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Our top five themes for an awards dinner

Feb 17, 2016
An example Hawaiian themed awards dinner

Are you planning to host a corporate awards dinner? To help inspire you, we’ve put together five fun-filled themes for you to consider, so you can add some glamour and character to the evening.

The Oscars

Make the attendees feel like superstars, giving your evening that air of sophistication with an Oscars theme! A red carpet will be essential, along with a strict smart dress code. Use visual aids to really bring the evening to life and impress your guests. Could your highlights videos live up to the ones used at the Oscars? If you hold the dinner at West Park in Dundee, the state-of-the-art technology in our function rooms will make this a realistic possibility.


Picture the stunning interior of a grand Las Vegas casino. Then imagine how this would look as the setting of your awards dinner. Impressive isn’t it? As well as the aesthetics, small touches like setting up a roulette table will be the perfect way to keep guests entertained during the evening’s intervals. If you want your guests to feel as though they’re on the set of a Hollywood movie, Vegas could be the ideal theme to go for.


Add a simple touch of history and mystery to your dinner by asking your guests to wear a mask and possibly a costume as well. With thousands of masquerade mask designs available, there will certainly be plenty of interesting sights and creations to grab people’s attention. A masquerade theme will give your evening a real extravagant feel.


Do you know many people who have visited Hawaii? Us neither! Make the experience of the dream destination a more achievable goal by using it as your theme. Set up palm trees, offer cocktails and source some fake sand. Playing relaxing music will make your guests feel like they’re strolling down the beach as they walk up to collect their awards! The dress code is simple, wear something bright and colourful, add a flower garland and you’re good to go. If you’re trying to create a light-hearted, carefree environment for your dinner, Hawaii will be perfect.


Celebrate the film industry in India with a Bollywood theme. Request some delicious Indian food to be served, set up a playlist and ask the guests to come in their best Bollywood outfit. For decorations, let your imagination run wild! There are plenty of Bollywood Party Decorations on Pinterest to gain inspiration from if you’re struggling.

Whichever themed idea you decide to try, we’re sure you’ll be in for an evening to remember! Take a look at the themed ball package that’s on offer here at West Park.

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