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How To Choose The Perfect Theme For Your Party

Choosing a theme is one of the best decisions you could make when it comes to planning your event. Themes give both you and your guests the chance to get super creative and festive. They also assist two of the most important parts of the day, photography and video, as they provide great collections for you to remember the celebrations.

Considering all the above, it is essential to understand that choosing a party theme is not always an easy job and most of the times you need to invest some real time in the process.

Have a look at the tips below to help you choose the right theme for your event.

Choose something that reflects you.

Try to find a theme that you are really familiar with. By doing that you ensure that you will know the ins and outs of it, so when it comes to planning the event you will have great fun and add much more energy and creativity. The result will be great, your very own personal touch will be obvious and your guests will enjoy a wonderful atmosphere of a day to be well remembered.

Make sure your theme is suitable for your venue.

Forgetting about the venue when choosing a theme is one of the most common mistakes. Think about your venue and its features when choosing your event’s theme as it is very important that they match. If they don’t, the general result will not reflect what you have imagined at all. The styling of the event will not be successful as the canvas (your venue) will not be suitable. You cannot have a sea themed party, for example, in a traditional British country pub.

Consider your budget.

Lets face it! Budget is the magic word when planning your event. When deciding on the theme of your special day try to estimate how much money it will cost and if your budget can cover that amount. There are themes such as ‘The Great Gatsby’ for example, that require a considerably bigger amount of elements in order to be pulled off and that makes them more expensive.

Time of the year.

While being in the process of choosing a theme for your event do not forget to consider the season running. This doesn’t mean that the theme should match with the season; it would be great fun to have a Greek summer themed party indoors. It does mean however that you should be making sure that you do not host an event with a theme that requires you to be outdoors in the middle of the winter, since bad weather conditions stand a high chance of getting in the way.

Do not be obscure.

A generic theme can be very confusing both for you and the guests attending your event. As an idea and in theory many themes sound ideal but they can end up being a disaster. No doubt that ‘I Love Rock’n’Roll’ sounds great and promising for a theme, but what is the meaning behind it really. How will you decorate, what food will you serve and is there a dress code that it is best for the guests to follow? When your theme does not lead you to clear planning decisions it is a definite no-no.

A theme fundamentally sets the styling and general feeling of your event. It helps you make easier decisions when you start planning and when chosen wisely it gracefully represents you and the purpose of your event. Try to look for theme inspiration in your everyday life. The little things that that are part of your day can end up being the most successful themes for your party.

Happy planning!

Lila x

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