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18 TV Shows to Binge From Home — and Party Themes to Match

collage of photos from tv shows Bridgertono, The Bachelor and The Home Edit

We love a bingeable pop culture moment — and TV shows have never been hotter. Thanks to a rise in streaming services and more time spent on the couch, it’s easier than ever to get lost in a great series. But the A-list faces we’re used to seeing on the big screen aren’t the only aspects of our new favorite shows that look familiar.

The latest hit series of 2020 and 2021 hold a close resemblance to some of our favorite event themes, designs, and photos from parties past. From an all too familiar sweetheart setup at La Quinta Resort & Spa (hello, The Bachelorette), to a chess-inspired Miami Bar Mitzvah party that would make Beth Harmon of The Queen’s Gambit proud, were sharing party themes that were ahead of their time — and are here to stay. There’s a show (and a theme) for every taste below.

1. Bridgerton — Netflix

Netflix, we officially forgive you for dumping our Friends after this one. Shondaland did it again with the Bridgerton series, which broke the streaming giant’s viewing records — and had us glued to our screens for two days straight. The storyline takes us back to 19th-century Britain; but in this 1813 society, sovereignty doesn’t discriminate between races. Women, however, are far from equal in a world where suffocating corsets and empire waist gowns rule the ballroom. 

Ruffles, bows, feathers, and bright billowing fabric filled small screens across the country — and topped tables at this historic baby shower. Luscious lavenders, bubblegum pink, and eye-catching teals filled the royally charged room — alongside sparkling chandeliers, luxe curtain framed windows, and feather-topped florals. The dressed-up celebration (inspired by Marie Antonette) has had our team head over fabric-covered heels ever since it was added to PartySlate in 2018 — and now we’re re-assured why.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Christy & Co. Photography | planner & décor: Monica Pardo Events | venue: Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables | rentals: Eventiste Rentals

2. Bling Empire — Netflix

We’ll never forget the day in the office when a party with a Gucci claw machine was added to PartySlate. Yes, you read that right — and after Bling Empire was released on Netflix (over a year later), it all made sense. The reality TV show follows 10 wealthy Asian and Asian-American socialites around Los Angeles, taking us inside their extravagant parties and milestone celebrations. 

Christine Chiu, a Taiwaneese businesswoman-turned-influencer is known for her role in the show as a popular “frenemy,” magnificent party host, and mother to the infamous Baby G. Click into this event and you’ll find all the photos from Baby G’s over-the-top first birthday party, including floral-filled carousels, bite-sized faces (you’ll understand soon), and a customizable surf shop. But don’t worry, Baby G and his parents gave back, donating an entire wing to the museum venue, along with free admission for less fortunate children.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Andrena Photography; Alissa Noel | planner & design: Aliana Events | floral: Butterfly Floral & Event Design | venue: Cayton’s Children Museum | rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental | artist: Official AvaMae | balloons: Belle Âme Balloons | lettering artist: LANILETTER DESIGNS | cake: Sweet Novelette

3. The Mandalorian — Disney Plus

The Mandalorian encompases the adventure of a warrior on a mission to return “The Child” (a Baby Yoda look alike) back to his kind. As they jump from planet to planet on the outskirts of the galaxy, we witness night skies, bright stars, and bold characters. From glowing Star Wars-inspired weddings to lightsaber ceilings at Jedi-themed Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, it’s safe to say our team has seen all things galactic glamour. But when watching the latest piece of the ever growing Star Wars franchise puzzle, our minds were taken to one party in particular.

Enter the 50th-birthday celebration set under a starry night sky. With sputnik light installations hovering above an elongated, black linen covered table, it’s no wonder this Los Angeles-based party resulted in one of our most-liked Instagrams of 2020. The small gathering featured an array of Star Wars-inspired décor (ranging from subtle to prominent), including an army of figurine place cards and beams of metallic gold and black balloons.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Kelli Hayden | planner & design: Bluebell Events | design & floral: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | caterer: Good Gracious! Events | lighting: The Lighter Side | linen & charger plates: BBJ Linen | lego place cards: Mini Fig King | paper goods: Mini Fig King | rentals: Town & Country Rentals | cigar bar: El Cañito Cigars | cake: The Butter End Cakery | valet: ABS Valet Service | videographer: custom made productions

4. The Bachelor — ABC

Ever since he TikToked into our lives in March of 2020, Matt James has had our full and undivided attention. He’s come a long way since then, making well overdue history as the first ever Black Bachelor, with one of the most representative casts in the franchise’s history. Stealing hearts on and off screen, he’s proven to be one of the most genuine and adored leads the show has ever seen. 

