As we head into the latter half of 2017 it’s time for a party trend update with boutique party store owner Alex of Ruby Rabbit
As one of the leading online party boutique’s Ruby Rabbit provides it’s customers – quality and stylish partyware from a range of well known & more unique brands. So owner Alex is always on top of the trends and in this post she shares what party decor and colour schemes are most popular and trending at the moment! CLICK on any of the images below to shop!
What themes are you seeing as selling out at the moment in your store ?
Timeless shades of pink and gold remain our top selling products at Ruby Rabbit with the rose gold trend continuing on into the latter half of 2017 and beyond!
Unicorns and pretty pastel themes are also a close second and we are forever ordering in more and more stock to keep up with their popularity. Balloons are by far our most popular item in the #partyshop with two large deliveries per week arriving in.….it’s not a party without a balloon!!!
What themes do you think will be most popular this summer for kids parties and baby showers ?
Hmmm I would say pretty pastels and floral prints for girls, shades of blues for boys (creeping away from the monochrome!), and for baby showers lots of peach, rose gold and silver.
What decoration items are your customers loving at the moment ?
Balloon garlands! Everyone loves a little DIY and seeing their very own creations come to life. At Ruby Rabbit we sell hundreds of balloons each week and with our new balloon garland decorating strips creating your own garland is super easy.
What are some of the extra little details popular with your customers ?
Paper straws are always a staple item in most of our orders. They are an inexpensive way to pretty up party drinks and add a little pop of colour to tie in to a party theme.
Do you have a favourite range out this year ?
My personal favourite is the cactus range from Meri Meri. I love the fun plate shape and colours.
What colour schemes are trending at the moment ?
Rose gold, blush, peach and metallic silver.
To find the most on-trend and up to date partyware, head to Ruby Rabbit to shop for your next kids’ party! They also now offer after-pay so you can party now and pay later! Browse their website here!
Inspiration for a kids party theme can come from anywhere! Sometimes if your child is old enough they can tell you what theme they would like. However if they are little (or perhaps indecisive) you may need more ideas – whether it be from looking online at parties, invitation designs or even cakes and desserts!
Today I am sharing some amazing cookies from Flyawaypineapple to inspire you with some popular kids themes. Rhian’s amazing cookie creations can be posted Australia wide and are perfect for kids parties as you will see.
Summer party themes:
With the warmer months coming up around the corner, now is the time to be dreaming up inspiration for all those summer parties! You can’t go wrong with bright colours and fruity themes as well water-related themes for that time of the year!:
Popular themes featuring teepees, cactus and donuts have been high on trend this year, along with unicorns, carousels, modern safari and mermaids! The advantage of picking a theme such as this is that it is much more easier to source partyware and decor to suit:
Then of course there are all the much-loved parties based around specific characters, toys and movies that your child loves! Simply seeing what your child loves to play with or read or watch will give you inspiration for a theme such as this!:
Themes for older kids
For kids 8+ it can get a bit trickier when it comes to party planning! Science parties, bowling parties or sports based parties (eg soccer, gymnastics) can work very well not to mention parties involving craft or a cooking based activity or a movie party!:
For the little ones and their first birthdays – the sky is truly the limit! However I have loved the rise of animal based themes which suit a first birthday perfectly. Go with a cute Deer, bright Flamingo or pretty Giraffe…or for boys you could go with a monochrone Panda theme, a woodland fox or bear or a modern safari animal!
I hope these stunning cookies have inspired you ! Flyawaypineapple post their amazing cookies Australia wide so contact them via their website to enquire on an order!
Ka-Pow! Splat! Oooff!
How cool were the pop culture Batman comics back in the day? Like all good Superhero’s, he’s morphed over time but never really gone out of style, making a Batman party a popular choice for children’s birthday parties of all ages, and an easy one to source and style for.
Batman party – Sugarcoated Mama
Batman Table – The Sweet Cart
Superhero table – Sweet Bits and Pieces
Whether you choose the bold and bright colours of the comics as your inspiration, or colour blocked black and white or yellow, the options are endless with this theme, as are the supplies available to pull it all together. So we’ve rounded up a few finds from our LLC vendors to give you a head start.
Batman Party Invitations
When I think of Batman, his iconic bat signal instantly comes to mind, as does a lot of black and the comic book speech bubbles. Of course not everyone is expected to be Batman, so you can also extend the invitation to all Superhero’s (or Villains) with a more general superhero invite:
Batman invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Lou Loupie Creative
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Batman Party Decorations
Pick your colour palette and have some fun decorating your space with plenty of punch (pardon the pun!) and props for the Superhero’s to act out their alter egos.
Dream A Little Party – backdrop
Sugarlicious Parties – Batman garland
Favor Lane Party Boutique
Do you have a little batgirl instead?
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Emiko Blue – Giant round balloon
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Giant moon balloon
Black paper fan – Emiko Blue
Favor Lane Party Boutique – Superhero balloons
Emiko Blue – Honeycomb ball
Theme It – Custom table top pom pom
Favor Lane Party Boutique – Photo booth props
This cool batman pinata also doubles as a great decoration:
Batman pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Perfect for the younger ones, a pint sized Bat Mobile!
Tiny Tots Toy Hire – Bat Mobile
Tiny Tots Toy Hire – Batman cutout
To ensure Batman plays the lead role in his own show, keep the tableware to a minimum of two colours, or use coordinated plates, napkins and cups for the comic book effect.
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Comic party boxes
Yellow paper eskimo plates – Emiko Blue
Favor Lane Party Boutique – Dinner plates
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Yellow stripe napkins
Superhero plates – Little Event Co
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Zap cups
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Silver star straws
Petite Events Hire – Sydney hire
Cake, cookies and toppers
If you’ve predominately used block colours to decorate, cake toppers, the cake itself and custom cookies are a great way to incorporate the Batman logo into your theme, and likewise if you’ve chosen the comic approach, as it will ensure Batman is still in the spotlight.
