When the weather begins to change, it’s time to start planning your next seasonal corporate party. Corporate parties are fun to plan, but there are lots of decisions that need to be made. You’ll need to decide on event details like catering, decorations, invitations, and a venue. Once you have decided on some of these details, another thing to consider is the theme.
Everyone wants to pick a party theme that is creative and impresses guests—and isn’t just another ordinary corporate party theme. You’ll want to celebrate your employees and show you care in a special way. What you need are some unique corporate party ideas to spice up your event, which is why we created a list of 7 memorable party themes. Here’s our list to help you find an extraordinary party theme.
At a Hollywood themed party, you’ll be rewarded with a walk down a red carpet, glitzy decorations, and the paparazzi taking pictures of you—well, maybe not the actual paparazzi. Roll out a felt red carpet, and let your guests make a dramatic entrance into your party. You could even have a photo booth where guests can take silly or serious Hollywood glamour shots and keep the photos as a favor. Encourage guests to dress up for the event so that they can feel like star-studded celebrities. You might even want to make your own Hollywood sign to hang on a wall.
TV show theme
Channel your inner binge-watching self at your next corporate party. Think about popular TV shows like The Office, Stranger Things, or Friends and use one for a theme. Discuss catering options that match your theme, like serving coffee for a Friends theme or waffles for a Stranger Things theme. You can ask your venue if they have a projector so that you can stream the show of your choice on a big screen for everyone to watch during your event.
People of all ages will enjoy this family-friendly theme. You can use red and white streamers and balloons to decorate and offer carnival games for guests. Think about hiring a performer or magician to entertain people during the event. Talk with your caterer about serving popcorn, soft pretzels, or having an ice cream bar. For drinks, you could serve lemonade, soda, and beer.
To bring a burst of color and creativity to your corporate party, you can select an art-inspired theme. You can incorporate famous artists’ artwork on each table, like Frida Kahlo and Vincent Van Gogh. Additionally, you can surprise guests with an artistic team building activity. You can put up a huge blank canvas on a wall of your venue, and let guests use darts to pop water balloons filled with paint on the canvas. It’s a classic Princess Diaries moment, and a great team-building activity as well. Your guests will love creating a bright, paint-splattered piece of artwork, and later on, you can hang up the canvas in your workspace as a memento from the event.
Live music is the way to go if you want guests to be able to relax and have fun while listening to a band play. You can even hire a tribute band to play songs by the Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, or Journey, and make the theme centered around the band or musician. You’ll want to pick a venue with a stage so that people at the event feel like they can watch the show easily.
Murder mystery party
It’s always thrilling to attend a murder mystery party, partially because of the mystery and also because it’s fun to play a role. Assign each partygoer a role and encourage people to dress up according to their role. Guests will enjoy searching for the so-called murderer while also dining on delicious food like fettuccine alfredo and marinated skirt steak.
What’s more entertaining than seeing your co-workers dressed up in their old 80’s apparel? Imagine a party filled with people wearing scrunchies, neon colors, leg warmers, acid-washed jeans, and big hair. A decades theme can show off the popular styles of a certain decade, whether the theme is the 90s, 80s, or 70s. You can choose to have live music and a dancefloor so that people can dance along to songs from the decade of your choosing.
Transform your corporate party
Selecting a one-of-a-kind theme for your party can transform a dull corporate gathering into a festive celebration. Choose a venue for your party that is close to your office, has delicious catering options, and can fit the needs of your theme. Try to personalize your event venue: match your decorations to the theme, as well as the food and drinks. By selecting a unique party theme, guests will be excited to attend your party this year and in the years to come.
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