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Corporate Event Themes For Extraordinary Company Parties

Last Updated: 31st May 2022

Tasked with planning a killer function and need some corporate event theme inspiration?

It’s important when choosing a theme for a corporate event that it suits your company’s culture, stays within budget but most importantly, is relevant and fun.

A successful corporate event will bring people together, resulting in a happier workplace, higher staff retention and a more productive workforce, so getting the theme right is a must!

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Corporate Event Theme Ideas For All

To help you decide on a theme for your corporate event, we’ve suggested some super-fun ideas that are suitable for a range of cultures and budgets. You’re sure to find something that is perfect for your company.

Let’s get started!


The Best Corporate Event Themes


The Great Gatsby


Bellini Jazz Band

Treat your guests to a roaring 20s flappers party! The glitz, the glamour, the feather boas, the cocktails, the canapรฉs and the gaming tables will all create a super-classy ambience that is perfect for your corporate celebration. Decorate your venue in an art-deco style with lots of black and gold and hire a superb jazz and swing band as a magnificent centrepiece to it all!


Caribbean

caribbean cocktails

Brighten up walls and tables with bold blocks of colour and hire in some inflatable palm trees and pineapples to get your venue looking snazzy and fun. Have plenty of rum cocktails available for your guests and treat them to jerk chicken, rice and peas, fried chicken and coleslaw. Yum! As for the party music? A steel band would go down a treat, or hire a DJ and fill your venue with the laid-back sounds of reggae while everyone’s eating and then liven things up in the evening with some dancehall, ska and soca tuuuunes!


James Bond

casino game

This is a classy and lively corporate event theme that your guests will love. Hire some casino tables and get the champagne and cocktails at the ready – especially the martinis! Have everyone come in tuxedos and cocktail dresses and let the fun begin. Why not hire a magician to amaze and astound your guests with all those cards lying around or hire a jazz and swing singer to add to the luxurious atmosphere?


Back To The 80s

corporate 80s band
Grand Theft 80

From the day-glo outfits, big hair and eyeliner, to the massive tunes that are guaranteed to keep everyone rocking out all night, the 80s is an incredibly fun corporate party theme for guests of all ages to enjoy. Provide everyone with glow sticks, decorate your venue with neon lights, giant band posters and game boy and Rubik’s cube paraphernalia and the scene is set for an epic night! All you need now is an 80s band to get the party started.


School Disco

90s band
The Demo Discs

Your organisation will love the nostalgia of the 90s, which is what makes it such a great corporate event theme! Dressing up in some seriously questionable 90s gear and dancing the night away to some throwback school disco hits will go down a storm with your guests. Decorate your venue with some bold, spray-painted phrases, cover every available surface in CDs and serve some brightly-coloured 90s themed cocktails. As for the music? A 90s band is just the ticket!


Oktoberfest

oompah-band
The Uber Tubers

Bring the rip-roaring fun of Oktoberfest to your corporate party! First things first, you’ll need some beer, and lots of it. Then some bratwurst, pretzels and sauerkraut. Decorate your venue with long wooden tables and benches and some simple bunting. Finally, get everyone into the party spirit by getting their toes tapping with an authentic oompah band! Caution: This type of party might result in a few sore heads the next morning!


50s Rock n Roll

rock n roll band
The Platonics

Hire some American diner chairs, booths and tables and give your company the retro night of a lifetime! Everything about this party theme is fun. The clothes, the music and the food. Serve up juicy burgers, milkshakes and huge ice-cream sundaes, get some old-school tunes on the jukebox and hire a rock n roll band to round off your 50s themed party in style.


Rio Carnival

dancers at corporate event
Brazilian Rio Show

If you’re hosting a huge function, this corporate event theme is one of the most dynamic and zestful you can choose. Think big. Think bright. Think OTT. Decorate your venue with vibrant lighting, colourful tablecloths, beaded curtains, lots of feathers and provide everyone with Mardi Gras masks. A bold party theme like this needs entertainment to match. Brazilian dancers and samba bands are a must. Face painters, tarot card readers and stilt walkers will provide your guests with so much interactive entertainment, they’ll never want the night to end!


