Maybe you're an EA, and you've been given the task of throwing your first function? Or you're an experienced Event Manager, looking to mix it up for your next event? Styling an event is a great way to make a lasting impression on your guests.
Luckily for you, we are going to let you in on the secret to selecting the perfect theme. After years of experience in delivering outstanding themed functions, we have developed a foolproof methodology behind a successful one. This methodology has 4 simple steps...
1. Decoration: Choose a theme that has specific decorations that are cheap, easy to source/create and make a big impact.
2. Food: As a focal point of any event, if your theme doesn't have food that complements it, then it's not the right theme.
3. Drinks: Slightly quirky drinks can make for an incredible icebreaker at an event. This can be a novelty drink, or it can even be the way that the drink is served - either way, it works well as a talking point.
4. Entertainment: Everyone needs additional points of engagement at an event or function, so make sure that you can provide something that fits your theme.
If you can fill in the above blanks by finding a solution for each point of the methodology, then your guests are in for a truly immersive and unique experience!
Here are our top 3 favourite themes when it comes to styling:
The perfect summer theme - what could possibly be better than sitting under a pergola, tucking into a wood-fired pizza & drinking Aperol Spritz?
Styling: Loungey garden furniture, white picket fence, herb pots on the tables, pergola with vines, artificial grass, sandstone fountain & terracotta planters
Food: Wood-fired pizzas, antipasto boards, gelato stand
Drink: Alcoholic grenitas, Aperol Spritz, Prosecco popsicals
Entertainment: Bocce, giant chess, Vespa photobooth
MEXICAN STREET PARTY
After all, everyone loves a fiesta! The good news is that creating this street party vibe can be quite cost effective for those with creative tendencies...
Styling: Coloured festoon lights, milk crate seats, succulents in mexcian tins, Mexican bunting, piñatas, colourful table runners, neon lighting, paper flowers, vintage posters
Food: Burritos, fajitas, nachos... the list is endless!
Drink: Margarita stand & TEQUILA!
Entertainment: Mariachi band, face painting, street artist
Looking for a winter theme that isn't Christmas in July? Après-ski is very on-trend right now... plus, you can make it an 80's retro-ski theme by enticing everyone to dress in neon ski-suits!
Styling: Sheepskin rugs & throws, firepits, pine trees, festoon lights, sledges, vintage skis, lanterns & candles
Food: Cheese fondues, bratwurst sausages, roasted chestnuts
Drink: Schnapps, boozy hot chocolates, hot toddys, mulled wine
Entertainment: Ski chair lift photobooth, ski simulator, shot-skis
Have an idea for a theme, but not sure how to implement it? Get in touch and we can pull of years of experience to help you create your vision!