Top 5 party themes and menu ideas for a wow event!

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Working with a party theme for your private event or corporate function not only provides direction from the early planning stages right through to the event décor and entertainment but a well-executed theme also sets the tone for the entire guest experience.

At Chez Nous Corporate, we relish the opportunity to custom design menus which compliment a client’s party theme, be it a special colour palette, cultural style, era or general vibe. We’ve included our top five party and corporate themes to cater to…


An urban party theme inspired by industrial warehouse settings and street scenes creates a cool and casual vibe and instantly establishes a relaxed fun mood.

Flexible and fashionable for all occasions, an urban event style can be easily achieved with pallet furniture, crates, wooden trestle tables and industrial-style metal seating. This is a popular, on-trend theme which we’ve seen interpreted in many fabulous forms at our venue partner The Joinery.

At Chez Nous Corporate, we like to match an urban party theme with a playful street eats-style menu like a gourmet hot dog stand and taco station or, for a more sophisticated twist, tasty morsels like our Boa Bun with Crispy Chicken, Pickled Cucumber, Coconut Chilli Mayo & Julienne Carrot and fun Bambino Ice Creams.

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Check out one of Chez Nous Corporate’s favourite event hire and styling teams Brandition for some urban style inspiration!


A classic black and white party theme can be dramatic, easy to achieve and suits a range of events including corporate functions and private parties. Although this theme has been used through the ages, it remains a timeless, sophisticated choice and one that can be interpreted in a contemporary or more traditional way.

Think crisp white linen, black and white striped table runners and ornate black candelabras. Contrast with lush green foliage or bright florals for a look that really pops. Opt for menu items with fresh flavours and crisp lines which make a bold statement on the plate.  For an extra opulent touch, at Chez Nous Corporate, we suggest including an indulgent seafood buffet overflowing with prawns, oysters and Moreton Bay bugs and finish the dining experience with a sprawling cheese station.

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Check out one of Chez Nous Corporate’s favourite Brisbane event stylists Styled Events for some mono-dramatic style inspiration!


All that glitters is gold when it comes to a decadent party theme. Whether you take an old world glamour, glitzy Hollywood or contemporary metallic luxe approach, a gold party theme is a sure-fire way to make your wedding, milestone birthday or seasonal celebration truly sparkle.

From glitzy table runners to draped, glittering fairy lights, a gold party theme will ensure your next event is nothing short of illuminating. At Chez Nous Corporate, we like to partner this look with an indulgent selection of gourmet canapes, a gold-class three-course menu, topped off with gold leaf dessert trimmings. And of course, there must be Champagne!

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Check out one of Chez Nous Corporate’s favourite Brisbane event stylists Styled Events for some glitz and gold style inspiration!


A garden party theme is whimsical and playful and can be staged outdoor in the fresh air or a garden scene can be recreated indoors.

From beautiful rustic wood finishes, sprawling lush foliage, blossoming flowers and twinkling lights, this theme is ideal for romantic celebrations and charity events. A thoughtful menu brimming with seasonal fruits, cheese platters and delicious finger sandwiches creates an artfully curated event. At Chez Nous Corporate, we find our high tea offering is the perfect fit for a daytime garden party.

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Check out one of Chez Nous Corporate’s favourite Brisbane event lighting and styling specialists AVIdeas and event hire teams Brandition for some garden party style inspiration!


A rustic Tuscan or provincial French-style party theme brings all the romance of countryside Europe to the table and is perfect for sit down weddings and cocktail-style engagement celebrations. Achieve this look with provincial cross-back chairs, timber trestles, wine barrel dry bars and sprawling florals in oranges, yellow and creams or, for a truly provincial touch, incorporate edible centerpieces overflowing with citrus fruit.

Follow the rustic European theme through to the menu and add a distinctive French or Italian flavour. At Chez Nous Corporate, we suggest shared charcuterie, Petite Fillet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce, a cheese station and sweet mini tarts for a French feel and antipasti platters, Gnocchi with Duck Ragu & Porcini Mushrooms and Mini Tiramisu Shots for a classic Italian feel.

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Check out one of Chez Nous Corporate’s favourite Brisbane event stylists Celebrating in Style and event hire team Hampton Event Hire for some rustic romance style inspiration!

Contact Chez Nous Corporate to inquire about our custom designed menus and exciting culinary offerings to fit your event theme!