2016 Summer Party Trends

Summer is in full effect. That means Summertime parties are in full effect too.

We did some digging to find out what are the hot🔥party trends of 2016.  I must say couple of these are my faves!!! I bet you can’t guess which ones. Looking for a good summer time fun, let us put together a great party 🎉🎊 for you using these fun trends.

Chic Foils

High shine and metallic accents aren’t just for the fashion world; they offer such an effortless way to add a touch of glamour to your summer occasion. Opt for partyware in neutral shades with foil detailing such as script, scalloping, chevrons and classic polka dots.
A flourish of foil lends itself perfect for a light airy venue such as a marquee or conservatory. Used modestly it can reflect natural light and help brighten your party space.

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Tropical Refresh

2016 is undoubtedly the year of the flamingo and we’re all for it. Its laid-back tropical vibe makes an ideal starting point for the rest of your summer party theme. Taking your party to the tropics is no-longer about Hawaiian prints and palm tree silhouettes… give it a much needed upgrade with citrus hues and heaps of botanical foliage.

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Beautiful Blooms

For us, ditsy florals will always be a winner for summer occasions. Teamed with vintage crockery and a classic high-tea setting they make the perfect partnership. Smaller, dense prints are ideal for spring and summer weddings or children’s tea parties, while larger blooms in a brighter color palette lend themselves perfectly for garden parties.

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Vintage Glassware

Long gone are the days of attempting to serve party drinks in awkward plastic jugs with ill-fitting lids. In their place stand a much more chic option – the glass cocktail dispenser. They’re so easy to use with a classic Kilner-style lid and metal tap, and can even become part of your decoration when filled with a concoction of fruits, herbs or edible flowers!

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Which one’s are your favorite?

 

(Information taken from Original post: 28th April 2016 by )

2015 Christmas Decorating Trends

Here is a list of the 2015 Christmas decoration trends.

Don’t stress yourself over trying to create these trends, contact us and we’ll do all your Christmas/Holiday Decorating for you. It’s just that simple. Let us know which you fancy or give us your ideas and we’ll create a wonderful set up for you.

Some of these trends come from around the world. In our home we’ve been partial to color themes. A couple of years ago we did Blue and Silver. Last year we did multicolors, any Christmas related color you could think of Red, Gold, Silver, Blue, & Green Especially. This year our theme is Silver and Gold. I’m so excited and can’t wait to get  started on it (very similar to the Champagne one below)!!!! What color theme do you think would suit your home?!

1. Frosted Wonderland

Clear and frosted glass, and acrylics, made a real splash in 2014 and are back again in 2015.  As well as the traditional bauble shapes, icicle decorations are a big part of this trend.

Frosted decorations are obviously the cornerstone of the Frosted Wonderland theme, and can be used alone for a monotone elegant finish, or blend with champagne and/or soft tones such as mint green or pale blue.  They are also used significantly throughout many of the other themes including graphic woodlands, Winter Song and even Traditional Twist themes.

Christmas Trend Board 2015 - Frosted Wonderland

2. Blue Moon

Blue is big in so many ways in 2015.  Every shade of blue from pale blue incorporated with champagne or frosted decorations, through the turquoise and royal blue used as a pop of colour with the metallic and brown tones.

Another big change this year is more blue and bright gold creating very strong, regal appeal.  While we have had blues as a popular accent colour over recent years, they have predominantly been mixed with silver and white.  This year the mix creates a far warmer palette.

Christmas trend board 2015 - Blue Moon

3. Merry Metal

The past few years have seen interest in all metallic tones – from platinum, rich gold through to copper/bronze and more pewter/silver tones.  While gold has always maintained its popularity, the inclusion of other tones of browns, bronze, coppers and pewters have been predominantly as accent colours.  This year we have seen more exclusive use of these tones to create one of the hottest neutral palettes.  Rich lustre, texture and elegance oozes from this combination.

If the neutral palette isn’t enought and you need a little ‘colour’ add a pop of colour such as burgundy, emerald green or even turquoise.

Christmas trend board for 2015 - Merry Metal

4. Retro Fun

Retro has been a strong theme at the Dallas Market for a couple of years but we have seen very little of it in the Australian.   This year, with the love of chalkboard art it has really grown in popularity.  Black, red, white and apple/lime green are the colours to create this palette.

As a side line, sweet decorations including reindeer and elves reminiscent of the 1950 styles have been seen scattered throughout many of the glittery, fun themes for this year.

Christmas trend board for 2015 - Retro Fun

5. Glitter Christmas

We have seen lime/apple green for the past 5 or 6 years providing a great pop of colour.  Last year emerald green came back into the mix and we see the strength of this colour again in 2015.  Red and green are classic Christmas colour, but with the mix of green tones it continues to look fresh and fun.

