5 ‘In your Face’ theme ideas that make your Event a huge success

The first question that comes to everybody looking to organize an event is ‘what will be the theme.’ This issue is popping everywhere and literally hours of discussions and creative inputs are spent before a theme is finalized for an event.

In my early days, the ‘theme’ was not that big an issue, and companies were more concerned on the hospitality of the guest. But since Social Media has taken over the world, and people are always looking for ‘cool’ things they can snap, brands today focus a lot on themes.

And yes, in today’s time it will be a grave mistake if you don’t concentrate on a theme and instead, go for a ‘bland’ event. Even tech companies, who launch their flagship products, have unique themes to draw the attention of the audience.

So today I share five kickass theme ideas, that can make your event the talk of the town: –


  1. An Acrobatic Theme

This is one so-called risky theme, which most business owners run from. I mean apart from sports industry; an acrobatic theme doesn’t make any sense right? Well with the acrobatic theme you can showcase the precision of your company. For example, if you are launching a data analysis software which is all about numbers and stats, then with an acrobatic theme you can subconsciously convey that you are serious about accuracy and pinpoint precision. Subconscious messaging is powerful, my friend!

PS – Don’t go overboard with this, and don’t have people who are juggling and dancing with flashy clothes. You don’t want to be taken as a joke.

  1. Vintage Iconic Restro Theme

There is something about the old school that people love. Especially in America, people love things that remind of their past. But how do you that? Well, you can take inspiration from iconic restaurants that hold a special place in people’s heart. A hard rock theme or Jack Daniels’ theme will turn many heads.

But want to add little zing and surprise, head over to Tennessee, and go to some country restaurants and see how they go about their interiors and what they have showcased ‘country art.’

I have taken inspiration from restaurants in Tennessee, and my clients (in their words) have said, that they were “freaking awesome.” (Yeah they used the other F-word: P

I could have shared more photographs, but I think that you can only get real inspiration once you visit those places.

  1. The Good’ol Barbeque

BBQ theme is regarded as the safest bet in the event planning industry. Americans love BBQ, and delicious food can make even a bland event look great. You can take the BBQ theme up a notch, by giving the interiors a ‘BBQ touch.’ BBQ touch means raw farm inspired design. It doesn’t cost that much, and if done correctly it complements the food and raises the bar of the event.

Everyone loves BBQ
Everyone loves BBQ

No next time you are a bit unsure about the theme, good with ‘trusted’ choice.

  1. The ‘Foreign’ theme

Another familiar theme is the Foreign Inspired theme. People love to see the culture and colors of other countries, and it can make your event, talk of the town. But if you are going to go with this, do it wholeheartedly. Don’t do some research about a country and pick some ideas on Pinterest. Rather do a whole lot of research about that country. If possible, pick a team that can research about different aspects.

And yes, every aspect of the event should reflect about that country, the food, the design, the events and even the main event should have its touch. Furthermore, the audience does have preconceptions about a country and if through their event they can learn more about that country, nothing like it.

Finally, if there is a big event, you can go with a Global theme where small sections can represent a different country. Such kind of theme only makes sense in a mega event. Personally, I only have done this once, for a big Car Company Event. (You read about it in the news 😉

  1. The Labor theme

IF the event is about machines or anything related to craftsmanship, then the labor theme is a very good idea. You can use woodworking projects, include a lot of DIYs and convey the importance of ‘hard work and sweat’ through all of this.

So, these were my top go to themes that are bound to get some attention. You can check out Laissez, for more ideas and inspiration.

Hope you enjoyed this post.



Why Hiring an Event Planner is Something you should Consider?

What is the need to hire an event planner in the first place, right? You have a business, you know things work and organizing an event won’t be that difficult. Well, if you think so then today, I’ll be covering some reasons, why that is a terrible thing to do and how beneficial an event planner can prove to be.

And yes, if you see a career in event planning industry then you can use this to answer someone who asks ‘Why do we need an event planner’? (Believe me, this is common question people have)

Save some time 

With the growing market, several variables have been introduced to the event planning. The government has also introduced certain regulations that you are required to adhere too. If you decide to organize your event, you have to figure out all of this. You will also have to meet tons of people and ensure that there is no hiccup. Even if you delegate few people to this, it is a humongous task.

So the logical conclusion is you should not spend so much time in doing all that, are rather focus your business.

Event Planners have an efficient system, which takes care of everything. Also, several things require attention even when the event is going on. So if you value time, and planning to organize a mid to large size event, then hiring event planners is the way to go.

