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Creative Corporate Event Themes

Creative Corporate Event Themes are something we discuss with our clients all the time. The brands we are lucky enough to work with all appreciate the need to be original when entertaining their guests. Creativity is key and has become a currency in its own right, positioning these brands as leaders, telling interesting stories and showing new ways of doing things.

As you can imagine this is music to our ears as we have always challenged the status quo and love to bring fresh perspectives to our design and event planning services.

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When considering styling and theming it is crucial to be authentic, because themed events tend to honour a time gone-by, stepping back and immersive oneself into a design concept that once was popular. There are tonnes of event themes that resurface time and time again, such as Art Deco Gatsby, masked balls or Prohibition, each acting as a time capsule supported by a huge array of props that help make the design feel real.

Nowadays, however, the need to be fully immersive and believable is crucial, and this type of design is an art form in itself. Moving from quite typical props to bespoke pieces of scenic construction means that you can offer an experience that turns the wheel of time back as if your guests have literally stepped into another world

Creative Corporate Event Themes

Here are some of our creative corporate event themes that will cause a stir at your next celebration:

CLASSIC THEMES

Carnival

Colourful, energetic and elegance personified. This classic theme is all about the spectacular spectacular, punctuated with vibrant costume, layers of fabrics and music that will get you up off your feet. The Carnival is the ultimate immersive experience and jovial occasion where you can leave your persona at the door and assume a new personality for the evening. Considered the greatest show of shows, the carnival is full of revelry, mask and costume, and one of the occasions were the more fancy you dress the more easily you'll blend in.

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The Great Gatsby

An all-time favourite, celebrating the 1920s with all the sass, ritzy revelry and high-kicking dance that will take you back in time. Get drunk and dance on the table! Art Deco will never not be popular and that's why it falls within the classics, and there's so much inspiration out there from this most cherished period of design history.

From the instantly recognisable shapes and symbols, patterns and lines, to bold colour combinations often heightened with gold trim, the Art Deco 1902s glitz and glam will remain a favourite for any party design.

Casino

Are you brave enough to take a punt on a roulette table, or are you a master of keeping your cards close to your chest? Casino like you’ve never casinoed before, with sumptuous cocktails that will make James Bond weak at the knees. Fuse the shining lights of Las Vegas together and treat your guests to a performance of a lifetime by installing a stage worthy of Caesars packed full of big bang entertainment as they drink party cocktails and play casino games. Casino Royal your way to the top.

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Studio 54

The all-time party hit, rubbing shoulders with the club kids of Manhattan, New York City. Show those jazz hands and be unapologetically camp by carving some theatrically inspired shapes on the dance floor. Studio 54 is the ultimate party hit where flamboyance is the only way to go and the word "normal" is left of the doorstep.

If you receive a Studio 54 party invite you know you're in for a treat. Be emboldened with the razzle dazzle of the creatures of the night and party your way in sheer sophistication and an abundance of glamour.

Black and White

Monochrome will always be a popular design choice, oozing elegance and simplicity, with bold colour partitions. The yin yang of all themes, black and white will never go out of event-theme fashion. Black and white party ideas are endless with so much inspiration in terms of furniture, props, graphic design and costume.

The contrast and balance between black and white, the ultimate yin yang is chic and super stylish and the odd pop of colour can really help make your design stand out in the most ravishing way.

Theatrical Themes

Disney Magic

The ultimate story-tellers, bringing the imagination to life through Walt Disney’s eyes. A celebration of this powerhouse of creativity, from Snow White to Frozen, animation to parade. Release your inner child and believe in the magic and what better way than bringing the stories of Disney to life in your own unique way. With character play, festivals, secret cinema like immersive experiences, why not bring your favourite Disney story to life?

Alice in Wonderland

A cheeky spin on the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with all the curiosity you can imagine. A teapot filled to the brim with mind-boggling flavours and a party the white rabbit would definitely not be late for. With its nonsensical approach and inspirational characters it’s no surprise that Alice In Wonderland is such a popular theme for events as guests love disappearing down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.