Christmas trend board for 2015 - Glitter Christmas

6. Peppermint Twist

Another strong trend is red and white, with a touch of green.   The white being a primary component of this theme creates such freshness and light in the mix.  One of the major assets in this theme is the whimsical decorations used to complete the look – elves legs/bottoms kicking out of the trees, Santa hats as tree toppers, reindeer ear picks, and bright florals all combine to create a fun look.

Christmas trend board for 2015 - Peppermint Twist

7. Christmas Traditions

Christmas isn’t Christmas without the appearance of red, gold and green.  While soft champagne replaced gold, and apple green replaced emerald green in Christmas’ past, this year we see the return of the traditional palette.  Emerald green was big in 2014 (and was the Pantone colour of the year in 2014), and this year it continues to shine.  There is also a mix of gold and champagne gold in this year’s palette.

Christmas trend board for 2015 - Christmas Traditions

8. Champagne

The other traditional favourite is Champagne or Platinum Gold.  These soft tones ooze elegance and maintain their importance and popularity in 2015.  In fact it is difficult to see champagne loosing its appeal and sparkle for at least a few more years.

Christmas trend board for 2015 - Champagne

9. Nature’s Noel

Nature’s Noel creates texture and interest with the use of natural woods, wood finishes, and textured fabrics such as burlap ribbons and flowers.  The wood tones are either lighter in colour and often combines with white, creating Scandinavian simplicity.  Alternatively, darker tones of woods mingle with the woodland creates, and are mixed with traditional reds and greens for a warm natural glow.  The woodland creatures including owls, squirrels and foxes, in tones through from natural browns to winter whites are a huge influence in 2015.

Christmas trend board for 2015 - Nature's Noel

This list was compiled by

BY MAY 31, 2015

http://blog.mychristmas.com.au/top-9-christmas-decorating-trends-2015/

What’s your Favorite Fall & Winter Party Drink?!

What’s your favorite fall party drink? Mine is Wassail. My cousin made this for my family one New Year’s Eve and it was Delicious!! 🍺🍻 It can be made w/ alcohol for adults and w/out for the kids and non-drinkers. It’s perfect to warm you up on those chilly fall & winter party nights. 🌁 ❄🍁🎉🎊 There are so many different recipes but this one I found this one 👇 below to be closest to the one we enjoyed. Cheers!!!

(Let us make this for your next event)

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/apple-cider-wassail-clinton-kelly#

Here are this year’s wedding color trends as listed by MagnetStreet.com

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Dreamy Winter Weddings
A winter wedding is inherently romantic. Here are 8 warm and inspiring color palettes for a cool winter wedding.

Choosing Your Winter Scheme
Choose 2-3 primary colors and 1-2 accent shades. Start with your primary color first and then choose your accessory colors from there.

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Sacred

Sage, Silver, Custom Green, Black

Gentle and unassuming, this palette of greens feels fresh and natural. Sage is a soft shade—​a romantic neutral that livens up when paired with pink, white, or a medley of oranges.

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Cozy

Navy, Ice, Charcoal, Sunset

Traditional yet trendy, navy blue is a color that always pairs nicely with others. Add a pop of preppy to your winter wedding by mixing sunset orange into your florals and accessories.

New Treatments Before the Wedding

   
You’re big day is fastly approaching and you’d like do something that will not  only be relaxing but beneficial to the body as well. That’s exactly what you should be doing. Spa treatments not only calm the mind (which takes care of that ever racing mind), they help treat the body (which takes care of our important appearance for the big day). However you don’t want to do these things to close to the big day, and you definitely don’t want to try anything new.
    The ideal time to receive any treatment other than having your nails done is two before your big day. Why is that, beacause if you do have a reaction (God forbid) you need time to heal or time for the issue to be corrected. You should not new treatments within one month prior to your special day. If you have received a treatment several times before and there’s little risk two weeks is a good time.
    Treatments thats should be avoided two weeks prior to your Weding are facials, deep extractions, chemical peels, microderm abrasion, deep tissue massage, waxing (head to toe), body wraps, laser hair removal, heavy spray tan (or new color spray tan), new hair color, eyelash  extensions of any kind (if you’ve never had them before), and make up that you’ve never worn before.
    The best recourse if you have a reaction is to immediately remove what is causing the issue. Topical Benadryl can take care of reactions that aren’t very serious, but oral Benadryl is good for a little more serious reaction. If the problem persist you should definitely see your doctor.
After all you want your Wedding to be remembered as something magical not a disaster. Take care of your body!