Matt James has made it clear that he’s not just looking for love, he’s looking for a wife. And as the season plays out, we hope that the man who wears his heart on his sleeve gets a fairytale ending like this one (with a floral heart installation to match). In true Bachelor style, this romantic proposal was filled with hundreds of red roses and a dramatic carpet entrance. However, the bouquet on display was far from the final rose thanks to red flower-topped cupcakes and more elements from the celebration that followed.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photo courtesy of, planner & design: Dreams In Detail

5. I May Destroy You — HBO

I May Destroy You reminds us of the power of television. The British storyline merges dark comedy and intense drama to cover an incredibly sensitive topic — while also spreading awareness, evoking emotion, and sending important messages to global audiences along the way. 

This “shop and sip’s” bright florals and cheery photo ops may not perfectly resemble the intense life events of Arabella, but the London-based charity event brought friends together to raise awareness (and funds) for the healthcare of someone in need. Inspired events (like inspired television), inspire people — and while attending parties and binging new shows may be fun, entertainment is at its most meaningful with stories like these.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Duduimages | planner: AFTR EVENTS | design & floral: LuxeDecor | balloons: Ohlory Balloons | performing artist: Louiselabelle | cocktails: CrushersDelight Cocktail | grazing table: berryandBrie

6. Emily in Paris — Netflix

Yes, we have endless Parisian-themed parties on PartySlate, but Emily in Paris is more than just French-inspired. The new Netflix series — that we’d describe as a mash up between Sex and the City and Lizzie McGuire — tells the story of a social media marketer who’s relocated to her firm’s Paris-based office. She’s been sent to offer an (unrequested) “American” point of view and documents her journey on social media throughout (title drop: her handle is @emilyinparis).

There are plenty of reasons this Bat Mitzvah party is giving us all the Emily Cooper vibes — aside from the fact that her vibrant fashion choices resemble this party’s bright pink and purple palette. With Instagrammable components at every turn (we’re talking pink sushi rolls and a make-your-own jean jacket station), this Gen Z celebration reminds us of the trendy product launches, new brand marketing methods, and modern social media use seen in the show. Thinking outside-the-box seems to be Emily’s best asset, and this party is anything but ordinary. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Laura Bernal Photography | planner & design: Top It Off Designs | floral: Anthology Co. LLC | décor & rentals: Gilded Group Décor | venue: LEVEL THREE | rentals: Bubble; Different Look; Lavish Event Rentals; Chrome Event Furnishing | linen & napkins: Nuage Designs | caterer: Joy Wallace Catering | balloons: Lola’s Signature Events | dj & a/v: Davo Productions | activity stations: Lovely Locks Parties | metallic spheres: SWAG DECOR, a Rose Brand Company

7. Selling Sunset — Netflix

Selling Sunset is exactly what it sounds like. The reality show features some of Los Angeles’ hottest real estate agents and the gorgeous mansions they have on the market (plus, some coworking drama — it’s reality TV after all). The series is filled with astounding homes, sweeping views of the rolling Hollywood hills, and some very luxe weddings and events (check out Christine Quinn’s goth wedding cake for a taste).

Located in the penthouse suite of the Sunset Tower Hotel (which happens to be located in the heart of the Sunset strip), just about everything from this glam 50th-birthday party says “The Oppenheim Group.” Skyline views of downtown Los Angeles, a “Champagne and diamonds” theme, and an installed gold mirrored floor are just a few reasons we’re sold on this event album.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Gene Higa Photography | planner & design: Kristin Banta Events | floral & décor: R. Jack Balthazar | venue: Sunset Tower Hotel | lighting: Lighten Up | rentals: Town & Country Rentals; RCD Dance Floors; LA Ice Art; Ice Bulb | cake: Fantasy Frostings | dj: RedShoe | photo booth: LA Photoparty

8. Schitt’s Creek — Pop TV

We can practically hear the opening piano notes as we look at this photo of our favorite TV family. If you haven’t watched Schitt’s Creek, you simply must for unrivaled character development, hilarious, personality-packed punches, and a storyline that you’ve never heard (or seen) before. Although the Rose family’s reimagined living situation isn’t ideal — cue Alexis’ “Eww, David” — Schitt’s Creek has reminded us of motels’ vintage charm (and spoiler alert: they come around to their new home). 

This Austin-based travel spot was the perfect venue for a 90s-inspired 30th-birthday party. Chunky pool floats, neon cake toppers, and retro décor made a splash in the rented out space (as did the fun-loving guest list). In the Southern summer heat, we can’t think of a better way to cool off (and celebrate) than this playful pool party. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photo courtesy of, planner & design: Planned With

9. The Queen’s Gambit — Netflix

Long live the Queen, aka, Beth Harmon. Set in the 1950s, an orphan-turned-chess prodigy sets new standards for women in yet another Netflix hit. Forget the knight and shining armour (unless you’re referring to the board pieces), this is a love story between player and game. 

