One of the hardest parts of planning a special event is choosing the theme. Whether it’s a holiday party, birthday, anniversary, or a “just because” party, you want to make it special. But it’s extremely easy to get brain fog when it comes to choosing a special event theme. All that comes to your mind is what everyone else has already done before. And those options can often be cliché or boring.

We totally get it – we’ve been there before, too. That’s why we wanted to share with you some ideas that will help move your brain into high gear so that you can finally choose an awesome special event theme.  Here are our tips for finding the perfect theme for your special event.


A special event theme should definitely take your guests into consideration. It’s always fun to think outside of the box, but your theme should never be something that will offend your guests. If your party reeks of controversy, you can almost guarantee you won’t be hosting a special event for some time.

Think about who will be attending your event. A corporate event might need to be a little less personalized, whereas a party for close friends and family is a great place to put all of your tastes on display.


When planning a special event like a birthday, anniversary, or engagement party, consider the person of the hour. This is their party, not yours. Think about what they like, their tastes, their personality and style. They may like colors, music, movies, etc. that you aren’t into, and vice versa. But if you end up throwing a party with all of the things you like it will tell your guests – as well as the person(s) of honor – that your tastes trump theirs.


If you want to get away from run-of-the-mill party themes, look to current trends. What movies are popular right now? What’s trending on social media? There may be an idea that strikes you as a completely unique party theme just by checking out Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you have an idea in mind but need some help figuring out how to put it all together, take a look at Pinterest. There are some completely gifted people out there who have put their creative genius to good use, and you can take advantage of that!

You can also take a common party theme and turn it on its head. Instead of a regular Thanksgiving party, host a vintage Thanksgiving party. Or have everyone wear their ugliest Christmas sweater to your winter event. And if you’re still having trouble, get some help. People on social media are always ready to offer their input.


The theme for a party can be completely abstract. It can be a feeling (love, joy, peace), or it could be based off of your favorite song. It could even be based off of your favorite color, or that of the guest of honor. When you start thinking abstractly, the possibilities are endless.


After choosing a special event theme, the next important part of your time as an event planner is making sure you choose the right caterer. Rogue Hospitality would be happy to cater your special event. Even if your event is outside or in a venue that doesn’t have an area to prepare food, that’s not a problem. We have all of the supplies we need to cater your party wherever you choose to host it.

The foods our Chefs prepare are fresh and delicious, and they can fit just about any dietary restrictions. We even have bar services to make your event extra special. Whether you want a formal sit-down-and-be-served meal or an exciting and entertaining full-animal roast, we can accommodate your needs. With Rogue Hospitality, your special event is sure to be a hit.

If you’re planning a special event and need a caterer, contact us today.  We’ll be happy to create a menu that goes right along with your special event theme.