Themed celebrations are not something new, but it feels that after waiting for celebrations to return, guests are more excited than ever to not just get together to celebrate – but to do so in style. It is something we have seen at The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park with requests for fun birthday parties, instagrammable baby showers, unforgettable bar mitzvahs and more.
In this article, we share some top tips taken directly from The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park's creative event team.
Picking a theme – What are your interests?
A great place to start when picking a theme is your interests, or the interests of the main person who you are celebrating. Think about hobbies, favourite TV shows, or even things that you are passionate about in your daily life. Some of the easiest tend to be around pop-culture, as it makes for an easy point of reference for all guests.
We recommend taking to Pinterest to source some additional inspiration when you run out of ideas. It is an easy to use tool that allows you to search by topic and see a whole feed of photos and tutorials that relate to what you have searched for.
A wonderful idea for a themed children's birthday party hosted at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park is ‘A Day at The Zoo'. Being so close to London Zoo, it could involve a day of exploring the world-famous zoo followed by a themed party that features animal-themed snacks, face painting and a jungle inspired décor in one of our private rooms. Add games such as "Pin the Tail on the Lion" and giant "Snakes and Ladders".
Talk to a Professional or Planner
At The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, we have a team of in-house Memory Makers, whose job it is to ensure your event is unforgettable. From start to finish they will guide you on what can be done, and give valuable insight on how the event will run, based on years of experience hosting countless events.
For a smaller celebration, with only a few people, although an event planner may not be needed, we always recommend assigning this role to one person in the group. They will be the point of contact for the guests and can help ensure everything runs smoothly.
Anam, our Memory Maker at The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park shares her top tip when organising a celebration event: "The thing that makes most events special, and something we always look to do at The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park is to personalise an event. Equally as important to this, from a guest perspective, is going somewhere that they can feel at ease. The best kind of events are the ones that feel effortless, with everything running smoothly and just how you imagined it." Anam has worked on creating unforgettable events for a range of clients, in multiple countries, but is always looking for more ways to bring creativity to events. Like the recent Sustainable Event at The Primrose Hill Ballroom, which featured edible cutlery and a zero-waste food menu concept. "Most importantly, with celebrations it's about everyone having fun" adds Anam.
Discover Venue Possibilities
Every event has a different need, which is why there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to picking your venue. The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park has a wide variety of venues below.
The Primrose Hill Ballroom – ideal for large celebrations, extravagant events and parties of up to 350 guests
Carluccio's Restaurant – Ideal for a less formal birthday party, in a semi-private area, allowing you to keep the budget lower and focus on what matters most, connecting with your guests.
The Aperitivo Terrace – the perfect celebration destination for summertime, with al-fresco seating, a private bar and a cool environment.
These are only a few of the hotel's event spaces, but already offer such a range of possibilities. Each takes inspiration from the local area, but act as a blank canvas, ideal for turning into a space that is truly "you".
Some fun themes for your next celebration event
To wrap up this ultimate guide on themed events, we thought it would be fitting to help get the creativity flowing and share some ideas taken directly from the team at The London Marriott Regents Park, both with events they have hosted in-house, or have been dreaming of creating for the right guests.
Sustainable Party – For those passionate about the environment, why not theme your event around sustainability. Use recycled wood to build the decorations, give your guests a sustainable gift, ask your venue to provide sustainable food and encourage guests to look vintage when finding an outfit.
Alice in Wonderland – A classic theme for a reason. Think of mad hatters, giant mushrooms, clocks and playing cards. Why not serve guests tea with a mad-hatters tea.
Seaside Party – You don't need to be on the beach to have a seaside party. Bring the beach to you with palm trees, laid back outfits and fruit punches. Why not set up a surfer photo backdrop, and bring in creative decorations such as inflatable boats, giant sea shells and parasols. The food can feature a seafood menu, with giant ice creams and lollies as desserts.
Are you looking to host your own themed celebration? Talk to the team and find out how you can make the most of 5% off and double Marriott Bonvoy™ Events points.