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How to Throw an Authentic Steam Punk Party

Throw the Perfect Steampunk Party

steampunk victorian chandelier
steampunk victorian chandelier

A Steampunk Party is the perfect choice for a themed event. Steampunk is a theme that has been around for decades. It might seem foreign and that’s because it is a mash-up of science fiction and Victorian-era styling. Steampunk usually revolves around the use of steam power for scientific machinery in the past. It’s a unique take and one which gives you a lot of room to play.

So, if you want to throw an authentic steampunk party, how would you go about it? We’re here to help you out! The steampunk genre can be loads of fun to implement in a party. It gives you room to explore different time eras, colour schemes and design elements.

When you work with us, you can not only explore different ideas but also make use of some of the best props and decor pieces. We take pride in offering you everything you need to make your event a hit. So, how do you throw an authentic steampunk party? Let’s take a closer look..

steampunk party hire
steampunk panel hire

The Genre of Your Authentic Steampunk Party

Even in steampunk there are different genres. This can change the steampunk styling you might have in mind. For starters, steampunk can be of the following different genres as seen in these movies and stories:

  • Western Steampunk – Wild, Wild West
  • Contemporary Victorian Steampunk – A Series of Unfortunate Events and Around the World in 80 Days
  • Underwater Steampunk – Disney’s Atlantis and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Magical Steampunk – Howl’s Moving Castle and Fullmetal Alchemist

As you can see, the movie examples we have included mean that each genre of steampunk will have different styling. It’s a good idea to take your time picking the genre you like. Once you have decided upon it, you can start to focus on implementing that theme to your event.  

table art steampunk party
table art steampunk

Using the Right Table Centrepieces

Once you choose the genre, it is time to focus on getting the right centrepieces for your table. For steampunk, you can really pick the most outlandish and fun centrepieces. The sky is the limit for your imagination here. Our top recommendation is that you try out our Cabaret Lamps.

The red glow, Victorian design and the fringe finish lends itself well to the steampunk theme. The best thing is that the neutral lamp is perfect for almost any steampunk genre. It’s one of the best centrepieces that go with almost any theme you have in mind.

Another perfect addition is our steampunk chandelier. It incorporates a unique mix of Victorian-era umbrellas and hats. The light fixture is sure to embody the steampunk element and become a centrepiece that everyone talks about!

cabaret lamp steampunk party
cabaret lamp

Add Unique Props to Your Authentic Steampunk Party

No party theme is complete without the right props and we have the perfect steampunk props for you to use. In fact, we struggle to recommend just one to you. That’s why we’re listing down our best props to use here:

The Time Machine

The time machine is our best steampunk prop and it’s functional too! You can’t expect time travel with it but when switched on, the prop spews smoke. The interactive element it adds is sure to charm hearts and make your party look more authentic. 

steampunk party time machine
steampunk time machine

Steampunk Designed Globe

Around the World in 80 Days is one of the most popular stories for steampunk interpretation. Phileas Fogg was an inventor who believed that steam power machines were amazing. He travelled across the globe in a hot air balloon, a steam-powered train, steam-powered ship, and similar vehicles.

Bring his story to life in your authentic steampunk party with the help of our steampunk designed globe. It’s a retro-version of the globe that incorporates the steampunk colours of bronze, has ornate designs of compasses and pirate ships. From old drawings of sea creatures and more, our steampunk globe embodies everything steampunk. 

steampunk party décor
steampunk atlas globe

A Steampunk Airship

The steampunk airship is one of the best steampunk props and it’s a valid relic of our past. The steam-powered airship was an innovation that was introduced before airplanes. It opened a new era in air flight for us. It’s also a common vehicle depicted in various steampunk films, videogames and stories.

Even stories like Howl’s Moving Castle have their own depictions of airships. That’s why you should add this steampunk airship to your party. The airship features an iridescent, metallic finish and it is easy to set up. Installation is also simple because the airship is inflatable and can be set up anywhere!

inflatable airship steampunk party
inflatable airship

Embody the Colour Scheme

Once you have all the decor pieces, you need to make sure that you also embody the colour scheme that steampunk follows. Since it is set in the past with a strong focus on mechanical aspects, colours like bronze, gold, silver and chrome are great favourites.

With the help of all these elements, you can throw the most authentic steampunk party that will be the talk of the town!

steampunk party centrepieces
tall swirl table centre

We Can Help You!

If you’re running out of ideas or short on time, then let us help you out. At Table Art, we are a dedicated team of consultants, in-house designers and unique props for any event or theme. Give us a call now on 0845 521 1234 or send us an email at  

Talk to our experts and discuss what you have in mind for your themed party. Let us help you make your events successful and amazing.

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