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Hot Party & Wedding Trends For 2018

Last week I talked about balloons in creative and big arrangements- see here, as the top party decorating trend in 2018 and how flower backdrops are on the rise and trending in 2018, as well.

  Today I am sharing some additional popular party and wedding decor ideas for this year.

Easy Balloon Backdrop DIY

However, first I wanted to recommend a balloon set up that is inexpensive and easy to create.  A simple layered row of balloons behind a table, like the two tablescapes above, that can easily be created with either a row of single giant balloons in 24 or 36 inch size with a few balloon weights like the set up below.

If you need to create a party table backdrop with a bit more dramatic height, use 15 to 25 smaller 12 inch size balloons in your party color scheme.  Secure the balloons by using plastic curling ribbon and tie them to a 2 x 4 foot, 6 foot or 8 foot lumber board with a few rows of either nails or hooks screwed into the board. Easy! Just lay your board behind your table and tie all your balloons at varying heights to the nails or hooks.

 Any decor with PANTONE color of the year

Ultra Violet has been selected as the color of the year, it is a guarantee to be all over events this year, especially weddings and bridal showers. This deep shade of purple will be popular for dresses, wedding invitations, and flower arrangements.

Marble AND Copper

Metallic tones have been popular for a few years now with gold and gold glitter dominating in 2014 to 2016 and rose gold was huge in the last two years. This year copper is the favored metallic color.  Marble and copper together is a timeless look that is all over the home decor scene this year.  It is perfect for any celebration too- not just at weddings.

Marble balloons, also called marbleized balloons or swirl balloons, look stunning at birthday parties.

Geometric Shapes & Translucent Designs

Clear signs and translucent decor are stunning at weddings and easily coordinate with any color scheme.

Edgy and pointed is hot this year too- especially in copper geometric style vases and candle holders.

Nature & Flower Backdrops

A few weeks ago, I featured how to design event backdrops with giant paper flowers – see it here

However,  solid greenery is popular as well.  Whether it is for your food and drink tables, photo backgrounds, elaborate backdrops are not going anywhere.  The trend is toward more natural elements like using boxwood and other greenery, floral drapes and swags. It has its roots in the French Baroque art period, which is called festooning.

All White Party & All White Bridal Shower

This theme is all about formal and getting all gussied up.  Heels and hats for the ladies and suits for the men all in white – all the way down to the food and tableware at an all white party.  These are huge for bridal showers or the ladies bachelorette party.  Think of it as – the Kentucky Derby meets prom with all the ladies in the bridal party for a fancy pants night out on the town!  However, this year, the ladies are bringing the men out with them.

Hygge & Cozy Inspired

If you find you are not a pro decorator and don’t have a large party budget, this is the event styling theme for you.  Pulled from the, the Danish word/concept hygge, pronounced hoo-ga and there really is no literal translation for it in English but comfort is the closest meaning.  It alludes to a feeling of cozy intimacy and contentment. It’s all about creating feelings of happiness, friendliness embracing every day, stay at home luxuries in order to foster a sense of familiarity, comfort and kinship. Translation for event styling –  simple and laid back.  Popular home events and themes are adult slumber party, potlucks, movie watch party, and game night. It is all about staying in with close friends.  This all equals hygge inspired.

Whatever your party style or inspiration is for this 2018 spring and summer, be sure to stop by any of my shops below for your party decorations.  Click on any of the links below to visit my Etsy shops-

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

Wedding Balloons & Party Balloons

In case you haven’t heard, tulle wrapped balloons are the hottest trend right now at baby showers and birthday parties!  They make a stunning statement but are also a soft touch at any event – even weddings. These would look great in any wedding color scheme flanking each end of the wedding cake table or a row of them behind it.  Stop by my shop, The Party Fetti Shop, for a set of three tulle balloons!

The tulle balloons can either be floated, as long as a large 24″ or 36″ size balloon is helium inflated, or they can be added to sticks to create an adorable table centerpiece.  I love this baby shower tulle balloon centerpiece below with a teddy bear added.  I also offer the tulle cut pieces just for the balloons sold separately too as an add-on, as long as balloons are purchased from my shop, along with other finish options for your balloons – HERE

I have also added many new balloon tail options to the shop including these stunning tulle tails –

Giant balloons and tissue tassel garlands and tissue balloon tails are still trending this year for both wedding photos and anywhere at birthday parties and baby showers.

Giant confetti balloons are still a huge hit at any event too and our shop offers exclusive custom colors for your confetti- lots of colors to choose from in our menu options!

The tassels look stunning added to balloons for wedding photos or bright mixed rainbow colors would be great at a unicorn party, a mermaid party or a fiesta birthday party.

Stop by The Party Fetti Shop for all things RAINBOW and FIESTA!

Add some pinwheels from my other shop, Pinwheel Pretties, in any coordinating colors to your wedding or birthday party for a little spinning fun!

Thanks for stopping by the website today- come back soon for more wedding and party inspiration!