Savvy Cakes – Sydney
DIY Parties – Batman cake topper
Cake topper by Glistening Occasions Cake by The Bride & Stork
A la Roch – Batman cake topper
Batman cake topper – Glistening Occasions Cake by Cup Cup and away
Sugarlicious – cupcake toppers
A la Roch – Batman cookies
Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
Petite Cookies (Melbourne)
Cookies make a great take home gift too when wrapped in cellophane and tied off with black ribbon or twine.
Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)
Keep the excitement going well after the party with these great finds.
Glitter & Glue Designs
Favor Lane Party Boutique
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Batman movie rings – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Batman party bag – Sugarlicious
Superhero favour bags- The Little Event Co
Last but not least, for our mini Batman fans – this post would not be complete without a costume! Perfect for first birthday photos, smashing into their first bite of cake. Too cute!!
Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
Phew! With so much to choose from for this theme and so many ways of interpreting it, I hope this post has taken out some of the leg work out of it for you!
See you next time at the same Bat time on the same Bat channel…..(couldn’t help myself!).
Twinkle twinkle little star, oh how truly talented our LLC Vendors are!
Continually inspired by the imagination and collaboration within our creative industry, this first birthday celebration I’m sharing with you today is of no exception.
Styled by the team at Sydney’s Tiny Tots Toy Hire, using their gorgeous hire items – Petra’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star birthday celebration was a sparkling display of creativity and clever use of party props, all available to hire for your next event too!
A simple, modern colour scheme of silver, black, white and aqua brought this nursery rhyme to life with the help of star prop accents and incredible balloon displays.
I’ve always said that it’s the finer details that help bring a theme together, but if those finer details are oversized numerals, light boxes and props on a grand scale, then you’ve got yourself a winning formula! In this case, the props from Tiny Tots Toy Hire were the shining light, and every other little detail worked in seamlessly to create the perfect party.
How great is this life size number 1 – perfect for photos!
Entertainment for this age group can be a little tricky, but from the looks on the guest’s faces, a jumpy castle, ball pit and pint sized toys were just the ticket – all available for hire from Tiny Tots Toy Hire.
Older guests were also kept busy with a star cookie decorating table.
The simple use of the right props for your next celebration can really take your event to the next level, and if you’re in Sydney it’s nice to know you can source them all from the one place too! Be sure to check out the Tiny Tots Toy Hire website for a full list of items available, from infant and baby toys, games and sports, playhouses, tables and chairs and themed props – you’re sure to exactly what you need!
Full vendor credits
Concept, styling, props and toys by Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Photography by Captured by Kirri
Cakes by Art of Baking
Cake Topper by Merc+Jones
Balloons by Bubble Moo Balloons
Star Macarons by Arelio Sweetbox
Cake Pops by Devour Cakes
Mini desserts by The Pumpkin Carriage
Chevron plates by Love the Occassion
Star garland by Paper Face
ONE highchair bunting by Sugarlicious Parties
Star stickers (backdrop) by Sack Me
Just like the world of fashion – party theme trends seem to come and go, but there’ll always be your classics.
If you love styling, events and party planning then I’m sure you enjoy seeing the latest party decor which is available!
Making it easy to keep up with the trends and find everything you require to execute the theme of your choice is LLC vendor, Ruby Rabbit Partyware. Owner Alex has her finger on the pulse when it comes to sourcing new supplies, so who better to ask a few questions on what we should be looking out for than the party Queen herself!
T: What are some of the most popular colour schemes you are noticing for boys and girls parties at the moment ?
A: Trending this season for boys’ parties is the ‘Little Camper’ theme with the use of teepees, monochrome colour choices and a touch of green cactus fun! Outdoor fun with lots of space for energetic little boys to run wild! Unicorns and rainbows continues to be our most popular girls’ birthday party theme followed closely by Alice in Wonderland.
These themes are whimsical and timeless keeping both Mum and birthday girl happy with being able to add a personal touch when it comes to styling the party. These themes suit a broad range of ages from first birthdays up to around eight year olds.
Little Camper party theme
Unicorn party theme
Unicorn balloon kit
T: What unique decorating ideas and theme ideas would you suggest for a baby shower?
A: I’m loving the green palm leaf with luxe gold for something a little different, or for a softer touch with baby pink.
I’m a sucker for palms and have a ridiculous amount of cushion covers in my home in just that! Yes, I may have a cushion obsession, a rather large one my hubby would say!
Baby shower theme
T: What are your top picks for spring / summer party trends ? Any particular themes or looks?
A: The party shop is busy with lots of fun bold colourful orders heading out the door as we move into Spring. Plus we can’t get enough of those green palm leaf and gold pineapple party pieces!
Colour splash party styled by Tiny Little Pads
T: What are some of the well loved kids themes you have noticed from your most popular customer buys?
A: It seems that pale pink and gold isn’t fading, especially for little girls’ 1st birthdays.
Unicorns and rainbows are a close second and then super cool monochrome for the boys, plus colourful confetti spot orders are always strong and work perfectly for both girls and boys.
The ever popular donuts theme has faded away this year.
Paper Eskimo pink and gold partyware
Little camper partyware
Confetti + polka dot madness party by Lucinda Gould
T: Are there any must have items you would suggest for mums planning their first kids party?
A: Balloons and a fun cake topper! Balloons are such simple happy party decorations, and cake toppers can add that little special something to your cake. Both are definite must haves!
Jumbo confetti balloon and fringe
Poppies for Grace cake toppers
Thank you so much for these tips Alex!
You can shop all of these items and loads more on the Ruby Rabbit website.