Top Party Theme Ideas

At it’s not just wedding’s we’re obsessed with. We love all types of celebrations from birthdays and anniversaries to leaving parties and engagement parties. here we inspire you with some of the top party themes including how to decorate and cater for your event to ensure your celebration is the party of the year!

A Rustic Italian Engagement Party

The idea: What’s more suitable for an engagement party than a romantic, rustic style dinner party with a sprinkle of Italian charm. Invite your closests friends and family round and if the weather permits, eat al fresco and get the BBQ out.


Styling: Burlap table clothes, wild flowers in glass jars, wooden cutlery and pretty printed straws. Serve food on chunky wooden boards and in hand painted terracotta bowls. If you’re outside, string fairy lights in the trees and dot candles along the table as the sun sets.

Food and Drink: Begin you meal with a classic Italian antipasto which should include salami’s and prosciutto, cheese and  olives. Follow with grilled meats and seafood, tomato and mozzarella salad and fresh bread. Wash down with a crisp white Italian wine and Sicilian lemonade. An Italian feast wouldn’t be complete with homemade gelato!

A Rustic Italian Engagement Dinner Party |
(Left to right, top to bottom) Paper Bag Menu | Eco Wood Utensil Set | Food by Beales Gourmet | Small Glass Bottles in Aged Metal Holder | Wood Veneer Name Card Napkin Holder | Glass Milk Bottles | Striped Paper Straw | Burlap Table Runner With Lace Trim

A Retro Birthday Party

The Idea: A fun and vibrant party based around the 50’s and 60’s retro theme. A party that will be enjoyed by all ages!

Styling: Bright colours, polka dots and stripes, novelty props, a candy bar and of course a photo booth!

Food and Drink: Serve classic American diner food such as hotdogs, burgers and fries. Fill tube full of ice and bottles of your favourite soda pop. Create a candy bar with bowls or retro sweets and bags of popcorn.

A Retro Birthday Party |
(Left to right, top to bottom) Rainbow Heart Personalised Backdrop | Clear Cellophane Bags | Popcorn Bag Insert | Oval Plastic Tub | Soda Pop Labels | Pastel Blue Disposable Camera | Mustache Hip Flask | Kissing Booth | Image Courtesy of HMS Vintage | Photo Booth Sign | Yum Napkins | Candy Scoop | Yum Straw Accessory | Polka Dot Straw

A New Year White Party

The Idea: Inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s legendary new year white party!

Styling: Think glam and white everywhere, from the decor to your party outfit and your guests! A white marquee is the perfect back drop for this sophisticated event. Cover the place in all that twinkles including fairy lights, table gems, confetti and candles to give your venue you an extra special magical feeling at midnight.

Food and Drink: You could either keep it simple with canapés and cocktails or offer a sophisticated three course meal. One thing’s for sure, the champagne has got to be flowing!

New Year White Party |
(Left to right, top to bottom) Image courtesy of David’s Bridal | Laser Cut Floral Glass Card | DIY White Flower | Simple White Menu Card | Diamante Table Gems | Filigree Cupcake Cases | Pearl Garland | LED Lights

A Wanderlust Leaving Party

The Idea: What better way to celebrate moving abroad or travelling than with a wanderlust themed party?!

Decoration: All things travel related of course! We are loving the idea of making paper airplanes which people can write their fare well wishes on and compasses as little gifts for your guests.

Food and Drink: Use the country you are moving or travelling to inspire the food and drink you serve. Moving to America? Offer American classics such as mac and cheese, burgers and fries. Travelling the world for a year? Put on a spread of dishes from all over – spring rolls from Thailand, curry from India, sushi from Japan.

wanderlust leaving party
(Left to right, top to bottom) ‘Oh The Place We Will Go’ Guest Book | Compass | Globe Charm | Matchbox Gift Box With Vintage Travel Wrap | Mini Suitcase | Paper Airplane Stationary | Airplane Glass Card

A Gatsby Style Anniversary Party

The Idea: If there was one era that really knew how to party, it was the roaring 20’s! Remember that party scene from The Great Gatsby film?? Let’s re-create that!

Decoration: Set the vibe with a jazz band. Host in a vintage style bar or transform your own home using art deco as inspiration. Get the girls to dress as flappers and guys in a tux!

Food and Drink: Classy canapés and plenty of cocktails! If you aren’t leaving the cocktails to the professionals, experiment beforehand. You could even design your own signature cocktail!

A Gatsby Style Anniversary Party |
(Left to right, top to bottom) Mini Martini Glasses | Metallic Gold Straws | Menu Card | Black and Gold Personalised Wine Bottle Label | Blown Glass Tealight Holders (customised with gold glitter) | Glass Cylinder Candle Holder

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