How to Pick a Theme for your Next Event

By Lola Valentina Team

Feb 14, 2023

Hosting a successful event requires careful planning, attention to detail, and a cohesive theme. With so many elements to consider, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect theme. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when planning your next event.



Let’s start with the foundation of any event – the occasion. Is it a wedding, a social gathering, or a corporate event? The type of event you’re hosting will guide the overall tone and style of your theme. Take the time to consider the type of event you’re hosting, as this will set the stage for the rest of your planning. From elegant and sophisticated to fun and playful, the occasion will dictate the table top decor, linens, and overall event theme.

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1. Event Producer: Chelsey Lange + Jasmine Vukmarkovic⁠ / Catering: Big Delicious Planet / Featured: Hot Pink Red Condesa placemat charger & table runner

2. Brizo and Delta Chicago + Brizo Kitchen and Bath / Featured: Gold Black Blairmorite placemat charger & Cream Black Rosa napkin

3. Planning + Design: KED & CO. / Photo: Ireland West Cork’s Wedding Photographer / Featured: custom table linen & napkins

4. Planner & Designer: Level Events / Event Production + Floral Rentals: Swift + Company / Featured: Black White Blairmorite placemat charger


Your guests are the heart of your event, so it’s important to think about their preferences and tastes when planning your theme. Consider the demographic of your guests. Are they family members, close friends, or professional coworkers? Knowing your guests will help you choose a theme that they will appreciate and enjoy. For example, if you’re hosting a younger crowd, you may want to incorporate brighter colors and bolder patterns. If you’re hosting a more mature crowd, you may want to opt for a classic and timeless theme.


The location of your event is a crucial factor in determining your theme. If you’re hosting an event in the city, you may want to incorporate urban elements into your theme. If you’re hosting an event at a beach, you may want to use light and airy colors and a tropical theme . If you’re hosting an event in a foreign country, you may want to incorporate elements from that culture into your theme.

event theme and location

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Planning & Design & Floral: Burlap & Bordeaux / Photo: Sydnie Hill / Location: SB Historical Museum⁣

Planning & Design: Wrennwood Design / Photo: Pam Bearden / Location: Lake Como, Italy, Private Villa

Planner: AHC Events / Floral decor & Production: Louis Konstantinos / Location: Guastavino’s NYC


The season of your event will also play a big role in determining your theme. From warm summer colors to rich and cozy autumn hues, the season will set the tone for your event’s palette. Consider the colors that are typical for each season, as well as the light and dark shades. Spring is typically associated with pastels, while autumn is known for its rich and warm colors.


Now, it’s time to focus on the details that will make your event truly unforgettable. Choose high-quality cloth napkins and table linens, and consider using custom printed menus or custom designed table runners. Add a touch of luxury to your event with elegant charger plates and fabric drapery. Consider renting pillows, chairs, and other pieces to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Use a tablescape to bring your theme to life and create an eye-catching design. With endless options for custom tabletop decor, custom drapes, and custom patterns, the possibilities for creating a memorable event are endless.

In conclusion, with careful consideration of the occasion, your guests, location, season, and details, you can create a luxurious and unforgettable event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. At Lola Valentina, we believe that with the right theme, your event can be elevated to the next level.


At Lola Valentina, we can help you decorate your minimalist wedding space with unique table linens, runners, napkins, placemat chargers, and more. You can shop our revolutionary design house to mix and match our selection of original designs, or you can work with our team of in-house designers to create a custom pattern that matches your wedding color palette. Visit our design bar to explore color and pattern combinations until you find just the right look for your wedding.

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