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The Ultimate Guide To A Space Theme Event

The Ultimate Guide To A Space Theme Event

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Whether it’s exploring the solar system, destroying the Death Star, or welcoming our new alien overlords – a space theme event allows for enormous creativity and lots of wild designs. It can be pitched at any level so that it can give you a sci-fi chic banquet dinner or a product launch from the inside of a space shuttle.

It’s a fantastic theme for staging or entertainment and it also provides brilliant opportunities for branding and social media. (We recommend you read this post by The Brewery if you’re interested in learning more about branding your event).

With so many options for designs, the question isn’t going to be what should you include but where should your focus be. To help you, we’ve created this guide to space theme events outlining some of the best decorating, lighting, and furnishing ideas to give your guests a true space odyssey.

Getting Started

A space theme can fit almost any event from birthdays and Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, to conferences and weddings. It creates a strong sense of exploration and wonder for guests while appealing to a wide audience of all ages.

Ideal venues are modernist, brutalist or futurist style buildings and museums, universities, stadiums, and some industrial settings can provide an excellent backdrop. You might even consider using an observatory as your venue for true authenticity.

A space theme requires good lighting and ample stage area – so make sure wherever you pick has the right facilities at hand.

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Decorations, Furniture, And Design

A space theme can potentially cover many pop culture icons and stories so it’s a good idea to focus on a more specific topic. A general space theme will usually include space exploration and the solar systems. There’s also potential to include aliens, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Star Trek, robots, a cyberpunk setting, and more. This post on the 50 greatest sci-fi themes ever should get your imagination flowing.

For a general theme, you want your main backdrop to be images of stars, the night sky, or the galaxy. In front of this, you can include props, prints, and posters of astronauts, space rockets, and planets.

With your design, you can try to replicate the feeling of a spaceship interior. Use string curtains, silver drapes, and metallic looking tableware or balloons. You might want to include projections of stars. Or to install a lit archway over the entrance so people can know when they’re stepping into the world you’ve created.

Furniture can tie together a futuristic feel by using glow-in-the-dark fabrics or lit plinths, sitting cubes, and poseur tables.

Centrepieces, Lighting, And Colour Scheme

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Classic space colours are silver, white, black, blue, and purple which you can achieve with good lighting. You can contrast this with bright colours, characters or posters and prints from the 1950s Space Age.

Lighting is where a space theme really shines as dynamic lighting can create the illusion of being in space. You can also use blacklight and glow-in-the-dark bulbs to complete the effect. For a twinkling galaxy feel, you can use festoon bulbs, lanterns, and even fairy lights.

One cost-effective way to get dynamic lighting at your event is to try out Table Art’s custom centrepieces. They come lit in a colour of your choice and can be remotely adapted to the mood of the room as the evening progresses.

For the centrepiece you can include space icons such as planets or spaceships. Or, alternatively, you can use more abstract designs such as twisting flames. These props bring the theme to the middle of every table. They can also be raised high to add texture to the room.

For more centrepiece ideas, check out some of our previous creations.

Launching A Successful Space Theme Event

A space theme event gives you plenty of room to be creative so you can create an event according to your exact specifications. Whether it’s for a corporate event of some kind or a party. Or even if you’d like some space themed centrepieces for a conference then Table Art can help. 

Get in touch with us for a free consultation and we’ll help you create a stunning space theme event that is out of this world.


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