Having been in the KiDS party business for well over 12 years I have seen so many party trends come and go and I’m absolutely loving the trends we are seeing for this year. From awesome themes to statement décor, there is so much inspiration out there to help you create your own parties.
1 – MOViE THEMES
If you follow our work you’ll know how much we love a theme and more so that our mini clients are inspired by a number of things from favourite stories, special toys, colours and movies! This year has seen us already create a number of different parties based around popular movie themes from The Greatest Showman (one of our faves and definitely not going out of trend anytime soon) to Mary Poppins and we predict a big surge in requests for Dumbo which we just cannot wait for.
2 – PERSONALiSED iTEMS
To make your party special personalised items are a must and this trend is being used more and more across every element of a party to make it even more special for the birthday child on their big day. Handmade with lots of love and creativity is the key to making these pieces personal. From hand painted themed letters spelling out the birthday child’s name to paper printable’s on tableware and signage. We especially love creating pieces that can be treasured by the client for many years to come. There are so many creative ways to make your party personalised.
3 – STATEMENT BALLOONS
Balloon décor trends are always evolving and they are such a great way to add colour and theming to your party space. Goodbye simple balloon clusters and hello creative cascades of balloon structures. The organic balloon trend is thriving and we don’t see this going anywhere soon. The creativity to be had with balloons is endless and there is so much inspiration around from fellow party professionals. This has to be a trend we will see more and more over the coming years. We love to create statement cake tables as a focal point of our parties and balloons are always a welcome feature in these, for example our client wanted a Pink Pirate themed party where we had a grand piano in the room which we couldn’t move, so what else did we do but turned it into a pirate ship and use an organic balloon structure cascading down the sides to add a statement design that made it a huge talking point.
4 – SUSTAiNABLE PARTYWARE
With companies being more conscious of the impact plastic has on the planet and the desire to teach our mini guests and the future generation of leaders the importance on this, the party and events industry is taking note and making a big effort on creating sustainable parties. A good place to start is getting rid of single-use plastic partyware and using more sustainable products which are either recyclable or reusable.
5 – SHOWSTOPPiNG ENTERTAiNMENT & ACTiViTIES
NOTORiOUS KiDS was born out the urge to change the way children were entertained at parties. No one at the time of our creation was doing what we were doing and to this day our ethos is still the same: to create imaginative, immersive and interactive experiences. You won’t find children sat static at our parties, nor will they be screamed and shouted at for 2 hours leaving them overstimulated and exhausted. We create unique experiences, from imaginative adventures where children are immersed in amazing worlds to showstopping activities and performances. KiDS are so sophisticated these days and they know what they want, plain old magic tricks just won’t cut the mustard.
We have found our clients are looking for amazing experiences that not only the birthday child will love but guests will leave talking about the party for years to come. Most importantly if children walk away with a new-found skill be that having learnt how to juggle at a Greatest Showman Party or learning all about ancient runes with Hermione in a Hogwarts experience then we are not only creating magical moments but imparting wisdom and confidence in the new generation.
This year so far has seen us install a Victorian Carousel in one of our favourite London Hotels and create a fully immersive Hogwarts Experience where the mini muggles became students and took part in various lessons to graduate as fully fledged wizards.
Article by Victoria Pearce
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