Top kids’ party trends for 2017

We may not have a crystal ball, but we’ve been doing our research to find the top kids’ party trends for 2017. Make sure that your child’s big day is on point with these top tips:

Simplicity

Parents, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like – finally – we might be simplifying our parties a little. If you’ve lost countless nights of sleep trying to plan the perfect Pinterest party, relax – things are scaling back. Simplicity will be the overarching theme of the year. Instead of setting out to impress little guests and their parents, the focus is turning more to quality interaction.

Unique themes

Forget princesses and pirates and all the cliché themes of all the childhood parties your kids have been too. Think quirky, think cool. Ask your child what they would like to centre the party around. Maybe it’s penguins, or a Japanese tea party. It could be Lego. Whatever it is, one-of-a-kind party experiences are going to be more popular than in the past. This more individual focus will allow kids to have a party that’s more representative of them, rather than just shows or movies that they like.

Statement balloons

Instead of ordering a balloon bouquet, or filling a room with tons of balloons, this year there will be a focus on statement balloons. This gels with the overall theme of simplicity.
Think oversized gold number balloons, or balloons that spell out your child’s name. You can tie them to a chair with one or two other balloons that match the party’s theme colours, if there are any.

Statement backdrops

These are great. Instead of decorating an entire space, use a statement backdrop to spruce up a small area. Check out Ali Express if you’re plenty organised and you can pick up a bargain for $30 or less. It will take 2 to 6-weeks to arrive though.
Statement backdrops are also fun for doing party photo shoots, so you get double value for your money.

Drip cakes

Naked cakes have had their day – drip cakes are all the rage now. It might be wise to outsource this to a professional cake maker if you are an inexperienced baker. But, if you are clever in the kitchen, why not have a try at this style of cake? The results are just stunning, especially topped with fresh flowers or a calligraphy cake topper.

Interactive food stations

Interactive food stations are another way to get creative with your party styling and they’re so much fun for guests! Some cute and easy ideas include a cupcake decorating table, a DIY taco station, a self-serve ice cream sundae bar and a donut wall. If you want to keep things simpler, a dessert table or candy buffet will always be appreciated and devoured by guests.

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