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!
If there’s one trend that will never go out of style, it’s glitter. A touch of sparkle add’s the ‘special’ to special occasions if you ask me!
So it’s only fitting that our upcoming Celebrate conference in August has it’s own dose of sparkle and you can expect plenty on the day too! It’s going to be a fantastic day for industry experts to network, learn and collaborate and we hope you can join us.
Helping us add a little sparkle to the day is LLC partner and Celebrate sponsor Sam from Sugarlicious with her gorgeous range of glittered cake toppers, cupcake toppers, decals for children’s clothing, garlands, foil prints and more – if you’re a Celebrate attendee you will find a gorgeous item from Sugarlicious in your swag bag to enjoy at a future celebration!
Using card stock for her toppers, Sugarlicious has a huge range of themed products to choose from, or can work with you on designing a custom image to suit your theme using a commercial electronic cutting machine to cut any design you can think of, up to 30cm!
I love how you can coordinate an entire theme with the Sugarlicious creations like this gorgeous mermaid or first birthday theme using decals, cake and cupcake toppers and adhesive favour bag image.
Why not add an iron on transfer whilst you’re at it which make gorgeous keepsakes for first birthday’s, and perfect for the party princess to wear on the day with a fluffy tutu.
Pink and gold is obviously a popular colour combination, but Sugarlicious offers a range of 11 colours in total to choice from to suit any theme or occasion. Not just for kids’ birthday parties either, glitter toppers are a popular choice for milestone birthday’s, weddings, baby showers and Christmas.
So how will you add a little sparkle to your next occasion? You can find our more about Sugarlicious and shop online here.
Today I’m sharing such a gorgeous first birthday party with a Twinkle Twinkle little star party theme by Alex of Saffy and May (Qld) for her daughter!
This is one of my favorite themes (and one I used for my son’s Baptism dessert table) and I recently blogged here sharing party supplies for a twinkle twinkle little star party theme
Alex explains the inspiration behind this first birthday party:
“I started planning for my little one’s first birthday pretty much after she was born. I didn’t have a set theme to start off but I knew I wanted pastels colours, confetti and a touch of glitter gold.
Then at around 6 months, it became clear that Sahara’s favourite lullaby was and still is twinkle twinkle little star. So I sent my mood board to Belinda from Giggles & Grace Designs and she designed the sweetest printables”:
I just love the way the star theme is carried through this first birthday dessert table from the cake topper and cake to all the desserts and accessories:
This setup is so beautiful with a custom first birthday print! An area such as this at a first birthday party is perfect for special photos:
Alex explains more about this sweet setting at the party – “when possible, I love adding to my girls’ parties handmade touches. On this occasion, I made some party horns with fringed tissue paper. I also made a star cushion which is now in Sahara’s nursery. We had a small favour table with party boxes and a selection of photos from Sahara’ s first 12 months. I also decorated a small section with balloons, star stickers , a high chair and a cute milestone poster for Sahara and family to have photos taken”
Personalised and handmade touches make any birthday party extra special but moreso for that memorable first birthday party!
The little queen of the party herself – such a joyful smile and her cute first birthday outfit is styled to match her gorgeous party!:
This beautiful first birthday party really shines doesn’t it? If you’re planning a twinkle twinkle little star party, you can find lots of party supplies here for this sweet party theme!
Styling & tulle tablecloth: Saffy and May (Qld)
Photography: Elaine Ruth Photography (Qld)
Party Printables: Giggles & Grace Designs
Tassel garland: DD Brand
Cake: BakedCakesandCupcakery (Qld)
Cake topper: À la Roch.
Petite sweets: The Cupcake Effect (Qld)
Glitter gold one body suit: Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
Gold moccs by RaindropKids.
Ruffled bloomer: Vintage Confetti
Thank you Alex for sharing your daughter’s gorgeous party!
Hope you have all been inspired in your own kids birthday party planning!
A twinkle twinkle little star party theme is hugely popular at the moment and is such a sweet theme for a little boy or girl! I love this theme and used it for my son Joshua’s Christening dessert table as it was the first nursery rhyme his sisters sang to him when he was born and I just love the cute party theme.
