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17-07-2005, 02:22 PM
Hey ive been working on different angles for my event business and was wondering what people thought of theme parties in general. im not talking taking out a deck of cards at an event and calling it casino night.... i mean proper all out themed, detailed, styled events....
what do people think? good? bad? or just plain ugly?

ive also been thinking kids parties could be another way to go... although it would be on a much smaller scale.
Anyone have any ideas?

17-07-2005, 03:22 PM
One day I'm hoping to get into the events industry. I think it would be a really good idea, especially if it's something you enjoy doing. Aim to become synonymous for what you do, but having really detailed and well themed parties may be something you will have to aim at more prestegious customers who have a lot of money to spend to make sure you can create a good party.

BTW, how much competition is there in this type of planning?

17-07-2005, 04:19 PM
I think its a great idea.

I personally love organsing events and parties, and entertaining guests.

I think themes are a great idea.

Good luck

17-07-2005, 04:26 PM
Well here in ireland there are a few small events companies dotted around the country, with the major ones based in dublin. Since i plan to stay pretty local there is not much competition.. almost none. In fact as far as i can find my only competition is the bigger companies who are willing to travel.
The uk i think has a lot more companies, due to the larger population.
thanks for the comments, i will ake them on board.
Im planning on aiming at locals small events birthday parties etc to start with, build a reputation, contacts and confidence before i move onto larger corporate events.
Theres a lot of demand for a servicelike this in my area especially around debs season and christmas. People seem excited about the idea that we would clean up afterwards, which is the biggest hassle when your hung over the next day....

17-07-2005, 04:38 PM
I had an idea...not my own idea, because its most likely done by many people anyway, but something I'd like to do. Some bars/clubs/restaurants let you 'rent' out their premises, sometimes for free, if you can guarantee a specific number of attendees.

So, I's really like to try this soon, and organise a large party for a couple of hundred people, maybe themed. Something I would really enjoy.

Well, yes. lol.

Good luck, sounds like it could really work! :-)

17-07-2005, 04:59 PM
yeah some places here do that kind of thing on slow nights where you can gaurantee high bar sales. that kind of thing.
My first official event is going to be my launch party (depending on funds) im hoping to be set up by late oct earlt november and im doing a mardi gras masquerade ball. Its going to be a real carnival atmosphere bright colours, dancers, costumes, beads, air brush tatoo artists, jugglers, flame throwers and all sorts.. should be good. i want to really start with a bang and get a lot of press.
Trying to think of ways to pay for it though.

17-07-2005, 06:40 PM
p.s. if anyone has good ideas for themes go ahead and leave them here, much appreciated. ive developed and created menu's, decor, pricings, music, lighting etc on the following themes:

Mad Hatters Tea Party
Wild Wild West - Cowboys and Caviar
Black and White Ball
Mardi Gras
Beach Party
James Bond - 007
Grease is the Word
Viva Las Vegas- Casino Night
Hollywood - Oscars
Decade of Choice

i think thats it so far....

17-07-2005, 10:58 PM
As far as the theme's are concerned i think its unlimited really, i supose it depends on the client.

Maybe you can do set themed nights as you mentioned above(some great themes there) where they can choose from a list of themes and you can also do a customised themed party where you would customise a party for, say someone who likes cars..... or chocolate(and have chocolate fountains, amongst other varoius things).

Dont forget hen and stag nights, christenings, weddings, graduations, birthdays, bar mitzvah's etc etc......

18-07-2005, 12:47 PM
I think themes are a great idea - after all, the main thing is that the event is memorable.

I think often it only takes a little effort to have a big impact, and the ideas needn't cost the earth - e.g. themed night James Bond = martini "Shaken Not Stirred" at the door on entry?


19-07-2005, 03:38 PM
OOH i like that chocolate idea.. yum.. might use that.
im liking the chocolate fountain, with strawberries ....and champagne. Cream and Caramel as the base colours for the decor with touches of gold and chocolate brown. Gilt edged plates, chocolate brown candles, silks and satins. Invitaions a single luxury handmade chocolate in a cream coloured box, tied with a brown and a gold ribbon, with the details embossed in gold on the box. Nice.
Chocolate light, milk, dark, chocolate mousse, hot chocolate, chocolate liqeur, chocolate bowls, fruit and champagne sorbet as pallet cleansers. Dimly lit room, lots of candles and a chandalier. Sorry im getting carried away have to go wrte this stuff down.. im also going down to the shop to buy a couple of bars or chocolate.....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm

19-07-2005, 03:41 PM
Can I have an invite???

(confirmed chocoholic!)

19-07-2005, 04:06 PM
LOL yeah i love chocolate too what woman doesn't?

Some great ideas there. Dont forget to write them all down.

good luck