Top 5 themes for your High School Formal or Graduation

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Make your high school formal or graduation as individual as your year group with bespoke styling and themes from InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. We’ve hosted many celebrations in our time, and know how to pull off a theme that will be remembered for years to come, here’s a few of our favourite:

1.White Party

This trend has been on the top of themed lists for years, and for good reason. We’re conjuring up visuals of Sydney’s annual Dîner en Blanc, Gossip Girl’s Season 2 White Party and more – and we have to say it’s a guest-pleaser and leads to an all-out glamourous affair.

Suggested InterContinental Sanctuary Cove venues: Macarthur's BallroomThe GrangeLagoon BeachFountain Terrace

2.Hawaiian Beach Party

This tropical-themed fiesta is ranked high on our list for the fun-factor. As a Resort destination, we’ve seen this theme executed incredibly a number of times. Infuse tropical motifs into your catering with pineapple skewers, beverages served in coconuts and a great Aussie BBQ running throughout the night. To get guests into the party theme, make sure you have rainbow luaus waiting for guests at the entrance of your venue.

Suggested InterContinental Sanctuary Cove venues: Lagoon Beach

3.Masquerade Ball

Can you think of a theme that delivers as much anticipation, mystery and old-school flair? Ask guests to wear formal black tie attire and invest in a mask – they’ll have so much fun pre-event picking a mask that suits their individual style. Keep styling and venue simple. A large ballroom with plenty of room for your attendees to float around, dim lights and of course, majestic candelabras at the centre of every table.

Suggested InterContinental Sanctuary Cove venues: Macarthur's BallroomThe Grange

4.Enchanted Forest

This event works best in an outdoor venue – preferably somewhere that holds great natural beauty so that you can keep additional styling to a minimal. String trees with delicate fairy-lights, incorporate on-trend grazing tables with decorative grapes, cheeses and florals, and make sure you order your ethereal flower crown on time. 

Suggested InterContinental Sanctuary Cove venues: Fountain Terrace, Lagoon Beach

5. You’ve made it to Hollywood

This theme is such a classic, and it’s one that you can have so much fun with, especially if you are up for experimenting with incredible Audio Visual effects. Why not host your own Oscars with Hollywood signage prop hire, a central stage for speeches, stars projected onto the floor of the venue and ‘cut-off’ music on cue.

Suggested InterContinental Sanctuary Cove venues: Macarthur's Ballroom, The Grange

We’ve got plenty of outdoor and indoor venues that would make the perfect canvas for your theme, check them out now. 

To start planning your High School Formal on The Gold Coast, please reach out to our team here.



May 24, 2018