August 4, 2009

Theming for Events

Sometimes I like dreaming up the theming for events more than I like executing them! I do love doing all the prop research etc too, especially if it's an interesting theme! Every party, 'do' has to have a theme!!! Whether it's an engagement party, birthday, wedding, baby shower, kids party! There are soooo many resources out there at your fingertips.

The best and first thing to do when you have settled on a theme is to grab your notebook and write down every related thing that comes to mind when you think of your theme, i.e:

"Bling, Bling Blowout" conjures up a few things like:
  • BLING - aka sparkly jewellery etc....
  • Diamantes
  • Money
  • Platinum
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Champagne
  • Luxury
  • Opulence
  • Overboard
  • White
Then you would take elements of your list and turn them into theming for decorations, food & beverages, what to wear, invites, music and most importantly the mood! The first few minutes of somebody arriving to your partay can really set the tone to the evening - so make a great impression - it doesn't have to cost the earth, get creative.

Colour is a lovely theme and it's easy. The lovely wedding blog Snippet & Ink creates these beautiful mood boards, you can really get inspired by - not just for weddings. I love home magazines too for inspiration - for colours, materials and props. Go to your local library and borrow a few back issues, you'd be surprised at what you find!

Happy party planning! Oh and the bling theme was from a Christmas Party I attended when I did a short stint working at The Prop House in Brisvegas! Cool huh!

Photo source: Snippet & Ink