The following are just some of the example themes we have to offer, which can be added to any of our events. Please contact your Forest Lodge Representative to discuss developing your own customized Theme Outing!!!!
Lighting sets the mood for excitement as the anticipation builds as you walk the red carpet. Your instantly elevated to VIP status as you walk right past the bouncer into this sleek venue. Low couches and tables, potted palms, and the classic mirrored disco ball set the stage for dancing and revelry.
Want to try something really different? Guaranteed to be a hit at your next event! Turn one of our Pavilion areas into a New Orleans style Mardi Gras. Accent your outing with traditional Cajun and Creole Cuisine to include Blackened Filet Mignon, Crawfish, Raw Bar, and Grilled Tuna with a Fresh Salsa to name a few. Professional performers entertain your guests – magicians, jugglers, cyclists, tarot card readers, jesters and more! Our decorations & props can make this event. Carnival rides and attractions are a great accent to this theme.
Roll the dice around the world
Feel like you’ve traveled to Las Vegas, AC, Monte Carlo and taken a Riverboat Casino Cruise all in one day here at Forest Lodge. Your adventure starts with a visit to the Black Jack tables in Atlantic City after you’ve lunched on the Grand Buffet, don’t worry about the kids – they’ll be busy playing boardwalk games and munching on Salt Water Taffy! Join the “movie stars” and famous crowd as they try their luck at the roulette tables while sipping champagne. Your children will enjoy the “Grand Prix” racetrack here. Perhaps you prefer glitz over glamour, be dazzled by Las Vegas lights and try some Texas Hold ‘em before you see the show girls in today’s production on stage! Wind down your day with a Riverboat Gambling Cruise, complete with Craps Tables, Jambalaya and a Dixieland band!
50's - times of our lives
Venture back to the time where you did not lock your doors at night, there were no metal detectors in airports and no seat belts in cars. A time where the pace of everyday life was so much slower…come back to the 50’s! Entering the “Times of our Lives” your first stop should be the “Ticket Booth” under the Custom Marquis to sign up for the Dance and or Karaoke Contests. Greeted by the sounds of the 50’s – feel the magic of this era and join in on the dancing with the “Sock Hop girls, just listen in or sing along with the enchanting music of such greats as Elvis, The Platters Little Richard and Chuck Berry! Get “Ed Sullivan’s” autograph on your way to the Ice Cream Soda Shoppe, or stop to pick a song on the jukebox. Record your own CD at the Rocking Recording Booth and take it with you as a memento of your day! The Fifties were …the times of our lives!
Jersey shore boardwalk carnival
Turn your pavilion into fun for all ages with our Boardwalk Carnival Theme. A sampling of items that can be included: Carnival Booths with prizes, Video Arcade Booth, Spin Art, Krazy Kandy, 50 foot Giant Inflatable Slide, Trackless Train Ride, Dunk Tank, Temporary Tattoo Booth, Duck Pond, Clowns, Balloon Decorating, Face Painters and a RagTime Band. Full-Size Rides also available! All of this fun complimented by Boardwalk Carnival “Fun Foods” such as: Freshly Popped Popcorn Carts, Sno Cone Stations, Cotton Candy, Waffle & Ice Cream Sandwiches, Stadium-Style Hot Pretzels, Stadium-Style Hot Pretzels, Funnel Cakes, Cheese Steaks, and Nachos.
Invite your guests to a hoedown here at Forest Lodge. The menu is designed for even the heartiest cowboy’s appetite with a Roast Steamship Round on a Spit, Marinated BBQ Chicken, Taco Bar with all the trimmings, Nachos with Salsa and Cheese, Chili, Chicken or Beef Fajitas Station with Sautéed Peppers & Onions, BBQ Pork Ribs and Bean and Beef Burritos. With a Country Western Band and Costumed Characters of Cowboys and Cowgirls and decorations & Props such as 6’ Cactus, Bales of Hay, Saddles, Saddle Blankets, Lanterns, Vulture, Dry Gulch Sign. You’ll be all set for the show down in front of the Forest Lodge Saloon.
Invite your guests to appreciate America from “Sea to Shining Sea.” In addition to the traditional American BBQ, enjoy a New England feast with a Traditional Lobster Bake, vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love the Jersey Fresh Vegetables at the East Coast/Metropolitan Station. Perhaps your tastes run towards a Southwestern BBQ – try out the Grill Station with Beef Short Ribs and Cowboy Steaks or specialties from the Deep South like a Louisiana Cajun Chicken Sandwich. Pacific Coast Fare includes a great Imperial Valley Salad Bar Station featuring mixed greens and baby vegetables. Everyone can participate in the Great American Family Day Recreation program or delight in the Coney Island Carnival featuring Clowns, Jugglers, Face Painting, Carnival Booths with prizes and much more!