With the abundance of Alice In Wonderland styling available you’ll be able to create an event that is as curious and curious as it can be. But why not go even further than that and create beautiful prosthetic costumes like our famous white rabbit below?

Narnia

Fully immersive and an authentic trip to the sparkling world of Narnia. Become a Son of Adam or a Daughter of Eve as you explore this magical land, interacting with the famous custodians of the stories and meeting Aslan himself. Go through the wardrobe into an authentic snow world where everything twinkles and time slow downs as you rub shoulders with mythical woodland folk and mystical creatures. But be careful if you bump into the white witch...

Funfair

A timeless, popular theme that celebrates the history of the funfair, games and sweet treats that can only be found in these creative playgrounds. With interactive games, carousels and coconut shires, old time glamour meets authentic gamification. There's so much you can do with this theme which can be reimagined time and time again.

You could simply bring in a vintage funfair to entertain your guests or you could go the extra mile and design a fully immersive interpretation which could include a vibrant circus, spectacular fireworks display and even a drone light show. The options are endless!

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination! As far as the eye can see, edible set design, olfactory sensory experiences and colourful dreams conjured up through the eyes of Willy Wonka. Are you lucky enough to have received a golden ticket? If this isn't a land where you can unapologetically indulge then I don't know what!

Have you ever considered introducing molecular gastronomy dining to your next dinner party? Or perhaps you want to take your guests on journey of crazy, weird and wonderful experiences that play with the senses and trick the mind? A Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed party (or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory if you're old school) would be the perfect theme for you.

Immersive Themes

Jungle

Bringing the outside in with scaled up visual design, marrying foliage with paper design, forest soundscapes and character performers adopting the personality of the jungle’s animal inhabitants. Exceptional terrain environment design, lighting and sound to transport your guests into the Amazon. Jungle is all about boldness, multi-layered, textured theming and the pride of mother nature. This theme is naturally immersive with symbols and shapes that harmonise together in creative cacophony and plumage to make your eyes pop out of your head. Jungle themed party design will always be one of our very favourites.

Space

Spin around the planets and zoom throughout the milky way in this immersive solar system. From rock fuel cocktails to menu design themed on delights from planet earth itself, entertainment based on the moons of Jupiter and the Sunshine Café serving up the most delicious desserts, this is an experience that will make you feel truly on top of the world.

The Elements

Why not host a multi-sensory, gastronomic dining experience themed on the four elements that will really wow your guests? With integrated sensory experiences where each element is literally felt, your menu could be full of clever special effects that bring originality and a user-based experience that is entirely unexpected.

Under the Sea

A party King Triton would be happy to attend, and a celebration of all things Oceania.  With visual installations, live food stations serving up delights from the sea and shipwreck-cabin cocktail bars, this theme will make you wish you were a fish. To be successful with this theme it's important to be authentic and to consider using real products from the ocean. Partner shells, sand, seaweed and lichen with sea plants and flowers for a dramatic but beautiful design.

Time Tunnel

Which decade do you want to time travel back to? Is there a favourite period of history that always sparked your curiosity? From the Tudors to the 1950s, Edwardian England to the 1980s time tunnel your way thought history. This is your time to recreate that moment of time you've always dreamt of and whether it's in the past or future, you can choose who you want to be and where you end up. That's the beauty of being a time-spinner!

Understanding a theme and applying this to an interior is our specialism. The more creative the better! We like to become integrated into the history and provenance of the theme itself, choosing authentic props and set design which transports each guest into another world. It is the small details that really shines through and which ensures lasting memories for anyone who is lucky enough to attend the party.

If you'd like to discuss a theme or to just explore some ideas then we'd be delighted to talk to you. Just pop us a line to info@theeventsmill.com or call 0203 723 0195.

Working with Christopher is a joy. His creativity is like nothing I've ever experienced before, his attention to detail is second to none and is constantly pushing the creative boundaries. Looking forward to the next project I work with Christopher on.


Jake Saunders, Director at Saunders Digital

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