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Event Themes

Decor, Catering, Entertainment & Rental Ideas

9 Ideas for Matching Desserts to a Theme

Here are clever ideas for desserts that follow a specific event theme.

Idea File Posted June 16, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

18 Ideas for Classic Americana-Inspired Event Decor

Event professionals have interpreted the concept in styles from folksy to elegant.

Idea File Posted April 1, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

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

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

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

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

Steal a Scene From 'Gravity': 17 Space-Theme Ideas for Events

Take inspiration from Alfonso Cuarón's Oscar-winning movie and add astronauts, stars, and other celestial elements to your next event.

Idea File Posted March 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

21 Ideas for Black-and-White Parties

From black-and-white straws to striped linens, here are clever ideas for executing the classic theme.

Idea File Posted March 20, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

13 Ideas for Sophisticated Mardi Gras Parties

From a dainty king cake to a sleek table design, here are ideas for a sophisticated Mardi Gras party.

Idea File Posted February 27, 2014, 7:34 AM EST

19 Ideas for French-Theme Events

From mimes to illuminated windmills, here are clever ideas for infusing your event with City-of-Lights flavor.

Idea File Posted September 26, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

10 Whimsical Ideas for 'Wizard of Oz'-Themed Events

Idea File Posted March 4, 2013, 1:14 PM EST

11 Ideas for Fairy Tale-Theme Events: Teacup Rides, Powdered Wigs, and More

Add a touch of whimsy to events with these fairy tale-inspired ideas.

Idea File Posted February 1, 2013, 7:30 AM EST

Ideas From Events

Miami Gala Gives 'Wizard of Oz' a Glamorous Update

For its 20th anniversary, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball gave a "couture twist" to the yellow brick road, Dorothy's Kansas farmhouse, and other iconic venues from the classic film.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

8 Festive Ideas for Chinese-Theme Events

From fan dancers to dim sum, here are ideas for hosting a Chinese-inspired event from the Royal Ontario Museum's Forbidden Prom.

Event Report Posted April 24, 2014, 7:46 AM EDT

6 Surprisingly Elegant Ways to Serve Carnival Food

Ted Baker's circus-inspired party for its spring/summer collection served artfully presented funnel cakes, popcorn, corn dogs, and other fare.

Event Report Posted March 7, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

6 Tropical Party Ideas to Warm Up Winter Guests

The opening party for the Chicago Botanic Garden's Orchid Show had Hawaiian music, pink cocktails, and other tropical tropes.

Event Report Posted March 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

4 Extravagant Ideas for 'Gatsby'-Style Entertainment

A tech-job staffing firm hosted a party with costumed entertainers and a tightrope walker that performed 30 feet over the dining room.

Event Report Posted January 8, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

11 Ideas for a Glamorous Speakeasy-Theme Event

From roving poker games to deco-inspired decor, here's how to pull off a 1920s-era corporate party.

Event Report Posted January 6, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

Pantone's Color of 2014: 14 Ideas for Fuchsia and Purple Events

Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid.

Idea File Posted December 9, 2013, 1:42 PM EST

6 New Ideas for Ghoulish Halloween Party Decor

Get inspired: Target's recent launch offered plenty of ideas for walking the line between creepy and stylish when it comes to Halloween events.

Event Report Posted October 14, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

See How This Fund-Raiser Recreated the 1950s

From mini TV dinners to vintage-style sofas, the hospital gala used budget-conscious tropes to bring the 1950s to life.

Event Report Posted October 1, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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