12 Unique Sneaker Themed Party Ideas For The Kicks-Lovers In Your Life (2024)


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Always on the lookout for unique party themes? Then you’re going to love these sneaker-themed party ideas, especially if you’re a sneaker lover yourself!

Along with some creative sneaker party ideas, we’ll also share a few awesome party venue rentals that suit your sneaker theme perfectly. These venues come to you courtesy of Peerspace, the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals. Between the following sneaker-themed party ideas and a killer Peerspace venue, get ready to host the celebration of the year!

1. Dress code: ask everyone to wear their coolest pair of sneakers

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One of our top sneaker-themed party ideas is simply to request in your party invitations that all guests wear their coolest pair of sneakers. This is a fun and casual yet clearly thematic dress code. If you’ve friends who also happen to be sneakerheads themselves, it’ll be a total breeze to follow the dress code.

2. Plan a sneaker photoshoot to memorialize your freshest kicks

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Assuming you’ve asked all your friends to wear their best pair of kicks, you can feature them in a sneaker photoshoot! This can even be the central activity of your party, or it can be one activity of several. If you want your photos to be extra high-quality, consider renting a cool photography space as the location of your party.

Check out this urban warehouse production space with graffiti and unique furniture in Baltimore, MD. It is a 4,000-square-foot open gallery space covered in graffiti and street art installations, with tables, seating and a heating system to keep your guests cozy, even in winter.

This warehouse also has dozens and dozens of positive reviews from past Peerspace renters, including this one from one happy renter who booked a video shoot here: “Host was super informative with a quick response time. It was a really smooth booking experience. The location was great and was in a super convenient area! Highly recommended!”

3. Send out sneaker-shaped invitations to thrill your guests

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Set the tone for your party with the invitations! Send your invitees invitations that feature sneakers. For instance, these acrylic laser-cut invitations printed in a sneaker shape and delivered in a black leather box are a super classy way to announce that you’re having a sneaker-themed party.

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4. Display sneaker floral centerpieces for an added touch of fun

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We got this amazing idea from a sneaker-themed wedding in the Philippines that was featured by Rock n Roll Bride, a blog with tons of awesome alternative wedding ideas. This idea, however, would work not only for a wedding but for just about any party you might be planning (as long as it’s sneaker-themed!). Pretty much all the decor at this party incorporated sneaker motifs.

Still, we’re especially huge fans of the colorful sneaker centerpieces in which the shoes themselves were used as a kind of “vase” to display flowers. Be sure to check out photos of this sneaker-themed wedding for even more decor inspiration because the decorators here had a ton of great ideas.

5. Hang shoes above the dance floor to enhance the theme and color story

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This idea comes to us from a sneaker-themed Bar Mitzvah that was featured on Mitzvah Market. In addition to hanging “several of his brightly colored shoes from their laces above his sign,” they also “hung more shoes above the dance floor.” If you’re having trouble picturing what that might look like, here’s a photo of the creative sneaker-themed party idea in practice.

If you’re running low on time, you can always opt to book a party venue through Peerspace that already has walls of sneakers on-site. One awesome example is this sneaker boutique in St. Augustine, FL which is a popular sneaker retail store that proudly hosts private events. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a sneaker-themed party that involves little decorating on your part!

6. Wear sneakers for your sneaker-themed wedding to add street style to your elegant day

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Perhaps you’re reading this list of sneaker-themed party ideas because you’re planning a sneaker-themed wedding like this one that took place in the Philippines (already mentioned as part of #4 on this list). In that case, one of our top recommendations is to wear sneakers with your wedding dress for a cute and stylish combo.

For more tips on “bridal sneakers,” check out this post on the topic from Green Wedding Shoes. It includes some specific suggestions of their “favorite wedding sneakers.” They also include some photos of brides who wore sneakers to their weddings and made them look incredibly chic. You can ask your bridesmaids to do the same for a matching theme.

7. Consider throwing your kid a sneaker-themed birthday party

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If you have a teen kid who’s interested in sneakers and wants to build a collection, throwing them a sneaker-themed birthday party is an awesome idea. As an example, take a look at the sneaker-themed birthday party that NBA star Chris Paul threw for his 13-year-old son.

8. Get arty and include a sneaker-decorating station

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Every great kids’ party has plenty of activities to keep kids busy, which is why we’re especially recommending including a sneaker-themed activity in the form of a sneaker-decorating station for kids! However, this idea will be equally appealing to creative adults, so just about any party can benefit from it.

Start by booking a workshop studio through Peerspace that provides you with the equipment and enough space to make a mess. One of our favorites is this bright and colorful DIY maker space in San Francisco, CA, thanks to its sunny style and available DIY materials.

Next, purchase white shoes in plenty of different sizes, or ask guests to bring their own white shoes and provide them with an assortment of decorating choices. This dance party-themed birthday included a DIY shoe station, so be sure to check out how they made theirs for some inspiration.

9. Buy and display a sneaker centerpiece

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You can make your own sneaker centerpieces, or you can save yourself some time and effort and buy some online. For instance, these custom-made Nike sneaker centerpieces are vivid and detailed – the seller suggests adding balloons to them for some extra pizzazz.

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10. Give out sneaker-shaped keychains as party favors

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Put together a sneaker-themed gift bag to remind them of how much fun they had at your party! For example, buy a few packs of these retro rubber sneaker keychains for a super-affordable party favor gift.

11. Hang a neon sign showing off your sneaker love

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We’re obsessed with this Air Jordan sneaker-shaped neon sign. It will work not only as decor for your party but also as decor for your home when the party has ended! It’s so cool that we’d be more than glad to look at it every day.

12. Decorate with your sneaker collection – or rent a space that comes with one

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If you have one, consider displaying your own sneaker collection for some truly authentic decor. Alternatively, you can rent a space that actually comes with a sneaker collection if you’d prefer! This urban retail fashion boutique in Los Angeles, CA comes with a line of vintage and luxury sneakers. Who knows, you and your guests may just see new kicks you want to buy for yourselves! Growing your collection is easily one of the best sneaker-themed party ideas.

Sneaker-themed party ideas: conclusion

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We hope these sneaker-themed party ideas have you ready to “kick it” into high gear and plan a memorable. Your guests will no doubt love your creative theme and your amazing taste that will help bring your party to life. And remember, you can always book a Peerspace event venue rental that provides all the amenities and aesthetic value you want for a one-of-a-kind experience.

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