It goes without saying, futuristic and space-themed party ideas will never be passé.
Whether we are binge-watching The Mandalorian (yes, it’s on Disney+ right now) or reading about the latest mission to Mars, the thrill of future worlds constantly beckons. If space is a blank canvas, our imaginations are the paintbrushes.
As the world wrestles with uncertainty, and the endless newscycle often feels more science fiction than fact, we continue to look to the event industry — one of the most innovative industries in the country — for inspiration.
The thrill of future worlds constantly beckons. If space is a blank canvas, our imaginations are the paintbrushes. “
So whether you are looking to host a corporate holiday party with LED robots or throw a Bar Mitzvah with Virtual Reality stations, the possibilities are endless. Without a doubt, your imagination is the “final frontier.”
1. Sparkling Champagne, Glittering Starlight
Who needs gravity? Just give us champagne.
Even the service staff partook in the festivities with photo-worthy space suits.
Click through to see the planetary-ceiling installation (as well as the colorful uplighting) that made this space-themed party one for the history books.
2. Futuristic Party With a Winning Strategy
The board game Battleship was so popular with kids (and adults) that it later inspired a science-fiction action movie.
Guess what? It also inspired this epic corporate holiday party.
This futuristic party boasted décor by Blueprint Studios — with everything from glow-in-the-dark arcade games to light tunnels.
When it came to dining, M Culinary Concepts sparked our imaginations with a futuristic “salad-hands” wall and Dim Sum docking station.
Moreover, don’t miss the lounge seating that felt straight out of The Jetsons.
photographer: Harley Bonham Photography | décor: Blueprint Studios & The Balloon People| venue: WestWorld of Scottsdale | caterer: M Culinary Concepts | rentals: Epic Party Team & Cre8tive Event Rentals | production & lighting/audio: ADV, Dream Studios | drapes: Qwest Drape | custom fabrications: Behind the Scenes Production | photo booths: MISGIF
3. “Rings of Saturn” Space-Themed Party
Furthermore, the clear-tented space doubled the dazzle by reflecting up-lit décor.
Taste Catering & Event Planning also wowed guests with delectable cuisine and a bar setup with sleek cosmo paneling.
4. We Heart Futuristic Entertainment
It’s true: Guests will always remember this elegant, yet lively Bat Mitzvah at SECOND.
Event planner Urban Art & Design amazed guests with iridescent-fringe décor, a lavish balloon backdrop, and walking LED entertainment.
With a future this bright, we are feeling all the love and excitement.
photographer: Otero+Seclen Photography | planner & décor: Urban Art & Design | venue & caterer: SECOND. | rentals: Jersey Street Productions | graphics: Bombshell Graphics | balloons: Joshua’s Balloons
5. Tray Service with Style
This futuristic party dazzled with show-stopping entertainment by J & D Entertainment.
LED-costumed performers (and glow-in-the-dark wearable trays) had everyone feeling right at home in this futuristic setting.
Servers donned metallic and robot-patterned leotards, while colorful laser lighting transformed the scene into an intergalactic Cloud 9.
photographer: Arik Hoek | entertainment: J & D Entertainment
6. Rad Relativity
Every detail of this space-themed party — planned by Rachel De Marte Events — has us reaching for our cameras.
Kehoe Designs created an imaginative landscape with futuristic furnishings and geometric centerpieces.
Guests could order a Tang cocktail in a space pack at the laser-cut bar or enjoy photo ops with actors dressed as various sci-fi characters.
Finally, The Gold Coast All Stars topped off the evening with lively entertainment.
photo courtesy of & planner: Rachel De Marte Events | décor & lighting: Kehoe Designs | venue: Adler Planetarium | entertainment: The Gold Coast All Stars | caterer: Food For Thought | entertainment: Smilebooth
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7. X Marks the Spot at This Space-Themed Party
Guests were ready to explore the galaxy and beyond at this SpaceX event planned by Evoke Design & Creative.
Syzygy created a neon dreamscape with bright lighting and up-lit backdrops.
