Chances are, attendees get invited to multiple events every year. What’s to stop them from choosing another event over yours? Try steering clear of a traditional (tired?) dinner, dance, or reception and infusing your event with a theme?

Not only does creating a theme encourage planners to get creative, it also encourages attendees to get creative with their ensembles among other things. Whether your theme is consistent with the meeting destination (Hollywood gala in LA), or ties into your corporate goal – adding this unique twist to your event is one way to ensure guests will attend your event and keep coming back in the future.

Choosing a theme can be a bit tricky when trying to pick something that is appropriate for your audience and company. Here are some theme ideas that will spice up any ordinary event.

  • James Bond
  • Masquerade
  • Rock and Roll
  • Wild West
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Red Carpet
  • Underwater
  • Around the World
  • Chocolate Fantasy
  • Who Donnit?
  • Disco

From decor to food, you take can take the theme as far as you’re willing to go. If you’re on a budget, the setting alone will do the trick.

Along with the execution of a themed event, planners should come up with creative ways to “reveal” the theme. It could be anything from a contest to a pre-event postcard. Generating hype around the theme will both engage and entice attendees and make them even more eager to attend your event!

Happy planning!