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150 Event Theming Ideas That You Can Truly Pull Off

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150 Event Theming Ideas That You Can Truly Pull Off

When it comes to designing an event, nothing will tie together all your ideas or make planning easier than having a good event theme to work with. Whether it’s a party, a conference, a product launch, an office party, or a wedding, the theme you build your event around will create coherence, atmosphere, and a natural structure.  

At Table Art we have a vast selection of table centrepieces, decorations and props to ensure you are able to pull off any event theme for your guests to enjoy.

We’ve selected our top 150 event theme ideas for you to browse, we have also included images of just some of the events we have dressed over the years. If you’re inspired by any of our suggestions or want to discuss your event, contact us today.

Benefits of Event Theming

An event theme gives guests permission to really become immersed and involved on the day and it can generate plenty of excitement beforehand.

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There aren’t any rules when it comes to picking an event theme and as long as it’s well-planned and thoughtfully executed, guests will get on board with it and have a great time. However, we know how difficult it can be to pick a theme that has the right tone and is appropriate for your event or venue can be difficult.

Here we’re here to give you inspiration with 150 event theme ideas that you can truly pull off. These ideas can be put together to make an unforgettable night. Don’t be afraid of running with an original or unique idea and look out for novel ways of tying a theme to your event.

For even more inspiration you can take a look at a gallery of Table Art’s recent events.

150 Event Theming ideas…

1. Under The Sea

There are two main approaches you can have with an under the sea theme for your event. You can go for a more family-friendly aquatic adventure event filled with ocean creatures and seafloor scenery. Or you can capture the tranquil atmosphere of the ocean with a floating and light design that makes good use of deep blues and gentle lighting.

At Table Art we can cater for either of these options. With inflatable sea creatures and a selection of table centre pieces and lighting, we have everything you need for your Under The Sea themes event.


2. Ibiza

We all know Ibiza is the holy land for party goers! It makes for an audacious twist on a typical club-style event or beach themed party. The Ibiza event theme allows you to go overboard with lasers and lighting while giving guests permission to completely relax.

Ibiza is a perfect theme for a summer party – you bring the music and we’ll provide the crisp white furniture and inflatable tunnels!

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3. Dream Circus

A dream circus event theme will give your guests a completely unique experience that provides an adult take on the circus with a surreal twist. This theme draws on classic circus tropes such as candy stripe designs, elephants, and stilted performers. This heightens their natural weirdness so that your event makes guests feel as though they are walking through a dream.  

We love a dream circus theme and have so many props and decorations which will fit your event perfectly. We’ve found that this theme really creates the “Wow” factor so if you’re looking to impress – this could be the perfect event theme for you!

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4. Roaring 20s

Flapper-style parties from the 20s have become infamous all over the world and been immortalised by novels such as the Great Gatsby. The opulent, art deco style they’ve become associated with has made them a perfect them for ambitious designers.

With our range of props and decorations, you can transport your guests back into the 1920’s for the evening. This is a perfect event theme for an office party or corporate event as it is the perfect combination of fun and chic that everyone can enjoy.


5. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme allows you to have wacky and wonderful designs in order to create a fun but relaxed event. Our décor designs and decorations are inspired by classic Victorian tea parties with a mad twist. Teapots, playing cards, mushrooms, and top hats should be a familiar sight.

With our Queen of Hearts statue, you can really make your guests feel like that have been transported into Wonderland for the evening.


6. Copacabana Beach Party

The Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro is known for its nearly year-round beach parties and a Brazil-inspired event can make for a festive but relaxed event. You can use the green and yellow colours of Brazil’s flag and use a range of paper lanterns, palm trees, and Mardis Gras inspired decorations.


7. Steampunk

Steampunk is a popular event theme and can be perfect even if not all of your guests know what ‘steampunk’ is. Steampunk has an aesthetic that takes the style and architecture of the 19th century and reinvents it with fantasy technology. When you choose Table Art to dress your event, your venue will end up looking like the parlour room of a mad Victorian inventor. We include lots of brass finishing and spinning cogs for the finishing touches.


8. Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge or a generally 19th-century cabaret theme is a good choice for any event if you are looking to create both a refined atmosphere with a strong party element. The most striking feature of Moulin Rouge is the dark reds and the use of drapes and satin. You might also want to use roses, candles, and lots of feathers.

We have a selection of centre pieces and props which work well for a Moulin Rouge themed event. It’s a popular theme for all industries; it also works well for a black tie dress code – so your guests will feel classy and elegant. 


9. Ballroom

Many events feature a ballroom or formal dancing but a ballroom-themed event celebrates the grandiosity of the ballroom. You want to inspire awe in guests with elegant chandeliers, regal colouring, and Renaissance-inspired decorations. Although all your guests may not be into Ballroom dancing; everyone can apprciate the elegance and grandness that this event theme brings to the atmosphere.


10. Space Voyager

Not everything to do with space has to be pure science fiction. Space travel can make for an engaging theme that will go down well in high-tech venues. As part of your style, you may want to use our white craters, starscapes, planets, and glow-in-the-dark decorations. We have all the props you could want for if you’re planning a Space Voyager event theme.


11. Time Traveller

If you have a lot of props at your disposal (which we certainly do!) and you want to get really creative, then you can use time travel as a theme for your event. We can help you to recreate the lair of a time traveller with strange trinkets from across time to decorate your venue. We can also use elements from our steampunk theme with lots of clock decorations to give the impression of time turning backwards.

This theme goes down well with sci-fi enthusiasts and is also perfect for a themed birthday party or corporate milestone celebration.

12. Halloween

Halloween is one of the all-time great party themes. We have a huge range of decorations, props and table centres perfect for a Halloween themed event. You can choose from a range of colour schemes and we can provide lighting and props to suit you. All you need to handle is you’re own costume ideas.