Futuristic robots, astronaut performers, and the vintage arcade-game Space Invaders kept guests entertained on and off the dance floor.
Click to see how Occasions Caterers kept everyone satiated and fueled.
photographer: Michael Kress Photography | planner: Evoke Design & Creative | décor: Syzygy | venue: Carnegie Library | caterer: Occasions Caterers | entertainment: Snap! Entertainment & Washington Talent | lighting: Atmosphere Lighting
8. In a Galaxy Far Far Away
There’s no doubt about it: Other galaxies were just within reach at this space-themed party.
Furthermore, The Lux Productions captured our imaginations with dynamic, neon lighting installations.
photographer: Black Cat Photo | planner: SpotOn events | décor: Sharp stick studio | venue: Chabot Space & Science Center | a/v: The Lux Productions | rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental & Bright Event Rentals | entertainment: Entire Productions | caterer: Grace Street Catering & Wine
10. Shuttle to the Stars
With a gigantic shuttle suspended overhead, there’s no limit to the places you can go.
Without a doubt, the details of this celebration were modern yet timeless.
photographer: Kara Fein Photography | planner: Bob Gail Events | décor: Kathryn Watson Designs & Lilla Bello | venue: California Science Center | entertainment: Bob Gail Music | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rental: Revelry Event Designers | printing: Messex Industries | installation: Main Event Props | lighting: Peterson Event Lighting
10. Music of the Spheres
When the Chicago Symphony Center puts on “The Galaxy’s Greatest Hits,” you can expect a spectacular party.
Star Trek star George Takei mingled with guests, while dramatic starlit uplighting transformed the already majestic auditorium.
We especially love all of the fabulous floral décor by Kehoe Designs.
11. Kaleidoscope-Views of the Universe and Beyond
Projection mapping and installation artwork transformed this spacious venue into a kaleidoscope of psychedelic colors and futuristic fancy.
Don’t miss how the crystal chandeliers sparkled in different colors with ever-changing uplighting.
12. Timelessness is Trending
Look: There is so much to love from this intimate dinner in a helicopter hanger.
Revel Decor transformed the space with ethereal uplighting, mod furnishings, and winter floral installations.
Limelight Catering also wowed guests with their creative menu and artfully plated dishes.
We especially love the bar of neon lighting spanning the banquet table — as well as the clock-face projection mapping.
13. Betting On Good Times Ahead at This Futuristic Party
We are willing to bet that this casino from the future impressed guests all night long.
Got Light transformed this clear tented space with abstract LED lighting installations.
Sleek black chairs and long white banquet tables by Blueprint Studios – Rental added a mod (and luxe) vibe.
TPD Design House created imaginative event branding, so no one is likely to forget this fantastic event or the company behind it.
photographer: Vanessa Tierney Photography | planner: Twenty Three Layers | décor: Farmgirl Flowers | venue: The San Francisco Mint | lighting: Got Light | rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental & Casa de Perrin | event branding: TPD Design House | caterer: Stag Dining | custom casino tables: Elevate Customs
14. Celestial Soirée
The Bat Mitzvah girl had her moment of stardom at this celestial-themed celebration.
Event planner and designer Florie Huppert Design created a magical landscape of starlit projection mapping, twinkling candlelight, and glittering drapery.
We especially adore the glittery-silver backdrop framing the bar area.
photographer: Kari Otero Photography | planner & design: Florie Huppert Design | venue & caterer: Apella | photo booth: Shake and Share Media | graphic design: FHD Invites You | entertainment: Allen Dalton Entertainment Group | games: Royal Entertainment
15. It’s a Fact, We Love Science Fiction
You see, all eyes were on this geometric installation at the opulent Fox Theatre.
We love this science-fiction-themed event with its neon lighting, whirlpool projections, and futuristic furnishings.
Greeters on stilts, along with bubble dancers, dazzled guests at every turn during this visually-stunning event.
photographer: Nadia D. Photography | décor: WM Events | venue: The Fox Theatre | a/v: Active Production and Design | rentals: PeachTree Tents & Events & Cort Furniture | entertainment: Party on the Moon, Lee J. Howard Entertainment, & Amusement Masters
16. Electric Extravaganza
An ever-changing and abstract-lighting installation — designed by Got Light — makes the future look brighter.
