Almost everyone has been to some sort of themed event in their life. Whether it was the company holiday party, or just your best friends annual Halloween bash. Regardless of what type you’ve been to, what is the one thing that “sticks” in your head? That’s right, the theme! Planning an event with a theme is a sure way to keep people talking about it for years to come. And, themes are not just for the holidays either. Virtually any type of event can benefit from using a theme. But, don’t just draw one out of a hat and run with it. Try to come up with a theme that can really peak the interest of majority of your guests. Now, I say majority because we all know that you can’t please everyone. Just be supportive of those who don’t necessarily want to participate and continue to encourage them to come to the event anyway. With that said, here are a few ideas that I hope get your brain juices flowing…
- A Current Event – It’s an Olympic year…How about an Olympic Theme?
- A Popular Movie – I know someone who had a Star Wars Themed wedding! (* A note about themed weddings below)
- A Popular Destination – Who wouldn’t love a taste of Hawaii in the winter time?
- A Popular Decade – How about an “I Love the 80′s” flashback theme?
- A Red Carpet Gala – Great theme for any type of awards banquet.
This is just a few ideas to get you thinking about themed events and how they can work for you. They are fun, and usually easy to plan. If you have any comments or questions, please post them in the comment section. Thanks and enjoy!
A Quick Note About Themed Weddings - Themed weddings and/or receptions are a lot of fun, just be sure that you both are in agreement on the importance of the theme. If it is something that you both enjoy and are passionate about, then it becomes something special to share. I did a wedding in the past that was just themed for show, and it really distracted guest from the bride and groom who weren’t really into it. Needless to say, they regretted having a theme. Oh, and the couple who had the Star Wars themed wedding were fanatics! They loved every minute of their special day, as did their friends and family…