Typically a Halloween party will be held around October but there are no rules! We have been known to provide Halloween event theming all year round. You can take some of its spookiness and use it for a birthday party or product launch.


13. Black Tie Ball

It doesn’t get more classic than a black-tie ball, with all of the expected sophistication and glamorous decorations. If you are planning an event which needs all of the elegance of a wedding, then black tie is a great option for all. It also benefits from the fact that black tie decorations can incorporate any classy theme so you have a wide selection of elements to choose from depending on your personal preferences.

14. Grease

Grease is one of the most popular films of all time. Its 1950s musical setting makes the perfect backdrop for a lively party or event. Think vintage diners, Cadillac convertibles, jukeboxes, and a dangerous amount of pomade.  

At Table Art we have a vast array of props to fit your Grease event theme – Olivia and John eat your heart out!

15. Christmas

Like Halloween, Christmas is a very robust event theme and not only can it be used comfortably through November and December but you can even opt for a Christmas in July party. There’s an enormous variety available with a Christmas theme from the colour scheme to whether you choose a traditional Christmas setting or a Santa’s grotto. 

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16. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

Five O’clock means the end of the working day and it’s always five o’clock somewhere. This is a theme that allows you to draw on decorations and styles from all over the world and from a variety of different industries. It’s an ideal event theme for an international event where many different cultures will be celebrated.

17. Book Club

Books have given us the characters and settings we’ve come to love and they make a brilliant theme for events. You can choose styles from a variety of novels or stories for different tables and incorporate books into the designs you use around the venue.

This is where table centres can really come into play – we can provide a huge variety depending on how many different books you want to represent.  

18. Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly sweater parties have been gaining in popularity recently. Guests adorn the ugliest jumper or shirt they can find and creating great conversation starters. You can take this theme into your event style with knowingly garish table design and delightfully twee decorations. Colour blocking, cats, and thick-knit fabrics are a must.

19. A Royal Affair

Royals have traditionally thrown the most extravagant parties and whether you’re choosing to mimic the Windsor’s or the Romanovs, it is sure to give you some regal inspiration. Gold and purple are the classic royal colours and you can choose to decorate with iconic pieces such as chandeliers and luxurious flower arrangements.

With a Royal event theme, you’ll be thinking about some really grand table centres. We have a huge selection available, we particularly like the tall candle holder style – they look so chic!

20. Star Wars

Star Wars is beloved all over the world by both adults and children. Star Wars event theming is perfect for all ages. Everyone will be enthusiastic about seeing their favourite characters and settings brought to life. We can provide neon lights, spaceship props, and backdrops of the galaxy to really make these event theme pop.

21. Welcome To Valhalla

Many parts of the UK have strong Viking heritage and it’s a fun theme to use when you want guests to get involved. You can use banquet tables laden with goblets, dragon-headed longboats, and the vibrant colours that Vikings wore on their shields and outfits.

22. Psychedelic

A psychedelic themed party is an opportunity to get really creative and wild with your decorations and props. Colour and lighting are very important with neon swirls and waves of bold colours surrounding your guests. This is a good choice if you are looking for something different.

23. Murder On The Orient Express

A murder mystery is a classic party theme and Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most well-known murder mysteries out there. It gives you the opportunity to decorate with beautiful art deco furnishing and to create a refined but playful event for your guests.

150 event themes that you can truly pull off - murder on the orient express event theme

24. Cinco de Mayo

Every year on the fifth of May, Mexicans the world over celebrate their nation and it’s a fantastic theme to base any party around. You don’t necessarily need to hold a Cinco de Mayo party but you can use bright colours, piñatas, and other glorious Mexican-style decorations at your event. We can provide some amazing props to be used with a Cinco de Mayo themed event. From lighting to table centre pieces and everything in between – this festival will make a great event theme.

25. Anime Mania

Whether it’s via anime, manga, or cosplay, this fun Japanese cartoon culture has an enormous fan base. For the right crowd, it’s the ideal theme and it allows you to use a mix of traditional Japanese style with adorable characters.

This event theme calls for bright colours – this can be achieved through lighting and light up centre pieces!

26. Mardis Gras

Mardis Gras celebrations are some of the most fabulous parties and festivals held each year and they provide ample inspiration for a themed party. You might want to use a green and purple colour scheme, plenty of beads, masks, and wild costumes.

For a Mardi Gras themed event we could provide various lighting and props including trees, animals and plenty of bunting!

27. Cinderella

If you want to throw a fairy tale themed ball, Cinderella is the perfect place to start. With props including pumpkin carriages, glass slippers, and blue silk decorations, a Cinderella theme will make your event the perfect balance of sophisticated and fun. It’s perfect for children’s parties, end of year events, or school leaver parties.

28. Titanic

The Titanic was a picture book vision of an opulent party and it provides a great model for styling your event. We can provide both nautical and Edwardian decorations including, chandeliers, clocks, compasses etc. With a black-tie dress code, you will create a fantastical, almost steampunk, setting for guests to revel in.

29. Hygge

‘Hygge’ is a Danish word that roughly translates to ‘cosy’ and is used to describe the type of feeling you get when sitting by the fireplace while wearing a thick jumper. It’s a good autumn or winter theme for an event and it allows you to combine autumnal colours with thick-knit fabrics, fairy lights, and earthy wood furniture.

30. London

Cities always make for a strong event theme – whether you are holding the party in the city or country, your on to a winner. A London theme party allows you to incorporate icons such as Big Ben or telephone boxes while using the colours of the Union Jack to light up your event. We have all the table centrepieces you could want for when it comes to a London themed event!

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31. Pool Party

Pool parties are the ultimate summer event and it’s a theme you can use both indoor and outdoor. When planning a pool-themed party, think lots of inflatable objects, water features, tile decorations, and a fully stocked cocktail bar.

This one may be more suited to the younger generation but it certainly is a lot of fun. We have a range of palm tree props sea creatures which you may be interested in for these event theme.

32. Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland

Life after the apocalypse is a familiar scene in pop culture, whether it’s escaping zombie hordes in the Walking Dead or battling for survival on the Planet of the Apes. This is a very creative theme that is perfectly suited for millennial audiences.

33. Frozen Kingdom

A frozen kingdom theme is similar to a winter wonderland but it’s not tied to the winter months and it can make room for more fantastical elements and elaborate ice sculptures. Guests will be amazed at the slowly-melting decorations and a few simple lights can go a long way here. So, whether your planning your event in the depths of winter or in the middle of summer, we have all you need for your frozen kingdom themed event idea. 

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34. Pirates

Whether you’re an adult or a child, a pirate theme event will always go down well. We can provide decorations to include netting, planks, stressed wooden furniture, low lighting candles, and treasure chests. An additional bonus is that most people can fashion a pirate costume out of their current wardrobe so it’s a great one for everyone to get involved in.

35. Geek Extravaganza

With the huge success of superheroes and Star Wars, geek culture has become mainstream and ‘geek chic’ parties are growing in popularity. Some crowds may find the ‘geek’ label patronising but you can still celebrate all that is fantastic about geek culture while keeping guests happy.


36. Cops And Robbers

‘Cops and Robbers’ is a popular children’s game and also a common party theme. It might be too audacious for some corporate events but at the right place, guests will enjoy the chance to dress up. For decorations, we can provide black and white striped table centre pieces and decorations. You could also install a police line-up area for guests to take photographs in. We have a photobooth which would be perfect for this.

37. Australia Day

Post-New Years events can be difficult to get excited about early in the year, so Australia Day, held on January 26th, is a fantastic theme for a relaxed and fun event in winter months. It might be similar to our pool party theme but with some Autrailian flair – kangaroos, barbeques, and plenty of southern crosses flying.

38. A Night In The Woods

A woodland theme will fit well with many different types of events and it’s an excellent theme for when you really want to transform a venue and tell your guests a story. We can provide several different props for these event theme; fairy lights, lanterns, ivy, flower arrangements, and a variety of woodland critters will make for a magical evening.

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39. Four Seasons

If you want lots of variety at your party, then a four seasons theme is ideal. Your styling will represent spring, summer, autumn, and winter and different types and areas can be transformed so that guests feel included in the theme.

This is one of the more complicated event themes are there are many different aspects – it’s essentially four themes in one party. It is perfect for larger events un particularly large venues.

40. Labyrinth

The 1986 cult film Labyrinth is great inspiration for a party thanks to its iconic masquerade ball scene and the many memorable characters that feature in it. It is fantasy meets fine-dining and you can even include a labyrinth of your own for guests to explore.

41. Sports

Whether it is basketball, rugby, football, or tennis – sports make for a solid theme choice. You can base the colour scheme on any featured teams and there is an obvious angle to take with decorations and centrepieces.

We have a selection of sports themed table centres that we can provide for any event. Sports theme table centre pieces can tie your event together and impress your guests.

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42. Mad Men

A Mad Men themed party is a 60s party but a very specific one. It turns its attention to the high fashion and sophistication of 1960s New York City and gives way to a smouldering and very stylish evening. Guests can get particularly excited about the wide range of cocktails that are usually present.

43. Up The Punks

You’ll still find many punk rock parties happening around the world but a punk rock-themed event gives you a great opportunity to get creative with your style. You can opt for a DIY aesthetic with stressed furniture, graffiti, leather, and plenty of safety pins.

When you think of punks you immediately think of neon colours – we can provide this vibe with our lighting options and have a range of table centre pieces which will also fit the bill.

44. Buddha Lounge

Sometimes you want an event to be more relaxed in order to allow guests to unwind and talk. A Buddha lounge theme is all about deliciously warm lighting and creating a truly Zen space for your guests to float around in. And we have a huge selection of props that we can provide to fit inline with this event theme.


45. A Day At The Zoo

Animal themes are a designer’s dreams because there is a wide range of animal prints and textures that you can incorporate into an event. It might be a zoo, a safari, a jungle, or just an animal theme – all of them are sure to give you some brilliant inspiration. If it’s animals you’re after then Table Art is the place for you! For a zoo theme, you may want to use our elephants or giraffes

46. Disney

AA Disney theme might not be ideal if you are planning a large ticketed event where copyright might be an issue, but you can certainly make a magical cartoon themed party wherever you want. The Disney canon is full of wonderful characters and scenes that will make a brilliant backdrop for the right event.

47. Science Fiction

Sci-fi is a broad theme that incorporates horror, space, and neon-lit industrial scenes but it’s a good starting point for planning a design. We can offer a huge array of lighting and prop options including tunnels and doors for the ultimate sci-fi entrance to your event.

You could also narrow the theme down to a particular area of sci-fi and run with it – it’s a very good choice if you are looking to experiment with lighting.


48. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most iconic Roald Dahl stories and it lends itself very well to events and parties. The two film adaptations give you a good visual map of what the factory might look like with its chocolate fountain, candy furnishings, and fresh colour scheme.

49. Arabian Nights

The ‘Arabian Nights’ are a collection of Middle Eastern folk stories and it is the original source of the characters Aladdin, Sinbad, and Alibaba. You can style your event in traditional Bedouin tent style with draped ceilings, low-lying tables, marvellous rugs, and warming lanterns. We can provide lighting to give the event that Arabian feel and with our bunting and drapes you and your guests will feel totally transported.

50. Saturday Night Fever

Keep the spirit of 70s alive with a Saturday Night Fever themed event. If you’re looking for an event that focuses on the dance floor and makes good use of disco balls and flashing lights, then this is a good choice.

We have a selection of disco balls including disco ball table centre pieces to tie your whole event theme together.


51. Looney Tunes

The Looney Tunes series has created some of the most memorable characters in history since its inception and it makes for a fun theme to a party. You can style your event using cartoon staples such as banana peels, comically large dynamite, and the famous ‘that’s all folks’ sign.

