Theme Party Ideas

Scottsdale’s refined Sonoran Desert setting, year-round sunny skies, and unique indoor and outdoor venues create the perfect backdrop for memorable theme events. Here are a few suggestions that incorporate the best that Scottsdale has to offer.

Traditions of Native America

World-championship level hoop dancing, artisan demonstrations, Native American cuisine and traditional music incorporating flutes and drums provide insight into the area’s rich cultural heritage.

Upscale Cowboy Cookout

The traditional cowboy cookout gets a chic makeover with stylish table linens, fine china and crystal chandeliers in a rustic barn setting. Add a wooden dance floor, swing-dance lessons and a live band for even more Western flair.

Evening of Art

Browse the Old Town galleries during ArtWalk then hop aboard a golf cart with JoyRides AZ for a dine-around at some of Scottsdale’s most popular eateries. With cuisines ranging from upscale pub grub to traditional Mexican fare, there’s something for every taste.

Starry, Starry Skies

Take a thrilling Jeep or Hummer tour into the pristine Sonoran Desert where a gourmet dinner, served on tables set with fine china, crystal and candlelight, awaits. After dinner, enjoy stargazing with a professional astronomer.

Music of the Night

The evening begins with an elegant patio reception at the Musical Instrument Museum. After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, head inside to tour the world-class exhibits or take in a concert at the MIM Music Theater.

Arabian Nights

Equines and elegance combine for a glamorous evening at Los Cedros, an authentic Moroccan citadel. As your guests dine, they’ll enjoy a show featuring some of the citadel’s most beautiful horses, including majestic Arabians and playful miniatures.

Indy 500 

The Penske Racing Museum is the perfect setting for racecar-themed events. The museum showcases a vast collection of cars, trophies and racing memorabilia. Several Indianapolis 500 racecars are on exhibit, including the 2009 Dallara driven to victory by Helio Castroneves.   

La Noche en Mexico

Colorful sets, authentic cuisine, lively mariachi music and traditional dance performances create a festive south-of-the-border evening. Add an element of team building with a salsa-making contest.

Our destination experts at Experience Scottsdale can connect you with local industry partners who can bring your vision of the perfect theme event to life. If you would like help obtaining proposals, contact us today!