One of the most exciting parts about planning your event is coming up with the theme! Establishing this early on in the process will help you decide on ideas for your decor, food, invitations, and more. You want to make sure that it is fun and different but also appropriate for your audience and the kind of event you are planning. Check out the most popular themes, plus unique ideas that will make your occasion the talk of the year!
Talk about luxury! A masquerade ball is sure to WOW your guests. This theme has a flexible color palette, but rich colors like red and purple create a stunning look. Use these colors in the decor such as centerpieces and linens. Candles and other intimate lighting are a great addition as well to set the mood. Masquerades are huge on mystery so have your guests play the part! On your invitation, encourage attendees to wear a mask for the night. You can also use Venetian-style masks as an extra decoration in the venue! Don’t forget to leave a lot of space for dancing!
Unique idea: If you’re looking to entertain the crowd and enhance your party, consider hiring an aerial act or magician!
Wintertime will always bring that soft and delicate feeling. So why not incorporate this into your event? Use a color palette full of white and light blues. You can even use pastel pink in accent pieces, like florals and napkins to give a glowing effect. Dive into your winter theme with lots of twinkling lights and snowflakes that hang from the ceiling or walls. Create a stunning entrance into your event with bare white trees on either side.
Unique idea: Make it feel like a true winter wonderland with a snow machine that “snows” hourly. Another idea that is sure to surprise your guests is an ice sculpture as this will bring an elegant feature.
Black and White
Who doesn’t love a traditional black tie affair? You can never go wrong with this theme as it is simple yet classy. Try to focus all decorations, food, and even invitations on your two colors: black and white. This will make your event look sleek and formal. You can even choose desserts that fit the palette. Think black and white cookies or cookies and cream cupcakes!
Unique idea: Rent a photo booth with a black and white filter! This is a great addition and a memorable gift for all of your guests to take home.
The Roaring 20s is a glamorous theme for your next occasion! This one is all about the ritz so black and gold are the perfect colors for decorating your space. Get a lot of balloons to fill up the room for a true party! Take advantage of feather decorations for gorgeous centerpieces, and add some beads too. You can persuade your attendees to dress up in their best roaring 20s outfits complete with pearls and feather headbands. Make sure to play some jazz music in the background to truly transform the venue into a 1920's speakeasy!
Unique idea: Rent a casino table for the night. You can challenge your guests to compete against each other and offer a grand prize, such as a bottle of wine, to the winner!
Everyone should be left feeling magical at the end of the night! What says magic more than a secret garden? This theme is great for outdoor occasions and you can use a color palette with tropical colors such as red, orange, and yellow. The natural greenery will make it easy to decorate the space and you can add extra florals, like orchids, to spruce it up. If space allows, you can even set up archways with lit-up vines to make it feel even more mystical!
Unique idea: Host your event in a botanical garden. This charming setting allows your guests to enjoy the diversity of nature!
We hope these exciting themes have inspired you! There are so many ways you can incorporate any of these ideas into your next gala, birthday party, or fundraiser. What theme are you choosing for your next event?