Pinwheels At A Summer Party Or Wedding

PINWHEEL PARTY FAVORS FOR SUMMER OUTDOOR PARTIES

Happy Friday! I’ve had a whirlwind week, after coming back from vacation.  I opened all my Etsy shops back up and the floodgates opened!  Suddenly, everyone was planning a summer party. Somewhere in between getting my custom orders out the door, I had time to make and add several new sets of pinwheels to the Pinwheel Pretties shop too.  Here are some of the new designs-

I have added several sets of ready to ship mini pinwheels, which are also great as cake toppers or cupcake toppers – but I offer my pinwheels in many different wheel sizes. Oh, and I have boxes of more pinwheels to add to the shop, so more designs are coming soon!  Keep in mind my production time during this busy spring and summer season is 2 weeks but I do offer lots of pinwheels that are ready to ship and can go out in the mail within a few days- Ready To Ship Pinwheels

I just added these today. Perfect for a My Little Pony party!

I’m now offering unicorn pinwheels in pastels and also bright colors.

These are great for a Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse party.

Some adorable prints in little elephants, tiny feet, and onesies – perfect for a gender reveal baby shower!

Any little girl would love these at her Disney Princess party- these feature princess crowns, dresses, and castles.

These will be coming soon in my wedding shop too – I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Beautiful flowers and damask designs perfect at any wedding ceremony or a great activity for the kids table at the wedding reception to keep them busy.

Finally, some extra large size pinwheels that I custom created this last week for a bride for her adorable two flower girls to carry down the aisle at her wedding ceremony.  Each one features their names in cursive cut in the center. Love these!  This bride actually shipped this lovely Quartz color cardstock to me to make her pinwheels – since this unusual color is part of her wedding color scheme and I could not find it locally. I was happy to create these for her- they came out stunning!

Be sure to stop by any of my shops for all your party decorating needs or if you are planning a summer wedding-

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

 

Wedding Color Schemes Using Pantone’s 2017 Color Of The Year

WEDDING COLOR SCHEMES USING PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

The colors you choose for your wedding day can come from anywhere — it’s all about discovering the best reflection of your style. Maybe you have one color in mind, but are wondering what combination will create a harmonious palette? That’s where I come in with wedding color inspiration to help you with your wedding planning.

Although the greens shown here are not an exact match to Pantone’s color of the year for 2017, Greenery, shown below

A bride in 2017 can substitute Greenery in the color schemes represented here and it would look stunning paired with any of these other colors.  In case you are wondering why you would include any shade of green at a wedding?  It may seem like an odd color choice for a wedding but actually it is one of the best colors for easily incorporating into a multi-color palette.  Pantone says this about their pick for the color of the year,  “Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations and pairs well with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallic colors and leaves an enduring presence.”  So, it is actually an ideal color at a wedding this year.

No worries, if this intense brighter shade of green does not appeal to you, I have added a few deeper shades below that might make adding the color green to your wedding celebration more comfortable.

First, feel free to stop by my I DO Wedding & Bridal Shop to browse stunning custom made pinwheels, favors, and other wedding decor for your special day coming up-

After much research, these are a few of the popular wedding color schemes for 2017 that include a shade of green.  So, grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started!

This color palette of gold, burgundy and a deep hunter green is traditional yet the inclusion of the color of gold is trendy right now.  Glitter gold and metallic foil accents are popular and easy to add at the reception tables.  Like these easy DIY painted wine bottle vases filled with fresh flowers –

Banners, favors and other wedding decor in gold are great at the bachelorette party or bridal shower as well.

Add these fun glitter gold diamond rings to cupcakes!

Now for the last wedding palette color schemes that include shades of green. . .  love this sage, blush and rose wedding color palette-

And finally, the popular color of gold again paired with peach and a deep shade of green.

  I hope you 2017 brides are starting to plan your spring and summer weddings now – to countdown to your wedding date.  Remember, early planning is less stress, as you get closer to the big day.

Be sure to visit my other wedding tips and ideas here on the website by clicking- HERE

And also my Wedding PINTEREST board for more wedding inspiration click- HERE

 Thanks for stopping by today.

2017 Wedding Planning

WEDDING PLANNING IDEAS FOR 2017 BRIDES 

Last week I shared birthday planning tips and so today I am motivating brides to get started with planning their 2017 wedding.

First, to all the new fiances and brides-to-be who recently got engaged and are setting their wedding dates for 2017- CONGRATULATIONS!

Great news!  I just re-opened the I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs shop and I am now taking new 2017 custom wedding orders!

Stop by my shop here-  I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs 

I offer wedding banners, custom favors, handmade send-offs, and of course PINWHEELS in every size and design-

Extra large pinwheels for the entire bridal party or smaller sizes for favors and flower girl pinwheels to carry –

Boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen too.

Create your own wedding reception display with pinwheels as table centerpieces or wedding guest gifts or . . .

Add flags to your custom pinwheels with table numbers as escort cards or table numbers or a personalized message-

I am loving this pinwheel table number set-up, that I helped a bride with, all organized by alphabetized last names with their printed names on flags.  Brilliant!

I also offer wedding cake toppers in coordinating pinwheels-

These pinwheels and cake were a little less traditional but they still looked adorable and were perfect for this diy decorated wedding cake for a small casual outdoor reception.

Hope some of these ideas have inspired you 2017 brides!  Come browse my WEDDING SHOP and request a custom order.  Happy to help!