How to host an event-inspired party

Summer party with wimbledon tennis theme at The Brewery

Connecting your party to an existing event is a great way to give yourself a theme to work with; an event can inspire the décor, food and drink, and even the venue of your party. Not to mention that it can provide a fun and interesting twist to a party, such as a birthday or anniversary, and make it different to the ones you’ve celebrated before.

Read on to find out how to plan and host an event-inspired party that all your guests will love.

Choose your event

The first decision to make when planning for an event-inspired party is to decide which event to take inspiration from. We’ve picked out some of our favourites to provide you with some starting ideas.

For sporting fans, you could choose Wimbledon or Royal Ascot – both have clear themes to draw from – or one of the many football championships; The World Cup or the European Championship, depending on the year, or the FA Cup.

For music lovers, Glastonbury, Reading, or other music festivals can be a great way to draw in music and a theme. Whether your guests love pop and rock, folk, jazz and blues, or another musical genre, there’ll be a festival you can use to inspire your party hosting.

Band playing at Glastonbury themed event at The Brewery

Award ceremonies are also a great place for inspiration, especially for parties that will also include giving out awards, since they’re both glamorous and well styled, and there are so many of them during the year that there’s sure to be one that fits.

Tailor your theme

Once you’ve decided on the event to take inspiration from, it’s a good idea to decide how far you want to take your theme, since this will inform the rest of your decisions for décor, food and drink, and venue.

If you’re planning a Wimbledon party, do you want all the tables to have miniature tennis nets across them and tennis balls strung up around the room? Or would you prefer subtly represent Wimbledon by requesting all the guests wear white and keeping the colour palette to purple, green and white?

There are a number of options available to you when tailoring your theme but it’s a good idea to have some idea of how extravagant or simple you’d like to have it before planning further.

Find a venue

The perfect venue for your event-inspired party will be one that allows you to be as creative as you want with your décor and event theming. Depending on your event theme, it may be that a minimalist venue will work best, since it allows for greater customisation. Alternatively, a venue that has more character could be better for something like an Ascot-inspired event because it draws on similar heritage themes.

If you’re looking for an event space that allows for a large amount of customisation but also has lashings of character to add to your party, consider one of The Brewery’s six venue spaces. Each one has a different capacity and features and all can be decked out with everything you desire, thanks to the assistance of our specialist event design team.

Decide on food and drink

Food and drink are one of the most creative aspects of an event-inspired party to plan, since there’s lots you can do to represent the event you’ve chosen. Whether you decide to serve food that exists at the event, such as serving strawberries and cream as a dessert for Wimbledon, or food inspired by the event, such as street food inspired by the stalls at Glastonbury Festival, the options are endless.

Summer cocktail at The Brewery

Maybe even put a spin on an event classic, such as creating a cocktail with the flavours traditionally associated with afternoon tea for an Ascot or regatta themed event.

If you’re looking for a venue that allows you the creativity and flexibility to concoct a truly event-inspired menu, look no further than The Brewery. With our award-winning chefs and fully bespoke menu creation for your event, we’ll be able to bring all your ideas to life.

If you’re planning an event-inspired party, don’t hesitate to make an enquiry today. Our wealth of experience, services, and skills will enable us to support you through every step of the planning process and help you create a party that all your guests will love!