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The Top 10 Party Trends 2023

From oversized decorations to pawty parties for your pets,
we predict the biggest party trends of 2023

1. Time to Pawty

Puppy parties are on the rise. Yes, you heard that right! With Pinterest reporting increases in searches for ‘dog birthday party’ and ‘dog birthday favors’, pooch parties have never been more popular. Happily, we celebrate cats too and have a delightful new collection of both dog and cat-themed partyware. Whether you want to celebrate your pet or throw a party for your cat or dog-loving child, we have it covered. Purrrfect!

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2. Woodland Wonders

Fashion’s love of all things natural from flowers to trees and fabulous fungi continues. Kids love exploring nature, so it makes sense that it’s a trend that translates perfectly to kids’ parties. Our woodland range – including our popular mushroom honeycomb decorations – is perfect for alfresco picnic parties this summer. Happy days.

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3. Go Big!

It’s time to party to the max in 2023 – gargantuan garlands, oversized decorations and big balloon arches are the way to instant party fun. After years of uncertainty and staying in, many of us are enjoying the opportunity to party again and with extra gusto. The starting point when planning your kids’ party decorations this year? Think: the bigger, the better!

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4. Animal Magic

The menagerie grows! This year we’ve added to our ever-popular animal collection with new shaped tiger, monkey and crocodile plates and napkins joining the collection, among others. To complement the range, there are some animal-print plates, cups, and napkins, which work beautifully for grown-up parties too. The charming new Animal Parade collection is perfect for younger kids.

‘We went all out to create a rainbow of animals,’ says the Meri Meri design team. ‘You can create a fun tablescape using the classic all over pattern plates and napkins and mixing in our fresh animal-shaped designs.’

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5. Sustainable Rules!

‘We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children,’ the old Native American proverb goes. No wonder sustainable parties are on the rise as parents turn their attention to hosting more planet-friendly parties with reusable partyware and decorations that can be recycled. Our Mindfully Made range, which includes reusable Bamboo fiber-mix plates, FSC paper napkins and commercially compostable plates, has it covered!

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6. Crafting Cool

In interiors, there’s a new trend emerging for dedicated craft areas for adults and kids within the home. With Pinterest and Etsy, seeing increases in craft-related searches, we’re not surprised that crafts have become more popular than ever for kids’ parties. Whether it’s sewing, painting or making something unique, the trend for keeping kids engaged in a creative way at parties is back in a big way. ‘Kids love getting messy with an art project. For little kids crafts stimulate imagination and a sense of accomplishment. There's no wrong answer in crafts,’ says Sarah Robinson, sounder of kids’ clubs The Wonder.

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7. Time to Shine

Thanks to designers such as Tom Ford, Rixo and David Koma, shimmery fabrics and oceanic colours are big news for spring/summer 2023. ‘Mermaidcore’ is already a big trend with second hand marketplace Depop reporting a 276% increase in searches for sequins, satin and silk. And Vogue magazine says: ‘It’s a trend tipped to stay put for the foreseeable future.’ We saw it coming – our popular mermaid collection includes sparkly dipped candles, shell-shaped party bags and mermaid-theme plates and cups. In an ocean full of fish, be a mermaid!

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8. Think Pink

This party classic shade is back in style! A warm and vibrant pink, Viva Magenta is the Pantone color of the year. Etsy have seen an increase in searches containing “hot pink decor” and the pinktastic Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie, is due for release this summer (Barbiecore is going strong).
‘Pantone’s Viva Magenta – somewhere between pink-toned crimson and aubergine – is the color we’ve all been waiting for!’ says interior stylist and editor Rory Robertson. ‘Some people might shy away from the mention of pink considering it’s traditionally an overtly feminine colour but this bold shade used in small quantities – think candles and napkins to garlands – is the perfect lift for any party!’

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9. Stylish Sports Parties

Whether your child is a football, tennis, baseball or soccer fan, we now have a collection to suit their sporting pursuits! With a summer of sporting events and activities ahead from the Superbowl and NBA All-Star game to the US Open, there’s an array of sporty opportunities. And the best news is, thanks to our new super-stylish sports collections, you’ll like the look of this partyware as much as your kids. A slam dunk to you, mom/dad!

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10. Statement Candles

Swirly, curly, or glitter-dipped, our vast new candle collection – whether for cake or room decoration – are all about having fun. As well with room decor, the message for 2023 is the brighter and bolder, the better! From a rainbow of cake candles to animal shaped designs and a new range of full-sized candles for adults to enjoy, we have a candle to suit any mood or occasion.

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