To many of us, planning an event in these times may be out of the question, but if you, like others, are hopeful that the situation will change in the next few months, then you may also be thinking of how you can celebrate the new year in style. 2021 is a hopeful year for most, and once things improve, it would be brilliant to have a party where we can get together with friends, colleagues, or family. Planning and hosting a special event after a challenging year will be exciting, but you may also be wondering how you can make it even more unique and memorable. A party theme is all the rage, and there really is no better way to start than with a theme that will be a sure hit with everyone. Do you want ideas for the best and most popular party themes in 2021? Here’s your exclusive list.
- A Mardi Gras party
Mardi Gras is synonymous with all-out fun and music, and your guests can certainly enjoy a Mardi Gras party, as the well-versed party planners in Oxfordshire from Oasis Events know very well. We’ve missed a lot of carnivals in the last year, not just the Carnival in Rio, but also our own carnivals such as the Notting Hill Carnival and more. Of course, when we think of Mardi Gras, we can’t help but think of bright colours, from yellow to green to purple to red, and lots of beads, masks, and butterflies. Set the tone with the right centrepieces for every table, and make sure to include plenty of flowers – and splashes of glitter and feathers all around. It’s an absolutely vibrant theme that everyone will love, and it’s a perfect pick-me-up for all your guests.
- A Bouncy Castle Party
Hire bouncy castles with a theme that suits your party and brings out the inner child that’s in every person. In recent years, bouncy castles have grown in popularity amongst the adult population, and have been used in everything from weddings to fancy parties. They are extremely fun and very inclusive, allowing multiple people to socialize and have fun at the same time. If you want to spice things up, try setting up a dance-off. Place your sound system next to the bouncy castles and have a wild disco dance competition on that amazing bouncy surface. Don’t forget to award the winner with a nice prize, and to make sure everyone feels included, have the crowd pick the champion.
- A Saturday Night Fever party
We all have our own idea of the 70s in our minds, but we can’t deny that Saturday Night Fever most definitely makes up a big chunk of it. The music of the 70s is certainly in a class and world of its own, and if you want everyone to dance and just enjoy themselves to the full, go for a Saturday Night Fever party. Glitz and glam are called for with this kind of theme, so don’t forget your giant mirror ball, dance floors lit in wild neon colours, glittery, filmy curtains and drapes, and other décor items that brings back the 70s in all their glory. Ceiling mirrors will be a definite attraction as are neon signs and other brightly-coloured props. Have everyone dress up in 70s costumes with bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and wigs, and you’re sure to have a wonderfully immersive party that everyone will remember.
- A masquerade
Since masks are a necessity nowadays, why not go all out with it with a masquerade party? Parties centred around the Venetian theme are always popular, and they will lend an air of mystery and romance to your event. Your guests can wear masks and ball gowns and tuxedos, and it’s a chance for everyone to get out of their pyjamas (after more than a year!) and dress in something a lot more formal. A masquerade party or ball is often a favourite for corporate and charity events, and you can include décor items such as Venetian backdrops, roman pillars and busts, giant masks, water features and fountains, and mask centrepieces for each table.