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2021 Top 10 Creative Ideas for Annual Dinner Themes

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Futuristic

We humans are fascinated by the prospect of what the future holds. As a result, you have just one shot at shaping the future. Brightly lit rooms with neon accents and highly reflecting surfaces are staples of the futuristic party. Guests may get into character by wearing sparkly and shiny clothes and donning a unique hairstyle. Virtual reality games and simulators, which depict our trip into the future, can be included in the activities program.


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Dine In The Sky

Aeroplane….. You might start to think, is this crazy or what? Guess what? It is the real deal here! Yeap, you neither see nor heard it wrongly. Majority of the people certainly do not expect it as they wonder how is it possible to fit a plane in the venue or what is so special about it? In fact, there are people who have started to apply it as a vital element into the theme. A real life example would be “ Plane In The City ” as shown in the picture above. You can also mix different countries’ cultures together by serving different types of cuisine. It can be based on the selected “destination” for that flight. If the destination is Japan, then you can consider serving sushi to your guests. Moreover, the dress code for the attendees would be uniform of pilot, steward, stewardess and so on. Before they start to have their meals, a flight announcement regarding the “safety features” will be made. Of course, it would not be a proper one. You will have to tweak it a bit to fit the theme. Hence, the audience will feel like they are on a flight without really having to book a “flight”!



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Arcade

Would you like your audiences to be able to dress up as their favourite gaming characters from the likes of Super Mario, League of Legends, Tekken and so on? Gaming theme is definitely your answer. Your audience is free to dress as their characters as there are no restrictions. Thus, with no outfit restrictions, being at the event would make the audiences feel relaxed, allowing them to enjoy their time there. It would also remind them of their good old times and memories with the games.


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Back to School

When the summer is gone, do you think the subject of going back to school is limited to supermarkets and clothing retailers? Don't believe everything you've heard. Being a kid again is thrilling, and making a reference to this at your yearly dinner could really be a fantastic idea for making your guests have fun and remember their school days. You may use chalkboards, serve traditional school snacks, and even encourage attendees to dress in school uniforms if you want to go all out (or at least their take on them). These kids will have a blast and never forget this!



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Hollywood/ Oscar

A Hollywood theme can be tailored to host any kind of event as elegant golden-age Hollywood decor complements events like big banquets, award ceremonies, conferences, and product launching. Moreover, theatres and venues with big stages are also suitable settings for this theme as it lets you have your own extravagant red carpet or sufficient room to display movies on the wall. The Academy Awards serve as an excellent source of colour inspiration, with its lavish usage of reds, gold, and black. All of your guests will be the superstars of the night!



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Masquerade

Historically, a mystery masquerade ball was hosted for upper-class males at weddings and other dynastic occasions. Wearing these colourful and pattern-filled masks served as a way to express oneself while concealing one's true identity. Masks, feathers, and ruffles would be used to adorn, as would Renaissance-style buildings. A real life example would be The Phantom of the Opera that includes opera theatres, secret passageways and chambers. The guests will feel mysterious throughout the whole event as everyone has put on the mask so no one can guess the identity of each other.



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Arabian Night

Middle Eastern culture comes out in all its playfulness and opulence when done in this theme's vibrant, glitzy style. More than three colours are acceptable in this theme; in fact, the more the merrier! If you have a group of belly dancers and a lot of music playing in the room, your visitors will think they've landed on a flying carpet in Arab! If you choose the proper music, you may be able to persuade your audience to start hopping around!




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Diamond (Starry Night)

This theme may be used for a wide variety of projects due to the lack of colour restrictions. Traditional blue and silver or silver and gold would be an exquisite addition for VIP visitors. To make it more relaxed and less formal, the motif may be combined with another one like Denim & Diamonds. Just remember whatever you do, don't forget to sprinkle your home's décor with diamonds.



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Casino

You're not allowed to travel to Las Vegas? Come on, darling, we'll bring Vegas to you! Consider poker chips, a solitaire deck, and a bottle of champagne as alternatives. Relax, a casino theme does not need the use of real money to be effective. The city, or, I mean the location, will be decked up in a casino-inspired colour scheme of black, red, and lime. Casino games such as Blackjack or Roulette can also be included and applied to the event in the form of interactive booths as it allows the participants to experience how it's like being in a casino. Hence, this is the night when you may live out your inner James Bond or God of Gambling fantasies.




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Carnival

Even after all these years, this is still our all-time favourite theme! Even if you've gone to the circus before, the allure of the show will never wear off. Whether it's a costume party or a more casual get-together, this joyful and colourful theme is sure to get everyone in the spirit to celebrate. For your visitors, we've planned carnival activities and prizes, as well as cotton candy, popcorn, and cupcakes. Booths also can be added for the guests to experience the fun and joy of joining a carnival. The booths can include games like Balloon Pop, Pick a Duck , Bean Bag Toss and so on and so forth. The participants would get prizes like dolls or teddy bears by winning the games. Cirque-like atmospheres may be re-created with aerial acts, depending on the location. To make your guests feel like they're back in the 1960s, plan a carnival-themed costume party.



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Great Gatsby

The movie's use of a certain subject is noteworthy in and of itself. Despite being a bygone decade, the 1920s saw more beaded, hat-style clothing and a more relaxed fit. This decade, the Roaring Twenties, is emblematic of America's economic development and success, so expect lavish celebrations full of music, dancing, and luxury. The gold double strip frame is one of the most recognisable styles from the roaring twenties. Beads, feathers, and shimmering gowns would be worn by the women. You'll be the host of the decade if you fill the night with jazz music and dancing maidens!




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Retro Theme

Retro is a popular choice among attendees, and it's closely linked to the previous theme. While most people think of retro as being associated with the 1970s, it may be any decade's imitative style. Most people associate vintage fashion with the Roaring Twenties. The styles from the 1960s and on would be considerably simpler to wear for your visitors. Event details must represent the selected decade to fully convey the intended theme. Moreover, you can consider adding antique deco and booths as one of the highlights. Antique deco such as gramophone definitely will revive the 60s’, 70s’ vibes whereas the booths can serve food that is tidbit size such as sandwich, fish and chips and canape.



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