In one of our earlier articles, we had put together a list of Choosing the best theme for your Office Dinner & Dance for you so you need not spend hours on Google searching for a suitable idea. Now let us help you with the next step of the dinner and dance party planning – selecting your costumes!

What theme?!“, we hear some of you question cluelessly, like we had just reminded you of an assignment you had completely forgotten about. Well, every party got to have a theme! When you are hosting an event, you  want to make sure that your guests are as excited about it as you are. You want to engage them and make the function entertaining enough to bond co-workers and memorable enough to leave an impression. Unless of course, you want it to be just another dinner and dance that staff are obliged to attend.

You may think that conceptualising a theme is a hassle. But in actual fact, it could very well smoothen the entire party planning process by setting a direction for the nitty and the gritty so you don’t have your hands full of decisions to make and options to pick.

So if your company’s dinner and dance in the previous year was meh, here are some ideas to help you thrash mediocre and replace it with incredible!

 

  1. Movie / Character Inspired

At the top of our heads, we all have a handful of our all-time favourite films. Needless to say, it is not difficult to think of our favourite movie character! Having a character and movie-themed Dinner and Dance party is a great way to hype your guests up for the event. Knowing that they have to hunt for a costume and dress up (or risk looking completely out of place) will generate plenty of conversations at the pantry. Whether it is a superhero from the Marvel Universe, a Pixar cartoon character, or a mafia boss from a 60s film – we are sure everyone will have a fabulous time people watching and taking photos. Here’s a tip to encourage your colleagues to step up their game and be bolder with their costumes: hold a Best Dressed competition and reward the winner with a travel voucher or a Starbucks card, depending on your budget.

We have costumes for:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Mama-Mia!
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Scooby-doo
  • Into the Woods
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Austin Powers
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Great Gatsby

… and so much more!

 

  1. Go back in time

There is something about a theme that brings us back to a time where most of us never had the opportunity to experience in this lifetime. In fact, there is little wonder why these concepts are so highly popular with events!

Plan your party on whichever checkpoint on the timeline of history you please. If you’d like your party to be classic and stylish at the same time, go for a Vintage or Victorian Era theme and watch your guests work the flounce and frills. If you fancy something funky and groovy, a retro-themed bash is the perfect excuse for the ladies to bring out the loud colors and the platforms. To be fair, all male colleagues are welcomed to backcomb their hair a la Elvis Presley for that one evening too!

We have costumes for:

  1. Retro 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
  2. Victorian and Vintage
  3. Great Gatsby
  4. Medieval Magic
  5. Colonial Era

… and many many more!

 

  1. Occupation Themes

What’s your answer when well-meaning adults asked “What did you want to be when you grow up?” when you were still a little kid? Having the theme “Occupation and Uniforms” not only allows you to make your dream come true for the night, it also allows you to know your colleagues better as you ask and share about your childhood dream. Plus! It’s gonna guarantee a lot of fun and laughter if you spot a Phua Chu Kang along the way!

We have costumes for:

  • Military
  • First-responders
  • Air Pilots and Air Crew
  • Sports and Activewear
  • Medical Personnel

… and much more!

 

  1. Hollywood / Glam / Oscars/ Masquerade

We have conceded to the fact that Hollywood is pretty out of reach for most of us. Although we can’t have our dainty hand prints and autographs on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but surely we can don the gowns and the tuxedos and play the part well! It’s a night for you to dress up and shine. Bring out the stilettos and the bling and the sequins and the inner drama queens and kings as you walk down the star-studded red carpet for an awesome glittering night ahead.

We have costumes for:

  • Hollywood actors and actresses
  • Singers and Celebrities
  • Masquerade glam
  • Pageant gowns
  • Sequins and Glitter

… and so much more!

 

  1. Around the World-themed dinner and dance

If all the above ideas are too much work for you, if you are working within a limited time frame, or if your superiors are not for the idea of anything noisy, don’t worry, there is still something for you! Around-the-world themes! This theme works almost effortlessly with any occasion or event. You could always opt for a night of cultural exchange that makes for beautiful event photographs.

We have costumes for:

  1. ASEAN
  2. Chinese
  3. Japanese
  4. Mexican
  5. Native-American
  6. Grecian
  7. Egyptian
  8. Spanish
  9. Korean
  10. Middle-Eastern

… and lots more!

 

You could go to great lengths to align all aspects of the dinner and dance party with a concept in mind – from decor, invites, dress code, menu, programs… the list goes on. But of course, you would require suitable costumes to add-on to your themed party so that the tone is set right from the moment your co-workers enter the premise, and enjoy the experience of dressing-up!