Office party and event themes vary according to type of event, location and reason for the event. Choosing the appropriate theme makes the event delightful and memorable. Coordinate the theme, from invitation to gift bags for the guests.
Type of Event
Use an award show theme for a formal event. Guests can wear tuxedos and evening gowns as they walk the red carpet into the event. Create a Mardi Gras theme with purple, green and gold decorations for a less formal party. Encourage guests to dress the part by handing out beaded necklaces as they arrive. Suggest locations for renting costumes for a Halloween party or masked ball.
Use the location to enhance the theme of the party when possible. An ocean theme for the aquarium or African theme for the zoo will require a minimum of additional decoration. Utilize restaurant themes for a smaller party in a private dining room. Cajun cooking could create a New Orleans theme or Italian an opera theme. Set the tone when the event is held at the office through decorations and activities. Flashing lights and servers in tuxedos for a casino night will create a festive atmosphere. Palm trees, sand and ocean sound effects create a beach atmosphere anywhere.
Reason for Event
Seasonal parties come with their own themes. St Patrick's Day is green, Valentine's Day has hearts, and Halloween has costumes. Award ceremonies suggest an Oscar theme, and team building events can utilize competitions such as office Olympics. Borrow seasonal themes for additional ideas. Utilize leaves, apples and pumpkins for a fall party or flowers for a spring event.
Introduce the event to guests with a themed invitation. Use a beer stein for Oktoberfest, a Rubik's cube for an 80s party or paper snowflakes for a winter theme. Attach the printed information to any appropriate object with a ribbon. Paper invitations in many themes are available online or through a local printer. Include maps and directions if the event is not at the office.
Choose a theme appropriate to the size of the event. Office Olympics for a small group would not provide enough people for teams. Ensure that invitations will arrive unbroken by packing well or choosing unbreakable invitations. Determine a budget and the number of expected guests before choosing a theme. Ensure the location will have enough room for all guests and any activities planned. Casino night may need additional room for gambling tables, while Oscar night would only require a dance floor or stage.
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