Life is too short to host boring events

Let’s face it, your event has big shoes to fill and while your guests are always out and about, they have posed in front of a million flower walls. #notanotherflowerwall

And now it’s your turn—what are your plans to make your event stand out? You know you’ve done the event well when your guests instantly want to tell everyone about it and share it across social media. Every day, we are inspired and stimulated by the world around us and the people and brands we follow. Most of who, without social media, we wouldn’t know anything about, let alone the amazing things they get up to.

Coco Chanel had it right in so many ways, but when she said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off,” I can’t help but feel she was a tad reserved.

So, the question is, how far do we really go when it comes to theming? Do we sit more with Iris Apfel where “More is more and less is a bore,” or do we stick with Coco Chanel and keep it simple? When organising the perfect event, there are so many things you need to think about. You don’t want to go OTT and cross the tacky line, and you also don’t want to find yourself sliding into the ‘boring’ category.

It’s about striking that fine balance, and to do that, we’ve got five hot tips that’ll help you, wow all the Coco Chanel’s and the Iris Apfel’s out there.

### Know the venue

Make sure you know the ins and outs of your venue and space. Where is the best lighting, key entrance points, and always know your boundaries. Knowing these elements will help you come up with a suitable floor plan for a perfect flow!

### Know the audience

Think about your audience and why they are attending. What will they get out of your event? What do you want them to get out of your event? It doesn’t matter if it’s a launch party, VIP event or a networking event, you need to understand the event’s purpose and the outcomes you’re looking to achieve to help create the best possible experience for your guests.

### Get down and dirty

There’s no budget too small. If you aren’t blessed with the largest budget in the world, you can save on costs by getting down and dirty, or glittery, and make Pinterest your best friend. #DIY and take your event to another dimension. It also gives you bragging rights when people ask where you got that from. Remember though, it needs to look professional, or forget it.

### The golden egg

Think about your theme and look at it from every angle. Let your brain take you to the wildest places and ask yourself – how can I make my styling different from other events out there? Takedown all your ideas and explore them. How can you bring them to life? We guarantee you will find the golden egg idea!

### Dress to impress

Keeping up appearances is really important, whatever theming you choose and install. So whether you’re out on show greeting the crowds, or behind-the-scenes in black, ensure you are dressed appropriately and professionally, making it an event to remember.

With these five tips, you’ll be on the right track to pull-off any size event, and it’ll be a sure fine hit! If you’re looking for inspiration or need help theming your next event, reach out to us at