Event Decor & Design Ideas

Take a look at some of the best event decor and design ideas we've spotted recently.
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If you’re looking to add a bit of an upscale twist to your next football-themed event, grab some inspiration from this recent styled shoot from Los Angeles-based event company At Your Door Events.
Top event designers share their biggest predictions and favorite trends for the year ahead.
8/6/2012: Inspired by the television show's character Mike Ross, USA Network's publicity campaign for the second season premiere of Suits included a squad of male models in suits cycling around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco. The well-dressed men handed out special editions of the Mr. Porter Post, the 20-page publication created by online retailer Mr. Porter.    Photo: Heidi Gutman/USA Network

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Wondering what the rest of the industry is up to? Here, BizBash offers a peek over the fence at what other event pros have been reading this month. Design, Ideas, Event Decor, Event Planning, Corporate Events, Event, Event Design, What Is Event, Catering Design
Top Trending Stories on BizBash: September 2023
Because data can be extremely telling, we thought the rest of the industry could benefit from what our editors are seeing on the back end—that is, what event pros are really staying on top of right now. Consider this monthly list your own insider pulse on the event and meeting industry.
These events took a walk on the wild side with decor that evoked enchanting forests, prehistoric plains, and even a dip under the sea. See more of our favorite uses of nature decor that brought the great outdoors indoors.
11 Wild Uses of Event Decor That Brought the Great Outdoors Indoors
Nature-inspired event decor is certainly nothing new, but it's a staple theme for a reason. From a mossy, woodsy anniversary celebration for Birkenstock to a spooky, snowy activation for Yellowjackets at SXSW, we've rounded up some of our favorite uses of nature decor that really brought the outdoors in.
The sunscreen brand hosted a two-day party to promote its new kids SPF collection and celebrate some little artists. Read five tips on hosting kid-friendly events. Kids, Art, Tattoos, Creative Playground, Kid Friendly, Playground
5 Tips for Hosting a Kid-Friendly Event From Sun Bum's Art Experience
Last month, Sun Bum hosted a two-day event at its headquarters to celebrate the winners of its first-ever Kids Rule Art Contest, which was held to promote the launch of its new kids SPF collection. The art-minded experience brought to life the winners’ artwork and featured a creative playground filled with interactive installations; live music; a skate ramp; F&B; and creation stations for bracelet-making, T-shirt and tote screen-printing, and temporary tattoos.
Glow Events designed a '90s lover's dream of a corporate get-together for a tech company in San Francisco. See all the funky details.
This Corporate Event Has All the '90s Decor Inspo You Need
Slinkys, Nintendo 64, butterfly clips, inflatable furniture. All of this could be found at a certain tech company's '90s summer picnic for about 350 people held Aug. 24 at The Bridge Yard in the San Francisco Bay Area. Produced by Glow Events, the corporate get-together for employees was a master class in perfecting a theme and putting it all in the details. Tap the pin to see all the funky and fun details!
Glow Events designed a '90s lover's dream of a corporate get-together for a tech company in San Francisco. See all the funky details. Nintendo 64, Summer, Glow, Nintendo, Inflatable Furniture, 90s Decor
This Corporate Event Has All the '90s Decor Inspo You Need
Slinkys, Nintendo 64, butterfly clips, inflatable furniture. All of this could be found at a certain tech company's '90s summer picnic for about 350 people held Aug. 24 at The Bridge Yard in the San Francisco Bay Area. Produced by Glow Events, the corporate get-together for employees was a master class in perfecting a theme and putting it all in the details. Tap the pin to see more funky, fun details!
Take a look at how these three NYC benefits depicted a floral theme in unique ways. Museum Of Modern Art, Fundraising Events, Botanical Gardens, Design Concept, Design Ideas, Concept Design
How These Three NYC Benefits Interpreted a Floral Theme
Take a look at how these three NYC benefits depicted a traditional design concept in unique ways. Each of these fundraising events featured a floral theme, but with its own fresh interpretation of the tried-and-true trope that would win over Miranda Priestly herself. See more from these spring benefits.
Talk about flower power. These 12 gorgeous displays of bright blooms and sultry succulents can help unleash your creativity for your next event.
12 Stunning Floral Installations That Are Sure to Spark Event Design Inspiration
With warmer weather right around the corner, we couldn't help but have beautiful blooms on the mind. These days, florals for events do much more than set a mood—they've become magnets for engagement. Whether they're lush and over the top or paired with the perfect decor pieces, floral installations at events today help tell a story and create FOMO when every attendee wants to post a snap of them with it the next day. Take a look at some of our favorite florals throughout the year.
