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There’s always so much going on in the party-planning world. Party guru Alex from Ruby Rabbit Partyware shares with haven readers the best themes, colour schemes and party supplies around right now.

  • Mermaids. There’s something so magical about glittering mermaid tails and colourful sea life. A mermaid party is sure to wow guests of all ages. Think aqua, coral pink and decorations with wavy lines and textures.
  • Iridescent disco. We loooooove a fresh take on an old-school disco party and just can’t go past some iridescent decorations and silver confetti to make the whole room look like a shimmering disco ball. So groovy!
  • Kittens. We’re going cat crazy over this upcoming trend! The only thing cuter than a cuddly baby kitten is a kitten-themed party, complete with cat cupcakes and purr-fect party favours.

Allow 6-8 weeks for planning a party. Decide on a theme and get the invitations out 2-4 weeks before the big day.

Stick to three core colours when decorating for a party – pink, peach and white are popular for girls and white, blue and silver are great for boys’ parties.

Tableware, like cups and straws, are an easy way to decorate for a theme and there are so many colours, patterns and themes to choose from.

Get creative with party favours. Lollies can be replaced with temporary tattoos, pencils and crayons, novelty glasses or masks for extra party fun!

We love giant letters and number balloons but you can take things a step further with new-release full word balloons in fun colours and cursive writing!

Visit www.rubyrabbit.com.au for more party inspo.

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