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23rd Jan 2017

The Most Anticipated Event Trends 2017

What’s going to be hot in the world of events this year? Whether you’re planning a wedding or throwing a big party, be inspired by these exciting new event trends for 2017.

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Signature party must-haves

We’ve been watching out for the biggest trends in all things party-related this year, and we have to say we’re excited. If you want to throw a party that’s oozing with contemporary chic, these key event trends for 2017 are a great place to start.

  • Drip cakes. The last word in sumptuous indulgence, drip cakes are THE big wedding trend right now. Glistening with drizzles of shiny ganache that literally drips down the sides of the cake, these delicious and wonderfully attractive desserts are a versatile centrepiece for any occasion
  • Balloons. From ‘statement balloons’ that boldly spell out names and numbers, to pretty balloon clusters forming arches and garlands, celebrate the inflatable way for an on-trend party look in 2017. Try filling balloons with loose confetti before inflating them, for a distinctively decorative effect.
  • Toning it down

    Remember hygge, the Danish concept of homeliness that invaded Britain in 2016? This year we’ll all be influenced by another Scandinavian import – the Swedish word Lagom. This idea, which will influence fashion, style and décor in 2017, is all about moderation; not too much, not too little. So, if you’re throwing a big bash this year, it’s out with overstated gestures, and in with a cleaner, more frugal approach to hospitality.

    • Recycled invitations. Go with a sustainable look and feel to your invitations, opting for eco-friendly recycled paper or card and choosing clean and simple designs.
    • As nature intended. For a truly current colour scheme, choose a natural green palette. As Pantone’s colour of the year, Greenery is a shade inspired by nature and will inspire the look and feel of our celebrations in 2017. This biodegradable green confetti is bang on-trend for a sustainable wedding choice.

    4885139744-6192f33030-b.jpgThe future of entertainment

    What event trends in 2017 can we participate in for fun? Liven up your party or wedding reception with these fantastic, on-trend entertainment ideas:

    • Futuristic photos. Following the phenomenal popularity of Pokémon Go back in 2016, augmented reality and immersive technology are set to take the wider world by storm in 2017. Get on board this trend and transport your guests to another world with an augmented reality photo booth. Let them experiment with props and costumes that really fit - shifting and scaling automatically with their bodies as they move. It’s a sensational attraction that’s ultra up-to-date – the perfect option if you want people to have a fun souvenir to take away from your event.
    • Food stations. Catering and entertainment collide in this crowd-pleasing party trend! From build your own burrito bars to customisable donut stations, your guests will have a whale of a time getting creative with the catering. Style it as street food or glam it up with a deli-style counter – however you present it, food stations are one of the event trends we’ll see looming large in 2017.

    So, what 2017 event trend will you choose for your next big celebration?