There’s always so much going on in the party-planning world that it’s sometimes hard to know where to start with the planning for your next soiree. Here’s a hot tip – or 10!
When it comes to planning a party, it’s good to know what’s trending. While also providing your guests with an on-trend wow factor, it’ll also help with sourcing themed party products as they’ll be more readily available. haven spoke with party guru Alexandra Bull from Ruby Rabbit Partyware to hear her forecast for the top kids’ party trends for 2018. Alex says picking a strong theme is the most important step to planning a great party for kids of any age. Here are her Top 3 themes for each of the sexes:
Top 3 boy party themes
1) Jungle: You can go absolutely wild with this theme and create some fun games and decorations that boys of all ages will love. Think animal print party bags and balloons, lots of green and brown and an all-around exciting day.
2) Shades of blue: Whether it’s light blue, dark blue or something in between, a colour theme such as blue is timeless and full of endless opportunities. You can also use small amounts of black or white to really make the blue pop.
3) Sunshine: Nothing is more exciting than bright yellow. This trend for 2018 will be seen across boy and girl parties but is a bright and happy alternative to traditional boy’s blue.
Top 3 girl party themes
1) Summer tropical: Pool party, beach party or just a fun backyard party – a tropical-themed party is perfect for the warmer months.
2) Shades of pink: Similar to the colour theme of blue for boys you can’t go wrong with shades of pink when it comes to celebrating that little girl in your life. Traditional, beautiful,
3) Iridescent and pastel: Iridescent decorations and silver confetti coupled with pastel colours is definitely a party trend that the girls will absolutely love! It’ll be a big hit in 2018.
Amongst the (sometimes) chaos of party planning, Alex says we need to remember that party planning is actually lots of fun! Make sure you allow plenty of time to get organised so there’s no rush and no unnecessary stress. Then on the day, after you’ve done the hard yards, don’t forget to enjoy yourself at the party, too!