A chess-inspired party design is hard to come by — especially because Chess only recently became “cool.” (Chess boards everywhere sold out after The Queen’s Gambit was released). Blown-up Knights stood behind bars, oversized Rooks hovered over couches, and playable, life-sized boards were at guests’ disposal at this one-of-a-kind party — although we have a feeling more chess-themed celebrations will pop up in the future.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer & videographer: Suzanne Delawar Studios | planner: Chris Weinberg Events | décor: Gilded Group Décor | venue & caterer: Faena Hotel Miami Beach | games: Cocktail Hour Entertainment | photo booth: The Frank Booth | invitations: Plain Jane Graphics | candy: Miami Candies

10. The Crown — Netflix

Consider us royally-obsessed with The Crown (in real life and on screen). The realistic portrayals of Britain’s House of Windsor unveils the evolution of Queen Elizabeth II and her family as they navigate their royal duties  — and life — as some of the most famous faces in the United Kingdom and beyond. Although The Crown is not entirely accurate (how could they depict exactly how things went down behind closed doors?), the show does give us a glimpse of history — down to the outfits that were worn at major milestone events. 

This London-based party does the same, taking a young Queen Victoria’s private sketchbook, which was filled with dreams of magical worlds and fantastic characters, and brings it to life through the lens of an artistic eye. The event took place at none other than Kensington Palace, and the photos will blow you away from ceilings dripping in colorful florals to animated entertainment that will take you back in time.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Arte De Vie; Genevieve de Manio Photography; Ben Finch; Corbin Gurkin; Jacqui Cole Photography; John Cain Photography; Carla Ten Eyck Photography; Varna Studios | planner & design: Bruce Russell | floral: Simon Lycett | venue: Kensington Palace; Historic Royal Palaces | immersive & musical entertainment: Private Drama | projection mapping: Rupert Newman | caterer: Urban Caprice | production: Wise Productions | production mapping: Rupert Newman | furniture: Great Hire Ltd

11. The Big Day — Netflix

It’s not news that Indian weddings are magnificent, color-filled, lively, dazzling — and the list goes on. Our team was ecstatic to learn of Netflix’s new release: The Big Day, which documents six Indian couples on a journey to — you guessed it — their wedding day. The 13 part series sheds light on the beauty of Indian wedding traditions around the world. 

Of all the over-the-top, diverse Indian weddings on PartySlate, it’s too hard to pick just one to represent the distinct couples on the show. We’ve seen cultures collide in color, same-sex couples parade to Bollywood in the streets, romantic waterfront weddings, Star Wars-themed celebrations, and Mandap designs in every color of the rainbow. Craving more? Browse real Southeast Asian weddings here.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Clane Gessel Photography | planner: Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants | décor: Design House Decor | venue: Hyatt Regency Jersey City | caterer: Gaurav Anand | entertainment: Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc.; Medley Entertainment | dj: DJ Suj | cake: City Sweets & Confections | nitrogen ice cream: 321chillz | mixologist: Hemant Pathak Corp | stationary & graphics: Emily Kathryn Paper

12. Tiger King — Netflix

How can you describe the absurdity that is Tiger King in just a few sentences? We won’t even try — just search “Carol Baskin” and Google will do the rest. While Tiger King was the biggest craze to hit quarantine in March of 2020, this jungle-themed Bar Mitzvah party was one of our favorites to hit PartySlate in 2019.

The roaring dance floor is far from the only mesmerizing detail, as the rest of the party depicts jungle scenes that include lush greenery, ivy covered signage, and more. The party’s untamed décor set the tone for a wild night, and tells us that while tigers may belong to the jungle, guests belonged on that mesmerizing dance floor.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Michael Jurick Photography | design; décor & floral: Anthony Taccetta Event Design | venue: Central Park Zoo | caterer: Pinch Food Design | entertainment: Untouchable Events

13. The Bachelorette — ABC

The “most dramatic season” of The Bachelorette began with Claire Crowley (who became the first lead in show history to take off before the journey was over) and ended with Tayshia — who not only saved the season, but became a Bachelor Nation fan favorite.

Like the first travel-less season of The Bachelorette, the entirety of this wedding took place at La Quinta Resort & Club in Southern California — and the bride and groom’s camera-facing sweetheart table looks all too familiar. With eye-catching floral arrangements, ethereal drapery, and a romantic spotlight setup, this wedding framework reminds us of Tayshia’s one-on-one dinner dates at the resort (minus the untouched dinners, of course).