52. Cavemen

Prehistoric times offer ample ideas for ways to theme your event. You can recreate interiors to look like caves, create decorations out of bones, and make liberal use of animal prints. If you don’t care about historical accuracy, then you can also bring in dinosaurs and other trappings from the Flintstone’s universe.

53. The 1980s

We’re at a point in time where a large section of the workforce has very fond memories of the 1980s and it’s a decade that is well suited to theming an event. Neon lights, hot pink, sweatbands, and early video games work to make a lively backdrop.


54. Black And White

Choosing a monochrome theme is a good way to make a bold statement. You can make designs really that stand out and it’s a relatively simple theme to implement. The idea is to have all of your furnishings in black, white, or shades of grey between the two.

The black and white event theme is a great option to use in conjunction with Black-Tie or Hollywood themed events as they follow the same level of chic. You guests will feel super chic and extra special.

55. Glam Rock

A glam rock party is an 80s-themed party taken to the extreme. You want an atmosphere that says big hair, spandex, and harsh coloured lighting inspired by musicians such as David Bowie and Alice Cooper. This is a good theme if you want to use fog machines and intense lighting arrangements.

56. Knights Of The Round Table

Medieval themed events can work very well if you have the right historic venue or outdoor space to work with them. We can offer you some options when it comes to rich colour schemes, large banquet tables, and a variety of fantastic props. If you want to keep this theme updated you can turn it into a Game of Thrones theme.

57. Peter Rabbit

A Peter Rabbit party is different from a regular animal themed party. It takes inspiration from the original illustrations in Beatrix Potter’s books for a quaint and pastel style. It’s a good theme if you are looking for a tea party style event that is tasteful but fun.

58. Masquerade Ball

Masquerade balls are famed for their opulence and are an excellent choice if you want a regal feel to your events. They are one of our more popular event themes – we have plenty of experience in dressing masquerade balls!

Traditional balls take their inspiration from Venetian and Italian design with chandeliers, balconies, and deep red and white colours. With our selection of mask props and mirrors, this event theme is a winner amongst the masses.


59. Where’s Wally

Where’s Wally parties are often a hit because the costumes are simple and relatively easy to assemble; however, they also make for a fun theme when styling an event. The theme will have the essential red and white candy stripes and can incorporate furniture and features that Wally would have collected on his travels around the world.

60. Shipwrecked

A shipwreck event theme allows you to choose from a wide range of ideas an inspiration. We can provide a range of nautical decorations such as anchors and boat decks, under water see creatures, you can incorporate elements of a tropical island, and you can also bring in some parts of a pirate theme.

61. Toyland

‘Babes in Toyland’ was a story about a land filled with living nursery rhymes and toys. The idea is to incorporate large vintage toys into your design including tin soldiers, teddy bears, and model trains. It’s a good design for family events but it can also appeal to the nostalgia in an adult audience.

If you’re thinking about using this as your event theme then we have a selection of props and table centres for you – from animals to balloons and everything in between.

62. The Great Outdoors

A general outdoors theme can be very strong – especially if it is an event celebrating an outdoor company or nature-focused event. You’ll want to focus in on a specific biome such as the woods or the mountains and consider incorporating tents, campfires, and rustic looking decorations. At Table Art, we have a wide selection of trees and greenery which can make your guest feel at one with nature. We can also provide parasols which are perfect for beach and tropical outside themes.

63. Circus

We’ve covered dream circus but what about traditional circus? The circus is always a popular theme for events and parties aimed at all ages. When people think of circuses, they tend to think of those popularised by PT Barnum. This includes candy stripe tents and many elements of a travelling carnival. One of the big advantages of a circus-themed event is that it will fit well with many types of entertainment. So, if you’re thinking of hiring acrobats, jugglers or dancers then a circus theme would be a great choice.


64. Wizard Of Oz

We’re not in Kansas anymore! The Wizard of Oz is a very good pop culture theme as you can draw from different sets and themes. The Emerald City and the yellow brick road to create a lively venue. You can also incorporate rainbows, straw men, and any of the other strange creatures and beasts living in Oz.

65. Bollywood

A Bollywood event allows you to celebrate Indian culture and to bring all the excitement of a Bollywood musical. With our various props and lighting, you can use bright primary colours, drapes, palm leaves, and sequinned patterns to create an energetic event that will get people on their feet.

66. Art Deco

An art deco theme differs from a Great Gatsby party as the focus is on the design and architecture of the 20s. This includes dark colours, brass and silver decorations, leather furniture, and bold cubist and modernist designs. Many large hotels and older theatres already have some art deco design and are perfect venues for this theme.

With our decorative panels and backdrops, this event theme really comes to life. This is perfect for a corporate event or a black-tie event theme.


67. Luau

A luau is a Hawaiian-style beach party which creates a relaxed and open type of event. Tiki patterns, bamboo, flower chains, and palm leaves are all staples of a Luau themed party. A prominent Tiki bar is essential along with streamers and straw skirting.

68. Mayday

If you are looking for a traditional British theme that doesn’t rely too much on the Union Jacks or London landmarks, then a Mayday theme is a good alternative. It’s a theme based on the village green, countryside celebrations, and Morris dancers. You’ll want to use a white and green colour scheme and have ribbons, bells, and a maypole central to the design.

69. Wild West

The Wild West is a classic theme of parties and pop culture. We can provide many icons such as an old saloon, poker tables, desert landscapes, cactuses, and giant wagon wheels. We particularly live our cactus table centre pieces, these light up and can bring the theme to life. The Wild West is an excellent theme if you are also using an outdoor space as a few hay bales and some bunting can quickly transform it.

