How to Throw an Awesome Arabian Nights Themed Party

“Shining, shimmering, splendid…”

You’re organising a party, event or wedding and you’re wishing for an exciting and unique theme. You want something that will impress and wow guests, with colour, intrigue, great food and magical entertainment. We may not have a genie’s lamp, but we can definitely grant you your wish! An Arabian Nights theme ticks all of these boxes and we’ll not only give you that but we’re also sharing some of our top tips for a magical night.

The Arabian Tent Company

One Thousand and One Nights are a collection of Asian folk stories, the most well known being the Middle Eastern tales of ‘Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp’ and ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’. Start thinking Moroccan décor, rich textures, sumptuous food and drink, lots of colour and luxury.

Start with a Tent

This will determine how the event flows – where people will eat, where the dance floor will be and so on. It will also be the shell for the all-important décor, and Arabian themes are big on décor! The kind of tent you choose will depend on your location and number of guests, but there are lots of options from marquees or stretch tents to yurts or dome tents. Drapes, curtains and lots of textured fabrics will create the luxurious interior you need for your Arabian Nights theme.

  • All Out Arabian

    The Arabian Tent Company

    For the ultimate Arabian Nights event, go directly to a company that hire out bespoke tents and marquees with this theme in mind.

  • A Versatile Option


    Stretch tents are a great option that allow you to use the space as you wish for your event.

  • A Little More Intimate

    Warwickshire Yurt and Bell Tent Hire

    Smaller tents or Yurts are ideal for more intimate parties. They would make the perfect Moroccan chill-out lounge!

Spend Time on the Décor

The decoration will be the first thing people notice, the first feel they get for your theme, and there is lots to work with. Find the balance between colourful and relaxed and you’re on the right track. Hiring decorations and props will be the most cost effective way to reach your desired look. A chill-out lounge is essential for an Arabian theme, how about adding some shisha pipes and floor seating with lots of cushions and throws.

  • Hire Some Props

    LDN Marquees

    Whether it’s tables and chairs, lanterns or trees, hiring in the right extras will make your guests feel like they’ve been transported to the Middle East.

  • Colour and Texture

    Oasis Events

    Lots of tent and marquee suppliers also offer decoration services, so think about having lots of colourful materials on the walls and ceilings, even a magic carpet!

  • Get Some Advice

    Inspire Events

    If you are stuck for ideas, hire a party planner or stylist, they will be able to advise you and help you source the best décor for your event.

Make Music a Priority

Bring the real life and soul to your party with some Arabian music. Although we love it of course, there’s more to the music than just the Aladdin soundtrack! A percussion band could bring some traditional sounds to your Arabian event, perhaps guests could even get involved playing some hand drums? Search for belly dancers in your area who could add some extra glamour and sparkle to your evening. Or, for even more inspiration, check out our Arabian party playlist!

Andrea’s Oriental Dance

Arabian Party Playlist

Instantly set the mood for your Arabian Party with our Spotify playlist

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