Event Planning Tips: 5 Outdoor Party Themes and Ideas

Not all parties should be glamorous and splendid. But, every one of them should be based on a unique theme!

Most event planning tips you will find online prioritises the choice of theme. It’s the central idea that will determine every detail you are going to prepare for the event, so it needs to be the first concern.

After deciding for the theme, create a list of what you want your guests to wear, the decorations, the music playlist (to complete the vibe), foods, and the perfect location.

However, more details should be taken into consideration if you are organising an outdoor party. Nevertheless, a gathering at an open space will be perfect for the summer!

Here Are the Themes You Could Choose:

70s Glam Party

Relive the glory days of old school music with a disco or glam rock party. Aside from the funky outfits and faces, it is going be a celebration of the music of David Bowie and many more artists in the 70s. Young and old guests will surely appreciate and enjoy the jive if you will be able to pull off a perfect atmosphere.

To achieve the 70s set up, make sure to add some disco balls, neon signs, egg chairs, hanging banners and black and strobe lights.

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Then, inform the guests to arrive with their huge Platform boots, Flares, and Tartan skirts because it’s time to boogie!

Tropical Party

A tropical-themed or Hawaiian party is one of the most popular motifs for summer gatherings (obviously). It is because of the colours, music and food that are simply perfect for the sunny days.  

Imagine a beach party with all the tropical flowers, grass table skirts, beach umbrellas, tiki torches, and Carribean music in your own yard! Make sure that every guest is dressed in Hawaiian-style attires to achieve that total tropical vibe.

Summer Camp Party

Who told you that a summer camp party is just for children? Kids are not the only people who love s’ mores, campfires, swimming, and games. Adults delight on those things too.

So, relive the past with some bunk beds, mess hall dinners, and campfire conversations through this summer camp theme.

Make the set up around the bonfire as rustic as possible. Then, incorporate warm and nude tone on the chairs, blankets, and summer camp food.

This unique theme will make you enjoy every catch-up conversation or games with the friends you haven’t talked to in a while.  

Boho Party

Rekindle the flower power inside you! Setting up a Boho Party means getting linked to nature again.

What’s good about this theme is that you don’t have to worry about the colours if you have a hard time to decide. Boho gives you the freedom to apply abstract designs that still complement each other. You can choose between pastel or dark-toned colours on your setting, for example.

The party is going to be an arrangement of rustic wood, floral garlands, and natural materials. You can add recycled elements too, such as old bottles and palettes.

If your garden does not yet have flowers in it, some easy DIY paper flowers will integrate the decor. Don’t forget to cover the place with yellow lights if the party happens at night too!

Backyard BBQ Party

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What is summer without a backyard bbq party, right?

The food and griller are the most important things to consider in pursuing a barbecue gathering. Bring all your family and friends together for a fun-filled party in your backyard.

Prepare drinks such as wine and cocktails or non-alcoholic lemon juice to relieve your guests’ thirst. Aside from the grilled cuisines, these amazing party snacks will complete a delectable menu!

Most importantly, be serious about the food and make sure you have the best BBQ grill in town. It’s because having a portable and amazing griller will make your party more satisfying!

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