To Theme or Not To Theme...
That is the Question!
Here's a list of what you might do and what you might not. No pressure here. But
remember, theme is very important. Saying you don't have a theme is like saying, "just
make sure the air conditioning works and there's food on the table!"...which is
important, of course...but!
Even if you choose just to do florals...that's
still a theme you carry through with colors and size and all that good stuff. Leave it to
the caterer, you may have bud vases
on the table with plastic flowers and dust for leaves. Then again, if that's okay with
you, it's okay with me. It's your party!
If you decide on using a decorator, supply them with this checklist and ask them to
prepare a proposal with prices listed by item. Then pick and choose what you want to fit
within your budget. Am I good to you or what?
___ Other (e.g. special time tunnel)
INSIDE LOCATION/OUTSIDE ROOM:
___ Welcome Sign at entrance
___ Entrance Sign at "room" entrance
___ Seating Cards theme based
___ Sign-In Board and/or
___ Sign in Book
___ Sign (e.g. please leave a message for Michael)
___ Directional signage based on theme
___ Restroom signs theme-oriented
___ Coatcheck signage
___ Band Backdrop
___ Buffet Station Backdrops or Decor
___ Ceiling Treatment
___ Photo Blow-Ups
___ Gift Table
___ Balloon Treatment/Arches
___ Linen ___ Specialty ___ Color Choice(s)
___ Napkins ___ Specialty ___ Color Choice(s)
___ Centerpiece / Adults
___ Centerpiece / Kids
___ Votive Candles
___ Napkin Rings
___ single use camera(s)
(e.g., if "amusement park" is your theme...you may want to build a midway)