New Years Eve Party Trends and Supplies

As we head towards the end of the year and our minds turn to Christmas and then NYE, we thought we’d share some NYE trends and party inspiration with you thanks for Favor Lane Party Boutique who stock a gorgeous range of all things NYE! Shelley who owns Favor Lane shares her tips and party “must-have’s” for celebrating this special yearly event!


What do you see as the colour trends for NYE this year?

So far it’s looking very much like a lot of metallic for NYE this year. Gold & Black as always is popular and basically anything that shines!

We think you’ll also see a fair amount of Rose Gold this New Year’s Eve.

For someone wanting just a few decorations to spruce up a space for NYE what are the “must-have’s”

Balloons, Balloons & more balloons. They have really taken over the party scene this year. The fact that they come in all shapes, colours and sizes, means that you can tailor them to not only your theme, but more importantly, the space that you have to work with.

For example, if you are styling a small room, you can always fill a bunch of latex balloons with helium and it can be enough to jazz things up. The other option is letter balloons or word paper garlands.

Fringe curtains are also a nice choice as they’re affordable and can be used as a table backdrop, a fun entrance or photo booth backdrop. Champagne Bottle Foil Balloons are also a popular choice. They are 91cm in size so create impact at any celebration.




For someone wanting to go all-out for a NYE bash, what are the essential extras to give their party a real wow factor?

Alternately if you have a larger area to work with, there’s the option of a balloon garland (my personal favourite). Our DIY Balloon Garland Kits are so easy to assemble.

They come in a range of different colours however if you’d prefer something different, then there’s always the option of choosing your colours from our extensive collection of balloons.

Sizes range from Mini, through to jumbo round balloons and are available in solid colours or confetti filled clear balloons.

We have recently added a convenient Clear Decorating Strip to our range which comes with pre punched evenly placed holes. The purpose of the strip is to create perfectly shaped balloon garlands or arches.

The strong 2-ply polyurethane is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Garlands can be hung from the ceiling or simply drape them over one side of your food or drinks table.

The other advice I would give is to go with disposables. These days there are so many stylish, yet affordable options available.

Your table can still look amazing without breaking the budget, and without doing dishes, yay!!

Our stunning Metallic Collection would be my first choice for NYE. The high quality plates and cups come in Gold, Silver or Rose Gold shiny foil. Team them up with  matching Metallic Foil Straws so your guests can eat, sip and party in style.  Be sure to check out our Gold Ornate Cutlery. You won’t believe that it’s plastic.





For mum’s looking to create a kid-friendly NYE gathering, what are some fab and fun party finds Favor Lane offers?

We love the idea keeping it fun and colourful for the kids. Party horns, Glow Sticks and an abundance of confetti will always be well received.  We also LOVE the idea of doing a Balloon release ‘9pm countdown’ (or age appropriate time for your little guests). Simply air inflate latex balloons with a hand pump and place into one of our Balloon Release Bags. They come complete with a pull cord and hold up to 50 balloons. Hang above your desired release space and pull the cord to shower your guests with balloons.

We also suggest setting up a kid friendly photo booth. Our Fringe Foil Curtains come in Gold, Silver or Black and make the perfect backdrop. Pop some of our photo booth stick props into a bucket or on a small table and they will provide hours of fun for the little and big kids.




Thanks to Shelley for sharing her NYE party ideas with us!

Are you feeling inspired and ready to get your NYE party planning happening? Whether you’re planning a large party or a family friendly low key event, head to Favor Lane to find some stylish party supplies to add a bit of extra sparkle to the night!







All that glitters – Black & Gold NYE Party Ideas and Printables


Belinda and Renee from Sugar n Spice Party Printables are guest posting today on the blog with some ideas and FREE PRINTABLES for a black and gold NYE Party! I’ve also included some party finds to match the printables at the bottom of this blog post.

You can also follow my black and gold NYE Pinterest board here.



Sophisticated NYE Party – Celebrations


All that Glitters – Black and Gold by Sugar n Spice Party Printables


Oh my where has 2013 gone, one minute it is 1 January the next it is almost News Year Eve again and time to start planning the party all over again. We have all bases covered for you, which include activities for the kids and ideas for adults too plus some ‘All that Glitters’ FREE printables which will come in handy for you and your guests.

How do you celebrate New Years Eve, do you take the kids with you and involve them in the celebrations if so here are some excellent ideas to keep them entertained for hours on end;



Countdown activity – Celebrating Family website



How cool is this and so easy to do, all you need is;

– Lolly bags/Tote Bags – which can be found on eBay, etsy or many businesses online sell them

– Draw a clock on the bag or print one out and stick it on the bag

– Buy some fun toys, lollies, or even set up a treasure hunt with a map or clues inside each bag

– Make sure you have enough activities for the amount of time you will be at the party for e.g. 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, etc



Another idea is to create a little kids corner table with paper, glitter, crayons, textas, pencils, stickers and paints where they can decorate the night away whilst having so much fun with their little friends and you can relax a little more knowing they are having fun and not destroying the house in question.



Kids art table by One Lovely Day with table and chair hire by Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Don’t know what to feed the kids?  To be honest keep it simple and balanced with lollies, fruit, popcorn, chips, cupcakes, sandwiches – so a little bit of naughty and nice foods to keep the kids happy.

Perhaps put the fruit in cups or even on kebab sticks and cut the sandwiches into shapes for a bit of fun for the kids.


Fruit cups – Birds Party Blog



Party Pieces website


Also we can’t forget the cookies and milk! How cool do these look? So cute and easy to do:



Belle the magazine blog


Now something for the adults –  FREE printables in black, gold and white.

Such a unique, elegant and classy theme for your 2013 New Years Eve celebration with friends and family.

To get you on your way Sugar ‘n’ Spice Party Printables has designed the following printables for you for FREE. Just e-mail us at:


Your set will include:

– 2 inch party circles – Perfect for cupcakes, confetti, put on lollipops’

– Chocolate Wrappers – 100g Lindt Chocolate

– 2013 Bunting


Email to receive your free set!


Party Finds for an All That Glitters NYE party:

Thanks Belinda and Renee for your printables and ideas! Here are a few party finds to accompany these printables to plan your NYE celebration:



Confetti bomb metallic – Ruby Rabbit Partyware




Star lanterns – Saffy & May



Jumbo black balloon with stars – Occasion by Design




Gold polkadot tassel garland – Ruffles and Bells Event Styling



Gold star tray – Ready to Party



Black star tags – Sugar n Spice Party Printables



Black star cupcake holders – Sugar n Spice Party Printables


I hope you enjoyed the ideas, printables and finds for NYE!

If you’re planning something with your kids in mind there are more kid friendly and game ideas in this blog post for a NYE party on the Celebrations at home blog.