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Still haven’t picked an event theme? Try these!

by | Jan 28, 2010 | Event Planning for Wedding Planners

  1. Origami theme-

You don’t have to have an oriental themed event to use origami. It’s beautiful and can lend a delicate tone to the event without being too girly. If you’re up for it, recruit bridesmaids to help fold, otherwise, you can order pretty much anything at Create origami crane mobiles to hang above your reception tables, use origami flower boutonnieres, even your centerpieces and place cards can be origami. And don’t forget to check out origami cake toppers; they’re beautiful!

  1. Video game theme-

You must take a peek at this. I must say, I’m impressed with the creativity of some of these video game theme events! Most of the events I’ve seen have gone game-specific, but I think you could do one that incorporates many games as well. It’s easy to find video game favors. Interested? Check out for more inspiration.

  1. Paint theme-

Are you and your sweetheart interested in the arts? Have fun with a paint themed event. Have a finger painting table for the kids (washable of course), and for the adults hire a portrait artist to set up an easel and paint portraits of your guests during the reception. This is a great way to have fun with color as well. You can choose primary colors, or muted pastels. An art gallery would be a fabulous venue for an event with this theme, and you could consider paint swatch invitations. Check out a real paint themed event at