2018 is going to be huge as the party industry pushes new boundaries to deliver amazing celebrations that will have you in awe! Get ready as my top 5 party predictions for 2018 are here:
Nothing says celebrate like balloons and over the past few years we’ve seen balloons become an art form as bunches have turned into garlands and features. This trend will continue in 2018 as we see the variety of balloons increase in both materials and designs. In 2018 we predict a trend towards living backdrops using natural materials like plants and flowers to give that “wow” factor. Whether we bring the outdoors in or take the party to the outdoors, we are already seeing greenery woven among balloon garlands and this will only increase.
THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Themed birthday parties give our children that excitement of bringing imagination to life. Predicted to still be hot in 2018 are Unicorns, Mermaids and Gem Stones. Coupled with colour schemes of rose gold, pastels and iridescent, children will be surrounded by glitter, magic and a day to remember.
STATEMENT CAKES AND DESSERTS
We have seen many cake trends over the years from naked cakes, ombre cakes to the drip cake. Statement cakes aren’t slowing down in 2018 and we will see more cakes decorated with brush strokes, watercolour, gold leaf, flowers, geometric accents, fruit and figs. Cookies of all shapes, styles and designs are still trending to match the themed party.
Whether adult or child, we are embracing the outdoors and the natural elements it brings to a party style. We are seeing parties brought to life with lights, decorative paths and lavish themes. For the older kids glamping is a unique way to sleep over with friends and celebrate a birthday with a bit of independence and good old fashion campfire stories (be it indoors or out). And for that sophisticated touch to a picnic day the bohemian style is the way to go in 2018. Be it park, backyard or indoors we will see more outdoor styled celebrations this year. Be prepared to be mesmerised as outdoor parties takes full flight in 2018.
CREATIVE FOOD STATIONS AND PLATTERS
Food stations have become an art form and will continue to take on a life of their own. Stylists are specialising in grazing platters, dessert tables and donut walls to turn food into conversation starters and center pieces as we mix and mingle with other guests. Be it carefully prepared or relaxed and plentiful, food stations will be integral in party planning in 2018.
Hold on for an exciting ride as we see more creative ideas come to life in 2018. I’m always inspired and encouraged to set new goals to push boundaries as we work together to achieve a new level of beauty, happiness and celebration!
Louise Lazendic - Founder and Creative Director - Illume Partyware
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