I’ll start off sharing some amazing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star parties with you to showcase just how lovely this theme can be! Click on any of the images in this blog post to be taken to the relevant business or to view more photos of these gorgeous dessert tables/parties!:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star first birthday – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Styling and props)
Twinkle Twinkle little star baptism dessert table – Life’s Little Celebrations
I love this whole room setup – click on the image to be taken to the album to see photos of the dessert table and more:
Twinkle Twinkle little star party – Tiny Tots Events (Melbourne)
Twinkle Twinkle Little star first birthday – A La Roch (NSW)
Twinkle Twinkle little star party – Parties and Prints
Twinkle Twinkle little star photo shoot – Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Truly gorgeous right? And as you can see – you can really go with any colour scheme when it comes to a Twinkle Twinkle little star party and just add a dash of gold or silver into the decorations!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party Invitations and Stationery
These stationery designs are so sweet to start off the party planning for a Twinkle Twinkle little star celebration! Really gorgeous invitations and backdrops:
Twinkle Twinkle little star invitation – Eve and Co
Twinkle Twinkle little star invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Twinkle Twinkle little star party invitation – Jo Studio
Twinkle twinkle little star invitation – Paper face
Some gorgeous backdrops for a twinkle twinkle little star dessert table:
Twinkle Twinkle little star Christening dessert table backdrop – Pretty and Print
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star backdrop – Jo Studio
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Partyware and Decorations:
There really are some gorgeous party supplies and decorations available for a twinkle twinkle little star party! Most of these could be easily re-used in your child’s room after the party is finished as well.
Gorgeous star garlands and hanging decorations can create a beautiful party setting for your child’s birthday party:
Gold star garland – Emiko Blue
Gold and silver star garland – Love The Occasion
Twinkle Twinkle silver glitter garland – Sugarlicious Parties
Meri Meri star garland – Emiko Blue
White ceramic star garland – Hip and Hooray
Hanging star decorations – Hip and Hooray
Custom star pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinata’s
Porcelain free standing stars – Hip and Hooray
Silver foil curtain – Ruby Rabbit Party
Tassel garland – DD Brand
Some star props such as these can really help bring the twinkle to this party!:
Star light props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Star prop for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Tableware
Whether you go with gold or silver there is plenty of sparkly party supplies for a twinkle twinkle little star party!
A silver tablecloth such as this is perfect for a gorgeous dessert table!:
Silver sequin tablecloth for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Hire (Sydney)
Some fun tableware to suit a twinkle twinkle party theme or any theme which needs a bit of shine!:
Silver star plates – Emiko Blue
Silver foil party plates – Saffy and May
Silver geo plate – The Party Parlour
Memphis mint paper plate – Favor Lane
Metallic gold star cups – Love The Occasion
Paper straws with gold stars – Deer Little Parties
These pretty star holders are perfect for a little chocolate or cake balls on the dessert table!:
Star dessert holders – Avrelle
Silver star cupcakes toppers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Meri Meri star cupcake toppers – Emiko Blue
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Cake and Desserts:
A twinkle twinkle little star party lends itself to all sorts of cute cake and dessert creations!
Here are some to inspire you from LLC partners based all around Australia. Visit the Directory to find a professional cake or dessert maker near you!
Cake – My Petite Sweets (Perth)
Twinkle Twinkle little star cake pops – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Star cookies – A La Roch (NSW)
Star macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)
Twinkle Twinkle Little star cookies – The sweetest jubilee (Melbourne)
Glitter macarons – Velvetier (Qld)
Some gorgeous finishing pieces for a Twinkle Twinkle little star party cake:
Twinkle Twinkle little star party cake topper – Merc and Jones
Cake topper by Glistening Occasions (Cake by Sugar Spice Love. Styling by Parties and Prints)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Favours:
A cute activity for the kids for a Twinkle Twinkle little star theme is to make these star wands! Free Range Living offer these as a kit for you to host your own party at home with this craft activity or if you’re in Sydney you can have a twinkle twinkle little star party at their venue and the kids could create these as part of the package! They would double as a party favour for the kids to take home:
Make your own star wand party/party kit – Free Range Living
Blue stripe star favour bags – Emiko Blue
Silver foil chevron party bag – Love The Occasion
Love these gorgeous printables to be used as choc wrappers for take home gifts!:
Twinkle Twinkle little star party printables – Parties and Print
The perfect finishing touch to add an extra bit of sparkle to the party bags!:
Custom star hand painted gift tags – Elk Prints
Silver glitter stars – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Hope you enjoyed this round up of party supplies and it got your party planning shining brightly for this Twinkle Twinkle little star party theme!
Very excited about this gorgeous item to giveaway to my lovely blog followers today!
Any Occasion Events is one of the amazing vendors on the Life’s Little Celebrations children’s party directory. They sell such beautiful custom made tablecloths and are giving you the chance to win a stunning silver sequin tablecloth!
As you can see from these images, it is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect setting for an amazing dessert table.
Imagine using this tablecloth when putting together a beautiful Christmas or New years table, special birthday or Christening celebration!
The dimensions are 330cm long x 230cm wide – not fitted.
To enter use Rafflecopter below ensuring you like the Any Occasion Events facebook page AND the Life’s Little Celebrations facebook page
Entries open to Australian residents only
Competition ends Monday 28th October 2013
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck everyone!