Activating in an airport comes with unique challenges, to say the least. We chatted with the event profs behind an impressive opening celebration for this major Kansas City project. Celebrities, Debut, One, One And Only, Attendee, Inside
BTS of the First—and Only—Private Event to Be Held Inside KC's New Airport Terminal
It's safe to say that an airport is not your typical venue—especially one that's been under construction for the past four years. To celebrate its debut last month, the new 40-gate terminal at Kansas City International Airport, played host to an opening celebration for 850 attendees. For locally based, full-service event planning agency Platinum XP, winning this RFP was something like a dream. See inside the first—and only—private event to be held at the new terminal.
a dining table set with blue and white plates, place settings and flowers on it
Why This Event Prof Left New York to Start Her Own Business in the Caribbean
Meagan Hundt spent over a decade producing events in Manhattan—but the pandemic brought her to St. Barts. Now she's creating intricate tablescapes with her newly launched company, ART2TABLE. We've talked to event profs before about what it's like to strike out on your own—and it's always insightful to hear from those who have been through the process, plus what brought them to take that leap of faith. That's why we recently sat down with Meagan Hundt, the CEO and founder of ART2TABLE.
From florals encased in ice to a French-inspired dining vignette, we've rounded up a handful of looks that made us wish we had a seat at every table. Galas Photo, French Inspired, Fine Linen
10 Stunning Tabletop Looks We've Loved Recently
When it comes to seated affairs, the look of a tablescape makes a significant impression on attendees. Decorative arrangements adorning tabletops have great powers to set a mood, nod to a theme, and even bring an event's mission to life. Of course, the food is really meant to be the focal point, but a detailed and thoughtful table design goes a long way in creating memorable—and photo-worthy—moments. Get inspired by 10 tablescape designs that caught our eye this year...
From chairs suspended 20 feet in the air, to a conference session in a ball pit, to airplane seats in the middle of a breakout room—we've seen it all. Click to see 16 unexpected ideas for event seating guests are sure to love! Decoration, Chairs, Event Themes, Seating Areas, Fun Slide
16 Unexpected Ideas for Event Seating
Seating at an event shouldn't be an afterthought. The right chairs, sofas, and other seating areas can be used to further an event's theme, to up your guests' comfort level, or to spark conversations and creativity in unexpected ways. Here, we dug into our archives to find some of the coolest—and most unconventional—event seating options we've spotted over the years.
When used correctly, stripes can offer a high-impact design that creates optical illusions, unique photo ops, and memorable settings. Click to see 12 events that didn't shy away from the challenge, using stripes in big, dramatic ways that made guests take notice. Booth
12 Striking Ways to Use Stripes in Your Event Decor
When used correctly, stripes can offer a high-impact design that creates optical illusions, unique photo ops, and memorable settings. Click to see 12 events that didn't shy away from the challenge, using stripes in big, dramatic ways that made guests take notice.
With all of the glitz and glamour of the awards show comes, of course, the pre- and after-parties. Peek inside some of our favorites from brands like Netflix, HBO, Disney, and more!
Emmys 2022: Inside Parties From Netflix, Disney, Paramount, and More
With all the glitz and glamour of the Emmys' on-air red carpet and programming comes, of course, the off-air pre- and after-parties. BizBash spotted no shortage of incredible lighting installations this year—both complemented by stunning florals—at Netflix's monochromatic dream of an after-party held at Milk Studios and at Disney's modern botanical garden-inspired soiree at Otium and The Broad. Click to see wow-worthy event decor, activations, and performances celebrating TV's biggest night.
Creative agency owner Whitney Headen used her marketing expertise to plan her own experiential wedding—and discovered some key learnings that she'll carry back to her work for big brands. Wedding, Events, Social Events, Founder, Marketing
6 Things This Brand Marketer Learned From Planning Her Own Wedding
Creative agency owner Whitney Headen used her marketing expertise to plan her own experiential wedding, “Camp Madikane,” a three-day gathering in Kingston, NY. Headen is the co-founder and CEO of creative agency 19th & Park, where she’s worked on events for brands like Facebook, Apple, and more. When planning her own wedding, she knew she wanted to bring the same level of creativity and attention to detail she would for big-name brands. Click to read what she learned from planning her big day.
These unique uses of reflective surfaces can add an element of surprise and delight to your event design.
13 Interesting—and Insta-Worthy—Ways to Use Mirrors as Event Decor
Incorporating mirrors and other reflective surfaces can bring a sleek, modern, and often surprising element to your event's decor. But don't take our word for it—click to see 13 of the coolest uses of mirrors we've spotted at events.