150 event theming ideas that you can truly pull off - cactus table centrepiece for a wild west event theme

70. World War II

World War II isn’t always a theme for celebration but the Blitz spirit and the 1940s can provide lots of inspiration for a tasteful and interesting event. It’s especially powerful if the venue has historical ties to World War II or it’s a recent anniversary. We can provide a range of table centre pieces and props along the world war II theme, using olives and brown colours, improvised decorations, and hallmarks of the early 20th century.

The dress code for this type of event may be difficult for guests to follow so bear this in mind if selecting this as your event theme.

71. Back To School

A back-to-school theme makes for a playful event which will really get guests involved as they take a trip down memory lane. You can choose to do it in the style of a school disco or go for a total transformation into a classroom with chalkboards, wooden desks, and decorations from your school years.

72. Ancient Egypt

An Ancient Egyptian theme gives you true license to transform a venue into a pharaoh’s palace. We can provide plenty of gold decorations, as well as sphinxes, columns, palm leaves, and hieroglyphics. This is a good theme if you are going to be hosting an event with indoor and outdoor space.

73. Alien Encounters

If you are hosting an event in an industrial or modern-looking venue, then an alien theme is well suited to parties or product launches. It’s a great opportunity to utilise our lasers, neon lights, and glow-in-the-dark decorations and table centres.

You can draw from the wide history of alien pop culture including E.T., Area 51, or Futurama.

74. Magic Circle

A magician themed party can go down very well if you have the right venue and entertainment to match it. Your main style inspiration could be early 20th-century vaudeville designs. We have a range of props which will fit this event theming idea including playing cards, fog, and dark red drapes and furniture.


75. Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock directed some of the most iconic films of all time and his work creates great material for styling an event. You can include back drops and set designs from classic American hotels, bird decorations, murder mystery props, and even a silhouette of the man himself.

76. Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia tell the story of an enormous kingdom but the part of Narnia most people remember is the winter setting from the ‘Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’.

Styling events with a Narnia theme in mind can be a lot of fun and well suitable for all ages – perfect for family events. Besides the obvious typical winter wonderland setting we can event entrance to mimic a wardrobe and period-piece lighting with 1940s-inspired designs.  

77. Welcome To The Jungle

A jungle theme gives you lots of opportunities to transform a space and to encourage guests to explore a venue in new ways. We have a range of tree, plant, and animal decorations and props which can be used to create your jungle world and having a dappled lighting effect to create a rainforest atmosphere.

A jungle theme is a huge opportunity and can be suitable for all ages. We can provide different styles for different age groups or times of year depending on your preference.


78. Blade Runner

1982’s Blade Runner had a big impact on the fashion and design world and it makes great inspiration for a lively and stylish event. You can try to recreate a neon-lit futuristic bar and take ideas from the cyberpunk world with lasers, intense lighting displays, and fluorescent decorations.

79. County Show

Across the UK every year, there are large events celebrating the countryside and local agriculture. If you are putting on an outdoor event, then you can use these shows for inspiration as you create a style that brings to mind wax jackets, fresh mud, quaint baking competitions, and farm animals.

This is perfect for an outdoor event but if you wanted to bring the party indoors we can provide table centres and props to match your event vibe.

80. Mods

Mod is a fashion-conscious subculture which began in the late 50s and continues until today. It captures the excitement of the swinging 60s in London along with a passion for mopeds and parka coats. You can base your colour scheme on their famous red, white, and blue colour scheme.

We have a wide selection of props influenced from the 60s which you may be interested in using. With our lighting options and florescent table centrepieces, your guests will be transported in no time.  

81. Candy Land

A world made of giant pieces of candy is a common theme in children’s stories and it can make for an excellent theme for family events or those working with confectionary. Ultra-bright colours are a must and you can create your own sweet shop for guests to visit during the event.

82. Hard Rock Party

There is a lot of iconography surrounding the world of rock ‘n’ roll and it’s an excellent theme for events with live music or a lot of energy. We have a wide selection of table centres and props to use with this theme including guitars, drums, and other musical instruments. They are perfect for this design and you can recreate the excitement of a rock concert for your guests.

We’ve found the Hard Rock theme is a welcome event theme for awards evenings and corporate events. it’s the perfect balance for guests to get involved if they want to and goes with any dress code.

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83. Ninjas And Samurais

Ninjas and samurais have a strong presence in pop culture and they make a surprisingly strong event theme. You can base your style around Feudal Japan with paper screens, cherry blossom petals, and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

84. Underground Bar

There’s nothing cooler than an exclusive club or hidden away speakeasy and it makes for a strong event theme. Imagine you are designing your own bar and try to fill it with all the character you’d expect it to have, this can work particularly well if you are hosting your event at a venue which might not typically have a bar.

We have such a huge amount of props and decorations, we can equip any underground bar theme you have in mind. Make sure you contact us and we can discuss the vibe you are going for and give options on what we can offer.


85. Peter Pan

Trying to recreate Neverland at your venue is a strong transformative theme and it can allow you to use a wide range of props and decorations. Your theme can include pirate ships, tepees, clocks, London, and general fantasy icons.

This is another theme that you could make use of our underwater creates and London props – a really great theme for children and adults.

86. High Fashion

The world of fashion and supermodels provides ample ideas for designing an event. You can create your own catwalk, install spotlights, and design your own range of avant-garde and beautiful decorations to bring a sense of high fashion to your event.

By utilising our lighting options you can really make you high fashion event theme pop! Your guests will feel like they have stepped into fashion week!

87. Hollywood

A Hollywood party theme allows you to celebrate the greatest films of all time and we have a huge range of props and decorations to choose from which will fit in perfectly! These include classic actors, film reels, director’s chairs, and clapperboards.


88. Glow In The Dark

Using fluorescent lights and glow-in-the-dark paint you can create a sophisticated event with all the energy of a rave. Specific furniture may not be as important here as the use of lighting, fluorescent decorations, and lasers.

