Ever been to an event that’s a little too theme-y? When it comes to themed corporate event decor, there seems to be a delicate tipping point between “wow” and “what the?” Themed events are a fun and focused way to emphasize specific destinations, venues, trending pop culture topics, and/or the overall message and purpose of your meeting. There’s no question themes are a powerful vehicle to deliver an experience to your guests. But here’s a tip from your favorite destination management company: Always let the experience steer that vehicle, and don’t ever let the theme crash the party.
Take this recent client event at L’Auberge Del Mar‘s beautiful terrace. Since it was a heavy networking event with several interactive elements at play, we wanted those experiential elements to take center stage. In addition to a networking game, guests enjoyed tequila tasting, s’mores stations, music from songwriter Michael Tiernan, and a live art show by artist/designer Taylor Reeve. Raffle tickets were sold to win the finished painting, with all proceeds going to local non-profit Operation Amped.
For decor The Event Team blended popular trends, creating a Moroccan-Bohemian theme that played a supporting role to all the interactive enhancements without overpowering the entire event. Modern lounge pieces with bold and vivid Moroccan-inspired accents (lanterns, printed rugs and linens, etc.) were paired with Bohemian-style embellishments (market string lights, oversize pillows, wood, succulents, etc.) to create a subtly beautiful backdrop for this classy beachfront affair.
The result? Happy hotel partners and clients! Check out what L’Auberge Del Mar’s National Sales Manager Jamie Lee Clave had to say after the event:
“Words can’t even begin to describe how happy we we’re with the turnout of last night’s event. The style and decor, the amazing market lighting… We’re seriously over the moon today! Thank you again for all of your hard work and for showcasing L’Auberge Del Mar in the highest regard. We had some happy customers last night and hopefully you found more business based upon what you created. Thank you for your partnership, creativity and for all you do.”
Check out more pictures from this event below (provided by Ashley Williams Photography). Need decor ideas for your next corporate function? The Event Team can help you identify the exact theme to fit your location, goals and budget. Mention the code BOHO for discounted rates on your next decor package!