How to treat your child to their most memorable DIY birthday party yet
This year, why not try something a little bit different to celebrate your child’s birthday? Instead of bringing out the same ol’ routine of cake + balloons, LENZO invites you to step outside the toy box and explore the biggest upcoming kids’ party trends for 2018.
Gone are the days of playing musical chairs and pass the parcel – today’s kids are now looking for bigger and better ways to be thrilled as they celebrate their new age. Whether you’re hosting an event for your son or daughter, niece, nephew, or little cousin, LENZO is here to provide some seriously cool party #inspo that will make you wish you were a kid again!
2018 brings a new set of kids’ party trends, but there’s still some that are going strong from last year, such as…
Kids’ Party Trend #1: Themed birthdays
Now this is one trend that will never go out of style: the humble themed birthday! For the little princess in your life, you can’t go past a mermaid, fairy, or unicorn event. For your little prince, why not go for a monochromatic space party or modern-day teepee celebration? Go intergalactic and out of this world with Feted Events’ totally unique galaxy-themed event or embrace the outdoors with a Wild West theme, complete with cactus piñata from Party Pony!
For those of us who don’t want to conform to stereotypes, gender-neutral themes – like the zoo or the circus – are timeless and work for both boys or girls.
Kids’ Party Trend #2: Bright everything!
Kids are #OBSESSED with colour, and what better way to celebrate their next birthday than with splashes of vibrant hues at every angle? Check out Emily from Hey Sugar Styling’s Trollz-inspired rainbow disco party that she hosted for her daughter’s birthday party. Get inspiration from her event and incorporate colourful garlands from Ruby Rabbit, a balloon installation from Boutique Balloons Melbourne, and mumbo streamers from Poppies For Grace.
Kids’ Party Trend #3: Balloons and bunting and metallics – oh my!
Balloons have come a long way since being tied to ribbon and placed on the back of chairs. An overarching balloon installation in the theme’s colours are a fantastic way to bring even more joy to a party. And, it’s even more special if they’re metallic! Team with bunting and garlands to create an impact that screams fun!
Kids’ Party Trend #4: Let them eat cake: colourful drip cakes + desserts
Cakes and desserts are a great way to bring out a theme or colour scheme at a child’s party. Drip cakes are still hugely popular, and offer an almost surreal effect. Plus, they taste just as good as they look – if not better! We are loving Sweets with Love’s dreamy cake and unicorn ice-cream pops by Baked Beauties.
Kids’ Party Trend #5: Glamping
Another big trend we’re seeing when it comes to kids’ parties is taking the event outdoors. Weather permitting, you can take advantage of the natural botanica to use as decorations and host a fun al fresco party in your backyard or even at your local park. Don’t have a large backyard? Transform your garage or lounge into the perfect setting – just use your imagination!
Organising a kid’s birthday party can be stressful, so hire a stylist like Parties by LENZO to help bring your vision to life – so you can sit back and enjoy the little things!
Written by Maree Mikhaiel