Can Save you Money

Irrespective of the scale of the event, every business (or person) has a budget in mind. But I have a tip for all of you, instead of telling that budget to the organizers, tell the different elements that are required in the event. According to that, you can ask what is the best cost you can get for each of that.

Save some money
Save some money

In certain aspects like catering or music, event planners can give you the best deal after negotiating on your behalf.

Asses Vendor Quality 

Event planners are in constant contact with different vendors. Secondly, for the same need they have 2-3 (sometimes even 8-10) vendors, depending upon cost and quality. This gives you the luxury to choose from different sources and pick the one; that is right for your budget or need.

Add some Spice to the Event 

I believe that many businesses focus more on the intricate details of the event and completely ignore the ‘glamour’ part. This so-called glamor can give the right media attention and word of mouth to your event.

Most Event Planners (at least the ones with experience) nail this. They understand the product or the business and brainstorm ideas for the theme or special events that are best suited. You obviously have a say in it but speaking from experience it is better to leave such things in the hands of an event planner.


 Finally, when the event is being organized, everything needs to go right. To be honest, this is rarely the case. For us, the day or days of the event are the most stressful. You are troubleshooting every minute, helping the attendees if they need anything, taking care of security and future performances. To be honest, at troubleshooting large event planners are preferred as they have a larger team and experience.

It all boils down to the scale of the event and the different elements.

Broadly, these are the primary reasons why hiring an event planner can come in handy. If any questions or queries need to answered, drop a comment below, and I will address the same.

In the future articles, I will be giving more tips, that can be beneficial to both sides of the party.


Something I have to Share

Before I start sharing information on the Event Planning and Concert Planning, there is something which I have to share about my life.

In this post I talk about my past and how at one stage I was completely down the barrel. So without further ado lets get to it.

Right from my high school, I had a knack of planning parties and used to organize many events. I was not interested in studies, but I barely passed in all subjects. After finishing high school, I got into ARTS college in Colorado, but I dropped out in under a year.

I joined as an intern in a local party planning firm which used to organize small community functions in the city. Thankfully I gained a lot of experience and made few contacts. Being an intern in such a firm can be extremely tiring, and you have a lot on your plate. But anyway, I was happy with I was doing, and in 9 months they offered me a full-time position. I gracefully accepted the job, and within three years I was looking over events in 3-4 major states.

I loved working with my team and I started with working with the ‘mainstream player,’ my friendly nature helped me a lot. But in 2012, something terrible happened, and that sent my ‘promising career’, down the barrel.

I suffered from infections in my liver and kidney, and since I worked so much, my body had developed several conditions. I still remember the day when I collapsed at work and was rushed to the hospital.  I was hospitalized for 45 days. During this period, I lost my job, but I wasn’t that worried as I knew with my experience and contacts it wouldn’t be difficult to find a new job.

Anyway, I took a 15-day break after being discharged, and in December 2012 I had an interview. I was pretty pumped about it and when I was driving another terrible thing happened with me. I was hit by a high speeding car, and I broke both my arms and my neck, it was a terrible accident, and I consider myself lucky that I survived. It took me another five months to completely recover from that.

Ready for a fresh start
Ready for a fresh start

During this time, I thought a lot and decided that I need to my company. I hooked up with an old friend of mine (who was also in the industry), and we started our operations. For the first six months, we focused a lot on small events and then we got our first major event in the capital. For a moment I thought my life was back on track. But well, I have a f*cked up destiny.

A week before the event I again collapsed and was in the hospital for two days. I took an early discharge, and the doctors were reluctant because clearly I wasn’t fit. Long story short, the event was a disaster, the organizers didn’t pay us a dime and our reputation went for a toss.

At that stage, I was pretty depressed and no idea how I am going to get out of this. Luckily, one day I watched a video on Astrology and made contact with an Indian Astrologer, Mukesh Gupta. I never believed in such things, and as a matter of fact, I laughed at the concept of horoscopes too. But I was like what the hell, what would I loose if consult him. And boy, I was in for a shocker.

He almost predicted everything that happened in my life, just looking at my birth details and said that there were two ‘planets’ which are a having a negative impact on my life. He suggested some ‘Lal Kitab Remedies for Health’ (that’s what he called them), and within few months I saw a noticeable improvement in my health.

After that, I have consulted him in almost every aspect of my life, and the results have been extremely positive. I am running my successful company now; my health has never been better, and I am also happily married. (Living the dream, right?)

Anyway, I just wanted to share my story on this website. I felt obligated that I need to mention how this man has helped me in my life. (You can contact him through facebook)

All the future posts will be about event planning and concerts and I am super pumped to share all the information with you.