5 Tips for Planning a Themed Event

If you really want your event to stand out, choosing a fun theme can be a great way to make an impression and help your guests feel more involved. Whether you’re planning a family celebration or a corporate event, choosing and sticking to a theme can help make your event more cohesive experience every step of the way. 

Event planning takes a significant amount of time and energy, and adding on a theme means you have to take every aspect of your event into further consideration to make sure it all fits together and creates the right impression.

Choose the right venue
Finding a venue that fits with your theme can help enhance the atmosphere you want to create, as well as save you money on décor. A venue that already matches your theme means you won’t have to do nearly as much to decorate it, allowing you to spend the money you save on food and other items instead.

Find the perfect entertainment
Depending on your theme, you may have to think a little outside the box, but entertainment that goes with your chosen theme can really wow your guests and make your event especially memorable. Don’t be afraid to talk to your venue about what entertainment they recommend that would align with your vision for your event.

Match your menu to your theme
The best part about a themed event is that it can show in every aspect of your event, right down to the food and drinks you serve. A themed drink or dessert can show your guests just how much effort you put into the planning the event and add a little extra fun for everyone. Chat with your caterer or even venue for ideas on how to incorporate your theme into your food and drink.

Encourage guests to participate
Everyone loves a themed party even more if they get to dress up or express their wild side in a fun way. If it fits the tone of your event, ask guests to dress to the theme. You might be surprised how many people will enjoy participating, from detailed costumes to themed makeup. And if you ask guests to participate, be sure to dress to the nines in your theme as well!

Pick the right date
If you want to ensure that most of your invited guests will turn up, avoid planning your event during holiday season, if you can, when people have a lot of commitments. A weekday is least likely to interfere with anyone’s schedule, and your venue may even come at a discount when you book a date that isn’t on a weekend or holiday. 

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