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Unique event theme ideas

by | Jan 21, 2014 | Event Planning for Wedding Planners

Flowers are great, and there’s a lot you can do with them. But if you’re looking for a little different theme for your event, I’ve compiled a list of some interesting ones for you. If your sweetheart isn’t too keen on a calla lily theme, share these ideas with him and see if any spark his interest.

1. Feathers Theme-
Ahh, where to start? There is so much you can do with this theme! The great thing about feathers is they’re as varied as flowers, but not quite as overtly feminine. Peacock feathers (a personal favorite of mine) give you a range of colors to work with. I’ve also seen beautiful bouquets with pheasant feathers, and deep purple flowers. Let your imagination run wild!

2. Candy Shop Theme-
This is a great idea if you like pastel colors. Use those little Valentines Day hearts to decorate. Candy event favors are also a great idea. For example, personalize some M&Ms; you can pick your colors and whatever message you want. Candy centerpieces are also fun, and you can send them home with guests as favors as well. Still want to incorporate those flowers? Get candy roses!

3. Chocolate Theme-
I love this theme. Brown is an often overlooked color in the event world, but it can be very elegant! Pair it with accent colors like sage green, teal blue or pretty peach depending on your season. The reception ideas with a chocolate theme are endless. Have a chocolate fondue pot, chocolate fountain, or personalize a bunch of those dove chocolates and spread them around the table. Personalized chocolate bars are fun event favors as well. You can find them at

Keep checking back because there are more fun theme ideas to come!