Set sail with an amazing cruise theme for a corporate party.
Whatever you decide, make sure to send your invitations out 6-8 weeks in advance so employees and their families can save the date!
With the right decorations, you can make any local event center look like you’re at sea. A few easy details at the entrance will make guests feel like their boarding a luxury cruise ship! Greet guests in cruise ship style with a life preserver arch over the entrance and lots of balloons in red, white, and blue. Use cruise theme life preserver welcome signs to point guests to the Galley, Lounge, Casino, Sun Deck, Bar, etc. As guests walk in, pass out pairs of imprinted sunglasses along with flower leis. People will be in the mood to sail away if they have party wearables to help them along! Party decorations don’t stop at the entrance. Turn your venue into a cruise-themed paradise that guests won’t ever want to leave. Make the dance floor the center of the party. When anyone goes on a cruise, quite a bit of time is spent at the bar and buffet. Make sure the bar and buffet at your cruise theme party are just as popular. Serve a variety of fun specialty drinks that are commonly ordered on cruises. Pina Coladas and strawberry daiquiris are a must. Because cruise ships travel around the world from port to port, make your menu something special by offering food stations, each with a different type of cuisine from popular cruise destinations. A cruise ship is a floating entertainment complex, so you’ll want to make sure your party has a lot of different options to keep your guests busy.
Keep it simple with these options: Hire a DJ or live band to keep the dance floor hopping, and if you want to add a little island breeze to your party, have a steel drum band playing near the bar. Set up a photo booth or green screen with cruise theme cutouts! Along a wall, set up a cruise ship backdrop and cruise captain cutout. Guests can pose with props like these fun personalized speech bubbles and have their picture taken. Print the pictures right then and there or post them to social media after the event.
Conga lines and limbo games are cruise essentials. Make sure your DJ or band includes these in their lineup.