Top Party Trends of 2017 - balloons, backdrops, booths and more!

July 26, 2017

DIY floral party backdrop from House that Lars Built

It’s never too early to plan your next party. If you’re still shopping for ideas or just can't make up your mind about which party theme to go with, then you’re in for a treat! 2017 has so far presented us with some new and exciting ways to gather your friends and family to celebrate. Make your events extra special and add some character to it. Here are some top party trends that will show you how:

Gadgets, Social Media, Technology

(Image: https://revelandglitter.com/)

In this age of hashtags, live streaming and digital photo booths, clearly technology is one hot party trend for 2017. It’s all about encouraging interaction among your party guests. Setting up photo booths, using a cool app like Crowd Mic to turn your guests’ cellphone into a microphone and sing along some popular or nostalgic music and using custom hashtags for everyone who are snapping and posting photos during your event will surely make the experience extra special.

Statement Balloons

DIY balloon arch for a Nutella themed birthday party
Image: A Nutella Themed Birthday, with an easy DIY Balloon Arch! 

Whether it's balloon arches, bouquets, or full blown installations, why not bring them all together make a fabulous balloon themed party? One way to give your event or party an edge is by making use of script or letter balloons to really set the scene; throw in some more solid colour balloons and viola! It’s party time! BONUS: Balloons are typically a pretty cost effective and high impact party decoration!

New Movie Releases

Spiderman or Iron Man party theme? Party Ideas from Party Kit Company
Image: Comicbook.com

2017 throws us a slew of sequels and superhero movies and so from Spiderman to Jumanji, simply take your fave and you have your party theme. Celebrating occasions with new movies as your theme would be a fun way to dress up, mingle and spend quality time with a happy crowd. Take advantage of the 'newness' of these themes, by trying to think outside the box and put on a party that no one has seen before!

Bountiful Grazing Platters

The platter project grazing platters Sydney party ideas
Image: Gorgeous platters from http://www.theplatterproject.com/ (Sydney)

What is a better way of bringing people together than food? A carefully laid out grazing platter is a sure fire way of presenting your guest with an eye-catching centrepiece and tasty palate adventure. You can go for desserts, fruits, cheeses or any other food you like. This will definitely make any of your gatherings a happy and filling experience for everyone.

Statement Backdrop

Gorgeous DIY floral party backdrop
Image: http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/

An eye catching, interesting and unique statement backdrop still dominates all party trends. This is an effective and convenient party set-up especially if you’re whipping up something in the last minute. Instead of decorating the entire party space, all you need to do is pick a corner, spruce it up, set-up your unique statement backdrop and add accents that are in keeping to your design theme. The gorgeous one above can be DIY'd and is so cute for birthdays and baby showers!

We're sure more party trends will still crop up between now and the end of the year... So which party trend stands out to you the most so far?

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