89. 90s Hip Hop

The 90s is a good decade to base an event’s design on and using 90s hip hop as your central inspiration will give you lots of room to be creative. Think lots of candy colours, strange squiggly lines, colour blocking, and plenty of gold chains.

90. James Bond

One of our favourite event themes! James Bond is a common theme for events as it’s a great way to get guests involved and it gives you a refined atmosphere without being too high-minded. Generally, a James Bond event will be similar to a black-tie event but with some spy props around a fondness for martinis. This makes it comfortable for guests as the dres code is easy for them to follow.

To throw a phenomenal James Bond party you can take a look at our 11 secrets for the perfect James Bond themed night.


91. Block Colour

Picking a simple colour as your theme can be very powerful when taken to the extreme. Choose a colour that is appropriate to your venue or event and then try to tastefully style your furniture, decorations, and tableware to match your theme colour.

Whatever colour you chose, we can match table centre pieces and lighting to tie all the elements together.

92. Golfing Tournament

Golf clubhouses have a style all of their own and using golf as a theme gives you an opportunity for a playful but polished event. Your basic style can be modelled after elegant clubhouses and you can decorate the venue with golf clubs and putting greens to complete the effect.

93. Toga Party

Classic Toga parties are a staple of the American college experience but you can put your own twist on a Roman or Ancient Greek theme party. By opting for busts of Roman emperors, large crumbling columns, and ivy twisting around door frames and centrepieces.

150 event theming ideas that you can truly pull off - toga party event theme and styling

94. St. Patrick’s Day

Even if it’s not near St. Patrick’s Day, an Ireland inspired theme will always make for a lively event. You can choose to use emerald greens and shamrocks, or you can opt for a more subdued design modelled on traditional Irish pubs. We have plenty of options when it comes to St. Patricks day and Ireland themed events.

95. Best Of British

If your event is going to be celebrating a British event or is significantly British in some way, then a best of British theme can be a good starting point. We have a selection of Union Jack props and items which follow red white and blue as the main colour theme. You can also make use of British icons such as double-decker buses, beach huts, and red post boxes.

96. Fantasy

A fantasy theme is a strong creative theme which allows you to use a broad range of props at your event. Lord of the Rings inspired high fantasy, fairytale fantasy, or the gothic fantasy of Transylvania are all options. There a lot of inspiration to choose from.


97. Edwardian Elegance

The Edwardian era was a short-lived period of time after the Victorians and before the First World War. It’s a time well-known for its elegance and is well suited as the basis for a period-piece event.  Your event should pull from Edwardian tea parties, large gowns, and pastel colours.

98. Quizshow

If your event is going to feature some form of a quiz, then what better theme is there than quiz shows? You can model your event after a tv set and include plinths, spinning wheels of fortune, and large jackpot signs.

99. Superheroes

Superheroes are more popular than ever and they make for a colourful event theme. You can draw on both films and comic books to use cartoonish decorations, iconic characters, and well-known superhero settings such as the bat cave or New York City.

Our superhero props and table centres are a popular choice for these types of events – they never fail to impress.

150 event theming ideas that you can truly pull off - superheroes event theme and styling

100. Beatniks

Beatniks are a subculture strongly associated with 1950s New York City and they’re well known for their thick-rim glasses, turtleneck sweaters, and challenging poetry. As a theme, you can try to replicate an edgy New York club with a smoky jazz feeling cutting through it all.

101. Mafia

The image of the mafia popularised by films such as the Godfather is a good source of ideas for an event. You’re looking for an event with the feel of a backroom poker game as you decorate with Tommy guns, fedoras, and a black and white colour scheme.

102. Casino

Casino nights are a common theme for events and are similar to our Las Vegas theme. They are especially well liked as you can set-up a selection of your own casino games for guests to play risk-free. Why not use our dice, blackjack, roulette tables, and fruit machines as your main source of inspiration.

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103. Cluedo

Cluedo or murder mystery themed parties are an excellent choice for events being hosted in manors or a similar historical building. Typically they will be held in a 1920s setting and will include chalk outlines, obvious clues, and plenty of pipes and feather boas for decorations.

104. Robots

Everyone loves robots, especially our adorable pop culture version of them. If you choose this theme, then you can create some of your characters and have a venue strewn with wayward machine parts and a silver colour scheme.

This is another event theme which is perfect for children as well as adults.

105. Teddy Bear Picnic

A teddy bear picnic theme makes for an adorable event and it is the perfect way to make a simple outdoor celebration. To create the full teddy bear picnic atmosphere you will want to use gingham-print picnic rugs, large hampers, and of course plenty of teddies.

106. Russian

A Russian themed event can be ideal for the right crowd and the right venue. You can draw from classic Russian designs and colours using deep reds and pinks and choose decorations from our inventory which are inspired by the Kremlin or Russian dolls.

107. Railway

Using the railway as a theme for your event can give you a very novel and creative looking design.  Consider recreating a classic dining carriage for your guests using an art deco style and complete the illusion with a miniature railway or train tracks.

108. By The Seaside

The seaside is a light and fun theme for an event, and it can be used to make the most of summer or to put a new twist of winter events.

When styling your seaside themed event, you might want to take inspiration from traditional British seaside destinations such as Blackpool or Brighton. Make the most of our props and lighting which use pastel colour schemes and candy stripes. We have a selection of beach umbrellas, deck chairs and bright, warm lighting which are all perfect for creating the seaside atmosphere.

150 event theming ideas that you can truly pull off - by the seaside event theme and styling

109. The Himalayas

If you are looking to bring a sense of adventure or wonder at your event, then a Himalayas or mountain climbing theme can be an excellent approach. You can use a range of charcoal and stone colours that contrast with bright streamers and Tibetan prayer flags; for decoration, you can turn to vintage climbing and camping gear for a ring of authenticity.

110. Singing In The Rain

Classic Hollywood musicals are a fantastic theme for a light-hearted and engaging event, and few others offer better inspiration than ‘Singing in the Rain’.

