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Moroccan Theme Party Ideas

Take guests at your next party to Marrakesh! A Moroccan theme party is full of beautiful and exotic touches that can transform your guests to the desert.

Take guests at your next party to Marrakesh! A Moroccan theme party is full of beautiful and exotic touches that can transform your guests to the desert.

Get inspired by these pretty ideas inspired by Morocco for an eclectic and unique theme party idea that’s anything but typical. The intricate design elements from Moroccan culture will really give your theme party an exotic look and feel. Check out these ideas you can incorporate into your party.


Vibrant and Colorful Moroccan Décor

Moroccan themed decor

What makes this theme party even more glamorous is its use of bold colors. White Me featured this color palate that captured the mystical allure of Morocco.

Purples and bright pinks accented with gold can be seen throughout the party space that sets the tone for this theme party. 


Dim Lighting with Lanterns

Moroccan centerpieces

Making use of low lighting and candles adds to Moroccan feel. Bella Novia Couture Weddings featured this beautiful centerpiece idea you can easily recreate at your party.

Using pretty lanterns and votive candles with rose petals, this simple arrangement is understated but still exotic.


Serve Traditional Tangine

Moroccan tangine recipe

Tangine is a traditional stew dish of Morocco that can be made either with meat or with just vegetables.

You can serve the tangine over couscous or quinoa if that’s your preference. This hearty dish must be the center of your Moroccan meal!


Henna Desserts

Moroccan inspired henna cookies

Henna on hands is a traditional Moroccan custom. Inspired by the intricate designs people can make with henna on their hands, serve up henna design desserts such as these beautiful cookies by Sugar Bea.

Choose your party colors and serve up these yummy cookies with tasty Moroccan tea after dinner. You can even package these cookies up for a party favor to match the Morrocan theme. 


Moroccan Date Bonbons

via foodandwine.com

Just a little taste of Morocco these bonbons take no time to make and will fill up your guests bellies very nicely. Plus with all the nuts, they are totally great for keeping your guests energy up all night long!


Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs

via theviewfromgreatisland.com

For another Moroccan style dinner idea these meatballs from The View from Great Island are truly delicious! You can make them as an appetizer with some toothpicks or as your main event introducing your guests to this yummy cuisine.



via fsmh.co.uk

Make your guests feel cozy and comfortable at your party. Fill up the space with cushions and pillows to sit on. Ditch your chairs, a seating area is so much more in tune with your theme.



via creationsincuisinecatering.com

Hookah’s are huge in the Moroccan world. Even if you don’t plan on smoking from one at your party, they make a great centerpiece for guests to look at, and give everyone something to do in between courses.



Traditional Moroccan music is known to have tambourines, drums and a guitar like instrument called a lotar. While we aren’t musically talented enough to take up an instrument, finding some lotar tunes on YouTube, or even Spotify would be perfect background music for your party. 

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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