Creating a theme for your next party is not as challenging as you may think, and may ultimately save you money!

Before you get started, have you heard of an idea board before? idea boards merge colors, images and thoughts that “communicate” your desired look and feel for an event. What colors are important to you? How will you convey the theme? How do you want your guests to feel after leaving — inspired, relaxed, energized? “Starting your party planning with a theme is a great idea!  The theme will help develop the ‘idea board’ for an event,” says Laura Zaspel, Serendipity’s Co-Owner and Green Event Specialist.

Themes can be as simple as incorporating a certain color throughout the event. For example, a wedding catered by Serendipity was based on the color Tiffany Blue. The linens, frosting, candies and other accents incorporated the color in its design. Tiffany Blue and solid black contrasted to create an elegant effect.

“Having a theme for an event does not make it more expensive to execute, and in fact lends a lot of focus to planning and putting the right amount of importance on the key ingredients of an event so money is not wasted.”

On the other hand

Last weekend, a young couple chose a 1920s theme for their wedding. The bride wore the 1920s inspired wedding gown with flapper curls in her hair. The groom wore a suit, tie, top hat with coordinating hat band. The women wore flapper dresses and carried beaded purses and boas. Men wore zoot suits with matching hats and a few donned white shoes. Peacock feather centerpieces adorned the tables inside the Denver City Park Pavilion. Serendipity coordinated a ‘20s-inspired menu of Caesar salad (reportedly created in the 1920s), lamb shepherd pie, chili rubbed pork tenderloin and grilled ratatouille. If that doesn’t rub your fancy, maybe a construction site theme complete with would do the trick. Don’t forget your:

  • screwdrivers
  • hammers
  • paint brushes
  • lunch pails

Ask the guest to come dressed as tradesmen to get them involved as well.

Costumes are not just for Halloween!

Oktoberfest is full of pretzels, brats, and beer. At Serendipity Catering we help our clients decide on a theme and then custom create the menu to reflect the theme of the event. That’s exactly what we did for a client celebrating Oktoberfest with us! TheSerendipityy staff dressed the part and catered to the host’s palate. Polka music was playing and the German flag was waving in the background. We also use vendors to enhance the look and feel that one wants to achieve, for example, florists, musicians, lighting technicians, and cake designers.

Need help with deciding on a theme, or do you have your theme but don’t know what to do next?  Call Serendipity Catering today!

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