5 Best Dinner and Dance Themes

List of the top tried and tested D&D themes

Choosing the perfect theme for a corporate dinner and dance can really make or break the success of your event. Ensure that your guests experience a night to remember by choosing the right theme that will generate buzz amongst everyone involved. Here are a few of the most inventive theme ideas to help fuel your creative gala planning.

1. Masquerade

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One of the most popular gala themes, the masquerade, fits in perfectly with the black tie style of dress code. Its stylish nature supports the attire, and the atmosphere is already commonly associated with many formal events.

Chic, baroque inspired décor, elaborate masks, and ballroom dancing are all elements of the masquerade theme and are great ways to draw attention to your event. Add a touch of class by hiring a live jazz band or string quartet to entertain guests and create some atmosphere with soft candlelight and a grandiose venue

Eg: Marques Masquerade Ball at the unique black & white colonial style house

2. The Oscars

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All of the glitz and glamour associated with this globally recognised and prestigious award ceremony provides a great building block for a formal gala dinner.

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The decor should involve a variety of Hollywood themes, including a red carpet and props linked to celebrities and film. Tables may be adorned with a variety of movie inspired props and confetti and the venue should mimic an actual awards hall. Give guests the full star treatment with a VIP-only style of entrance and enhance the experience with “paparazzi” photographers to take photos of them as they walk in.

3. Hawaiian/Island Paradise

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Nothing brings out good vibes like the idea of an island getaway (party). Make use of vibrant colours and choose from a variety of props such as leis, straw umbrellas, and tiki torches for your decoration.

One perk of this theme is that it can be adapted to both formal and informal affairs. Go a step further and host this themed dinner at a beachfront location to create an even more immersive experience. Exciting entertainment options that fit perfectly with this theme include fire dancers, hula dancers, and tribal performances. Serve up thematic food and drinks like piña coladas, fresh tropical fruit and Kalua pork sliders.  

4. Vegas Nights

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Casino games, bright lights, and lavish entertainment are some elements of the Las Vegas theme and can be implemented to your corporate D&D in many ways.

Decoration influenced by card games, dice, slot machines, and other casino-related activities make great center pieces for your tables. They can also be simply scattered around the venue as part of the artwork.

Reds and blacks are often used as the main colour scheme and card tables around the venue can provide a more immersive experience. Vegas style entertainment options such as cabaret dancers and illusionist acts add to the authenticity of the affair.

5. Great Gatsby

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Swing your guests back to the 1920s with an opulent Great Gatsby themed night. With this theme, extravagance is of utmost importance.

Spruce up your gala dinner venue with some old-school class by incorporating grand centrepieces, elaborate lighting and decoration. Think crystal chandeliers, ostrich feathers and strings of pearls. Popular colour schemes include black, white, gold, and silver.

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Choose from a number of refined entertainment options such as swing or jazz bands, flapper dancers or aerial gymnasts to thrill attendees and complete this themed soiree in style with free flow champagne for everyone!

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