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Themed Events

Anyone planning an event may find that a theme can help add structure to the décor and activities as well as tie it all neatly together. They can be a great way for your attendees to get involved and it can be a fun participatory activity in itself, while creating plenty of photo opportunities.

Themes can also create a buzz prior to the event as guests discuss how they can interpret the theme, and what they may expect to see based on the theme.  Regardless of the event type, a perfect theme can transform your celebration, improve guest experience and only make the whole thing better.

 

Here are a few of our favorite themes:

 

Rental Cotton Candy Station For Carnival Themed Event

 

Carnival – For obvious reasons, this one tops our list.  A carnival theme is a great way to tie in decor, games, rides, activities, and even the fun foods!  Performers can be walking around or staged in an area putting on a show.  The smell of popcorn and cotton candy along with red and white striped carnival tents sets the mood perfectly.  Top it off with some fun music and you have yourself a celebration that your guests will cherish the memory of for a lifetime!

 

 

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Neon Glow Party – The neon theme has always been popular at raves or music events and it has recently found itself trickling into other event styles. This has seen the development of ‘color runs’, which involves attendees having neon paint and powder thrown at them during a 5K run. Glow parties are popular for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday parties, corporate events, and all other types of celebrations.  With cool colorful lighting, neon black light responsive decor, and activities such as black light mini golf, or LED light up arcade games, a glow party could really set your event apart from the rest.

 

 

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Decades themes –  Set your event to take place in a particular era.  1920’s flapper style events are all the rage with their classic black and gold decor along with casino equipment, maybe a jazz band, or a DJ.  Take your guests to the 1950’s with a classic rock n roll sock hop.  Your guests will be amazed when Elvis enters the building and performs a one night only show just for you!  Get the colorful atmosphere of a 1960’s and 1970’s psychedelic party, or even bust out the old scrunchies and jean jackets for the ultimate 80’s theme.   Setting your event in a certain era is an easy way to set the atmosphere and get your guests involved.

 

 

 

Craps Table For Casino Themed Event Rentals

Casino Night – Having traditional casino games such as roulette, blackjack, craps and poker can add an exclusive feel to an event, making the décor and color schemes very flexible. Have waiters and waitresses dressed as dealers for a quirky uniform idea and use lighting to set the tone and atmosphere. An interesting casino wedding theme idea is to add the couple’s faces to printed pretend cash or chips for guests to spend instead of real money which can be made available at the reception entrance or in goody bags at the table setting. Add another level by including a derby horse race where guests can bet on horse races being played on a large screen.

 

 

Rental Inflatable Tiki Bar For Luau Themed Event

 

Luau or Carribean  – This theme is great indoors or out.  With grass skirting, tropical leis, pineapples, and endless opportunity for fun, a luau might be the perfect theme for any picnic or other type of event.  Host limbo contests, get a conga line going, serve tropical drinks from a tiki bar.  The possibilities are endless.

 

 

 

 

Rental Pony Rides For Carnival Themed Event

 

Hoedown / Western Theme – This folk dancing event involves country themes, rustic décor including hay barrel seating, bunting and string lights but always make sure you have a dance floor! You could also include mechanical bull-riding or for an authentic experience, add pony rides, a petting zoo and even some western themed carnival games into the activities.

 

 

 

 

Red Carpet For A Hollywood Themed Event Rentals

 

A Night at the Movies –Red carpets, glitz, glamour, black tie and ball gowns are all signs of a Hollywood A-list event. Many like to take this further and do an Oscar-themed event with golden statues which can be useful if your event involves prize giving. You could also include a step and repeat banner to go with the red carpet and hire photographers for the evening to give attendees arriving that important, paparazzi welcome or set up a photo booth. You can also narrow down and base your event on one particular movie or even a movie genre such as horror, or mystery.

 

Rental Pinball Machines For Arcade Themed Event

 

Retro Arcade – Who doesn’t have a blast at an arcade? Opt for retro games such as Pacman, classic pinball machines, air hockey, foosball, darts, or even ping pong for attendees to play with and add in themed food and décor to complement the games. Darkened colors and lighting is suitable for this gamer-based event and you could opt for the bigger machines as well as older handheld devices.

 

 

Rental Inflatable Climbing Wall For Themed Event

 

Super Heroes – A popular theme because of Marvel’s movie adaptation of many popular comics and stories, which can allow you to choose from a diverse array of color schemes and characters from the dark tones of Batman to the green anger of Hulk. You could also make things more interesting by asking attendees to create their own superheroes and have a prize for the best one.

 

 

 

Holiday Party Themed Event

 

 

Holidays – If you are planning a holiday event, your theme is basically chosen for you already!  From Christmas to the 4th of July, Mardi Gras to Cinco De Mayo, every holiday boasts its own theme, color scheme, and ideas.

 

 

 

 

The list of event theme ideas is literally endless.  We love it when clients call us with new and interesting theme ideas.  What will be your next event theme?

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Ten Best Company Picnic Themes

Western

Howdy Partner! Saddle up on a pony ride or take the challenge on a mechanical bull. Scarf down a mouth watering BBQ brisket sandwich and then lasso a cactus! Hand out cowboy hats and scarves to all of your guests to make your event truly authentic.

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Ten Best Company Picnic Themes

Sports

Enjoy the sites and sounds of a classic American sports themed picnic!  Chow down on Hot dogs and cracker jacks, test your speed with an inflatable speed pitch, set up a softball, football or volleyball game for you and your guests to enjoy!  Have your guests come in their favorite sports jersey.

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Pirate

Ahoy Thar Matees!  Grab an eye patch and pirate hat then head over to the giant inflatable pirate ship!  Test your aim with a bottle ring toss game, or land a ring on Captain hook’s Hook!

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Superhero

It’s a bird…It’s a plane… It’s Superhero Day!!!!  Take flight on the Bungee trampoline, Make your own costumes with a fun craft station, or have a face painter reveal your true identity!

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Ten Best Company Picnic Themes

Backyard BBQ

Back to the basics of good old burgers, dogs and watermelon. Don’t forget the water balloon toss and slide for the kids.

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Ten Best Company Picnic Themes

Luau / Beach

Grass skirts, Hawaiian leis, a Pig Roast and some tropical drinks! Hang ten on the mechanical surf board or challenge your friends to a Limbo Contest. 

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Ten Best Company Picnic Themes

Fiesta

Grab a sombrero, eat some Fajitas and listen to the sounds of the mariachi band while you try your skills at the piñata or bounce in the jungle moonwalk.

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Classic Carnival

Step right up, don’t be shy!  Create a midway of carnival fun with all types of games and prizes, take a ride on our kiddie Ferris wheel, or combo express.  Fill the air with the sweet scent of cotton candy, popcorn, sno-cones and more.  There’s nothing like a day at the carnival!

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Ten Best Company Picnic Themes

Mardi Gras

Don’t throw beads! Instead bust out Beignets with the Donut station as you watch street performers amaze and amuse you.

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Ten Best Company Picnic Themes

Medieval

Grab the food with your hands as you watch your friends battle in the gladiator joust, or race through the medieval challenge obstacle course.

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