30 Cheap and Easy Meeting and Event Planning Party Themes

Have a tight budget or not a lot of time to plan an event? Due to availability of décor, venues, color schemes, etc., I’ve found these themes extremely easy to plan with. (Note: they are all generic-no Mickey Mouse, Superhero, etc., If you choose to use a licensed character as a theme, you’ll pay more for party supplies. All of these events below can be done with general color schemes and décor to reduce your overall cost. )


  1. Tropical
  2. Cowboy/Cowgirl/Western
  3. Roman
  4. Princess/Castle/Medieval
  5. Garden
  6. Pirate
  7. Sports/Baseball/Football/Soccer
  8. Cityscape
  9. Theatre/Plays/Comedy
  10. Airplanes/Cars/Trains
  11. Farm
  12. Safari
  13. Time Periods: Such as Victorian/ 1950’s/1980’s/ etc.
  14. Fiesta/Mexican
  15. Ocean-Non Tropical/Nautical
  16. Movies/Hollywood-Especially Retro Hollywood (Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, etc.)/Oscars-Red Carpet/Movie Premier
  17. Mountains/Camping/Hiking/Outdoor
  18. School (especially fun for corporate when having the opportunity to drag in their high school pictures)
  19. Construction (Also great for corporate when revealing new product, changes within a company, or team building)
  20. Space
  21. Technology/Future/Retro Technology
  22. Rock Stars/Music/Funk/Rap/ etc.
  23. Tea Party
  24. Circus
  25. Road Trip/Diners/Route 66
  26. Retro Candy
  27. Zoo
  28. Opposite Seasons-Example: Christmas in July, Summer Vacation in January
  29. Winter Wonderland
  30. Enchanted Forest/Fairies
  31. AND a bonus! Prom. Yep a good old fashioned High School Prom theme complete with cheesy balloon arch for “prom pictures”.

Stacy Pederson  is a Colorado based Humorist and Funny Motivational Speaker who is incessantly insecure with a chronic Thai Food / Netflix binge habit.


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