You can draw from the glamour of 1920s Hollywood and complete your design with a lamppost lit sidewalk and plenty of umbrellas.

111. Stars In Their Eyes

The show ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ gave ordinary people a chance to feel like celebrities for the night and as an theme idea, your party can do the same. Your event will carry all the sophistication of a Hollywood award evening while celebrating iconic stars such as Cher, Elvis Presley, and Madonna.  


112. Shakespeare

Whether you use one of Shakespeare’s beloved plays such as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ or ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ as the basis for your event theme, a Shakespeare-inspired evening gives you plenty of opportunities to transform a venue. We can help you to make the event look like a stage, complete with props and red theatre curtains.

113. Welcome To America

An American themed event gives you lots of ideas and icons to pull from to make a vibrant evening. You can include replicas of landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty or the Hollywood sign and use colour schemes and decorations from different states or periods of American history.

114. Mad Max

The Mad Max films created some of the intriguing designs and landscapes found in cinematic history. For your event, you can create your own Bartertown using olds pieces of machinery and a metallic colour scheme. Make sure to pay homage to Mad Max’s wild punk-inspired costumes.

115. Tudors

The Tudors are famed for their opulent feasts and regal style. A Tudor theme can really bring the right venue to life and makes good use of indoor and outdoor space. Your decorations should use a lot of warm colours, dark wooden interiors, and lavish flower arrangements.

116. Unicorns

If you want a loud, family-friendly event, then a unicorn theme is the ideal choice. You want to go over the top with rainbows, glitter, pastel colours, and adorable decorations. A unicorn styled event works particularly well when you want a simple way to wildly transform a stuffy venue.

117. Parisian Party

Paris is a city that is known for inventing its own style and it has a unique atmosphere that translates well into an event theme. You can choose to begin decorating with iconic French and Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and incorporate the high-fashion and meticulous design that Paris is known for with ornate decorations and a monochrome colour scheme.

118. California Dreaming

A California theme makes for a laid-back but stylish event and goes well with venues that have a modernist and relaxed atmosphere. A California theme should try to capture the design and feel of millionaire-homes resting along Big Sur with 60s-inspired minimal designs and a light and airy colour scheme.


119. Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones is arguably the most well-known adventurer around. The Indiana Jones films make a great backdrop for an exciting event. You can use props and decorations that bring to mind hidden tomb and lost treasure. 1940s furniture or designs from all around the globe add to the theme..

120. Comic Strip Party

Comic strips have a style all of their own and you can turn to both the artwork and the characters to construct an event with a unique feel. Whether it’s the Dandy, Garfield, or Peanuts, there is lots of room to be creative. You might want to make use of panel designs, bright colours, speech bubbles, and other comic flairs when dreaming up decorations.

121. Dr Who

Dr Who might be the most iconic British show of all time and for the right audience at the right venue, it’s the perfect theme. With Dr Who, you are aiming for a mix between the staple lasers and spaceship interior decorations of a sci-fi theme. You might include Daleks and police boxes alongside pieces of furniture from across all of history and time.

122. Harley Davidson

The life of a biker carries a strange romanticism with it and it is ripe material for a themed event. There is the obvious motorcycles and motorcycle paraphernalia. You can draw inspiration from terrifying tattoos and classic America dive bars.

123. Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey has been an enormously popular show. Its backdrop of an early 20th-century country estate is good inspiration for an event. The style of the event should be more reserved than you might normally have at a 1920s event. The design should create the atmosphere of a stately home.

124. Dinosaurs

If you are gearing your event for families or your venue has a rugged outdoor space, then a dinosaur theme will fit well. As well as the eponymous dinosaurs, you can create a volcanic or jungle backdrop. This will help to transform your venue into the Jurassic period.

125. National Celebration

Picking a nation or country as the theme for your party is usually a safe choice and it will fit well whenever you are trying to welcome guests from afar. You can opt for a complete conversion of a venue to mirror the architecture of that country. Or you can pick a national animal and a few other icons to base your decorations on.


126. Olympics

It doesn’t need to be an Olympic year in order to host an Olympics themed event. It will go down well if your venue already has a sporty element or when you’re celebrating an achievement of Olympic proportions. You can decorate with elements from the different events as well as plinths, torches, and gold medals.

127. Prom

The American-style school Prom is meant to be one of the most memorable events of a lifetime and it’s a great style model for an event. You can choose for a traditional black tie event. Or go for a truer school prom feel by converting a simple venue into a grand ballroom with streamers and balloon decorations.

128. Vegas Party

Going to Vegas is always an event and you can make guests feel like high-rollers with a Vegas event. As well as the usual decorations you’d expect from a casino night, a Las Vegas themed event welcomes the use of over-the-top lighting and monuments from all around the world in one location.


129. Cockney Knees-Up

A Cockney knees-up is a makeshift party full of dancing and singing which would typically be found in a tiled pub in the East End of London. If you are hosting an event in a traditional-looking pub, then a Cockney Knees-Up theme is relatively simple to implement. You want to emphasise on kitsch British design and live band using traditional instruments is a must.

You can learn more about the history of knees-up party’s here

130. Disco Boogie

A disco event is perfect for end of year celebrations and you can decorate it with the funkiest adornments you can find. This will give you an excuse to use wild light displays, lasers, and disco globes of all sizes.


131. Secret Garden

Styling a garden party even can be difficult given the natural constraints of being outside. A secret garden theme allows you to work with what you’ve already got. The idea is to lead guests into a secret garden before reaching a party that appears to have magically appeared. You want to use subtle designs that give your event a twinkling and slight fantasy feeling to it.

132. Dickensian Party

A Dickensian themed party allows you to create an event that has a highly stylised Victorian feel. You can take inspiration from all of Dickens’s work, whether it is Miss Havisham’s decaying dining room or a scene from ‘A Christmas Carol’.


