers or acrobats to entertain the crowd.
12. Mad Hatter Tea Party
Décor could be a large table in the middle of a the garden with lots of vintage crockery, interesting Alice table centres, foliage and floral centrepieces, living walls with a cheshire cat prop. You could have the rabbit leading everyone into the party through the hobbit hole entrance or play croquet with the Queen of Hearts. You could have upside down furniture and Mad Hatter Props from the ceiling and entertainers could re-enact the story as an Alice Themed cabaret show to make it even more magical!
13. Casino Royal
The name is Bond, James Bond. For an iconic evening of suave suits and slinky dresses, you can’t go wrong with a Bond 007 theme. Cater for high-class, multi-course, sit-down dinner. Martinis are the drink of choice, shaken, not stirred, in true Bond style. Hire roulette and blackjack tables with croupiers for high-rolling fun. For low stress, book a deal that comes with ‘fun money’ so guests can play freely without burning holes in their pockets.
14. Circus Circus
Big, bold and sure to impress, a circus themed event blends spectacular sets and lighting with gravity-defying acrobatics, stunning choreography, and mesmerising performances from an array of acrobats, dancers, magicians, contortionists, and jugglers. To complement the entertainment, dress the venue with red and white drapes, colourful balloon clusters and eccentric table decorations.
15. Welcome to the Jungle
Become king or queen of the jungle with this theme, which involves a lot of plants, trees, exotic animals and animal print as well as a throne! For corporate events, an “I’m an attendee get me out of here!” style set of activities and challenges could incorporate the theme as well as fun.
16. Trip to the Seaside
‘Oh, I do love to be beside the seaside! What an old English classic and its so true, as soon as the weather gets better, we love going to the Beach for our dose of the British seaside! Striped deck chairs, ice cream vans, 99 Flake props, beach hut props, sand, sandcastles and other British seaside props make this theme so endearing to us. The finishing touches must be Fish and Chips served in newspaper or cones!
17. Street Food festival
Who doesn’t love a festival especially if its about food? Décor can include festoon lights, picnic tables, bunting and funky food stalls to create an urban street theme. Graffiti bars and colourful oil drum poseur tables finish the look.
18. Tropical Luau
The Hawaiians know how to throw a beach party and it’s an awesome theme if you want to bring the beach to you. Have indoor luau’s during the winter or cold weather to boost attendee spirit and whisk them away to a tropical island! Think beach, hula or fire dancers, inflatables and of course a feast!
Set your sights beyond the stars for an event theme that is out of this world – literally. An outerspace theme offers lots of opportunities for creative decor, catering and entertainment. For indoors, choose a dark colour palette and sprinkle twinkling lights like stars. Black star cloth will add depth to the darkness. Decorate with planets, UFO’s, and stars. Cocktails that catch fire or smoke will add to the feel of the evening.
20. Mardi Gras
String bead necklaces, bold colors and masks are an excellent place to start if you are trying to recreate mardi gras. Aim for orange, pink or purple florals, feathers on the tables or included in the décor and add some french signage to top this event off. You can go as big or as little as you want in this theme and you could even recreate parade floats or have mini float making competitions.
Remember to choose a theme that aligns with your company values and the overall purpose of the event. Customising the theme to suit your organisation’s culture will make the event more meaningful and enjoyable for everyone involved.
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