Summer BBQ

summer bbq

Who doesn’t love a BBQ in the height of summer? This type of theme is perfect for a networking event. Hire out a garden or park area, or a cool rooftop terrace and let your guests relax in the sun (fingers crossed anyway!) Keep it casual attire so everyone feels comfortable and get the drinks flowing. Lay out some picnic blankets or pub garden tables and serve burgers, hot dogs and salads to keep things simple and cost-effective. For a really fun musical touch, you should consider hiring a roaming band to bring the entire event to life!


Circus

acrobats for corporate party
Skybound Duo

Roll up, roll up for the circus event of the century! Turn your corporate event into a big-top extravaganza with aerial acrobatics, fire performers, stilt walkers, jugglers, sword swallowers and contortionists. Your guests won’t believe their eyes! Hire a circus tent and food carts serving candy floss, popcorn, pretzels, pizza – in fact, anything goes. There’s no doubt your function will be spectacular, memorable, and most of all – fun!


The Oscars

oscars

This corporate event theme works brilliantly for awards ceremonies. As your guests dress to impress and walk up the red carpet to your venue, have some fake paparazzi there to capture it all. Once inside, everyone can sit round large tables and be wined and dined like A-listers as they celebrate the company’s achievements for the year. And don’t forget the after party! A stunning luxury show band will ensure the evening is decadent and dazzling – your employees deserve it!


Festival

festival themed party

Whoop! If you’re looking to provide your company with a function where they can rock the night away, hang out with their colleagues and dance like no-one’s watching, then a festival theme is ideal. Whether you hire tents for a Glastonbury-style event or plan to have a line up of bands throughout the day in one venue, music is key. First, choose your headline act. Will it be a pop and rock band, an indie and Britpop band or perhaps a Soul And Motown band? Once you’ve chosen the rest of your line-up and organised your food carts, it’s time to get the decorations right. Think lots of fairy lights, bunting, flags, ribbons and balloons. You might want to consider hiring face painters, stilt walkers or fortune tellers to really bring your event to life.


Murder Mystery Party

murder mystery party
The Suspicious Suspects

Everyone loves a good mystery, and being able to play detective is a thrilling experience for most people. Actors will play the parts of the characters in whatever story you choose and your guests can mix and mingle, asking questions to try to discover ‘whodunnit’ or even take on the part of a character themselves! The intrigue and excitement created by a murder mystery event makes it incredibly engaging and the conversational element make it an excellent team-building activity.


Wild West/Rodeo

acoustic folk band
Rolling Meadows

Hire a barn, dress it like a saloon from a western and invite your guests to a rootin’ tootin’ Wild West party! Have plenty of hay bales around for seating, a bucking bronco, skittles and lots of whisky, gin and beer available. Make sure there’s a dance floor for line dancing and hire an acoustic folk band to get the party started!


Masked Ball

masked ball mask

Probably the most upmarket and sophisticated corporate event theme on the list, a masked ball is a must if your company is looking to host an extravagant yet elegant party. Hire a country house or decorate your venue with candles, heavy drapery and pillars to recreate a Venetian palace. As your guests arrive, have a string quartet or harpist welcome them so your function oozes opulence from the minute you step in the door. Provide your guests with exquisite masks and a lavish meal before the real fun begins!


Karaoke Night

corporate bandeoke
Bandeoke Heroes

Let your employees take to the stage by hosting a karaoke night! Whether you hire out a private karaoke booth or hire in your own equipment, karaoke is such a fun way to let your hair down. But did you know that you can make karaoke part of a full-on party by hiring a bandeoke band? That’s right – you can perform with a real-life band! It works in much the same way as a karaoke night – guests fill in a form with the song they’d like to sing and when it’s their turn, they can get up and become the band’s lead singer. Your company will thank you if you choose this option!


Corporate Event Themes And Ideas

Now that you’ve chosen your theme, you can start planning how to bring it all together. For more inspiration, check out these entertainment ideas for corporate events that are bound to help make your event especially memorable.

If you’d like to hire acts for your corporate event, take a look at the fabulous range of bands, classical musicians and performers available at Entertainment Nation and get in contact to get the booking process rolling!


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