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.
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.
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.
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!
Arabian Party Playlist
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