133. Monaco

Monaco is home to the Grand Prix, massive polo competitions, enormous casinos, and is James Bond’s favoured hangout. If you want to go all out with a display of luxury and high-class sophistication, then Monaco is good inspiration for an event. Make good use of chandeliers and baroque style decorations.

134. Barbecue Party

A barbecue is an event all of its own but you can take this further if you want an outdoor event that will truly impress. Take your inspiration from the American south with a large pit fire, gingham picnic tables, and the worship of grilled meats.

135. Summer Of Love

1967 in San Francisco was known as the summer of love as hippies the world over gathered to celebrate unity and togetherness. Remember to make great use of love hearts, peace symbols, flowing drapes, and lots of tie-dye colours.


136. Heavy Metal

A heavy metal themed event celebrated big hair and big personalities. If you’re having live music at an event and you want a lively atmosphere, then this is a good way to go. Your design should make good use of flames, industrial colours, and a dark, foggy atmosphere.

137. Funfair

A funfair makes for a winning theme because it contains elements guests will get nostalgic for and it’s a simple style to mimic. You want to decorate with candy stripes and circus tents.

Jazz takes on a life of its own and it manages to capture an atmosphere that is both very relaxed and buzzing with energy at the same time. A classic jazz club look is a dimly lit with smouldering candles and intimately-sized tables. The jazz theme will work particularly well in a venue with a 1930s or art deco style.


138. Haunted House

If you’re hosting at a venue that has a naturally spooky vibe, then putting the touches on to make for a haunted house is a natural approach. To go with a haunted house theme you want decorations that appear to be decaying. For example you may choose low-light candles, and lots of cobwebs and ghouls.

139. A Day At The Races

The Royal Ascot is one of the most well-known celebrations in the UK each year and it provides lots of inspiration for an event. You want to create a look that is well manicured with a strong emphasis on floral displays. Don’t be afraid to include designs of ludicrously sized hats.

A Day At The Races is one of our most popular event themes, we are well equipped to dress your event from head to toe!


140. Beauty And The Beast

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a great theme when you want a princess-perfect event that mixes sophistication with more light-hearted fantasy. To get the Beauty and the Beast look you should opt for a black tie or baroque look and include roses, candlesticks, and full tea sets.

141. Winter Wonderland

A winter wonderland theme doesn’t just need to mean Santa’s grotto and Christmas trees. You can try to transform your venue into a beautiful snow-filled landscape that allows for a relaxed festive event. Your focus should be on a white and blue colour scheme. Also with snowflakes, candlelight, and seasonal flower arrangements.

We have a selection of snow covered trees which are perfect for the Winter Wonderland theme. For an immersive experience, why not use one of our real ice centre pieces. We can also provide props to give the feel of a winter lodge which creates a really cosy atmosphere.

142. Vaudeville

Vaudeville is the name for the variety shows put on around the USA in the early 20th century before the advent of cinema. As a theme for an event, you can draw on early circus designs, burlesque, and 1920s culture. It’s an excellent theme choice if you are going to be staging your own variety show for guests.

143. Surrealist

When you are looking to be creative and to challenge your guests, a surrealist theme can be an excellent choice. The idea is to create the feeling of being in a living dream by using designs and decorations that use everyday objects. This will create a strange but intriguing atmosphere for guests.

With the perfect lighting and illuminating table centres, the Surrealist event theming idea can be a real winner.


144. Goth

The Goth subculture isn’t always associated with cheeriness but as a theme, it can make for a captivating and fun event. A Gothic theme might use macabre decorations such as skeletons or witches but it’s not a haunted house. You want to use black interspersed with bright reds and purples as your colour scheme.

145. Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the most well-known beer festival out there. It’s a theme that allows you to encourage guests to have a good time while celebrating German culture. To style the event you want large benches and tent-style decorations.This will  generate the feeling of a beer hall and decorations that bring early 20th century Bavaria to mind.

146. Tropical Island

Another great event theme which uses our palm tree props! A tropical island theme doesn’t need to include Hawaiian shirts or giant sunglasses. You can transform your venue into a relaxing beach resort while still keeping things refined and tasteful. Use lighting to create waves of pink and blue while completing the illusion with palm trees and a cocktail bar.


147. Rodeo

An American rodeo is like the ultimate funfair. It’s a good theme to give guests something new when you are working with an outdoor space. To capture the rodeo feeling you can use cow prints, hay bales, and a general mix of Wild West and funfair decorations.

148. New York, New York

New York City has many different styles involved but when it comes to a theme people will immediately turn to the art deco feel of Manhattan. Black and gold are the natural colour scheme for New York City. You can make nods to landmarks and icons such as the Empire State Building or yellow taxi cabs.

149. Rainbow

A rainbow-themed party is a vibrant and enchanting celebration that promises a spectrum of joy and colour for all attendees. Guests can expect a visually stunning atmosphere with colourful decorations, vibrant balloons, and perhaps even a rainbow arch entrance.

150. Traffic Light

Drawing inspiration from the familiar traffic signal colours, this theme transforms the venue into a dynamic space where guests signal their relationship status through their choice of colours. The venue is adorned with traffic light decorations, creating a lively and interactive atmosphere.

Getting The Right Theme For You: 150 Event Theming Ideas You Can Truly Pull Off

As you can see, there are hundreds of fantastic event theming ideas to try out for your next event. It will take careful consideration to make sure you pick the right one.

Think carefully about your budget, your guests, your venue, and the purpose of the event. Then you can land on the perfect theme – if you’re looking for some guidance, why not give us a call?

At Table Art, we have years of experience designing and organising a wide range of different themed events. All of the images above have been taken from events, parties, conferences, and ceremonies that we’ve helped to style over the years.

We don’t just try to make a theme come alive – we try to elevate it into an experience for your guests.

If you want help making any of themes come true or you have even an even more wonderful theme you’d like to pull off, then book a consultation with Table Art now.


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