Planning a big party and not too sure how to get started? Well, first, decide on the theme of your party. Having a central theme will make choosing the decorations, food and outfits much easier, be it a baby shower, a bachelorette party, a 21st celebration or a company gala. Here are some ideas to inspire you on your party-planning journey.
- Classy and elegant
You can’t go wrong with an event that revolves around being classy and tasteful. Style your space with simple black and white décor and add in some wooden accents or textures to shake things up.Places like Motorino would be perfect for a brunch party, with its spacious space and large open windows that fill the place with natural light. The largely monochrome space is balanced with marble textures and wooden furniture for a space that’s classy yet fancy.
2. Summer Garden Fiesta
Fresh, lush greenery with fun pops of colour or soft pastel shades. This party is not only classic but also really easy to decorate for! For example, you can opt for a soft and girly touch with pastel hydrangeas and peonies on your dessert table.
If you’re looking for something more vibrant and fun, throw in tropical fruits for a cheeky twist!
You can always opt to have an intimate picnic in the Botanic Gardens or at the Marina Barrage but if you’re looking for more privacy and comfort, venues like Boufe Boutique Café offers a great space. The café is well-lit with a simple design, making it the perfect base for your creativity to take free rein. When the weather’s good, take the party to the alfresco dining area and party out in the open.
P/S, if you’re having a party in the day, remember to keep your guests refreshed with cold drinks or popsicles. Keep things healthy and serve up some fruit-infused concoctions!
3. Industrial Chic
For a party that will impress the men too, go along with themes that are more unisex. Industrial chic has darker and sturdier elements with a sleek and raw feel, paired with an emphasis on remaining stylish.
Consider venues with grey-washed walls and exposed lighting. High ceilings are definitely a bonus!
4. Vintage Throwback
Vintage doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to stick to brown faded tones. Instead, find elements that are reminiscent of the past and sometimes the quirkier they are, the more they stand out. Look for items that are a throwback to the past such as batik tiles or decorate the place with old novels and rustic elements.
For a more personal touch, clip polaroids up on twine strings and remind your guests of your past memories.
We love The Lokal for its eclectic décor – it’s not outright vintage but the bold prints and dark wooden tones gives it a certain nostalgic feel.
Sail your guests out on a yatch and you’ll definitely be remembered as one of the best hosts. However, if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground and your party on dry land, why not pair a nautical theme with the sun, sand and sea?
A basic colour scheme of navy blue and white provides the guests with easy options for outfits and the contrasting colours would look great in photos.
With a good weather, the Tanjong Beach Club would serve as a perfect place for your guests to take a breather. In between conversations and food, guests can even slip away to dip their feet into the saltwater. When the party’s over, you can still hang around the beach and enjoy the rest of the day together.
After deciding on the theme of the party, you’ll now know what colour schemes to use and what decorations or outfits would go best for your big day. Happy planning!