How to Plan A Theme Party For Your Next Event
One of the easiest ways to inject a little fun into an event as a party planner is to create a theme party that’s both memorable and engaging for your audience. Check out our step-by-step guide on how to plan your next theme party below:
1. Choose a theme that suits your event
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First off, select a theme that would go well with your event. There are so many themes to choose from, such as movies and books, decades/historical era, colour theme, seasonal or festive theme, or even environments like safari, under the sea or futuristic themes. You can brainstorm with your team, or get inspiration from sites for party planner like Pinterest or SG EventMart blog.
Once you have chosen a theme, make sure that it is wide-ranging enough to cater for the whole event. It should be wide enough to encompass all aspects of the event, including decorations, food and drink, entertainment, and games.
2. Choose a venue to match the theme
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As a party planner, it is important to choose an appropriate venue for the theme event. For example, if it is a garden party theme, you may want to choose a location that could be an outdoor event at a park or at a cafe with a nice garden. If it is a futuristic theme, you may want to choose a science museum or locate it in a futuristic-looking building. If unique venues are not available, you can start with a blank space and fill it with decorations and props to make the theme come to life.
You can browse and choose from several event venues on our SG EventMart portal for your theme party.
3. Go big with your theme
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The point of having a theme is to make your event more memorable, so make it obvious by going big on the visual setup as a party planner. You can easily source and hire props and decorations from party suppliers and vendors like those on SG EventMart. Think about how you can cover your walls, ceilings, floors and doors to make this theme obvious. Are there centrepieces or large props that you can place all over to reinforce the message of the theme? Can you brand your themed event with a catchy name or slogan?
You can ensure that all your marketing collateral, banners and decorations make it clear that your event is a theme party and what the theme is about.
4.It’s all about the little details
Now that you’ve selected your theme and gone all out visually, you can continue the theme when planning the little details like music, games, food, entertainment and printables like invites, goody bags and so on. For example, if you have a 1920s theme, you may want to have themed entertainment and games, such as a swing jazz band to play at your party.
As a party planner, you may also want to customize your food and drink offerings with themed food names, table decorations and place cards. Add on to the little details by getting custom theme printables such as invites, banners, tags, signs and flags on Etsy.
5. Capture the fun with costumes and photographs
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For theme parties, the best way to engage your participants as a professional party planner is to encourage them to dress up. Give the attendees some suggestions of easy costume ideas and let their creativity flow! Give out prizes for the best costumes, let participants nominate and vote for the best dressed.
Hire a professional photographer to document all the fun during the event, so that the photos can be shared with your party goers. Even better, rent a photobooth with themed photobooth props, so that party goers can take home a souvenir photograph and remember the amazing party they went to.
With just a simple addition of a theme to your party, you can add some excitement and anticipation for your guests by choosing from something that’s trending or a theme that suits your event. As a party planner, you can elevate the party to a different level and offer a special occasion that your guests will remember.