Games. In an effort to entertain guests, couples are turning to the tried and true: games. From interactive Mad Lib wedding programs to lawn games at outdoor cocktail hours, games are being used as a way to break the ice between guests. This playful trend is a great way to get your friends and family mingling.
Food trucks are the way to go. With food trucks and passed multi-course meals, the sit-down dinner is being replaced with more interactive options. Set up stations that feature your favorite eats, like a raw bar with a waiter live-shucking oysters or wine and cheese pairings with an on-site sommelier. If you don’t want to forgo a plated dinner, host a cool cocktail hour and serve the main meal family style for a twist on the expected.
Décor trends are going au naturel. If you can’t celebrate under the stars, bring the outside in. Add some oversize potted trees to a ballroom for an instant forest effect. Or incorporate natural elements like wood and stone into your table settings. Greenery (not just the color) continues to trend—it’s easy to manipulate and can give your décor an undone but beautiful look. Bouquets are getting bigger too and some old-school styles, like cascade and pageant, are making a serious comeback.
Metallic Dresses and Breezy Silhouettes
Sparkly gowns—gold, silver and metallic beading—flooded the bridal runways. The ball gown is making a comeback too, perfect for a formal evening wedding. Also hot? Breezy silhouettes and airy skirts. These effortless dresses (think: flowing fabrics like tulle and organza) have an ethereal vibe and are well suited for a destination affair or even a second look. Detachable skirts, floral embellishments, and off-the-shoulder looks will also be making their way down aisles this year.
Cactus parties are up and coming this year but we know they are going to be huge this year! These little beauties starting showing their trend in taco and fiesta parties but now they are emerging as a theme for all occasions. There are so many different looks you can do with cactus parties too. Whimsical and cutesy to sophisticated and even romantic. This theme is again very versatile and works for almost all occasions!
Pineapples are amazing in every way and they are a perfect party theme. They are fun in shape, look totally awesome with sunglasses on, and you can make centerpieces out of them, use them as decor, escort cards, place settings, the possibilities are endless! This theme is so hot right now and working for all occasions. Weddings to birthdays, showers and more, pineapples are IN right now.
Flamingos are popping up everywhere and they are the cutest party trend. Flamingo parties work for just about everything but especially sunny, summer parties outside. They are perfect for a pool party, baby shower, birthday or even Mother’s day! There are tons of supplies for flamingo parties and they are grow and grow and the theme grows and grows in popularity. Are you ready to FLA-Mingle?
Tired of the same boring party themes? We are going to give you some of the top party trends of 2016. These will definitely set you apart from the rest of your friends.