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Topic Archive: Themes

'Vanity Fair' Oscar Party Details: New Venue, a 6,000-Pound Chandelier—and Absolutely No Theme

The magazine lifted the traditional veil of mystery surrounding its Academy Awards bash to reveal some surprising new details of the upcoming event.

News Posted February 19, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

See a TV Network's Romantic Dinner

Hallmark's Valentine's Day-inspired event included roses, petal-strewn pathways, violin and piano mood music, and elegant draping.

Event Report Posted February 11, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

See the Prohibition-Inspired SAG Awards Party

The annual after-party hosted by People magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation got a speakeasy look and feel in Los Angeles.

Event Report Posted January 26, 2015, 1:16 PM EST

11 Ideas for a Disco-Theme Event

Here's how to infuse your event with a 1970s-style vibe.

Idea File Posted January 26, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

15 Ideas for On-Theme Staff Outfits

On-site staff can help create immersive environments at events through inventive costumes, unusual makeup, or unique accessories.

Idea File Posted January 21, 2015, 7:43 AM EST

Dos Equis Imagines New Kind of Masquerade in New Orleans

The beer brand, known for its Most Interesting Man campaign, provided interesting immersive experiences for guests at its Grand Masquerade event.

Event Report Posted January 6, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

Winter Warm-Up: 11 Ideas for Beach-Theme Events

Conjure a cheerful, sunny vibe with decor, catering, and activities—regardless of the weather outside.

Idea File Posted December 29, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

2015 Preview: Event Designers Predict What's In and What's Out for the Year Ahead

Planners and designers are saying bye-bye to burlap and Mason jars and hello to more customization, fairy tale themes, and Korean barbecue in 2015.

News Posted December 22, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Best of 2014: the Event Themes, Decor & Ideas That Ruled the Year

From wordy decor to yarn bombing, there were several style trends that shaped 2014's benefits, marketing campaigns, and more.

Idea File Posted December 19, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Bronson van Wyck's Top 10 Tips for Holiday Entertaining

From Bloody Mary baskets to lobster trees, try these design pro's tips for holiday entertaining.

News Posted December 10, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

Why Schlitz Used Vintage Boxing Events to Build the Brand

The beer brand chose a Roaring '20s theme and live boxing bouts to underscore its mark on American culture.

Event Report Posted December 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

11 Ways to Create a Road Trip-Theme Event

At the press preview for its spring 2015 collection, Old Navy used road signs, a food station fashioned after farm stands, and camping cots to illustrate the inspiration for its latest clothing line.

Event Report Posted November 20, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Inside Boobyball's Circus-Theme Fund-Raiser

Rethink Breast Cancer's annual fund-raiser brought fun-house mirrors, stilt walkers, and a kissing booth to Toronto's Kool Haus.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

14 Decor, Food, and Activity Ideas for Thanksgiving Events

Embrace the season's rich look and feel—not to mention its spirit of abundance—with ideas for the fall holiday from around North America.

Idea File Posted November 3, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Monster's Ball: 11 Ideas for Halloween Parties

With Halloween on the horizon, here are some ideas for a spooky good bash.

Idea File Posted October 1, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Holiday Party Ideas 2014: Winter Wonderland

Event planners are recreating snowy scenes for this year's corporate parties with glittery details, gleaming decor, and frosty cocktails.

Holiday Ideas Season Posted September 23, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Holiday Party Ideas 2014: Classic Holiday

This year's company festivities will offer a nod to parties of the past with seasonal decor, heartwarming fare, and timeless holiday traditions.

Holiday Ideas Season Posted September 23, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

What Theme Have You Always Wanted to Use for a Holiday Party?

Sometimes event planners want to go beyond traditional red and green for a holiday party. Here are the themes that some BizBash readers have always wanted to use, but perhaps never had the time, budget, or right client to try.

Holiday Ideas Season Posted September 23, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT

The Crazy Numbers Behind a Tribute to the National Anthem

The Star-Spangled Spectacular was expected to be the largest event in Maryland's history.

Event Report Posted September 18, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

11 Fresh Ideas From Back-to-School Events

See how Pottery Barn Kids, Kipling, and Teen Vogue prepared students and parents to go back to school.

Idea File Posted August 26, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

10 Ideas for Events With a Blue Color Scheme

From blue potatoes to indigo linens, here are ideas for using the color blue at your next event.

Idea File Posted August 6, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Inside a 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'-Theme Event

Bring a nostalgic, kitschy theme to your next bash with these ideas.

Idea File Posted July 31, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

15 Camp-Theme Ideas From the Engage!14 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for outdoorsy-theme events.

Event Report Posted June 25, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

See 1,000 Paper Cranes at Washington's Opera Ball

One of Washington's signature benefits took design inspiration from its host venue, the residence of the Japanese ambassador.

Event Report Posted June 17, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Benefit Spells Out Mission With Wordy Decor

The Trust for the National Mall drew attention to its preservation efforts by using oversize letters to spell out the names of the park's iconic monuments at its annual benefit luncheon.

Event Report Posted June 11, 2014, 7:54 AM EDT

World Cup Party Inspiration: 21 Ideas for Brazil-Theme Events

From twists on the caipirinha cocktail to samba and capoeira entertainers, check out these World Cup party ideas.

Idea File Posted June 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Miami Meets Great Britain at Stylish Garden Party

Hosted by the British Consulate-General in Miami, the Great British Garden Party promoted tourism and jobs in the United Kingdom.

Event Report Posted May 21, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

8 Wild West Party Ideas From the 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Premiere

Vintage games, a mustache selfie station, and an 1,600-pound ice block prop from the movie rounded out the party's over-the-top look.

Event Report Posted May 20, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

See the Patriotic Decor From the Washington Monument's Reopening Event

Red, white, and blue inflatable stars provided playful decor without distracting from the main event.

Event Report Posted May 20, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

See the Robin Hood Gala's Dramatic Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge

With the help of Bruno Mars, John Oliver, and others, the nonprofit's blockbuster benefit had the theme of "Bridge to Possibility" and raised nearly $60 million to fight poverty in New York.

Event Report Posted May 14, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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