Featured Theme Party: One Night in Casablanca

Whisk your friends away to the world of Casablanca with this featured theme party idea!

For a night full of glamour, fun and endless photo ops, consider throwing a Casablanca themed party like this one, hosted by JOWY productions in honor of Michael Flagg's 70th birthday!

They set the scene for this soiree in their Los Angelos home, located at the beautiful Sunset Strip. From the boozy drinks to the bite-sized apps, guests wined and dined as they were transported to a time of lust, crime and fabulous attire.


  • Casablanca-worthy Costumes

    Invite guests to dress the part by noting the theme on the invitation. Be sure to give them plenty of time to get their Casablanca-best outfits together by sending invites out 2-3 months in advance.

  • Delightful Decor

    Since the city of Casablanca can be found in Morocco, use the nation’s festive flair and culture to give the room that Moroccan feel. From decorative pillows to authentic hookahs, guests will feel as if they stepped into a more glamorous reality when the room is filled with vibrant colors and ornate patterns like these.

  • A Centerpiece to Remember

    Ornate centerpieces not only dress up the tables, but serve as a conversation starter as well! Candles placed in elegant holders are a simple yet effective way to dress up the décor and can be placed all over the room for look that’s perfectly put together.

  • Beautiful Bites

    Start the menu off with a few festive bites served on wooden paddles for a truly memorable spread. Keep the food with the theme by serving a selection of meats, dips, and salads packed with Mediterranean flavor.

  • Cheers to the Open Bar

    Add a boozy kick to the night’s festivities with an open bar filled with all the top shelf liquor your heart desires. Dress bartenders in white tuxedo jackets paired with traditional fez hats for a truly authentic feel.

  • Simple Signature Drinks

    For your Casablanca theme party, you’re going to want a few signature drinks to show off. If you have a few extra sets of hands, station bartenders throughout the room offering a taste of these simple sips for a unique and memorable drinking experience.

  • Keep the Night Rolling

    Set up a few relevant games and activities to keep the party going like this roulette station idea. Have attendants dress the part in traditional casino wear to really give that gambling feel.

  • By paying extra attention to the tiny details, you can whisk your guests away from reality for just one day and into the glamorous world of Casablanca.

    Credits:

    Honoree: Michael Flagg

    Event Designers: Jodi Cohen & Sarah Lowy of JOWY Productions

    Photographer: Peter Bohler

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