We especially admire the up-lit cocktail tables that resemble flying saucers.
photographer: Show Ready Photo | décor & rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental | venue: California Academy of Sciences | rentals: Hensley Event Resources | lighting: Got Light | caterer: McCalls Catering & Events
17. Opulence in Orbit
No doubt about it: The imaginative scope of this “Galactica” gala is as infinite as the universe itself.
Designer and Producer Galaxy Productions enthralled guests with a giant planetary ceiling installation as well as captivating neon tablescapes.
We especially love the variety of centerpieces that include bloom-woven planets and glow-in-the dark orbs.
photo courtesy of & planner: Pilar Pava Events | décor: Galaxy Productions | venue: Ocean Bank Convocation Center | caterer: Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design & Bacardi | graphics: Mia Almaguer
18. Virtual Vibes
This space-themed Bat Mitzvah at Midtown Loft and Terrace impressed friends and family with neon furnishings, globed ceiling installations, and a Virtual Reality station.
Luckily, reality was even more fun. After a few virtual adventures, guests were willing to return to the party at-hand and celebrate on the dance floor.
photo courtesy of, venue & event production: Midtown Loft and Terrace
19. The Perfect Space for a Space-Themed Party
This galaxy-themed party at SPACE EVENTS was equally spectacular with floating planetary centerpieces, astronaut ice cream, and a “Please Find Your Planet” seating station.
We especially love the planetary ceiling installation suspended above the dining area, not to mention the bowling lane.
photographer: Chris Herder | venue: SPACE EVENTS
20. Cosmic Celebration
This corporate event was truly “out of this world.”
Sublime lighting by Got Light transformed this hip industrial space into a celestial wonderland.
Aerialists and LED-costumed drummers gave glowing performances, while cosmic signage made for a stunning backdrop.
photographer: American Image Gallery | planner: Russell Harris Event Group | venue: The Exploratorium San Francisco | lighting: Got Light | caterer: Global Gourmet Catering | furniture: AFR Event Furnishings | entertainment: Earth Circus | a/v: Everything Audio Visual | photo booth: LA Photo Party
21. Absolute Magnitude
It’s true: Outer space was an arm’s reach away at this impressive galaxy-themed party.
We love the eye-catching ceiling installation as well as the vibrant neon furnishings — not to mention the Saturn-like centerpieces drawing all eyes to the dining area.
22. Partying at Light Speed
Light and video replaced more traditional décor at this futuristic Bar Mitzvah.
Guests enjoyed riveting entertainment with a VR station and LED-foosball table.
Don’t miss the abstract neon-acrylic centerpieces or how the entranceway was transformed into a visually-stunning space portal.
23. Spinning Through the Galaxy
Tommy Hilfiger’s 2018 Holiday Party might be in the past, but it has the future written all over it.
Astarte Creative set the scene aglow (literally) with LED hoop artists and LED violinists.
Other futuristic entertainment included mirror-suit dancers and LED stilt-walkers.
Neon signage and vibrant uplighting made for a galactic backdrop.
photo courtesy of & entertainment: Astarte Creative
24. Sci-Fi City
Imagine the cities of the future. Where this will be skyscrapers soaring past the stars or flying cars zooming through puffs of clouds?
This “out of this world” Bat Mitzvah party has us anticipating future cityscapes. Towering centerpieces evoke a Sci-Fi Skyline while vibrant uplighting suggests the atmosphere of some distant planet.
Even the LED dance floor has us pondering the dance moves of the future.
photos courtesy of, event planning, design, & entertainment: Siagel Productions | venue: Temple Israel of Boston | caterer: MAX Ultimate Food | rentals: PEAK Event Services & Bubble NYC Event Rental Furnishings | centerpiece décor: Fancy Faces | led dance floor: Music Masters | galaxy linen: Spandex USA
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