How to host a totally #instagrammable themed birthday for your child
It’s no secret that LENZO loves birthday parties – if there’s any reason to decorate a space with balloons, streamers, and glitter, we’re all in! But there’s just something extra magical about a kid’s themed birthday party – from the costumes to the invitations, the cake and everything in between, we love nothing more than seeing it all come together at the end.
When you want to throw an event that will set your kid's party apart from that of their classmates, who better to go to for advice than Lel and Khai from Party Kit Company? As two event enthusiasts, Lel and Khai have been curating + coordinating boutique party supplies for kid’s themed birthdays in Australia since 2014.
Here's what they shared with us about what goes on in their world of kid's parties:
Q. What are your top 5 unique party themes for kid’s birthdays?
PRINCESS PARTY THEME FOR KIDS
"The classic princess is always a favourite of ours!"
SAFARI PARTY THEME FOR KIDS
"The safari theme has definitely made a comeback, but this time with a sophisticated edge. No more overbearing prints: it’s about subtlety and class (no matter what age you’re celebrating!)"
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TROPICAL PARTY THEME FOR KIDS
"We also love a muted tropical theme."
RAINBOW PARTY THEME FOR KIDS
"You can never go wrong with a bright rainbow palette!"
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SPORTS PARTY THEME FOR KIDS
"Finally, with the World Cup coming up soon, I think we’ll also see a resurgence of soccer-themed parties!"
Q. What have been some of your favourite party themes that you have recently worked on?
"Our new Safari Party Kit is definitely one of our faves: it’s bright, fun and versatile in terms of age range. We’re also seeing some gorgeous illustrated partyware come out of the US and the UK, and we’re super excited to see some other themes like Galactic, Emoji, Superhero and Magic."
Q. What’s a kid’s party theme that you hope to see in the future?
"We’re puppy-obsessed at Party Kit Company, so we WOULD love to see some super fun (but sophisticated!) puppy party supplies. The theme is perfect for boys and girls, and provides endless opportunities when it comes to theming and activities – think plush puppy adoption, dog tags as favours, paw-print printables, and more!"
Q. What’s a current styling trend you try to incorporate into every party?
"Metallics. We’re seeing the demand for rose gold wane, and people seem to be drawn to silver, classic gold and copper. I try to pop in a fun metallic element into each of our party boxes – whether it’s metallic gold straws or pink polka dot party bags. Metallic seem to add that extra touch of classiness. And it always looks amazing in photos: #BONUS!"
Q. What are 3 must-have elements for any event?
"Balloons – Balloons are inexpensive, high impact + incredibly trendy! Whether you go ‘all out’ with a dramatic balloon installation behind the dessert table or use a single jumbo balloon for a photo op, balloons aren’t going anywhere when it comes to fashionable party decorations."
"Coordinated stationery – In a world filled with impersonal email invitations and Facebook events, I’ve found that people really appreciate a physical invite. Whether you choose printables or hire a stationery designer, paying attention to those little details like coordinating your invitations with your thank you cards will have a huge impact on the overall look of your party."
"Killer partyware – Don’t underestimate the impact that gorgeous, high quality party supplies can have on your event. Food is SUCH an important element for every party, so why not serve it on something stunning? Make sure party supplies aren’t an afterthought… no one wants their slice of delicious cake to end up on the floor because of flimsy plates and cutlery (#petpeeve)!"
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Q. What’s your party philosophy?
"Keep it simple!
Styling a party can sometimes be like putting together an amazing outfit: you get all dressed up and pop on your accessories, but sometimes it’s a bit ‘too much’.
When you’ve decided on your theme and start purchasing supplies, step away from the Pinterest boards or you’ll keep ‘accessorising’ until the day of the party, when you might just have gone overboard. Keeping everything simple (e.g. your styling, menu, and guest list) means you’ll have a perfectly coordinated event that’s less stress and more fun!"
With this amazing overload of information provided by Party Kit Company, we are looking forward to seeing many more themed kid’s parties on Instagram!
Love, LENZO x