There’s a party buzzword that you might have heard about from wedding blogs, party planners and events professionals which is used to describe the latest trend in the events world – and that word is ‘unconventional’. Everyone is looking for the next ‘wow’ theme for their event and they want to make sure that it is unique and individual and that no one else has thought of it first! That’s why we are seeing more and more people choosing the unusual and unconventional for their event. Whether it’s a wacky fancy dress theme, an out of this world venue or funky furniture party planners are going to ensure that their event gets noticed! So how can you emulate this trend for your own party? We have some great unconventional party ideas for creating an avant garde occasion to thrill your guests!
Dress it up
Encouraging your friends to dress up to fit with your theme is really popular and it’s a great way of helping people to feel part of your event. It adds an air of excitement to a party and helps to create really memorable wedding photos. Fancy dress ideas can range from simply asking people to wear one particular colour to asking them to wear historical costumes or come as characters from your favourite film. And if you’re worried that guests might find it hard to source costumes you can even hire them so that they are available for them to put on as they arrive!
Unique venue styling
Over the last few years we have seen a number of stunning party venues open their doors to the public and if you are planning an important event it’s great to have so much choice. From aquariums to athletics stadiums and from country barns to country houses there’s something to suit every theme. And once you have a venue you can hire furniture to help you create the individual look that you want for your event. Don’t be afraid of unconventional party ideas and thinking outside the box. We have seen our ultra-modern Lola daybeds generating a stunning contrast to a historical setting or you could create a chill out lounge under the stars with our Marrakesh Sofa Sets and funky mirror tables. Choosing the right styling can really bring your venue and your party to life.
Choosing a unique and memorable entertainment is another great way to personalise your party and there are some fantastic options out there. Instead of opting for a traditional sit down meal you could hire street food stalls to set up in the grounds of your venue for guests to choose from. You can also bring a range of acts along to amaze your guests such as circus acrobats, sleight of hand magicians or tribute bands. These acts will create an air of excitement and individuality at your event demonstrating how unconventional party ideas can thrill your guests.
We love the fact that so many party planners are enjoying the freedom of imagination that unconventional themes allow them. You never know what you are going to see next and it’s brilliant to see such great innovation in the events world.