When it comes to planning an event, whether a corporate retreat or a wedding, a theme is often a helpful way of keeping things organized and cohesive.
But themes can range from merely being based on color or season to elaborate staging and recreation of films and more.
What are some of the most popular event themes for 2019? Check these nine out and see if you can come up with your own.
For Casual Events
- Sports-themed parties for sports fans or athletes, held at a venue like The FieldHouse Restaurant and Bar at SilverLakes.
- Creating a futuristic event that can be adapted for any party, casual to formal, by incorporating light shows and plenty of LEDs.
- Corporate groups looking to provide an exceptional experience for employees and customers may find that hosting an actual live rock show or concert can be a truly one of a kind event.
For Cocktail Events
- Circus themes inspired by famous films of recent years can be brought to life with aerial dancers or other types of circus performing artists.
- Paris-inspired décor and a burlesque or cabaret theme can include can-can dancers and specialized cocktails.
- A prohibition-era theme, a favorite amongst cocktail bars around the country, can bring a vintage feel to a contemporary gathering.
- Western-themed events are perfect for Southern Californians with easy access to Norco, where an authentic rural experience can be the backdrop for a memorable night.
For Formal Events
- Glitter-and-gold is a tried and true theme for any formal event; after all, what says formal more than having everything draped in metallic.
- Creating a winter wonderland, even if you’re in the middle of the desert, can transport your guests to another place and time.
A visit to The Arts Colony (TAC), one of many attractions located in Corona Heritage Park, is a chance to expand your appreciation for the arts while immersing yourself in a wash of local culture. At TAC you can enjoy viewing the work of artists from southern California and beyond in a casual atmosphere. You may even have the pleasure of watching artists in residence create their next masterpiece.
TAC and the entire Corona Heritage Park is a testament to the people of the community as it is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. Arriving at the park feels like you’re arriving to a special location—and you are! The site of Corona Heritage Park is a historical lemon ranch. TAC and the other park attractions are spread out across five-acres where lemons once grew. The gallery itself is situated in a charming turn-of-the-century home, one of several preserved buildings that house the park’s educational and visitor centers.
You never know what type of art you’ll see at TAC. Themed shows rotate throughout the year and may focus on a variety of media. Several members are award-winning artists, respected in more than one art society and nationally recognized, so sometimes the work displayed can be of a very high caliber. Some shows feature the work of less experienced artists or grade-school students. But no matter what show happens to be running when you visit, the experience of seeing a working art colony is fun and educational.
TAC is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is only a 20-minute drive from Field House Restaurant. After checking out all the great art and doing some shopping—many of the artworks are for sale—you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy dinner and spend some time discussing your favorite pieces of the day.