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Alexandria Monette | planner: COJ Events | floral & rentals: Arrangements Floral and Party Design | venue: La Quinta Resort & Club | invitations: The Meghan Jones | dessert: Over The Rainbow Desserts | videographer: Side By Side Cinema | hair & makeup: The Meghan Jones; Jen Plus Colour

14. The Home Edit — Netflix

If you love a functional space, clean cabinet, organized closet, and A-list celebrities, then The Home Edit on Netflix is a must-watch. From Reese Witherspoon’s memorabilia closet makeover to Khloe Kardashian’s garage transformation, every episode is both relaxing and satisfying.

This product launch’s shelving says “maximize your storage space” — and it’s safe to say The Home Edit’s Clea and Joanna would approve. Notorious for their color-coded techniques, we thought of the duo as soon as we saw the skincare displays divided by hue and sorted by product. We’re sharing 12 more satisfyingly sleek events here.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photo courtesy of, design & floral: Nu Leaf Design

15. Summerhouse — Bravo

Oh how we love a drama-filled reality show (from the comfort of our couch, that is) — and Bravo’s Summer House combines our favorite season with our favorite form of entertainment. Think MTV’s Jersey Shore — but with a preppy Bravo twist and a house in the Hamptons.

Speaking of the East Coast, we can’t think of better celebration inspiration for Summer House than this Hamptons-themed party. Seafood snacks, Moscow Mules, a beachy palette, clever signage, peppy patterns, and mini adirondack chairs are just some of the many reasons you need to click into this event album (and recreate it come summer).

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Natalie Probst Photography | planner & caterer: Boutique Bites | floral: Oliver Dogwood | venue: BRIQUE | rentals: Tablescapes Event Rentals

16. The Good Place — NBC

The Good Place is one of those “who thought of this and how did they make it so good?” types of series. The plot: Eleanor has reached her afterlife and ends up in “The Good Place” — but only by mistake. She does her best to ride out the error and avoid being sent to the alternative of “The Good Place” (you can infer that one). 

This good and evil-themed wedding covers the concept of The Good Place perfectly; plus, it made our list of the most creative party themes to duplicate this year. It’s not often you find an over-the-top wedding reception with such a unique design. Click through to see the magical photos which include an absolutely incredible bar backdrop, astounding light projections, living walls with budding roses, and more.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Belathée Photography | planner & design: Daughter of Design; PLANNIE | design, décor & floral: L’Atelier Rouge | venue: Angel Orensanz Foundation; Casa Apicii | caterer: Real Food Catering | entertainment: DJ Christopher Sealey | cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes | invitations: The Idea Emporium | videographer: McKenzie Miller Film | neon sign: Hi, Neon | makeup: Michael Mejia

17. The Last Dance — ESPN

No matter where you land on the “who’s the best to ever play the game” debate, there’s no denying that Michael Jordan is in the conversation. When ESPN released The Last Dance, fans of all ages got a brand new look at, and appreciation for, Jordan’s story with never-before-seen footage. The docuseries takes a close look at MJ’s career, and how he changed basketball (and sneaker culture) forever. 

Michael Jordan’s passion, unrivaled drive, and competitive nature continues to inspire kids around the world with dreams of making it to the NBA — or simply a love for the game. We’ve seen countless basketball-themed Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties on PartySlate (and even Air Jordan-themed parties). It’s clear kids still want to be “like Mike,” and we’re loving all the creative décor, unique elements, and sports-fueled themes that they’re bringing to the table (like this hoop-inspired centerpiece).

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Tripp Street Studio | planner: Victoria Dubin Events | design: Dejuan Stroud, Inc. | venue: Guastavino’s | enterainment: Element Music; Total Entertainment

18. The Flight Attendant — HBO

You can always count on HBO for dark and twisted plot lines — and The Flight Attendant is just that (with some humor on the side). The show’s premise: Your life can change in one night — which is what happened to flight attendant Cassandra, who wakes up in a hotel room in Bangkok with no memory of the night prior (we’ll let you uncover the rest). 

Although this milestone birthday isn’t based on a dark tale, it did transport guests from the Windy City to a tropical climate. Friends and family of the guest of honor were able to celebrate and enjoy life on their travel-filled night out (after all, it can all change in a night). The party began in an airport setting with flight projections, a TSA check-in, and a first class lounge. As the night progressed, attendees found themselves in the warmth of Hawaii with surfboard ceilings, volleyball courts, tropical palms, and so much more.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design | planner: Great Events | design: Kehoe Designs | venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago | caterer: Calihan Catering | flight attendants: Mystique Productions, Inc. | entertainment: Larry King Orchestra | dancers: Aloha Chicago

Want more party theme ideas? What about creative catering inspiration, incredible celebration spaces, and unique event designs? There’s so much more to see on PartySlate. Start browsing real events from around the world as you plan your own.